2015

Customize Your Fireplace To Fit Your Home

Unless you had a custom home built to fit your design personality, odds are good that at some point you will do some remodeling. This could be small things, like painting or changing the carpet to match your furniture, or major changes like knocking out walls. If there is a fireplace in the house, you may be wondering what to do with it. If you use it to have a fire, you may wish it had a different look, if you don't use it for fires, you can turn it into a number of different things.

Keeping Electric Sliding Doors Working Without Incident

If you had just had electric sliding doors placed in your business' entryway, your customers are most likely appreciative of being able to walk in and out without needing to reach for a knob or push bar to get through the doorway. This is a benefit that helps you retain your customer base as they will be able to utilize the door while holding large packages. To keep your doors working as they should, a couple of tests should be done regularly.

3 Benefits Of Installing Industrial Pallet Racks In Your Warehouse

If you maintain a warehouse for your construction or industrial-related business, you likely have a lot of heavy duty parts and equipment that need to be properly stored and maintained. If you find yourself running out of room, a better storage system may be needed. One option that could help would be the installation of some industrial pallet racks. Here are 3 things that such a storage system could provide for your business and your employees.

How To Use A Chisel To Cut Pavers

If you plan on installing pavers on your own, you need to know how to cut or chisel pavers down to size. This skill will help you when you run into corners, curves, posts or pipes that you need to work around. Supplies In order to cut your pavers down to size, you will need to purchase a few different tools. You will need a cold chisel, a bolster or masonry chisel, and a two or three pound rubber-headed hammer.

It's All Downhill From Here: How To Tell If Your Yard Is Properly Graded

Much of the country is forecast to get heavier rains this coming winter, so it's essential that you ensure your yard is properly graded. If you have recently bought a home, or if you live in an area where there hasn't been much rain for a few years, the soil might not be in as great shape grade-wise as you think. That can lead to flooding and ponding that can destroy your lawn and damage your house.

Why You Should Have Your Gutters Cleaned Before Winter

If you are like so many other homeowners, the last thing that you might want to do is clean out your gutters. However, it is important to stop procrastinating and get the job done before the winter months. If you don't want to do it yourself, you can always hire someone who offers roofing services to help you. These are a few reasons why it needs to be done now rather than later.

Three Reasons Why You Should Avoid Installing A Hot Water Heater Until You Have Soft Water

Hard water kills appliances by clogging them up and making them run less efficiently. The same holds true for water heaters. If you need water heater service or you need to replace your water heater, here are three reasons why you should avoid either until you have installed a water softener. Softened Water Will Extend the Life of Your Water Heater Without softened water, your water heater's projected six or nine years will be shortened and you will find that you replace your water heater much more frequently.

Your Plumbing And Bad Water Habits Can Be Costing You Money

Your plumbing and the way you do things around your household can be causing you to waste a lot of money on your water bill. By you learning about the different ways your plumbing and your family's habits can be costing you money, you can take care of the problems and work on the water wasting issues around your home. How your plumbing can be affecting your water bill The water pressure is too high: If your water pressure is too high, it can cause a lot more water to come out of the taps than what is necessary.

4 Options For Geothermal Ground Loops

There's no question that geothermal is the most efficient option for heating the home; this technology offers three to four times the efficiency of any other heating system, which means it actually produces much more energy than it consumes. This high level of efficiency is due to the fact that geothermal systems extract heat from underground rather than generating heat by burning fuel. To extract this heat energy, the system must use a network of piping, typically referred to as a ground loop.

The Homeowner's Resource On Vinyl Siding

When you need to be sure that your home lasts for the long haul, while resisting the elements, you should invest in some quality vinyl siding. A purchase of vinyl siding will allow you to keep your home looking great and will continuously protect the investment value. You may not know where to start if you have never purchased vinyl siding before. To put your best foot forward, read this guide and proceed accordingly with the information.