Just Had A Replacement Door Installed? Three Things To Know About Your Door Going Forward

Most people think that after they have taken the time to select replacements doors for their home and had the doors installed, that is the end of their replacement door journey. However, there are a few things that you should learn about the door and keep in mind as you go forward with your new door. Here are three things that you need to know and keep in mind as you move through your life with your brand new replacement doors:

A Few Types Of Storm Shutters To Consider For Window Protection During A Storm

You never know when the storm season is going to be a bad one, so it’s always good to prepare for the worst. One thing you can do to protect your home is to have storm shutters put on all of your windows and glass doors. Storm shutters could save you from having to replace broken glass and clean up the inside of your home after it has been damaged by wind and rain.

Working With What You've Got: How Repairing The Pavement You Have Is A Better Paving Option

If your driveway is a hot concrete mess, you might be tempted to completely repave it. That involves finding paving contractors who can both remove the concrete you have, and reconstruct new concrete in its place. Of course, there is another option, and one which most people consider a better option. It is repairing the concrete and paving over the top. Here is how that would work when you want to work with what you have already.

How To Prepare For And Clean Up After Your Windows Are Replaced

There might come a time when your home’s windows need to be replaced due to leaking, breakage, or perhaps you want your home to be more energy-efficient. Once you have settled on a contractor to complete the work, you will need to prepare your rooms for the job ahead. While the contractor will do the measuring and framing of the window itself, you still need to prepare ahead of time.

3 Ways To Make Your Bathroom Accessible

If you are a wheelchair user, you know that one of the most difficult rooms to deal with is the bathroom. You need to be able to do so many things in there, but you can end up with a bathroom that is too small for you and your wheelchair to get in and maneuver. Luckily, there are some options you can look at if you decide to do a full remodel on your bathroom.

Getting Ready For Summer: Time To Prepare Your Air Conditioning For The Hot Weather Ahead

When you have central air conditioning in your home, it’s important to get your system ready for the hot weather ahead. While you can try running your system without getting it serviced, waiting until it becomes hot before calling for maintenance may mean you have to wait for an appointment. When you call before the cooling season, your HVAC technician is more likely to have room in their schedule to properly get your system up and running for the cooling season.

Don't Let These Six Myths Deter You From Choosing Wallpaper

If you’re like many homeowners, the mention of wallpaper brings to mind images of large rollers, buckets of paste and an overwhelming mess. For those who haven’t looked into wallpaper in a long time, this is probably the memory that persists. Wallpaper has come a long way since those days, but the myths surrounding its use haven’t gone away. Here’s a look at a few myths about wallpaper and the truth you should know about them.

How Your Water Heater Affects Your Home's Water Quality

Residential hot water has turned from a luxury into a modern necessity over the past century. The water heater in your home allows you to thoroughly and efficiently bathe, wash various items, and even prepare food. However, the appliance tasked with heating your home’s water has a significant effect on your water quality. Here’s how your water heater will positively or negatively impact the quality of your hot water. The Root Of The Problem: Minerals

Garage Disposal Not Working? It Could Be A Jammed Shaft

Kitchen sink garbage disposals are one of the modern conveniences that make food preparation a lot easier. When they malfunction, it is frustrating and messy for homeowners trying to accommodate. Fortunately, a common and easily-corrected disposal problem is a jammed motor shaft, and it is something you can often resolve yourself. Below are a couple of common repairs to try before calling a plumber or attempting to replace the unit:

8 Ways To Prevent Mold Growth After Flooding

If your home was recently involved in a flood, you have a limited amount of time to act if you want to prevent mold growth. It only takes 24 to 48 hours for mold to start growing, so you must start your cleanup as soon as it is safe to do so. Follow these tips to reduce moisture and prevent mold from growing in flooded areas. 1. Repair damaged plumbing immediately.

3 Cheap Ways To Protect Your Windshield This Winter

Freezing temperatures make driving more difficult in a number of ways. Icy roads are harder to drive on and snow makes it hard to see while you’re driving. Then there’s the possibility that your windshield will freeze overnight. At best, you have to waste precious time in the morning scraping the ice off of your windshield. At worst, your windshield could crack due to the extreme temperatures. Either way, you’re better off knowing how to prevent your windshield from freezing if possible, and how to gently remove the ice from your glass if it freezes anyway.

Three Ways To Wreck A Perfectly Good HVAC System

If you have money that you do not know what to do with, consider replacing your HVAC system long before it is due. While you may have qualms with replacing a perfectly good system, a little neglect on your part will go a long ways to ensuring that your system dies before time. With a little luck, you can also raise your heating and cooling bills. That means that you will be able to send more of your extra money to the energy company as well.

Preventing Thefts By Beefing Up Your Garage Doors' Security System

Hundreds of home burglaries are conducted each year in the United States. While many of them were bound to take place, many others could have easily been prevented with a properly installed garage door security system. Burglars usually carefully select when they will attack such as when the house occupants are on vacation or during the holiday season. This article explains how beefing up the security system of your garage door can prevent thieves from entering in your home and stealing your belongings.

Causes Of Uneven Heating And Cooling And How To Solve The Problems

If you live in a multi-level home, there is a good chance that you will notice problems with attaining an even temperature throughout your entire home. This is a common problem in homes that have two or more floors, but there are ways to fix this problem. Here are some of the common causes of uneven heating and cooling and the ways the problems can be fixed. Blocked Vents Before you call an HVAC company to come and check your system, you may want to perform an inspection of the vents in your home.

How To Test Your Hot Water Heater Elements With A Multimeter

Your hot water heater plays a vital role in whether or not you can enjoy your home plumbing system to the fullest. Anyone who’s had to take an ice-cold shower before work due to a badly leaking tank has experienced this first-hand. One of the most common issues that homeowners experience is an inability to make hot water–this is usually related to a bad element. If you know how to use a multimeter, you can easily test the elements right at home in just a few short, easy steps.

Increase Your Air Conditioning System's Efficiency And Save Money With A Programmable Thermostat

You have a new air conditioning system humming away in your home. You’ve had the duct system checked out, the window and door seals redone and you avoid setting your thermostat temperature too low. But, your air conditioning energy bills are still higher than you would like. One easy solution is to go to websites and have a programmable thermostat installed. This device will maximize your air conditioning’s efficiency and still keep you comfortable.