If you spend every summer struggling to stay cool, even with the air conditioner running at full force, take steps to make your roof and attic cooler. A hot roof and attic can make your home feel hotter in the summer, especially if they're damaged in places and need repairs. In addition, the substrate and underlayment can have numerous imperfections, such as holes and water damage, that encourage heat to build up in the attic or ceiling. [Read More]
What Are Tempered Glass Windows & Do You Need Them For Replacement Windows?
As you are getting ready to hire a contractor to replace the windows in your home, now is the time to make any necessary changes in window sizes and placement. During window replacement, the contractor can make these changes for you and will order the windows you will need for the replacement job. One question you may have during this process is whether to choose tempered glass windows. Here are three things you should know about tempered glass before you make this decision. [Read More]
4 Plumbing Repairs You Can Do Yourself
When it comes to plumbing, most jobs should probably be left to the professionals. Why not? Plumbers are highly trained specialists who are absolutely fantastic at what they do. This isn't to say that every plumbing job is one that needs a professional touch, however. There are a few that, with a little bit of know how and just a touch of elbow grease, you can do on your own. Get ready to slap on your tool belt and grab ahold of your thick wrench, because you're about to learn about a few plumbing jobs you can do yourself. [Read More]
Metal Roofing Materials: 2 Common Myths Debunked
If you are considering upgrading your roof, then it may be wise to think about materials outside of the common asphalt. An asphalt roof will last for about 20 years, but other materials can last for 50 years or longer. These include slate, wood, copper, and other types of metals. Metal roofs are becoming just as popular as asphalt in some areas, but you may shy away from this idea based on certain myths or misinformation you have heard. [Read More]