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building a home addition - what you should know

When building an addition to an existing home, many things can go wrong. If you don't know what you are doing, the addition may not be structurally sound, it may leak water and the electrical system could put the entire home at risk of a fire. When I added two bedrooms to the back of my house, I thought that it was going to be an easy project that could be completed in no time. Little did I know that there is a lot of planning that goes into this type of project. This blog will show you what you need to know before you begin building an addition.


What You Should Know About Repairing a Leak in Your Roof

A leak in your roof can lead to further damage to your home. It can cause mold and mildew growth from the moisture combined with the warm air in your home. If the water is leaking into your ceiling or walls, this is further repair work you will have to deal with. If there is a leak in your roof, you need to find where the water is coming in from and make the repair. Read More 

The Everything Guide To Prepare For Vinyl Replacement Window Improvements

If you are planning on updating your home with new windows, vinyl is one of the best choices. Before you can install vinyl replacement windows in your home, preparations need to be done. You will also need to choose the style and features of the new window units. The planning of the new vinyl windows for your home needs to start with evaluating the existing openings. You will also need to prepare the exterior finishes for the new vinyl windows. Read More 

Safety Tips For Your Fireplace

Chimneys are designed to allow you to have a fire inside of your home with a very limited risk of asphyxiation or fire. The fireplace is often made from masonry but can also be made from metal. There is also the flue that vents the smoke and toxins, releasing them from the house to maintain healthy air quality. In order for your fireplace to remain safe for use, you need to make sure you are aware of the different ways you need to have maintenance tasks done and know why they are done. Read More 

3 Reasons A Store-Bought Plumber’s Snake Doesn’t Measure Up To Professional Drain Cleaning Services

You can buy a plumber's snake at just about any home improvement store, but these basic handheld tools do not fare well in a lot of drain cleaning situations. Here is a look at a few reasons why the plumber's snake rarely measures up to professional drain cleaning services.  Plumber's snakes can only reach so far into a drain.  You can find plumbing snakes that are quite a few feet long, but it is rare to find one of these snakes that will reach entirely through the length of a drain. Read More 

The Benefits Of Using Plastic Floating Docks

If you are looking to construct a new dock or replace an old one, one of the decisions that you will have to make is what material to construct the dock out of. Traditionally, docks have been constructed out of wood. However, these days, docks can be made from other materials, including aluminum or plastic. Here are a few of the benefits associated with plastic floating docks.  Plastic Docks are Slip Resistant Read More