How to Increase the Energy Efficiency of Your Air Conditioning Unit

One of life's great pleasures is walking into your house on a hot day, only to be greeted by the most refreshing blast of crisp, cool air.  It helps to relax you, and it envelopes you with a sense of comfort.  However, this luxury can sometimes come at a premium, and you may start to think you're going to need to keep your air conditioning turned off in order to preserve your pocket change. Read More 

A Guide To Residential Asbestos Concerns

Asbestos was used extensively in homes up until the 1970s, when it was discovered to be carcinogenic and dangerous. This means that you may have asbestos in your home if you have an older home. Before you panic, read through this guide so that you can better understand asbestos and take the proper steps to avoid a dangerous situation. Where is asbestos normally found? In residential homes asbestos was most commonly used to insulate around ducts and pipes, inside of attic insulation, and as the main material in ceiling and wall tiles. Read More 

Two Signs That You May Need A French Drain

A french drain system involves a trench that ends in a pipe that funnels water away from your home.  If you have rain gutters, you may believe that they are sufficient enough to do this task for you.  However, there are some telltale signs that you may need to install a french drain system on your property.  Use this information to learn about two signs which indicate that it may be time to pull out that shovel and start digging a french drain system right away. Read More 

Answers To A Few Questions About Adding A Porch To Your Home

Getting the most from your home may require you to make some upgrades to it. In particular, it can be common for homeowners to want to add a porch to the house to improve its aesthetics and functionality. However, if you have limited experience with home improvement projects, you will likely benefit from having a few questions on adding a porch answered. Will You Need To Hire A Designer For Your New Porch? Read More 

Spring Cleaning: What To Do & Look For When Cleaning Your Foam Roof

The start of spring means that it is time to start cleaning your house, inside and outside. Make sure that remember to also clean and inspect your foam roof this spring. Here are a few things you need to do to keep your foam roof in great shape this spring.   #1 Clean Off All Debris  The first thing you need to do is clean off any debris that has landed on your roof during the winter time. Read More