Feeling drafts around windows and doors inside your home? That means there’s a good chance exterior caulking and sealants have seen better days. As with interior caulk, the goal with exterior caulk is to neatly seal cracks and gaps and have it all stand up to whatever Mother Nature throws its way. But if the … More How To Make Exterior Caulk Last
To stair-step or to stagger — that is the question. There are multiple ways to lay shingles down on a roof and there are some advantages and disadvantages to each option. Today, we’re going to highlight two of the most common processes for installation and go over a few of the pros and cons for … More How To Lay Shingles: Stair-Stepping vs. Staggering
Owning a home is a lifelong goal of most people. As a matter of fact, homeownership is an integral part of the standard American Dream. Unlike rental properties, where landlords and property managers are responsible for fixing property damages, homeowners hold themselves liable to fix damages around their residences. Regularly taking care of major sections … More 3 Hints For Roof And Gutter Issues This Winter
You might think that mice are cute until they invade your home in the winter. House mice don’t hibernate, so they seek out warm shelter when it gets cold outside and human homes are the perfect escape in their eyes. If you get mice in your home, they can damage insulation, wires, leave unsanitary droppings, … More How To Keep Mice Out Of Your Home This Winter
When colder temperatures settle in, all of that work and fun you had planting, growing, and tending to your garden during the spring and summertime months has now given way to the decay and death of all of your favorite flowers. For most conventional gardeners, that snowy winter period offers an unwanted reprieve to the … More Add Greenery To Your Home’s Exterior With These Cold Weather Plants
Time to repair or replace your current roof? It’ll be a tremendous help if you learn about some of the basics — this way you’ll be able to better communicate with potential roofing companies and make sure nobody is taking advantage of you. As you drive through your neighborhood, you’ve probably noticed that roofs come … More What Shape Is My Roof?
Feel like your roof is participating in a common activity at a sporting event? We’re talking about roofs that look like they’re doing the wave. While it is possible that your roof was designed like that on purpose, most of the time, waviness develops over time and can indicate some serious problems. See below to … More Why Does My Roof Look Wavy?
We’re heading straight into winter and that means we’ll be hit with considerable amounts of snow before we know it. When snow falls, especially when it starts accumulating, it’s not uncommon for homeowners to start worrying about what’s on top of their roof, and for good reason. If you’ve ever shoveled snow before, you know … More How Much Weight Can My Roof Hold?
When it comes to the roof over your head, there’s a fine line between tearing down the entire thing and simply making a few repairs or adding a fresh layer to what’s already there. Although some homeowners will be faced with the former, and therefore should expect to shell out a bit more cash, sometimes … More Do I Need To Replace My Whole Roof?
You’ve probably been so busy taking down Halloween decorations and spending the last bit of life outdoors before it gets too cold that you didn’t realize Thanksgiving is right around the corner. Well, if you’re hosting the holiday this year, pay close attention — yes, there are additional things you should be doing besides getting … More How To Get Your Home’s Exterior Ready For Thanksgiving