Maintaining Your Gas Furnace - For The Summer?

Summer is approaching, so you may be preparing to use your air conditioner to cool the home for the upcoming season. Even though you will most likely not be heating your home through these seasons, your gas furnace requires a bit of work, as well. This maintenance will reduce the risk of costly repairs while ensuring you will have heat during the fall and winter seasons. Here are a few tips to prepare your gas furnace for a safe hibernation. [Read More]

Reasons That You Need Built-In Power On Your New Deck

If you're planning a deck rebuild with a general contractor, it's fun to dream up the features that you might wish to enjoy and then see if your contractor can execute them. While there might be a series of enticing things that you want your deck to offer, don't forget about the importance of having the deck constructed with built-in power — in other words, a few power outlets build into the deck posts so that power is always nearby, just as you enjoy in the various rooms inside your home. [Read More]

How To Refinish A Heart Pine Floor

If you have a red heart pine floor, consider yourself to have a treasure. This soft, but durable wood from the long-leaf pine tree has a warm, red hue, and it almost got extinct once from over logging. Today, it is made from leftover heart pine from old buildings.  You may notice your floor has faded when you do a home remodel, but you don't have to replace it. Refinish your heart pine floor by following these tips. [Read More]

Preparing The Exterior Of Your Home For A Hurricane

If you live where you have to worry about hurricane force winds then you want to make sure you take all of the steps that you can to protect the exterior of your home from damage caused by those winds. Here are some of the things you should do in preparation for hurricane season so you know your home is as safe as possible: Consider installing impact-resistant windows in your home [Read More]