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3 Common Deck Railing Materials Compared

14 June 2016
 Categories: Construction & Contractors, Blog

The material that you choose for your deck railing will determine how durable it is, how often it requires maintenance, and what it looks like. Here is a comparison of three common deck railing materials. Wood Wood is one of the most common choices for both decks and deck railing because of its time-tested advantages. Wood railing is strong, affordable, and can be painted or stained to compliment the appearance of any home. Read More …

3 Simple Solutions To Reduce Problems With Evaporative Coolers And Keep Cool

11 May 2016
 Categories: Construction & Contractors, Blog

If you have an evaporative cooler as the main cooling system for your home, it may be the cause of problems in your home, such as humidity and condensation. An evaporative cooler can also be affected by the climate outside of your home, which is why you may want to consider improvements to ensure your cooler performs at its best and your home is always cool. Here are some solutions that you may want to consider to help deal with some of the common problems that you may have with an evaporative cooling system: Read More …

In-Law’s Visiting And Staying In A Travel Trailer Outside? Tips For Using Extension Cords Safely

6 May 2016
 Categories: Construction & Contractors, Blog

If your in-laws are visiting you and staying in a travel trailer in your backyard, you may need to provide them with some electricity. If so, you are likely going to use extension cords. Below are some tips on using these cords safely. Make Sure the Extension Cords Are Outdoor Rated When you purchase your extension cords, make sure they are rated for outdoor use. This information would likely be on the label. Read More …

Soil Building And Why It Is So Important To A Healthy Landscape

6 May 2016
 Categories: Construction & Contractors, Blog

The quality of your soil is the most important element in how well your landscape plants grow. Preparing the soil ahead of time for planting is a must, but the mistake most homeowners make is not regularly continuing the practice.  Healthy Soil is Rich in Humus Humus is the organic matter in your soil. Unfortunately, humus breaks down over time to where it no longer does its job. Once humus is gone, plants are less able to extract nutrients from the soil, meaning you must continually add more fertilizer. Read More …

3 Ways To Go Green With Your Air Conditioner This Summer

22 April 2016
 Categories: Construction & Contractors, Articles

One of your biggest expenses during the summer is likely your electric bill; the hotter weather of the summer means more air conditioning set at lower temperatures. If you are using window units, which are notoriously energy gobblers, your bill may also be especially high. However, even a household with central heat and air and a heat pump can still experience significant increases in their electric bill in the summer. Not only is all this energy usage bad for your wallet, but it is also bad for the environment. Read More …

About Me
Working With Professional Contractors

I have never been much of a DIY-er, but when I moved into my first home, I decided to try my hand at a few projects. My ideas blew up in my face--badly. I found myself struggling to put wiring back together and to repair the lawn that I had butchered. Instead of trying to clean up the mess and make things right on my own, I contacted a team of professional contractors for help. They were amazing to work with. They went through and worked room by room to repair my mistakes, and it was really incredible to see the difference they made.