Prepping your air conditioning system for summer is vital if you want to maximize efficiency, maintain low utility bills, and increase the lifespan of your expensive air conditioning appliances. While many homeowners are smart enough to have their system serviced between each season, others will go years without any sort of basic HVAC maintenance. Obviously, there are a few things you can do yourself to keep your system current, but you have to rely on professional help if you really want your complicated, technical appliances to work to their maximum efficiency.
2 May 2018
When you're in the early stages of planning to have a custom home built, there are several different options to explore. One route that you can take is to work with an architect to design the house, and then you can take the plans to a custom builder. Another option is to hire a general contracting service that can both design and build the house for you. There are several reasons that this approach is a smart one, and it's likely a decision that you'll appreciate having made over and over.
16 March 2018
If you're looking at property in the country to build a home, one of the first things you'll want to know is if you'll have municipal water or if you need to build your own well. Buying the property should be contingent on the availability of an adequate water supply. Once you own the land, it's a good idea to establish the location of the well before planning where to build your house.
7 February 2018
After, or during, the rainy season, many homeowners notice peculiar tiger stripe patterns forming on their gutters and wonder if this means their systems are going bad. Although it may look terrible, that striping is actually fairly normal. Here's what you need to know about it and what you should look for instead when determining whether your gutters need to be replaced. Tiger Striping is Caused by Water Droplets When your gutters are exposed to the elements, they are bound to accumulate a thin layer of dirt.
27 December 2017
If you hire a professional interior designer, one of the first home upgrades they will usually suggest is a simple paint job. Just repainting your walls will completely update your color palette and change the way your entire room looks. It also happens to be a very popular remodel because the labor is simple, the supplies are affordable, and you don't need to have any training. Painting is one of the best DIY remodels.
21 November 2017
If you are looking to construct a road on your own private land, you are responsible for constructing and maintaining that asphalt surface, not the city or county you reside in. Before laying the asphalt down, soil stabilization is something that you may want to consider if the road is being constructed on terrain that is hilly or rocky. Learning the benefits of soil stabilization will help you decide if it is something you should invest in before constructing your road.
19 October 2017
It's become more common now to read about people who were remodeling an old home and discovered some lovely old wood floors under the carpet that they refinished completely. These stories often tout the money-saving benefits of refinishing over installing new floors. However, sometimes starting all over and installing new floors can be a better choice. Deciding which way to go can be difficult because, when those old floors are still unfinished, it's difficult to tell if they are salvageable just at a glance.
17 September 2017