When Water Gets Too Hot

When you turn on the hot water, are you worried about it coming out too hot and scalding you? In some homes, the hot water can come out at temperatures that are just too extreme. In fact, since water from your water heater comes out at 160 degrees, you could get...

What are Eyebrow Dormers?

So what are eyebrow dormers? A dormer for your eyebrows? Of course not, an eyebrow dormer, also known as a roof dormer is a wavy dormer that protrudes from the slope of a roof. It usually has a glass window that is either fixed or an operable window. The benefits and...

Wood Siding – Pros and Cons

Wood holds a natural beauty, and it has been used in construction longer than almost any other material. While wood is now considered somewhat of a luxury, if you don’t mind the extra cost that it incurs, it is a very versatile and beautiful material to use. Wood...

Keeping Your Stairs Safe

Have you ever fallen down a stair? Fortunately, most of us haven’t had to experience that, but it could be very dangerous, even a risk to your life. There are, however, two groups who are more at risk for falling down stairs than anyone else. That is the elderly and...

What Is Your Defensible Space?

There are many dangers to your home. Sometimes it might seem like there are too many things to think about. Fires, heavy rain, winds and other natural events can lead to expensive repairs or even a complete destruction of your home. Defensible space is a concept that...

Prevent Carbon Monoxide Poisoning

Carbon Monoxide is a silent killer as it has no odor and cannot be seen, and so attacks without warning. Many instances of Carbon Monoxide poisoning occur in the home, this is largely due to faulty, fuel burning appliances found in the home....

Simple ways to use less energy in the home

A lot of people don't realize how easy it can be to use less energy in the home. With just a few simple adjustments you can save a lot of money. Here are a few simple ways this can be done: Instead of using an air conditioner, which uses a lot...

What should I know about Closing Costs?

Buying a home can sometimes feel rather overwhelming. Once you have finally found your home, you then need to deal with all those extra fees you incur, which are referred to as closing costs. These costs can really add up, so here are just a...

Should You Choose a Cool Roof

A Cool Roof is a roof intended to reflect the suns radiation, which will then, keep your home cooler. This is a good idea for those of us who live in parts of the country that are very hot. Cool Roofs can be completed in several ways. Some are...

Selling Your Home?

It can be extremely challenging if you are preparing to sell your home, especially if you’ve never done it before. What can you do then, to prepare for the sale? How can you make sure you get everything you can for your property? The following...