Driveways are oftentimes one of the most overlooked areas of home construction and maintenance, although one of the first aesthetic components of your home that visitors notice.
The material used for your driveway can have a significant impact on not only the way it looks, but it also affects its durability and function. There are many factors to consider when choosing which type of material to use when laying a residential driveway.
Some factors that will help you make the
February is here and that means home improvement season is starting in full force. Many people start to think about adding additions,remodeling kitchens and redoing bathrooms to outfit their home with the latest technology and to get their dream home look. Picking a contractor to fulfill your home improvement dreams can be a struggle. If you don’t have a contractor you have used before it can be hard to know who to choose.Before you jump on the renovation bandwagon, here are
The siding to your home is very important. Not only does it protect the home but it acts as a shield from harsh elements. It also helps to protect your insulation from dirt, water, bugs and debris. Year-round, moisture is always the biggest concern. If moisture is trapped inside of the walls, it may cause mold and mildew. It can also cause structural damage to the home by bowing or warping any of the foundation. The siding also helps keep out any water and debris from enterin
If you live in a house that is located in a state that gets cold temperatures and winter storms, your heating bill can be very expensive. The Department of Energy predicts that prices for natural gas and heating oil will rise again this winter compared with last—and that's after a year in which heating-oil prices rose sharply in most parts of the country.
A lot of people choose to turn down the thermostat to try to conserve energy and save money during the winter. Sometimes t
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Who: Roof ice and ice dams result from heat escaping from the attic or space in the roof. This heat builds up and melts snow that is built up on the roof. The water then runs along the cold edge of the roof and forms an ice dam once it freezes. Ventilation, insulation, solar orientation, tree coverage, home architecture, snow cover, and weather conditions are all factors that can cause ice dams on the roof of a home. All houses are different in style,