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Three Common Interior Surface Options For Your Pool Posted By : Leeanne Kunnert

Tue, 26 Jul 2016 00:00:00 -0400

In pools there are three recommended surface options that are commonly used to update the interior surface: plaster, quartz and pebble. Quartz and pebble finishes were created to counterbalance the deficiencies found in plaster. No material is perfect when it comes to the interior surface of a pool. In looking for a material to use as your pools finish compare how the three of them stack up against each other.

Factors When Purchasing Pool Safety Fencing Posted By : Leeanne Kunnert

Mon, 18 Jul 2016 00:00:00 -0400

Summer is upon us and with that comes the season many children and parents alike wait all winter for, swimming pool season! The time when the sun is shining, kids are outside away from technology and all out relaxation occurs. With all the benefits pool ownership brings it is easy to forget about the dangers that come along with owning a pool.

Your Roof Is Your Home's Hat Posted By : Leeanne Kunnert

Sun, 17 Jul 2016 00:00:00 -0400

It is essential that your home have a structurally sound roof. Your homes roof offers the first line of defense against the elements. In order prevent minor issues from turning into something major it is vital to recognize potential problems and handle them as they arise. Below you will find information to consider in determining if it is time to replace your roof.

2016 Popular Trends In Home Improvements Posted By : Leeanne Kunnert

Thu, 14 Jul 2016 00:00:00 -0400

Home remodeling is done either because of personal interested or because of popular trends. There are pros and cons for doing both that we will focus on. When homeowners choose to remodel based on trends that are popular in the home improvement industry it may improve the chances the homeowner has at recouping the cost that was put into the remodel.

Enhance Your Pools Safety With Aluminum Fencing Posted By : Leeanne Kunnert

Tue, 12 Jul 2016 00:00:00 -0400

In ground backyard pools are an ideal choice for families. A well kept pool enhances the landscape of any home. It offers the luxury of staying cool on hot summer days without the hassles involved in backing up and heading for the sandy beach for the day. Pools create a vacation spot within your own backyard while providing access to the amenities of home. It is a location that everyone in the family can make use of and creates a space to bond as a family unit.

Increasing Your Home's Value Posted By : Leeanne Kunnert

Sat, 09 Jul 2016 00:00:00 -0400

One common goal between all homeowners is to increase their homes value. The majority of home renovations are intended to increase the enjoyment homeowners receive out of their home. With any luck these same improvements will add equity to the home as well. Quality is the key to home improvements. From aluminum fencing to hardwood flooring, upgrades that are done using top quality materials and installed by skilled professionals will bring an increase in value to your home.

Considerations In Pool Fencing Posted By : Leeanne Kunnert

Fri, 08 Jul 2016 00:00:00 -0400

In our last installment on pool fencing we talked about a few considerations homeowners had when it comes to safety pool fencing. One of the main points of interest in our last article was the popularity of using aluminum in pool fencing. Aluminum is popular for many reasons such as its durability, strength and ease of maintenance.

Signs Of Roof Damage After A Storm Posted By : Leeanne Kunnert

Sun, 03 Jul 2016 00:00:00 -0400

Once again severe weather time is here for those of us in the north. From lightening strikes to thunderstorms, strong winds and sand storms it all takes its toll on the exterior of our homes especially the roof. Many times homeowners are clueless that there has even been damage to their homes. Some will only notice damage months after the storms have rolled through.

Home Ventilation In An Older House Posted By : Matt Reardon

Thu, 30 Jun 2016 00:00:00 -0400

A home ventilation system works by expelling used air and introducing clean air from the outside into the house. This works because expelled and used air is lighter and floats to the top, while cold fresh air is denser and flows to the bottom; a ventilation system facilities this flow of air.

2016 Popular Trends In Home Improvements Continued Posted By : Leeanne Kunnert

Thu, 30 Jun 2016 00:00:00 -0400

In our last installment on popular home remodeling trends we discussed several renovating options that are popular for 2016. These renovations all tend to hold their value and work to increase the overall equity in the home. Front entry home improvements, replacing garage doors and bathroom renovations work to retain and increase the value in the home.

A Helping Hand To Choosing The Right Subfloor Ventilation System Posted By : Matt Reardon

Fri, 24 Jun 2016 00:00:00 -0400

Most modern homes come fitted with ventilation systems, but once in a while you may come across some that lack them. Are you currently living in a house that does not have a ventilation system? Are you at a loss as to how to choose one? Before you choose which system would work best for you, it is important that you understand why you need one.

Home Ventilation: 4 Ways To Do So Posted By : Matt Reardon

Thu, 23 Jun 2016 00:00:00 -0400

Supply-only ventilation. This form of ventilation involves supplying fresh air into the house through fans placed in strategic areas. This system allows for fresh air to be delivered to one area of the house, or the whole house through air vents. However, the system does not provide for a means for musty damp air to be expelled. It relies on air leakage sites throughout the house, such as cracks, to expel the stale air.

