Older homes have charm, character, craftsmanship, and sturdy construction. But for all their attractions, they can also be drafty, expensive to heat, and difficult to cool. If you’re the type that can’t resist a house that reminds you of your great-grandma’s place, we’ve got some top ways to increase energy efficiency in older homes.Read More
Thousands of families lose their homes and, unfortunately, sometimes their lives, to house fires every year.
As tragic as this is, it is doubly so when it is due to something that could have been prevented.
In the coming weeks, families will begin to assemble to share meals and spend time together as the holidays approach.
A sad truth is, however, that one of the most preventable causes of house fires – kitchen fires – occurs during the holidays as well, turning a joyous time into a time of sorrow and grief.Read More
Tile is a great way to add color and various designs to both your pool and home—from glass mosaics to sleek ceramic. However, with all the variations of tile available, certain kinds are best suited for specific tasks. If you intend to refurbish and remodel your pool, you should know the difference between regular and pool tile to ensure that the pool looks and functions properly.Read More
Few things are as frustrating as having a major home appliance suddenly stop working.
Whether it’s a malfunctioning HVAC system in the middle of July or a broken dishwasher after Thanksgiving dinner, a failed home appliance can mean a lot of hassle, not to mention the cost to replace them!
Fortunately, you can recognize a few signs of issues and prepare for what could be a costly repair or, at worst, a replacement.Read More
Change is in the air during the fall season, whether it is in the color of leaves or in the length of daylight hours. During this time, homes will face drastic weather changes as summer gradually fades.
Don’t wait until the weather gets cold to prepare your home for the wear and tear of winter.
Prepare your home for the colder days ahead, before snow creeps into the forecast.
Below are some simple home improvements and cleaning tips you can do this fall:Read More