Replacing your roof is part of the regular maintenance needs of your home. New roofing can also give you the opportunity to make your home greener. Installing green roofing will reduce energy loss and can even give you a roof that lasts longer. Adding insulation to the attic will also help make your home more energy efficient. Here are some improvements that can be done with your roof replacement for a greener home:
13 December 2016
Your front door has to serve a couple of purposes beyond simply providing you entrance to your home. First, it is often the main focus of the front of your home, so you want an attractive door that increases your home's curb appeal. Even more important, though, is that the door needs to provide you with security so you don't have to worry about a thief forcing entry into your home.
22 November 2016
Small, simplistic architectural styles might seem like the easiest sort to identify, but the lack of easily noticed ornamentation can make it easy for several styles to blend. If you think you have a shed-style home, there are a few tips on identifying your home that include looking at the roof shape. Knowing that you have a shed-style home and roof, can help you choose the best roofing materials when meeting with roofing-installation contractors.
28 October 2016
If you're getting rid of old computers, there's a lot more to recover than just gold--especially considering how little gold content there actually is in modern computers. Aluminum, copper, steel, magnets and other materials can be pulled from different components, but you need to know where to look to get the removal done efficiently. Take a look at a few computer recycling points to figure out what your computer may have for recycling, and how to get the materials to recycling centers and marketplaces.
11 October 2016
There are few issues that homeowners will face that may be more frightening than roofing problems. When a roof starts to suffer extensive damage, it can cause major problems throughout the home, and it will be expensive to repair. Unfortunately, it can be a routine issue for homeowners to be relatively uninformed about the threats their roofs will face or the steps that can be taken to minimize these hazards. Once you learn the answers concerning the following roofing questions, you will find yourself a far better-prepared homeowner to care for this part of your home.
23 September 2016
Building a custom home can easily become a budget-buster. Between the planning costs, labor, materials, and the desire to have the home you really want (rather than what you can settle for), expenses can skyrocket quickly. But, with a little creative planning, you can help keep those costs in check before you even break ground. Here are a few tips to get you started on your new home. Consider "Problem" Lots.
31 August 2016
Foursquare bungalows refer to a general architectural style that has a squared shape, two stories, and a roofed porch but beyond those basic elements, homes in this style can vary greatly in details and ornamentation. Perhaps the most notable visible similarity can be found on the main house roof, which has a rectangular hipped shape with four sides that gently slope up to a modest peak. If you own a foursquare bungalow that needs a new roof, there are a few key materials that work particularly well – or don't work well at all – on this house type and roof shape.
11 August 2016
Restoring an older home to its original state can be a challenging endeavor, especially when you must locate materials that appear to come from a certain time period. Your restoration efforts can all be for nothing when you add some modern materials. One of the parts of your older home that may require a great deal of attention is the gutters, especially if the original ones were made from wood. Learn more about wooden gutters and why you might consider putting them back on your older home.
27 July 2016
The loss of a major limb that splits off at the trunk can leave a disturbing wound on the trunk of a landscape tree. It can be so severe that you may not be sure if the tree can survive. The following guide can help you survey the damage so you can then determine whether or not the tree can be saved. How extensive is the wound? With luck, the branch simply split off, leaving a relatively minor bark wound at it's previous location.
6 July 2016
One of the most important parts of your home is the insulation, mostly because this can help to keep a lot of unwanted pests out while also making your home a lot easier to heat or cool. Listed below are three reasons to have a contractor ensure that your home is properly insulated. Pests One of the biggest reasons that many people overlook when it comes to insulation is that it helps to keep insects and other pests out of your house.
24 June 2016