Construction Contractors

  • Installing A Fence In A Hurricane-Prone Area? 3 Tips For Disaster-Proof Fencing

    Whether you are a contractor or a homeowner, you need to know which fences stand the best chance against the high winds and possible flooding that can come when a hurricane strikes. While the forceful winds and storm surges that arrive during the midst of a hurricane can damage virtually anything in their paths, the right fence can stay standing and even protect your home and yard from nature's powerful forces when conditions get bad. [Read More]

  • How Can You Add Curb Appeal Before Selling Your Home?

    The U.S. home sales market is booming -- with homes nationwide now selling at an average of 100 percent of fair market value. If you're considering putting your house on the market soon, nothing can help it sell more quickly and for a higher price than making the exterior as photogenic as possible. However, you may be reluctant to pour a large amount of money into a home you hope to soon no longer own, particularly if you feel you'll already have an easy time selling your home for its true value. [Read More]

  • Choosing The Right Shingles For Your Home

    If you're in the market for a new roof, you may feel nearly overwhelmed by your material options. You might have already narrowed down your choices to eliminate sheet metal (too loud) or slate or shale shingles (too fragile and heavy). However, when it comes to the battle between wood and asphalt shingles -- two of the most popular material choices -- how can you ensure you've made the right selection for your home? [Read More]

  • Need New Pipes? 3 Reasons Why PEX Is Perfect For You

    When your plumber tells you that your whole house needs new piping, it can come as a bit of a shock. As a result, you may not know what to say when you're asked what kind of piping you want to use for the repipe. You're still adjusting to the idea of having to get new pipes, and suddenly you have all of these choices to make. Copper, CPVC, PEX – what's the difference? [Read More]

  • Is Your Boiler Getting Older? A Good Cleaning Can Keep It Going Strong

    In older boilers, it's often assumed that reduced function, signs of rust, or odd-tasting water are a death knell. However, with a little elbow grease and expertise, you may be able to get your boiler back in tip-top shape by cleaning it thoroughly and ensuring the tank is well-protected from corrosion. Cleaning Out An Old Boiler The first step to get your boiler in the best possible shape is to clean it out. [Read More]

  • Garage Door Springs: What They Do And What Happens When They Break

    If you are like most homeowners, you probably don't think much about your garage door springs. In fact, you may have never even noticed that your door has springs. However, the truth is modern garage doors depend upon their springs; they simply will not operate without them. That's why it's important for you to understand more about your garage door springs and how to know if they are about to fail. [Read More]

  • Purification Of Recycled Greywater

    In today's energy-conscious environment, it's important to recycle as much as possible. This isn't limited to scrap metal and plastics; even water can be recycled. Greywater sources such as laundry and bath water can be easily recycled and used in a number of ways. However, the majority of greywater applications will require treatment prior to use.  Greywater Disinfection Although there are a number of water-treatment options becoming more readily available -- such as UV, Ionic and O-zone treatment -- the two most widespread approaches involve either chlorine or iodine. [Read More]

  • 3 Airflow Issues That Reduce Your Gas Furnace's Efficiency

    You expect your gas furnace to keep your home warm every winter. However, since you haven't taken time to properly maintain your furnace over the past few years, it just doesn't seem to operate as efficiently as it once did. As a result, you have to leave your furnace active for hours at a time before your home becomes warm and comfortable—which is a sure sign of an airflow problem. Instead of continuing to use your inefficient furnace, inspect it for these problems and perform or arrange for the necessary repairs. [Read More]