Understanding The Pitch Of Your Roof

If you ask the vast majority of homeowners' questions pertaining to what they know about their home, most can give you a wide assortment of information. They may be able to tell you the square footage of their home, the year it was constructed, as well as the approximate value of the dwelling. What they probably will not be able to tell you is anything about the roof beyond what material it is constructed from. Read More 

Got Termites In Your Bathroom? You Could Have Water Damage In The Walls

If you suddenly see termites in your bathroom, you may think that you have an infestation on your hands. But before you call an exterminator, check your bathroom for water damage instead. Sometimes, a busted plumbing pipe in the bathroom can leak or seep water into the flooring, walls and ceiling. Because some termite species obtain the water they need through wood, the bathroom's moist foundation is the perfect food source. Read More 

4 Ways To Maximize Your Air Conditioner’s Lifespan

Like any other household appliance, your central air conditioner will eventually wear down and need to be replaced. However, there is a lot that you can do to ensure that you get as much time out of your air conditioner as possible. Here are four ways that you can maximize the lifespan of your central air conditioner. Outdoor Condenser Maintenance The condenser is one of the most vulnerable parts of your central air conditioner because it is exposed to the elements. Read More 

Quieten Your Garage Door Opener With Sound-Dampening Pads

Electric garage door openers are much more than a convenience; in many cases, they are essential for homeowners who need assistance with opening and closing heavy garage doors. However, as useful as they are, some garage door openers are noisy. Much of the noise comes from their lack of sound dampening, as well as the use of inadequate hanging supports. By installing dampening pads and replacing thin supports with substantial pieces of angle iron, you will be pleased at how much needless noise can be removed. Read More 

Ways To Enhance The Security Of Your Residental Fence

Erecting a fence around your house can enhance the safety of your property and define the land boundaries between you and your neighbors. In addition, adding security features to a brand new or existing fence can help keep intruders and stray animals out of your yard. If you need ideas on how to upgrade your fence, the following guide can provide you with a some options. Increase The Height If your fence is low enough for someone or a dog to jump over, you should consider increasing the height of the structure. Read More