When you live in a northern climate, you may have to deal with winter snow and ice and its effects on your roof and driveway. Because it can be common for temperatures in the winter to rise and fall, constant freeze-thaw patterns can do damage on and around your home. Here are ways freeze-thaw temperatures can damage your asphalt driveway and your roof, and how you can prevent them from happening. Seal Your Asphalt Read More»
No One Should Feel Claustrophobic in Their Own Home
Need A Bigger Nest? How To Turn A Pre-Engineered Metal Building Into An "Eggscellent" Chicken House!
Eggs are a favorite food for many Americans. Versatile, satisfying and easy to prepare, eggs are perfect for any meal or snack. Because many egg aficionados prefer the taste and quality of very fresh eggs, many now choose to have their own flock of laying hens on their own property, even when living inside cities and towns. If you are part of this growing trend of backyard egg producers, or plan to become one in the future, these tips will help you easily convert a pre-engineered metal building into a safe, comfortable and attractive chicken house for your flock. Read More»
Homeowners usually recognize the urgent need to remove flood water from carpeting or flooring, but they often fail to grasp the seriousness of saturated drywall. Even if the water level only reaches a couple of inches, the drywall will absorb water and begin wicking it up the side of the wall. Within a matter of days, water can be pulled several feet up a wall and turn a minor flood into a disaster for homeowners. Read More»
Central heating and air conditioning systems depend on a supply of clean air to keep them operating efficiently and to achieve a long lifespan. That’s why air filters at the intake must be kept clean or regularly replaced. However, in the effort to maintain the filter, it’s easy to overlook the cracks and crevices that exist around the filter. Inadequate sealing around air filters can allow damaging debris to slip into the entering airflow. Read More»
Bluing is an attractive means of decorating tempered steel with a rich, dark blue patina finish. It’s common to find firearms that have been blued, but other items can blued, as well. In fact, practically any tempered steel, from knife blades to wrenches to decorative fittings, can be blued. While there are a number of ways to blue steel, many of them involve the use of expensive chemicals and equipment. However, below is how you can perform bluing at home using relatively low-cost chemicals and common equipment you probably already have. Read More»