Much of the United States experiences extremes in weather conditions. If you're in the "snow belt" you get plenty of the white stuff piled on your roof, with perhaps a touch of freezing rain. The Pacific Northwest is subject to torrential rains, mostly in the fall and winter, but anything can happen. If you are in the market for a new roof, it pays to know the layers needed to keep your home warm and dry.
Having a broken heater or air conditioner is not the only thing that can go wrong with your HVAC system, they are just the most obvious. In order to ensure that your system is working properly, you should certainly have a qualified technician check these systems out regularly, but you should also invest in regular inspections for your duct work. Here are just a few of the potential problems you can avoid.
Working from home comes with a variety of benefits liking being able to create a flexible schedule, having the ability to spend more time with family, and the opportunity to work in your pajamas if you want to. But it can be tough to stay on track if you don't have a place of your own to retreat to when it's time to get down to business. Use these four steps to turn your garage into the perfect home office:
Now that your office's new air conditioning system has been installed in time to keep employees cool during summer months, it's a good idea to take steps that will keep wear and tear to a minimum. This will help you save money on your monthly energy bills, and reduce your chances of needing costly repairs throughout the years. Here are a few effective ways to minimize the wear and tear on your new system:
Small bathrooms are better than no bathrooms at all, but they can be claustrophobia-inducing and frustrating for homeowners who want a little more breathing room. That frustration will leave some homeowners believing they can't do anything to remedy a tiny bath, and so they simply resign themselves to living with it. However, a small bathroom doesn't have to be cramped quarters; in fact, it can be a surprisingly open space if the right design principles are brought into a renovation.
How old is the front door on your home? Have you ever walked past the door and felt a cool breeze coming from under it? Could it be time to replace your front door, or can you repair the one that you have? My site is filled with advice and tips for learning when to replace and when to repair a front door. You can learn from my personal experience of living in older homes how to know when it is time to call it quits on the old stuff and invest in new. Hopefully, my failures and successes can help you avoid the failures and go straight for the success.