How To Replace Worn Bottom Rollers On A Garage Door

Construction & Contractors Articles

If your garage door is noisy or opens and closes roughly, it is likely the rollers are bad. Garage door rollers, particularly those made from nylon, wear out after a few years of usage. The middle and top rollers are simple to replace, since you simply need to detach the hinges to which they are attached. However, the bottom rollers can be a bit trickier to replace, since they must be pulled free from their brackets.

28 March 2017

Tips for Inspecting Your AC Unit Before Spring


If you are looking forward to the end of winter, then you may already be looking at your air conditioner and thinking about what needs to be done to get the appliance up and running. This should be a concern of yours if the unit has been subjected to snow, ice, wind, and rain for the last several months. If you want a jumpstart on the warm season, then keep reading to learn about a few things you should do.

3 February 2017

The Hazards of Crawl-Space Mold and How to Keep Your Crawl Space Mold Free

Construction & Contractors Articles

You likely know that mold in your home can be hazardous to your family's health, but you may not think of your home's crawl space as a true part of your home and realize that mold inside of it is also hazardous to your health. Read on to learn how mold in your crawl space can affect your family's health and how a crawl-space repair professional can get rid of the mold and keep it from coming back.

10 October 2016

Glass Coffee Tables: 4 Options For Homes With Children


Children and glass are typically not a good combination. Glass can often shatter easily and cause potential safety hazards for children. However, just because you have children doesn't mean you need to limit the glass in your home. If you love the idea of a glass coffee table, then you can still enjoy one in your home. By collaborating with custom glass contractors, you can have a glass coffee table created that provides the most safety options for children in the home.

5 August 2016

Creating An Ideal Environment For Your Baby: 3 Plumbing Tips To Implement In The Bathroom


If you're an expecting parent, there's a good chance that you've already scoured through your home to remove any hazards that may potentially harm your baby. Most expecting parents only check the bathrooms to see whether they are clean enough, but fail to recognize that they also need to inspect and examine the plumbing there. If you have the time, you should get a plumber to make a quick inspection to determine whether everything is safe.

12 July 2016

4 Uses For Garden Window Installations In A Child's Bedroom


A garden window is typically installed in the kitchen of a home. It provides an ideal way to grow flowers or small edible plants like herbs by featuring an extended shelf and natural sunlight pouring in through multiple sections of window panels. Another location where you can get a lot of use out of a garden window is a child's bedroom. As children grow older, a garden window can provide a number of uses and create a useful part of their bedroom experience.

20 May 2016

4 Steps For Preparing Your Furnace For Winter

Construction & Contractors Articles

Like any appliance, your furnace will often require a tune-up after extended disuse during the summer months. Taking the right steps to prepare your furnace for winter will help you avoid unexpected breakdowns, reduced efficiency, and even fire hazards. Here are three things you should do before you use your furnace the first time this winter. Replace or Clean the Furnace Filter Proper airflow is important to keep your furnace running efficiently.

20 April 2016

Choosing The Right Asphalt Shingles For The Environment

Construction & Contractors Articles

Many homes have asphalt roofs, but asphalt roofing materials are not usually considered interesting or glamorous. However, you should understand that there are many reasons why asphalt roofing is utilized so often. The shingles are typically economical, easy to install, fire-resistant, and durable. You probably do not know that asphalt shingles can be environmentally friendly as well. Keep reading to find out how this is the case so you can make the right roofing supply choices when you decide to have a new roof placed on your home.

30 March 2016

Backyard Fence Gates: 3 Factors For Choosing The Perfect Entryway For Your Family

Construction & Contractors Articles

Having a fence installed in your backyard is a great way to enclose the property, add some privacy, and create a nice look. Along with choosing the fence material, color, and size, one of the final decisions you need to make for the fencing is the fencing gate that you want to install. A fence gate offers access to the backyard area, and for many families, the type of gate you choose is important.

11 March 2016

3 Tips for Staying Safe While Wiring Your Landscaping Lights

Construction & Contractors Articles

As warm weather approaches, you may start thinking about enjoying different outdoor activities, some of which will be at night. Because of this, you may decide that you would like to install landscaping lights. If so, use the following three tips to stay safe while wiring your lights. Be Sure the Power Is Completely Off Making sure that the power is completely off to the lights on your porch or deck is imperative to staying safe.

16 February 2016