Your new asphalt shingles may look strong and reliable, but that doesn't mean that they're actually invincible. In point of fact, the elements can damage roofing shingles in a number of ways not limited to the common types of damage, such as having your shingles blown off by wind or having the granules knocked off by hail. Other types of damage that the roof can incur from the elements include having the sun's UV rays oxidize the surface of the roof, causing it to become more brittle, and suffering damage from thermal shock or the freeze-thaw cycle.
22 November 2016
One of the most common home improvement projects that most homeowners will undertake is painting, but it can often be a bit tricky for many people due to the potential for ruining the appearance of your home or a room. Listed below are two steps to take before painting your home that can help protect the appearance of your house. Strip The Paint One of the biggest mistakes that you can make when painting a room in your house or the exterior of your home is to simply paint over an existing layer of paint.
17 November 2016
If you are in the process of laying new tile, you may be surprised at what you will find when you start ripping out your old floor. If you have found mold when you removed your floor, this is likely due to a water leak in the past. Even if you cleaned up the water on top of your floor, some of the water likely leaked beneath the flooring without you knowing about it.
16 November 2016
If you've just been through a flood that's damaged your home, the immediate thought on your mind may be about repairing everything quickly. However, if you have to make extensive repairs to the structure of the house, the wiring, and more, you could consider making the repairs a remodeling job, adjusting certain features of the home to better withstand potential future flooding. However, remodeling to place outlets higher up on the walls, anchor equipment and appliances, and so on, can be quite expensive.
11 November 2016
The longer it takes you to get water out of your home, the more likely it is that you will have problems with mold and mildew. Because of this, it is important to start the clean-up process quickly. The first step to dealing with water damage is to get the water out. Even when the water is gone, you will want to dry your home out and make sure there is no moisture left behind.
11 November 2016
The area around your windows can be particularly prone to mold growth. This can be because of condensation or moisture leaks around the window casing. Mold isn't just ugly; it can also compromise your health and destroy the window frames. The following guide can help you both prevent it and remove it when it grows near a window. Keep frames in good repair Wood frames are more prone to moisture damage, including mold, compared to the vinyl or aluminum frames.
8 November 2016
Although you may have heard the conventional wisdom that says it's possible to do mold cleanup on your own if you have enough bleach and personal protective equipment, there are many situations in which a call to a remediation contractor is not just the wisest course of action but also necessary to protect yourself and your family from the effects of the mold. Here are some situations you may find yourself in where the right thing to do is simply to call for remediation rather than trying to mess with the mold yourself.
8 November 2016
Have the rain gutters along the edge of your roof started leaning away from the house? The leaning might stem from the gutters never being cleaned out and the weight of the accumulated debris. It is wise for you to get the gutters repaired or replaced because they are needed for protecting several areas of your house from water damage. Take a look at this article to learn about a few of the important things you should know about rain gutters.
7 November 2016
If you're a first-time home buyer, it can be easy to become overwhelmed by the home buying process. And, one part of the process in particular, that of home inspection, can be especially perplexing to those new to real estate. Below is a list of three facts about the home inspection process and how a home inspection can help you in the long run. Fact #1: There Is No Such Thing As the Perfect Home
4 November 2016
If your home was built more than a few decades ago, then it is very likely that its walls have been painted with lead-based paints. Since lead-based paints are a health hazard and can lead to lead poisoning in young children, it is important that you carefully remove them from your home when you are renovating. To this end, follow these tips to safely abate lead-based paints from your home:
4 November 2016