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As solar power for residential homes has become a more common sight in recent years, more people have questions about home solar energy solutions. Homeowners may wonder if solar panels are really more “green.” They might have questions about the installation process, and how much it could cost. These questions are easy to answer, but what homeowners really want to know is how a residential solar energy solution would benefit their home.
So How Much Energy Does Solar Energy Save?
In total, solar energy users save the world about 75 million barrels of oil annually. And only 0.0005% of the Earth would need to be covered with solar panels to actually supply power to (more…)
Did you know that the U.S. fencing industry is worth about $51 billion? That?s a lot of white picket fences right there.
Of course, residential fences aren?t the only types of fences out there, though they may be the first thing people think of. Commercial fencing services are also tremendously popular, for a variety of reasons — security, property management, landscaping, etc.
If you?re trying to decide which types of fences are appropriate for your business, here are a few things you should keep in mind.
Do you plan on painting your fence every few years — or hiring so (more…)
Front doors are the eye to the home. They are not just the way in and out. There should be careful consideration as to what type of entry door you want for your home. There are so many different materials and types available nowadays that you could pick from anything, but there are several considerations about front doors before you make that decision. Let’s go over a few of the things that front doors are.
- The First Impression
When you invite someone into your home, the first thing they are going to see, close up, is your front door as they knock and wait for you to open it. Because of this, you want your front door to be inviting and warm and friendly unless you don’t want your guests to feel at home. Your guests may not consciously your door but their subconscious will and that will (more…)
Fencing is one of those things that is purely based on personal opinion and preference. The whole open field and pastures is kind of in style right now but there is definitely still a place for fences. With all the different fence styles that are available, there really is something for anyone who wants a fence at all. So, if you are looking for a new home or just upgrading your current one, here are some reasons that you might want to look into installing fencing around your property.
If you have a yard with the whole landscaping shebang, it’s important to engage in effective family friendly lawncare. If you have pets and children you’ll need to keep up with pet friendly lawncare and make sure you don’t use fertilizers or pesticides that could potentially harm them. Even if you don’t, it’s probably a good idea to still use organic lawn care so it’s better for the environment. Here are a few tips to keep up with basis and safe lawn care.
- Getting the Soil Ready
When you are first planting your new long, you need to prepare and plan properly. Wherever you are going to be planting needs to have all weeds removed and the soil tested for pH levels to make sure you can actually even plant anything there. Once you know you can, before planting, begin by removing any dr (more…)
Anericans love their yards. At least three quarters of American homeowers like spending time in their yards and at least 83% feel it is important to have yard and more than 90% think taking care of that yard is important. When showing homes to prosective buyers, almost all real estate agents (more then 96%) list redoing the yard as something homeowners should do when they try to sell their home. Moreover, it does not take a lot to get a lot back. An investment of just 5% of a home’s value can bring in a return of investment of about 150%. This makes paying attention to your landscaping to be very important when selling your home.
5 Tips to Great Landscaping:
- What kind of use do you have for your yard? Many people like to think of their yard as an extentio (more…)
Swimming pools, blue skies, sprinklers and garden parties with kids running around – these are some of the classic images of summer. And yet in the blink of an eye the picture can change from a poolside party to the scene of a tragedy. Drownings in swimming pools and are unfortunately all too common, and the victims are very often young children. If you have young children or have neighbors who do, swimming pool safety fences and other safety features like pool safety gates and nets can protect against accidents. A free consultation with a pool fencing company can be the first step towards greater peace of mind.
Summertime is for fun, not accidents (more…)
Do It Yourself Repair
Water usage has significantly increased within the United States. From 1950 to 2000, for example, this amounted to a 200% increase. In 1992, toilet tanks were upgraded to contain 3.5 gallons of water. If this hadn’t been done, it is estimated that the average annual water usage for this essential piece of plumbing would be [...]
Remodeling your kitchen can be costly and time-consuming, but in the long run, it often proves to be a worthwhile investment. Even a minor kitchen remodel averages a return on investment of 82.7%, and that doesn’t take into account all of the time you get to spend with a better kitchen design. So, what minor [...]
Your exterior design needs a little work. Where do you get started transforming your home into something truly impressive? Hardscaping is an art form in of itself. Not only do they require a keen eye for aesthetic, they rely on a careful balance between natural materials and a cautious hand to give you the very [...]