Basic Deck Maintenance
To keep your deck looking like new (and to protect
your investment) it’s necessary to perform seasonal
maintenance to ensure that the wood doesn’t sustain
damage over the years. Specifically, you have to
protect it from nature and everything it can dish
out through the seasons. The sun’s rays, rain, and
extreme temperatures all contribute to the basic
wear-and-tear of wooden decks, but there are several
things you can do to prevent major problems...
Basic Fence Maintenance and Repair
A fence creates a private and safe area for your
family to enjoy. But over the years you may have
noticed that your fence requires a few fix-ups. Rot
is usually the biggest problem for fence rails.
Luckily, if you look out for decay and stop it from
spreading, it’s possible to deal with the problem
without too much of a hassle...
Basic Shingle Repair
Don’t procrastinate when it comes to replacing or
repairing your roof’s shingles – if you do, any
damage that already exists will only worsen over
time and make future repair jobs a nightmare...
Exterior Painting Options
Painting the exterior of your home involves a little
more effort and preparation than painting interior
surfaces. You have to plan the job on a good weather
day, obtain ladders and other outdoor materials, and
select the right paint for the exterior surface you
want to spruce up. What are the options when it
comes to selecting exterior paint...
How To Clean Your Gutters
Keeping your gutters clean and free of debris is
important to ensure water stays away from your
house’s exterior and foundation walls. It’s
recommended to clear the gutters out twice a year –
in the spring before heavy rains begin and late in
the fall after all the leaves have fallen off the
Options for Insulating Your Home
Insulation can drastically reduce your monthly
energy costs – it’s definitely worth the
Planning a Deck
A deck is the perfect place to relax with friends,
flip through a magazine, and sip a cup of morning
coffee. If you want to build your own deck, the
initial step is to plan ahead, before you break out
the tool belt...
Planning to build a sunroom but don’t know where to
start? Here are some tips to help you get started...
Choosing Roof Material
A wide range of roofing materials can make the
selection process more involved than you might
expect, but it also makes it possible to find
exactly the look you desire. Durability, cost, and
appearance are considerations you’re likely to mull
over during the planning process...