2014

The Role Maintenance Plays In Avoiding Air Conditioning Repairs

If it seems that your air conditioner always seems to fail on the hottest days of the year. The problem behind the need for these frequent repairs may be a lack of proper maintenance. In the absence of proper AC maintenance, your cooling system may not be able to handle the additional stress that comes with rising temperatures. Below you will learn more about the types of maintenance your air conditioner requires and how performing this maintenance can help you to avoid frequent or expensive repairs in the future.

5 Ways To Add Value To Your Home

If you are selling your home now, or plan to some time in the future, there are ways you can add value to it. Making some small upgrades, such as stainless steel appliances, updated bathroom, and granite countertops makes your home look even more appealing to buyers, and helps it to stand out in the market. You can also add more living space, create curb appeal, and add a second bathroom.

Problems Opening Your Garage Door: Identifying The Culprit Behind Your Garage Door Troubles

Are you experiencing problems with the opening and closing of your garage door? If so, there is a good chance that either your automatic garage door opener or your garage door spring are to blame for these problems. However, until you determine which of these common culprits is really to blame, you will not be able to devise a plan to correct the problem. Thankfully, making this determination may be much easier than you think.

Outdoor Trends You Should Consider Bringing Home

When you want to make a smart investment for your home, you need to look at what's trending outdoors. Bringing home current outdoor trends will not only have you spending more time outside, but will help to increase the aesthetic appeal and value of your home. Outdoor Rooms Outdoor rooms, or areas outside that are semi to fully-covered, can be a great asset for anyone that owns a home. You can create any kind of outdoor room, according to necessity, and adorn it with cool extras, like solar lighting or comfortable seating, to make your space truly one-of-a-kind.

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.

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.

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.

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?

How To Trim A Maple Tree

Maple trees are prone to diseases and overcrowded growth that requires regular trimming. The primary challenge with this process is determining which limbs to remove. If you can use a pruning saw and lopping shears, you can use the following steps to trim a maple tree. Step 1. Select the correct time. The best time to trim a maple tree is in the late fall or early winter, when the tree becomes dormant.

4 Shocking Things You Probably Didn't Know About Diseased Trees On Your Property

Diseased trees on your property might not seem like a big deal, but they can become very dangerous and costly if you fail to have them removed from your property. Below are four shocking things you probably didn't know about the diseased trees on your property, along with the consequences of keeping them on your property.  Diseased Trees Can Fall At Any Time, Despite The Appearance Of The Bark It's possible for a tree to rot from the inside out.