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  • Planning A Commercial Construction Project? 4 Questions You Should Ask When Choosing The Property

    18 April 2017

    If you're in the process of planning your business expansion, you're going to need the right piece of property. Choosing the right property for your new location requires time and patience, especially if you want to avoid future headaches. Here are four questions you should ask before you choose a piece of property for your new commercial building. Is It Zoned for Your Business Needs? When it comes to choosing a commercial site, the first thing you should do is find out about specific zoning requirements.

  • 4 Problems Your Chimney Is Exposed To When Under Wet Conditions

    4 April 2017

    Getting your chimney inspected after the wet season in your area is highly important because chimneys experience a number of problems when introduced to wet weather. Here are four of the most common problems your chimney may suffer from: Rust: There are many metal materials that make up your chimney, which includes the flashing and firebox, which is inside of the chimney. If these metal materials are suffering from rusting, it becomes a problem because the rust will eventually start eating away at the metal.

  • Four Signs It's Time To Update Your Kitchen Cabinets

    3 April 2017

    In any kitchen, the cabinets are more than just a place to store your food and other kitchen utensils. Kitchen cabinets also play a huge role in terms of the overall look and function of your kitchen. Are your cabinets up to par? Here are just some things to look at to help answer this question. Failing The Full Hands Test When you have a package of meat in one hand and a can of sauce in another hand, just how easy is it to open or close a cabinet door?

  • Oh Deer: How To Use Fencing To Deter Deer From Your Landscaping

    21 March 2017

    Deer are gorgeous animals, but they can really wreak havoc on your lawn, garden, and landscaping. Many homeowners have taken drastic measures to prevent deer from damaging their property, from diversion tactics to sound repellent. Although these measures can work, a good, solid fence is going to provide much better protection. The following are some things to keep in mind when considering a fence: Taller Is Not Always Better One thing to know about deer is the fact that they can jump many feet in the air and can easily leap over any standard sized fence.

  • Plumbing Leaks And The Importance Of Detecting Them

    15 March 2017

    Plumbing leaks can happen for any number of reasons, from frozen pipes to clogs to rotting pipes. Just because you can't physically see the leak, there may be less obvious signs that you may have a leak. It's important for you to detect the leak if you happen to notice any signs. See below for some of these signs and why it's important to catch the leak as soon as possible and make any necessary repairs.

  • Why You Need a Construction Permit and How to Get One

    9 March 2017

    A construction permit or building permit can save your life and protects the value of your home. This document allows counties and cities to enforce their building codes. Local governments adopt certain codes to make sure that every building meets the minimum structural and safety requirements. Building codes are updated every few years because building materials and methods are constantly changing. Read on to find out what you need to work on a building project.

  • Catalpa On A Crushed Tin Roof: What Happens When Trees Meet Metal Roofs

    6 March 2017

    Most metal roofs are built to last. It takes a lot to damage them. However, they are not entirely nature-proof. That said, if your metal roof has fallen victim to a tornado or a hurricane and a large tree (like a one-hundred-year-old catalpa or redwood) has been dropped on the roof or shoved through it, here is how your roof repair is going to go. Dropped on Your Roof And Crushed

  • Have An Old House With No Security Or Exterior Lighting? Call An Electrician And Make These Changes

    28 February 2017

    If you want to add lighting throughout your property, having an electrician do the work is the best option. If you have a long driveway and a lot of property, you want to know what is going on at all times. All electronic devices aren't made for exterior use, and you want to get an expert in to do an evaluation and to install everything. Here are a few of the things that you want to talk with the electrical contractor about for your home.

  • What To Consider When You Get A New Picture Window

    18 December 2016

    If your home is on a lot with a beautiful view, then installing a picture window gives you the ability to enjoy the scenery from the comfort of a warm home. Plus, picture windows let in a lot of natural light, and that is a big benefit if the light reaches your kitchen or work area. The view from the window may become the focal point of your home as guests admire the view and your family relaxes with the beauty of nature.

  • Electrical Safety: Tips For Child-Proofing Your Electrical System

    12 September 2016

    As a parent of young kids, you understand the importance of child-proofing and general child safety. What you may not realize is the safety threats that your home' electrical wiring can pose. When it comes to general electrical safety for children, you'll want to reach out to your local residential electrician to assess your home and address any potential vulnerabilities. Here are a few of the things that you should consider.