2015

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.

Is A Reverse Osmosis Filter Actually Worth It For Your Home?

Clean water is an essential part of living a healthy life. While water that comes in from the city is safe to drink, that doesn't mean that you have to settle. Adding an additional in-home filter can remove even more contaminants to create water that is not just safe, but also tastes better and is easier on your appliances. Reverse osmosis filters give you almost completely pure water, but are they worth the hassle?

Tips And Tricks For Implementing A French Drain System Into Your Landscaping

If your property is flat or slopes inward, you are probably looking for a solution to redirect water flow without messing up the look of your yard. A French drain system keeps your basement dry and clears excess water off your lawn before mushrooms take over the grass. But that's not the best part. The best part is that the drain works well and looks even better. Below are a few tips and tricks for creating a beautiful, dry lawn.

What To Do When You Lose Your Car Keys

Most everyone has had moments when they temporarily forget where they placed their car keys. Usually they turn up somewhere. But what do you do when you've looked everywhere, contacted every place you visited the past few days, and called friends and family, only to realize your keys are lost for good? Don't panic. The solution is simple when you follow these three steps to solving the problem. 1) Call a Locksmith

What Are Some Non-Surgical Options For Chronic Pain Relief?

If you suffer from back, neck, or other joint pain caused by osteoarthritis or an autoimmune condition like lupus or rheumatoid arthritis that causes chronic pain, you may be investigating relief methods that don't involve powerful narcotic medications or potentially dangerous surgeries. Fortunately, there are now a number of different ways to manage your condition and lead a relatively normal life. Some of these treatment methods are even fun and relaxing, rather than "

9 Ways To Cut Your Heating Bills In The Winter

When wintertime rolls around, all you want to do is sit in your house and stay warm. Sitting by the furnace is a lot better than enduring the harsh temperatures outside. However, running your heat all the time can result in very high utility bills. If you want to keep your heating costs under control, you have to pay careful attention to how much heat you use. Here are nine ways to cut your heating bills in the winter.

Avoid Trying To Remove Asbestos On Your Own: Here's Why

If you are the type of person who prefers to take on home projects yourself, when you discover hidden asbestos lurking in your home you might be tempted to remove it and replace it with a more benign material yourself. However, regardless of how confident and skilled you are, trying to remove asbestos on your own is never a good idea. If you encounter asbestos in your home, your best bet is to call in a professional company that has been trained in asbestos removal for a number of good reasons.

2 Reasons Your Sewer Line Isn't Draining Properly

After experiencing slow drainage throughout your home, you decided to snake your drains and use a fast-acting drain cleaning agent. However, your drainage problem still hasn't been fixed. Additionally, you've noticed water backing up into your basement, damp areas of your yard, and strange odors around your property. The combination of these symptoms indicates your sewer line has sustained damage or developed a serious clog. Here are the two most common problems residential sewer lines develop and how to prevent them from happening in the future:

Garage Door Repair: Why You Should Switch From Extension Springs To Torsion Springs

All garage doors rely on one of two different springs: torsion springs or extension springs. Extension springs are installed at the sides of the garage doors and will extend as more force is applied. On the other hand, torsion springs are found at the upper section of the garage doors and twist and coil as pressure is applied. Most garage doors have extension springs; however, if your extension springs have broken and need to be repaired by professionals like America's Garage Doors LLC, here's why you should take the opportunity to switch to torsion springs.

Window-Ful Wedding! Window Upcycles To Decorate Your Wedding On A Budget

From purchasing the perfect dress and ordering invitations to hiring a caterer and establishing a venue location, it is easy to see the challenges of planning a wedding. Considering the average cost of a wedding in the United States is $25,200, finding ways to save money is smart. Thankfully, the easiest way to cut costs is by making your own decorations. If you are currently planning your special day, consider upcycling old windows after a window replacement and shutters into beautiful accents for your wedding.