Did you know that approximately 64% of American home owners don’t have $1,000 in savings available for household repairs? To make household repair matters worse, around 39% of American home owners say that it’s hard to find a reliable repair service as well. This is probably in large part to the fact that most American, [...]
When considering home repair Do It Yourself should be the first option. All over the country people are opting for Do It Yourself home improvement, and are gaining many benefits by making that decision. Obviously a lot of people will be unable to do the house repairs that require things like tearing out a wall, [...]
It?s a dark and stormy night. You?re laying in bed, tucked safely under the covers. It?s incredibly dark outside, but you see a vague shape in the darkness, like a shadow within a shadow. It looks almost like a hand, but different. Twisted, gnarled. The wind picks up, howling like a spectre outside your home, and the shadowed hand gently touches your window. Barely anything more than a tap, but it?s still audible. Tap, tap, tap. You flip on the light and see?
A tree branch. A simple, harmless tree branch.
It?s time to call some landscapers.
Why have trees?
Trees can be a beautiful addition to any yard. If a piece of property has healthy and mature trees on it, the value increases by an average of 10 percent. Unfortunately, when left to their own devices, trees grow rather err (more…)
In parts of the country that have multiple seasons, weather control becomes an important aspect of any home. Homes that are located in the southern and western states may need very strong cooling appliances to keep up with extreme heat temperatures, while states in the norther and middle states may need strong heating appliances during the very long and cold winters. When the seasons change, it is best to have all heating and cooling appliances checked for any needed repairs or any problems that prevent them from working properly. Heating and air conditioning repair requirements can leave a home and its resident?s very uncomfortable waiting on the air conditioning repair companies.
A residential or commercial property owner may make the mistake of contacting a heating and air conditionin (more…)
Your indoor air conditioner plays a huge part in the atmosphere of your home. It’s amazing the difference it can make but you never really notice it until it’s not functioning properly or the temperature is not at a satisfactory level. Heating and air conditioning units should last somewhere between 12 and 15 years but if you take good care of them you can prolong their life even more. Here are some tips for making your HVAC systems last as long as they possibly can to get the most out of your money.
- Initial Investment
When you are first purchasing your (more…)
When do you need foundation repair services? How do you know when a crack or an unlevel surface is simply a cosmetic issue and when it is the sign of a serious foundation issue? It can be hard, as a home or business owner, to make those decisions. You may not want to spend the many on foundation repair if the problem is simply cosmetic. However, if there are serious foundation issues, you certainly do not want not ignore them.
If there are cracks in your foundation that are over one-fourth of an inch wide, you should call for foundation repair services. If you have cracks in block or brick steps, you should have them looked at by a professional. These may be signs of foundation issues that sh (more…)
As the times change, so do home decor trends and style preferences. If you have ever walked into a home that was built many decades ago and was never remodeled or updated, you were probably surprised at the furniture choices of the owners. It is also likely that those furniture choices and the design of the home were in style at that time. Modern furniture trends are geared toward a more contemporary style today. People enjoy homes that are open floor plans, colorful designs and unique looking furniture. There are a variety of ways that someone can include modern furniture and high end contemporary furniture into their current home designs, keeping their interior decorating in line with the current trends.
Modern furniture refers to furniture that was produced from the late 19th century through toda (more…)
If you own your home, and you’ve been in the property for some time, you just might be considering a remodel of one kind or another. Maybe you just like to watch those remodel shows on television and got the itch to tear down some walls or smash in some tile with a sledgehammer. Whatever the case may be, home renovation and remodeling are a multi-billion dollar business, and there are plenty of good folks right near you who could offer you some great advice on what to do and when to do it. But before you toss your money away too freely, there are some things you might want to know first.
If you’re going to remodel your home, you’re probably like the vast majority of people out there. Most people do things little by little or one (more…)
You have enough to worry about without having to stress over (and pay for) unexpected heating furnace repairs. Yes, we know what you’re about to say… We’re in the midst of spring, nearly to the brink of summer. Why in the world would you be stressing over heating furnace repair services right now? In fact, this is the perfect time to worry about your heating furnace repairs. The fact is, emergency heating furnace repair cost significantly more than hiring heating and cooling contractors during the off season (more…)
Owning a home is an exciting time for anyone. Deciding whether to compromise on what’s available and within budget or go the custom direction is another story. A recent study shows that 75% of first-time buyers admitted to compromising on the purchase of their home. Size and price being the most common compromises. If your budget allows it, why not skip compromising altogether and search custom townhomes for sale?
Condominiums or townhomes have increasingly become more popular in recent years among home buyers in the United States. They are desired by first time buyers in their late 20′s and retirees. Custom townhomes for sale are often times the goal.
1. Low Maintenance
Twenty somethings and retirees tend to steer away from homes that require lots routine maintenance. They often (more…)
Water is essential to all life on the planet yet about 783 million people lack access to it. In the United States, between 40 and 50% of the water has been listed as threatened or impress. When a body of water can no longer handle one of its key purposes. This translates into it being unfit for human consumption, swimming or fishing (any fish caught in these bodies of water would be unsafe to eat). In the United States, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has reported that at least 15 million homes use a residential well. Water well drilling has become common in a lot of the country as farmers and homeowners look for ways to supplement their water supply.
The American population currently uses 2,923 12-oz a of water per person every d (more…)
Warm weather is right around the corner, meaning that it’s just about time to begin outdoor maintenance around your home. For many, this may include addressing the issue of clogged gutters or power washing the siding of your house, or calling a gutter cleaning service. Tasks like these are super important for the health of a home because they help prevent costly damages and needed repairs later down the road if not maintained on a regular basis.
Clearing clogged gutters should be at the top of everyone’s to do list as soon as the weather begins to warm up and the snow melts. If they’re ignored, they can lead to a slew of problems, like basement water problems and even mold. How? (more…)
Do It Yourself Repair
It?s a dark and stormy night. You?re laying in bed, tucked safely under the covers. It?s incredibly dark outside, but you see a vague shape in the darkness, like a shadow within a shadow. It looks almost like a hand, but different. Twisted, gnarled. The wind picks up, howling like a spectre outside your home, [...]
In parts of the country that have multiple seasons, weather control becomes an important aspect of any home. Homes that are located in the southern and western states may need very strong cooling appliances to keep up with extreme heat temperatures, while states in the norther and middle states may need strong heating appliances during [...]
Your indoor air conditioner plays a huge part in the atmosphere of your home. It’s amazing the difference it can make but you never really notice it until it’s not functioning properly or the temperature is not at a satisfactory level. Heating and air conditioning units should last somewhere between 12 and 15 years but [...]
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