3 Reasons Why Trusses Are Better Than Rafters
1 February 2016
A long time ago, all homes were built with roof rafters. The rafters were built to support the roof of the home, and they were almost always made on-site by a carpenter. Nowadays, this is not the case for most homes and their roofs. Instead, more and more builders are using trusses.
Trusses are designed for the same purpose but are pre-made in a factory setting and are later installed by a professional roofer.
Hard Water – The Damage Goes Beyond Your Home
12 January 2016
Hard water can cause numerous problems in your home's plumbing system and the appliances that use water. Did you know that the damage caused by hard water extends beyond your house? Hard water can actually contribute to problems with your skin, discolor your dentures and destroy your clothes.
The hard water that creates a film on your shower walls also creates a film on your skin. When you wash with water that isn't properly softened, the minerals in the water will prevent your favorite cleansing products from rinsing off of your skin.
Demolishing Steel, Fiberglass, Or Concrete Septic Tanks
22 December 2015
When you build a house away from municipal sewer lines, you will not have access to a city's water treatment station, so you have to deal with your own waste water. The most common setup for doing this is to attach a septic tank to your home. Over time, a septic tank can wear out and need to be replaced. If you move into an older home or you have lived in your home long enough to reach the end of your septic tank's service life, you need to abandon the old tank and install a new one.
How To Remove Carpet And Tack Strips
4 December 2015
If you are looking for a smart home remodel on a limited budget, you might want to think about new carpet. Installing new carpet should probably be done by professional carpet contractors. However, this does not mean there are several ways to make the job quicker and more affordable. For example, you can reduce the labor costs by removing the existing carpet by yourself. This article explains how to do it, and what tools are necessary.