When Building An Urban Home, Use Double-Pane Windows To Block Out Noise

Posted on: 29 January 2016

Living in the middle of a major metropolis offers many benefits, but it has one big downside: noise. The constant sounds of cars driving by, trucks backing up and sirens ringing can make having any peaceful, quiet time at home difficult. If you're building a home in the center of a city, ask the window installation company your contractor is working with to put in double-pane windows. These windows will keep a lot of the city's sounds from getting into your downtown home. [Read More]

5 Reasons Why You May Want To Install An Exterior Drain Tile In Your Garden

Posted on: 11 January 2016

Usually, exterior drain tiles are associated with the protection of your basement or foundation. However, these water management systems can also be useful in your garden. In gardens, drain tiles usually follow the low areas of your land to promote faster draining of excess surface water and maintain high water tables at a reasonable level. It is a project that you can complete on your own, but professional contractors will have the tools and experience to maximize your drainage by installing a drain tile with proper slope and surface access. [Read More]

When The Winter Weather Can Wreck Your Roof: Preventative Tips For Homeowners

Posted on: 18 December 2015

Winter comes and goes, and if you are not careful, your roof can go with it. The cold weather, the snow, and even some holiday traditions can land you with some costly repair work if you don't work to prevent damages. Here are some useful tips that can help you avoid any roofing woes that could affect you this season. 1. Make sure your roof is properly insulated and ventilated. [Read More]

Redesigning History: 3 Reasons Window Restoration Is The Way To Go In A Historic Home

Posted on: 8 December 2015

Whether you own a historic home or you are looking into purchasing one, you should be prepared to face several reparations. As a house ages, parts of the house tend to deteriorate, such as the windows. While your first thought may be to replace old and deteriorated windows, modern windows often look out of place on older, historic homes. Fortunately, window restoration is entirely possible, even with some of the saddest looking windows. [Read More]