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
Having your driveway replaced is not cheap, so it makes sense that you'd want yours to last as long as possible. Unfortunately, a lot of homeowners make mistakes that end up ruining their driveways or decreasing their lifespan. If you're practicing any of these behaviors, it's time to stop -- for the sake of your driveway. Parking heavy vehicles on the driveway Your driveway is certainly made for you to park your car or truck on it.
24 August 2017
A lot of contractors generally assume that the materials they use to build their customers' homes or buildings will be fine. None of them ever think that a steel beam could fail, or that wood flooring is rotting before it is ever installed. There are a lot of things that could go wrong with all of your materials, which is why it is so important to test them before you begin a project.
16 August 2017
Dealing with clogged drains is something that almost every homeowner must deal with. Sometimes, a plunger is just not enough to solve your plumbing problems. There are faster solutions that professional plumbers use to quickly clear clogs and get your plumbing working again. Here are some of the best solutions to quickly get drains cleared to start using the plumbing in your home again. 1. Taking A Bite Out of Drain Clogs with Plumbing Snakes
26 July 2017
If you're ready to upgrade the shower heads in your bathroom for any reason and it has been a while since you did so, you might be surprised to learn that many new options have hit the market in recent years. For instance, if family members of different heights share a shower, a dual shower head is a good choice. A fun and eco-friendly option to consider is the aerating shower head, which combines air and water within the unit for the false sensation of increased water pressure.
28 June 2017
If the main highlight in your home is a wood burning brick chimney and you use it continually, you're going to require more than chimney cleaning eventually. Hopefully you've been having annual chimney inspections performed so there's only the potential of a few minor repairs being necessary. Keeping your chimney well repaired will also help to protect your roof, so take care of any crumbling bricks or damaged chimney crown issues that have been made obvious.
15 June 2017
Are you glad that it's going to be several months before you have to deal with winter weather again? Or are you instead eagerly anticipating when the first snowfall will arrive this year? Whether you love winter or you hate it, a broken furnace probably tops your list as one of the things that you definitely don't want to happen. While it may seem silly to think about these things now, when summer is only just starting, it's never too early to start thinking about your winter comfort.
7 June 2017