Home Improvement Articles
Tune ups and yearly health examinations shouldn't be left to cars and humans. After several long winter months our homes are in need of maintenance. Spring is the perfect time to perform a checklist around your home as the weather is warming, life is emerging and a once over to ensure your home is in perfect running order is crucial. Below is a quick home spring checklist to review each year; your home will thank you for years to come.
Finally the snow is starting to melt. The cold temperatures and winter precipitation are giving way to the sounds of spring. Now is the time that homeowners should start to reach out to contractors to help them get ready for spring time maintenance. Roofing contractors are especially busy with roof inspections and spring cleaning.
Doing a bathroom remodel yourself may save you money but at what additional cost? The cost of course is skill, convenience and every bit of your sanity. Extensive bathroom remodels should be left up to an experienced contractor. Hire a remodeling contractor that has experience doing the job right the first time. A licensed, insured contractor has acquired the skills necessary to ensure the job meets your specifications within an allotted period of time that is contracted between the two of you.
There are many different materials for in-ground swimming pool surfaces. Fiberglass, vinyl and plaster are all popular with pool owners. Plaster remains the most common interior finish used when installing an in-ground pool. You can choose from a variety of colors and additives to create a unique, durable surface. When including additives into the plaster finish the pool surface is able to hide minor imperfections that can be found. To ensure properly applied, cured and cared for plaster pool surfaces follow the suggestions...
As the snow begins to melt and the weather becomes warmer the list of things homeowners need to accomplish before the heat of the summer returns continues to grow. When it comes to home improvements spring is the perfect time to get things done. Now is the perfect time to start planning!
Expert Author: Matt Reardon
A damp sub floor (basement) can have a very bad outcome on the health of your family and quality of your home. If left unattended to, it may cause respiratory illnesses to family members. Excessive basement dampness quickly affects timber flooring structures in your home, making your home vulnerable to termite attacks. Sub-floor ventilation is the solution to this problem. Having a dry and clean sub-floor area keeps termites at bay.
If you are confused about hiring a contractor to do work around your home you are not alone. The terminology is a bit confusing, laws in each state are different and regulations are constantly changing which makes the whole process of hiring contractors to perform work on your home is difficult. Licensing within different trades be it electricians, plumbers, construction or heating and cooling are very specific as well. Below we attempt to define the terminology used throughout the industry and how it relates to specific contractors within different industries.
When hiring a contractor there is a big difference between contractors that are insured, a contractor that is bonded or one that is both insured and bonded. Exactly what are those differences and how do they affect you as a homeowner? When a contractor is bonded and insured it offers an incentive for homeowners to hire them over a contractor that is not.
The major concern homeowners have when looking into aluminum fencing is how much it will cost to purchase the materials and have the fence installed. The truth is that many factors go into the overall cost of a new fence. It is unreasonable to assume that your fence will cost you the same amount as your neighbor's fence cost them. So much goes into the overall cost of designing, ordering and installing a new aluminum fence: fence grades, decorative options, rackability, sizes and more all contribute to the overall expense.
Expert Author: Marianne B. Conway
For help and information on leaks, bursts, burst mains, water pressure and other water or sewerage related problems your water supplier should have a dedicated emergency line. If the leak is inside your house, then you should call a plumber. It will be your or your landlord’s responsibility to fix this. You should turn the water supply off at the mains to prevent further damage.
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