5 Ways To Shield Your Home From Winter Storms

As potentially dangerous winter storms hit several areas of the country, you may be wondering what you can do to protect your home and your property this year. Winter storms can bring serious problems, including damage to your roof, a flooded basement, and more, unless you take precautions. Here are five ways to protect your home from impending winter storms: Have New Rain Gutters Installed If your rain gutters are old and worn out, hanging haphazardly from the roof, or you suspect they aren't long enough for your home, it's time to have them replaced. [Read More]

2 Sliding Glass Door Problems That French Patio Doors Solve

Have you recently purchased an older home? If you are like most people, you might have a long list of potential home upgrades in queue for the next time you come across a little extra cash. However, before you replace those laminate countertops or repaint that wood burning stove, you should consider the fact that the sliding glass door off of your kitchen might be just as unsightly—and nonfunctional. Here are two sliding glass door problems that French patio doors solve and why you should make the switch: [Read More]

6 Ways To Prepare Your Furnace For Winter

It may be tempting to ignore your furnace until something goes wrong, but this is truly the last thing you want to do. If you don't properly maintain and prepare your furnace for winter, you may be inviting expensive and inconvenient problems. No one wants to deal with a furnace suddenly breaking down during the coldest part of the year when you need it most. Luckily, there are simple things you can do to get your furnace ready for winter that will help it work well all season. [Read More]

Leaking Cove Joints: How To Protect Your Basement From Groundwater

If you notice mold growth on the walls in your bathroom, kitchen or laundry room, you may wonder if you have leaking water in your home. But after checking the rooms thoroughly, you can't find any signs of leaking water. One of the places you should look for leaking water is along the flooring and walls of your basement. You may have stress fractures and deteriorated concrete along the basement's cove joints. [Read More]