Last Build Date: Thu, 29 Sep 2016 15:36:52 -0400
Wed, 28 Sep 2016 00:00:00 -0400Aluminum fencing is by far the best type of fencing that your money can buy. This is especially true for the DIY homeowner looking to install their fencing. Whether you are looking to enclose a pool, backyard or looking into perimeter fencing for a business there isn't a better option than aluminum.
Wed, 28 Sep 2016 00:00:00 -0400What better way is there to treat yourself then with a grand entrance to your home? Custom entry gates are just one way in which homeowners can add aesthetic flair to their driveway and landscape. Each and every time you enter your property the entry gate will greet you with memories of what is most important to you: the safety of your family.
Tue, 27 Sep 2016 00:00:00 -0400There are many challenges that homeowners face when doing remodeling whether it is a big renovation like the kitchen or something smaller like painting a room. Avoid allowing your home improvements to become an emotional or financial burden for you or your family. Below are the top stressors to both contractors and homeowners when it comes to taking on any sized home improvement project.
Tue, 26 Jul 2016 00:00:00 -0400In 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.
Mon, 18 Jul 2016 00:00:00 -0400Summer 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.
Sun, 17 Jul 2016 00:00:00 -0400It 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.
Thu, 14 Jul 2016 00:00:00 -0400Home 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.
Tue, 12 Jul 2016 00:00:00 -0400In 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.
Sat, 09 Jul 2016 00:00:00 -0400One 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.
Fri, 08 Jul 2016 00:00:00 -0400In 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.
Sun, 03 Jul 2016 00:00:00 -0400Once 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.
Thu, 30 Jun 2016 00:00:00 -0400A 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.
Thu, 30 Jun 2016 00:00:00 -0400In 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.
Fri, 24 Jun 2016 00:00:00 -0400Most 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.
Thu, 23 Jun 2016 00:00:00 -0400Supply-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.
Wed, 22 Jun 2016 00:00:00 -0400Dabbling 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.
Wed, 22 Jun 2016 00:00:00 -0400A 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.
Wed, 22 Jun 2016 00:00:00 -0400Other 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.
Mon, 20 Jun 2016 00:00:00 -0400Inadequate 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.
Sun, 05 Jun 2016 00:00:00 -0400Aluminum 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.
Thu, 02 Jun 2016 00:00:00 -0400Choosing 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.
Thu, 26 May 2016 00:00:00 -0400Home 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.
Wed, 25 May 2016 00:00:00 -0400Is 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.
Tue, 24 May 2016 00:00:00 -0400Certain 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.
Tue, 24 May 2016 00:00:00 -0400Certain 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.