2015

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

    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

    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]

  • Problems That Can Occur When A New House Is Built In An Established Neighborhood & What To Do About Them

    Most new neighbors who construct new houses don't do so out of spite, even though that is a strange phenomenon... oddly enough. Instead, most new neighbors try to make sure their houses are constructed so they don't interfere with neighboring homes and properties, especially since inadvertently damaging someone else's property can be grounds for a lawsuit. And there's also the fact that neighbors have to live next to each other, which can make for some unpleasant situations if things aren't handled properly during the construction phase. [Read More]

  • How Street Sweeping And Good Maintenance Can Extend The Life Of Your Roads

    Asphalt is the most common material used for roads, and it can last a very long time if it is properly installed and cared for. If you work for your town board and are responsible for road maintenance and repairs, you may want to consider hiring a street sweeping company to clean your roads from time to time as a form of road maintenance. While this will be an extra expense for your community, it could be the key to making your roads look good and last for a long time. [Read More]

  • 3 Clues That You Need Residential Electrical Services

    Sometimes responsible home ownership involves some detective work. You have to develop a fine eye, ear and nose for those tiny but telling signs of trouble lurking within your home and on your property—before those little symptoms give way to major (and expensive) disasters. This holds true for your electrical system as well. Here are three signs of electrical issues that need your Sherlock Holmes-like attention and suggest you need to call in professionals. [Read More]

  • Remodeling Your Home? 2 Big Mistakes You Should Avoid

    As soon as you make the decision to remodel, you might be ready to choose a color palette, hire a contractor, and start picking out new furniture for your updated space. Unfortunately, starting a major remodeling project without calculating your costs and doing a little research might land you in hot water later. Here are two big remodeling mistakes you should avoid so that you steer clear of trouble: 1: Ignoring Building Codes [Read More]

  • Ways To Improve The Safety And Aesthetics Of Your Vehicle's Windshield

    The windshield of your vehicle is the first line of defense from inclement weather, wind and objects that fly up from the road and hit your car. If you have a severely damaged windshield marred by cracks or chips, it is important to replace or repair the glass as soon as possible for the safety of you and your passengers. You do not have to settle for a run-of-the-mill windshield replacement. [Read More]

  • Tips For Business Owners For Theft Proofing Air Conditioners

    You may think it won't happen to you or won't happen in your neighborhood, but air conditioner theft is on the rise. The thief doesn't really want the air conditioner, of course, but he can make quick money by selling the copper tubing (and other metal) for scrap. If your business' air conditioner from a site like http://www.smedleyservice.com is exposed, you may be at risk of the thief in the night that can lift it in a few minutes. [Read More]

  • What To Consider About Energy-Efficient Windows

    If you're looking for ways to drastically cut your energy bills, consider installing energy-efficient windows. They really help to block the flow of heat to keep it inside or outside where it belongs. Check out these six important facts to consider about energy-efficient windows. It's Best to Purchase Them in Summer There are two reasons it's better to purchase energy-efficient windows during the summer. First, if you have windows installed during colder months, moisture may affect the fit, and the caulk may not set properly. [Read More]

  • Advantages Of Residential Vinyl Fencing (And What To Consider When Making Your Purchase)

    If you're a homeowner, chances are you may decide to install a fence in your yard. Vinyl fencing has several advantages over other options, including wood. Mainly, vinyl fencing is durable enough to withstand most weather conditions and will not rot or be subject to insect infestation. Unlike wood, vinyl fencing is also virtually maintenance free. When choosing vinyl fencing for your home, you need to consider a few important aspects, including the design of your fence and even your township zoning regulations. [Read More]