Archive | Home Maintenance

Why You Should Install Attic Ventilation

Attic Ventilation Ideas

Often the attic attracts the old odds and ends that are unwanted in house. They could be heirlooms, seasonal equipment, old clothes, or the iconic treadmill. Attics are great places to store things we don’t want think about. Accordingly, attics aren’t something you should have to think about. However, attics are an important part of the house, with significant effects on the health of your roof and energy conservation. Attic ventilation is important. If your attic isn’t properly ventilated, you may find it causing too many problems to ignore.

Continue Reading

What to Know Before a Skylight Installation

What to Know Before a Skylight Installation

Nothing opens up a room like a window: a source of light, air, and connection to the outside world. Some rooms in your home may not be able to support windows (such as interior rooms), or seem cramped with windows set only at one side. Skylights brighten up these dark rooms, and even small units can change the flow and feel of a room and how family and guests see it. If you think a skylight might help brighten up a murky sitting area or a claustrophobia room, it’s time to learn the basics. Skylights: Different Terminology For the purpose of this article, we will refer any glazed assembly that admits natural light through the roof as a skylight. Generally […]

Continue Reading

Replacing Your Roof Before You Sell

Replacing Your Roof Before You Sell

It’s time to sell the home. But while everything under the roof of your home might be ready to go, maybe your roof isn’t. If there’s been damage to the roof, existing issues such as moss, or the roof is ending its useful life cycle, you could find it a lot harder to sell your home. A bad roof can affect every part of the process, from curbside buyers, to learning the house’s history, to them getting a loan before buying the house. It’s important to look at your situation to see if you need a roof replacement before selling.

Continue Reading

Weatherproofing Your Home for Autumn

Weatherproofing Your Home for Autumn

Unfortunately, the end to summer is just around the corner, and the leaves will be changing colors right before you know it. Autumn brings school, stress, and that cold weather everyone has been dreading. It also brings a slew of potential problems for your house, problems that will prove difficult and costly to manage if the proper protective precautions are not taken. So here are some tips to weatherproof your house for the upcoming fall.

Continue Reading

Protecting Against Wind Driven Rain

Protecting Against Wind Driven Rain

Have you seen occasional stains on your ceilings or upper floors after a rain storm? It could be that you have developed a leak. However, if it only happens after a really big storm, you might not actually have a leaking problem. Instead, it’s probable that the high winds created a rare situation which caused the water damage. Instead of the rain coming down straight, like normal, it is coming down at an exaggerated angle due to the high winds. Sometimes the rain is actually coming in almost sideways and getting at the undersides of the roof, which are normally protected by overhangs. This is known as wind driven rain.

Continue Reading

How To Power Wash A Deck

How To Power Wash A Deck

Powering washing your house is a good activity to in the summertime when the weather is nice. While your power washing your house, try power washing other surfaces at your home to perfect and maintain a clean appearance. Power washing restores luster and brightens your home and surfaces, which is especially noticeable in the summer.

Continue Reading

Home Exteriors: How to Choose Siding

Home Exteriors: How to Choose Siding

Is it time to update your home’s exterior? Whether your house is on the market or you just want to increase curb appeal, an inviting entryway signals a cozy, attractive interior. When selecting a color scheme, search for one that complements the style of home you live in, and consider using color to highlight and define your home’s architectural features. Most importantly, choose durable exterior materials that can withstand the test of time and the elements.

Continue Reading

Here’s How to Power Wash a House

How to Power Wash a House

Between the rain, wind, hail, sleet, snow, and sun, the exterior of our houses take a consistent beating. Spring cleaning is a great opportunity to clean inside your house, prep your yard, and clean the exterior of your house. Power washing is an incredible time saver when it comes to cleaning your house. Imagine scrubbing down your entire house for mold and mildew: the powerful stream of water is a much more feasible and timely option.

Continue Reading

A New Roof Increases Resale Value

A New Roof Increases Resale Value

If the roof on your home is not in great shape and has been known to have a few leaks here and there during thunderstorms, then it is time to invest in a new roof. Having a new roof installed not only makes your home more durable, but it can also add to the value of the home if you should ever put it up for sale.

Continue Reading