Basement humidity is one of the more frustrating problems faced by homeowners. This is a cool, dark spot in the home, and moisture isn't going to disappear easily from the space without some help. Controlling humidity levels in a basement takes multiple strategies, but they are all doable. Direct Humidity Control A dehumidifier and some humidity-control packets are essential. You can have the dehumidifier built-in to your home, or you can use portable dehumidifiers; just remember to empty the reservoirs on the portable ones so that they continue to work.
8 July 2018
Are you going to repaint a cabinet? Are you thinking about using a pneumatic spray gun system get the job done? Obviously, paint rollers are cheaper and more affordable. But, making the effort to rent or buy a basic pneumatic spray gun system can ultimately save you time and money. This article explains how pneumatic spray guns work and should help you determine if it is going to be worthwhile to rent one for your project.
27 May 2018
If your old boiler is on its last legs, it is time to start planning and saving for the installation of a new boiler. Getting a Quote The first thing you need to do is call up a couple of boiler companies and have them come out and inspect your old boiler and set-up. Let them know what you are looking for and what type of upgrades that you are thinking about.
10 April 2018
Commercial roof coatings are applied over an already existing roof, and consist of a plastic or synthetic material that is sprayed directly on to the underlying shingles or roof much like paint. The material qualities and unique method of installation give roof coatings a number of distinctive benefits that they provide to your commercial property. Understanding some of the advantages associated with roof coatings can help you figure out if a roof coating is a right fit for your commercial property.
6 March 2018
When it comes to painting your home, you are going to get more value out of your project if you paint the exterior yourself. However, exterior paint jobs are always more complicated and more expensive than interior paint jobs. This is partly because the texture on exterior surfaces is usually rougher, you have to fight the weather, and you have a larger surface area to cover. This means you need to use more paint.
18 January 2018
The master bathroom is one of the most important rooms of your home. Unfortunately, your master bath may not be the room of your dreams. An open, spacious, and functional master bath is not only important for bathing and grooming, but it is also an appealing option for buyers if you ever need to sell your home. To enhance the look and feel of your small master bath, consider these remodeling updates.
6 December 2017
People are often surprised when they start having problems with their windows. The reality is, though, that their windows had been hinting that something was wrong long before they finally broke down. Here are a few common symptoms windows display when they're going bad and what they may be trying to tell you. Moisture Trapped Inside Double-Paned Glass Double-paned glass increases your home's energy efficiency because the space between the two pieces of glass is typically filled with an insulating layer of argon or krypton gas.
2 November 2017
At one point, sixty to eighty years ago, asphalt was the go-to substance for a lot of things. People not only used it for roads, but also on their homes and garages. Some even used it to coat bomb shelters thinking that the asphalt would prevent incineration of the shelter! If you bought an old home and it has asphalt on the roof, asphalt as the siding, or asphalt on any part of the garage, there are some things you need to know:
2 August 2017
If you want to update your interior walls, consider crackle painting. Crackle painting makes the surface look cracked, giving it an antiquated look. Crackle painting is also a good way to apply your creativity. A novice can crackle paint walls. Here are tips to complete this project yourself. Prepare to Work For this project, you need: work gloves step-ladder hair dryer (optional) breathing apparatus drop cloths tarp or plastic bucket sponge or cloths mild dish detergent crackle glaze stain-blocking primer two contrasting color of latex acrylic varnish (optional paint paint brush Use a step-ladder, if needed, to reach high points.
27 December 2016
Investing in the construction of a tiny house can be a great way to own your own home without having to take on a lengthy mortgage. Since the living space inside a tiny home is smaller than that of a traditional home, more activities are occurring within a limited area. These living activities can contribute to the creation of moisture within your tiny home. Eliminating condensation through proper roofing techniques is essential when it comes to protecting your tiny home from water damage.
27 December 2016