How To Turn Your Backyard Into Additional Living Space

Adding a deck, patio or just a simple awning is a great way to add function to yard, but with some extra work and imagination, you can truly expand your living space into the outdoors. A well thought out design can allow you to take entertaining, dining and even cooking out into your yard, without having to worry about guests or family being uncomfortable. To get started, all you need is a solid idea, a willing contractor, and a clear understanding of a few basic concepts. [Read More]

How To Install Roll Roofing On A Flat Roof

Roll roofing is a continuous sheet of roofing material composed of multiple layers. If you have a flat roof, you'll install roll roofing in horizontal strips that overlap each other. The following steps show how to perform this procedure if you're proficient in roofing repairs. Step 1. Prepare the roof. Ensure that the outdoor temperature is above the minimum needed to install your roll roofing. This type of roofing often cracks if you try to unroll it when the temperature is cold. [Read More]

How To Cut Back On The Cost Of Lighting Your Home

Many people do not give it much thought, but the lights used in a home can help determine the cost of monthly electricity bills. This is particularly true if it is a household that leaves the majority of the lights on from daylight to dark every day. Fortunately there are steps you can take that reduce the amount of lighting you use and actually lower the cost of lighting your home. [Read More]

Is There Anything Good About A Mosquito? The Few Pros And Many Cons Of The Tiny Pest

Every spring and summer backyard barbecue has its share of pests, including mosquitoes. A simple swat and they're dead. But by the time you've swatted them, they've often already had a little taste of your blood, and maybe left you with more than an itchy bump to scratch! The mosquito is a tiny killer. It kills more people worldwide than any other creature on the planet. But, is there anything good about the mosquito? [Read More]