2017

How To Save Money On Heating And Cooling Your Home

If your house is not properly prepared for proper heating and cooling during the appropriate seasons, you are spending more money to be less comfortable in your own home. You can perform some of the necessary preparation work and/or modifications yourself, then hire a contractor to do the heavy lifting for the larger projects. Here's a few examples of some energy-saving tasks that you can do on your own, with limited skills and expense, along with more expansive options that can be done by a local contractor.

Protect Your Home By Staying Cool: Roofing Options for Warm Climates

Upgrading and maintaining your home is perhaps the single most important responsibility for any individual homeowner. This means educating yourself about areas where your home's performance can improve, and the surface of your roof can be a great place to start. If your home is constantly absorbing a high intensity dose of sunlight, then it's important you step up to protect it. Below, you'll find a guide to some roofing materials that are a particularly great choice in warm climates.

Quick Ways To Minimize Damage When You Have A Major Water Situation In Your Home

A busted plumbing pipe, a sudden seal failure in your washing machine, storm damage to your roof–all of these are examples of how your home could be in total danger of filling with water frighteningly fast. While your initial reaction will likely be to grab towels, reach for buckets, or even skip out and call for help, it is always a good idea to take as much control over the situation as possible right from the start.

How to Maintain Your Windows Properly

Having decent windows in your home is something many people don't think about until suddenly they have issues that require repairs or replacement. However, many issues can be resolved by paying close attention to proper maintenance of your windows. This keeps them in good condition, lets you see cracks and other problems early on, and can reduce your energy bill at the same time.  Check for a Draft Maintaining your windows involves sealing cracks and gaps that cause a draft.