Get A Professional To Repair Your Roof Posted By : Leeanne Kunnert

Wed, 22 Jun 2016 00:00:00 -0400

Dabbling in home improvement is something all new homeowners try. DIY renovations are popular but really need to be considered before engaging in them. There are many risks in taking on a project of any magnitude especially something as large as replacing a roof. Below you will find 5 reasons it is best to leave replacing your roof to the pros.

Termite Proof Your House Using Subfloor Ventilation Posted By : Matt Reardon

Wed, 22 Jun 2016 00:00:00 -0400

A better ventilation system will draw out stale moist air, which in turn will create negative pressure inside the subfloor thus allowing fresh air to be drawn in. Most ventilation systems use fans, insulated ducting and humidifiers. You can easily find subfloor ventilation systems that are not only efficient but cost effective too.

Why You Cannot Do Without Sub Floor Ventilation Posted By : Matt Reardon

Wed, 22 Jun 2016 00:00:00 -0400

Other forms of subfloor ventilation involve placing fans on one side of the building to draw in fresh air, then exhaust fans on the opposite side which are meant to expel the moist air. Some of these ventilations can be modified to not only extract moist air from the subfloor, but from other parts of the building that tend to be over moist.

How to Handle Insufficient Sub-floor Ventilation Posted By : Matt Reardon

Mon, 20 Jun 2016 00:00:00 -0400

Inadequate ventilation can lead to elevated moisture levels in the uncovered underside of your flooring, dampness in the house, and many other structural problems. A sub floor is the crawl space created between the lowest floor and ground of a building. When the space is exposed to high moisture levels, it encourages fungal decay and possible attack by timber-eating insects like termites that are common in damp and moist places.

Cost Factors In Aluminum Fencing Posted By : Leeanne Kunnert

Sun, 05 Jun 2016 00:00:00 -0400

Aluminum fencing is a delightful addition to a large majority of residential homes and commercial locations. Fencing made from aluminum provides security, is relatively maintenance free and can be designed to correspond with any exterior. The cost of aluminum fencing can fluctuate a great deal depending on a number of factors.

Select Aluminum Fencing For Your Project Posted By : Leeanne Kunnert

Thu, 02 Jun 2016 00:00:00 -0400

Choosing the perfect material for the fencing is important. The fence material is important since it determines the sturdiness of the fence, the amount of maintenance that will be required, how long the fence will last and how it will withstand the climate in which it is installed. Whether it is for the backyard, perimeter of a pool, boundary for farm animals, commercial or industrial use, aluminum fencing ought to be your leading pick.

Tips On Hiring A Reputable Home Improvement Specialist Posted By : Leeanne Kunnert

Thu, 26 May 2016 00:00:00 -0400

Home improvement projects come with some difficulties; the most common stemming from hiring an experienced, dependable contractor to execute the project. Whether you are knowing out a wall to increase the size of the kitchen or something simpler like tiling the bathroom floor it is crucial the contractor will perform at the highest performance level possible.

Aluminum Safety Fencing Is A Must When Installing A Swimming Pool Posted By : Leeanne Kunnert

Wed, 25 May 2016 00:00:00 -0400

Is this the year that installing a swimming pool has become a reality? Congrats, you have become one of the eight million pool owners. Having a swimming pool is beneficial for so many reasons: it is a great source for daily exercise, entertainment, and the additional value to the property.

Leave Pool Plastering To The Experts Posted By : Leeanne Kunnert

Tue, 24 May 2016 00:00:00 -0400

Certain projects around the home need to be left up to the experts. Pool owners need to understand a pool that is plastered incorrectly will end up costing more to operate. In-ground pool maintenance needs to be performed by professionals. Plastering is just one of the several pool maintenance jobs that need to be left to the professionals.

Home Improvements That Pay Off Posted By : Leeanne Kunnert

Tue, 24 May 2016 00:00:00 -0400

Certain home improvements yield a higher value than others. The first thing that comes to mind when going for renovations that increase the equity seems to always be kitchen remodels. More important than a new kitchen is those basic home maintenance items such as a new roof, updated siding, fresh paint, basically any renovation that keeps maintenance low and appeal high.

Best Season For Roofing Posted By : Leeanne Kunnert

Mon, 23 May 2016 00:00:00 -0400

The material of choice for most northern roofs is asphalt. Asphalt shingles are a popular roofing material in a majority of homes for many reasons including cost, ease of installation and its longevity. Asphalt roofs, when installed properly, are known to last on average for twenty plus years.

Tips On The Installation Of A New Aluminum Fence Posted By : Leeanne Kunnert

Wed, 18 May 2016 00:00:00 -0400

Installing a new fence is not difficult to do. There are however a few things homeowners must keep in mind prior to ordering and installing their aluminum fencing. Spring is here and the warmer weather and budding trees inspires many do it yourselfers to get started on those projects they have been putting off.

Spring Home Improvements That Add Value To Your Home Posted By : Leeanne Kunnert

Tue, 10 May 2016 00:00:00 -0400

Home improvements are not all created equally. There are those renovations that are only done for the intrinsic value that they bring to the homeowner and family unit; one such exterior renovation that does just that is the installation of an in ground pool. Homeowners most often will not get the money that they put into a pool back when they sell the home. Whereas some renovations increase your homes value enough to cover the materials and labor.