Do you have streaks and stains on the shaded areas of your roof? Many homeowners think it is impossible to rid their roofs of stains. However, with a little knowledge, you can make your roof look new again. What Causes Staining? Streaks and stains on your roof look like mold; however, those streaks are actually colonies of algae that feed on the moisture and limestone in your shingles. New shingles are treated with an algaecide that keeps algae at bay for approximately 10 years; however, after 10 years colonies of algae begin to grow, causing streaking and damage to your roof.
3 March 2015
Your in-ground swimming pool is already going to be a focal point of your yard. Most likely it's going to serve as a center of entertainment and relaxation as well. Customize your pool to transform it into a getaway that's one-of-a-kind. Geometry One of the first decisions you'll make about your swimming pool is its shape. While rectangular is the standard, the Landscaping Network outlines a few other options: L-Shape: The L-shape features an extension to the standard rectangle, allowing for a shallow end or a spa.
23 February 2015
Is your roof leaking? Do you need to hire a roofing contractor to re-shingle your roof? If you're trying to save money, you may be tempted to simply hire someone from the first and cheapest ad you see posted online. However, doing that could actually cause more problems than solutions. Here are some questions you should ask before hiring any roofing contractor you find online: What is the company's exact name and address?
17 February 2015
As a homeowner you probably leave the vast majority of anything electrical up to an electrician from a company like RDS Electric, and that is smart. Tinkering with such a dangerous source of energy can lead to electrical burns, fire and even death. However, there are small scale home remodeling projects where knowing something about wire splicing will save you money in the long run. Here are three reasons why you might want to learn wire splicing.
11 February 2015
If you are having a hard time maintaining the temperature in your home, it may be time to resort to a multi-zone programmable thermostat. A multi-zone programmable thermostat system allows you to set the temperature that you want each zone of your house to be at and the thermostats will work together to maintain the different temperatures in the house in an attempt to help the home stay a more consistent temperature.
6 February 2015
If you have ever seen hardwood flooring and love the way it looks, it can be used for many other things besides floors. You can use hardwood for things like building furniture, railings on decks and wall covering. It also makes a great looking material for DIY projects, though some wood species can be a little difficult to work with. If you want to see the beauty of hardwood in your own projects, here are four things other than flooring that you can do with hardwood lumber:
30 January 2015
If you have a small home and you don't have a huge family using a lot of hot water, why have a large traditional hot water tank? If your old water heater is old and ready to be replaced, a great alternative option is an electric or gas tankless water heater. The tankless water heater has a lot of benefits the old unit doesn't provide, and you can have a plumber come give you an estimate for the project.
28 January 2015