2015

  • How To Know If Your Tree Is In Need Of Complete Removal

    While you might like the idea of having trees on your property, it is important to know when one must come down due to safety reasons. Take a moment to check out the following signs that should easily alert you to the fact that it is time to call a tree removal company. Extensive Amounts Of Fungus Fungus will grow in large amounts on decaying trees. Therefore, if you spot a large amount of fungus, even if the rest of the tree looks as though it is in good enough shape, you need to call a tree removal company. [Read More]

  • Three Tips For Decorating Your Metal Backyard Fence On Halloween

    Halloween is a great time to bring out your artistic abilities, especially if you have a lot of time to make your own custom jack-o'-lanterns and decorations. But since most metal fences from a company like Everlasting Fence expose your backyard to the outside world much more than wooden fences do, there will be a lot of pressure on you to make all of your outdoor decorations attractive. To help in this process, don't forget these three tips for decorating a metal fence on Halloween. [Read More]

  • Giving Back: What You Can Do As A General Contractor For Your Community

    When your business has been prosperous, you most likely want to thank others and help those around you succeed. As a general contractor, you might be limited fiscally because your cash flow has to be maintained for the next job. However, there are some ways you can contribute charitably that do not involve money. Habitat for Humanity This is an internationally-recognized charity that builds homes for needy families. Although half of the construction crew on every project are volunteers with no construction experience, the other half are skilled laborers like you. [Read More]

  • The Difference Between Solid And Prefabricated Hardwood Floors

    The cost of installing new hardwood floors in your home will vary greatly depending on several factors. There are many different types of hardwood flooring products and different ways to install the floor. This article will break down the different flooring options so you can figure out which fits best into your personal budget. Prefabricated Floors Perhaps the most affordable style of hardwood floors are prefabricated products. These products are made out of thin veneers of wood and usually cost about $5 per square foot. [Read More]

  • How To Install A Metal Roof

    If you are looking for a new roofing option for your commercial building, why not consider a metal roof with corrugated slats? This type of roof has a variety of benefits, from the longevity, to the ability to withstand cold, heat, and other elements. If you intend to do some of the work yourself, the following tips can help you get the roof installed. Gather Your Supplies You will need a variety of tools and supplies to install a metal roof, so it helps to first gather the supplies you need. [Read More]

  • Replacing And Maintaining The Thermocouple In Your Gas Furnace

    If the pilot light to your gas furnace isn't staying lit, you probably need to purchase a new thermocouple. A thermocouple is a special sensor that is connected to the pilot light. It is responsible for measuring voltage and without it, your furnace won't work properly. You can easily replace this part by following a few steps. Use These Tools pliers adjustable wrench sandpaper sanding block replacement thermocouple lint-free cloth vacuum cleaner Remove The Thermocouple [Read More]

  • Own A Pool? Don't Drown In Liability Worries

    Owning a pool can provide hours of sunny fun, but it can also be a risk, so you need to be prepared. Someone can easily get hurt or worse playing around a pool, and you want to limit who can get in and out. There are a few different ways you can create a safer pool, and you can make the property around your home safer for all. With the addition of a security gate, an alarm system, a security cover, and motion lighting, you can more easily monitor the activity in your pool. [Read More]

  • The Dos And Don'ts Of Using Drip Irrigation For Your Home's Landscaping

    Having a drip irrigation system installed on your property can be a great way to keep your landscaping healthy without having to go through the hassle of watering each individual plant, tree, and shrub yourself. Whether you're considering having such a system installed or have recently moved into a home with an existing drip irrigation system, there are some things you'll need to know in order to get the most out of the system itself. [Read More]

  • Vinyl Siding: Exploring The Pros And Cons

    Vinyl siding is arguably the most popular and one of the most beneficial siding options you can choose for your home. However, before installing vinyl siding on your home, it is important to take the time to carefully consider both the pros and cons that come along with this exterior siding option. By taking the time to review this information outlined below, you can be sure that you are choosing the right siding options for both your needs, and the needs of your home. [Read More]

  • How Gutter Guards And Screens Can Cause Problems

    Cleaning out your gutters can be a chore, especially if your home has two or more stories on it. While you might think the easy solution is to install gutter guards, they may cause more harm than good. Here are some of the ways gutter guards may be problematic on your home. Screen Mesh Guards This type of gutter guard works best if your only problem is large leaves. The leaves will either collect on top of your gutter guard, or eventually wash off the roof when it rains. [Read More]