SafeWinterRoads.org reports that automobile accidents that occur during falling snow or sleet injure approximately 76,000 Americans each year. The site also states that, annually, around 900 individuals die from injuries resulting from travel during a sleet storm or snowstorm. These alarming statistics indicate that there may be a connection between severe weather and automobile accidents, so it's important to do what you can to stay safe on the road when the elements threaten your visibility. [Read More]
Dealing With Basement Moisture Problems? Identify The Source First
If you constantly find yourself battling moisture problems in your basement, then you've probably considered having your basement waterproofed. But before you can make that important step, you'll have to take another important step – identifying the source of your moisture problems. The following talks about the 3 most common issues that often lead to a leaky or even flooded basement. Cracks in Concrete Walls Concrete is a naturally porous material, although it's not so porous as to actively allow water to come through. [Read More]
Heat Making Your Roof And Attic Unbearably Hot? Cool Them Off With These 3 Tips
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]