A Beautiful Wooden Roof

Have you ever seen a home with a wood roof? It is not the most common type of building material used for roofs, but it is definitely one of the more beautiful ones. Wood has been used for a long time, and many advancements have been made both in durability and cost,...

The Power That Makes Things Work

How reliable is the power grid where you live? In rural areas, brownouts and blackouts can be pretty common, but the problem could also lie in your own home. Before you decide that the issue is with the power grid, you should make sure that your neighbors are...

When Trees Go Where They Shouldn’t

Having trees in your yard improves the appearance of your home, gives you shade and comfort in the summer, and overall is very appealing, but do you have some trees that seem to have had a growth spurt recently? It could be that they have found an unfortunate new food...

Controlling Your HVAC System

Your thermostat is like the eyes and ears of your HVAC system. It will tell the system when it needs to turn on and when it needs to turn off, so the proper functioning of your thermostat is essential to a properly working HVAC system. Take, for example, a thermostat...

If There Is Smoke…

If a fire were to start in your home while you are sleeping, would you be aware of it? If you don’t have smoke detectors in your home, or worse, if you have smoke detectors in your home where the batteries have been removed, you might not wake up in time to escape to...

Swapping Out An Old Faucet

Have you ever wanted to replace your bathroom faucet? There are many beautiful, modern designs to choose from, but maybe the job seems a little intimidating. Have no fear. It is actually not as difficult as it might seem. Your first step should always be...

Vinyl Siding Pros And Cons

Whenever you decide on what type of siding to install on your home, you will have a lot of different types to choose from. One choice that many people end up going for is vinyl siding. Here in the US, you will find it on a majority of homes. The main...

Caring For Someone In Their Golden Years

No one likes getting older. Old age can bring with it a lot of infirmity and added concerns. If you need to take care of an aging parent in your home, there are many things that you should consider to make sure that their stay in your home is as...

Are Your Stairs A Death Trap?

Falls can be very dangerous no matter what age you are, but seniors and young children are more prone to falling than anyone else. This is why it is important to make sure that your stairs are in the best condition possible so that they don’t pose more of...

Taking Care of Your Water Heater

Your water heater is one appliance that basically works day and night every single day. You might not think much about how dependent you are on having access to hot water from the tap, but you will definitely notice if your heater stops working. Just a...