Everyone wants a beautiful home, but not everyone has time for the regular upkeep needed to keep it looking attractive. This is especially true of your walls since they are exposed year-round to wind, sunlight, rainwater and snow. For this reason, many homeowners get vinyl siding to clad their exterior walls against the ravages of nature. This article from Yahoo! Voices reinforces why vinyl is a good choice, explaining how… Continue Reading
Archives for January 2014
People have a strong attachment to their homes, so when something goes wrong, they often try to fix things themselves. While all homeowners should know how to patch a leaky pipe or how to replace a spent fuse, certain repairs are best left to professionals for your own safety. As this report from Milwaukee’s TMJ4 states, roof repair is definitely one of them:
When you live in a tornado-prone region, it’s smart to have an emergency plan in place that all members of your family understand like the back of their hand; it’s the sort of awareness that could save their lives. In the midst of a tornado warning, the rush of an EF-2 or EF-3-rated tornado wind can destroy a house in seconds.
Winter can be pretty harsh in North America, especially in places like Northern Virginia where temperatures can drop to as low as -4 °C in January. However, renowned home improvement expert and HGTV host, Mike Holmes, says wintertime woes aren’t just limited to the cold. This season is also infamous for putting even the most durable houses to test, particularly their roofing systems which are often damaged due to excessive… Continue Reading
It has always been said that a bad roof can only get worse if people don’t act on it immediately. However, a delayed repair job could also become more expensive, sometimes reaching the 6-digit price range, as one church in Pittsburgh has found out. According to the Ellwood City Ledger, the repairs to the 120-year old St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Beaver Falls will cost at least $1.5 million, including… Continue Reading