Pros and Cons of Metal Roofing

Metal roofs are very durable, and will last twice as long as an asphalt or wood roof. They are usually made from steel or aluminium and provide excellent protection from the elements if installed properly.The main downside is that metal roofs are more costly than...

Keeping Your Sump Pump Running

Depending on where your house is located, you might need a sump pump in your basement. The purpose of this is to keep groundwater from seeping in to your basement from below, or surface runoff from making its way in. Your sump pump will activate automatically when it...

Where Do You Get Your Water From?

If you are among those that have a private well, you might feel like your water is better than that of those who are connected to the public water system, but is that really the case? Unless you have the water tested, you can’t know for sure that it is not harmful to...

Linoleum Floors

Linoleum was commonly used in homes early last century, but has seen a resurgence in popularity in recent years because of being eco-friendly. It is not as durable as other flooring materials. Using acidic or alkaline cleaning products on linoleum floor will cause...

Looking at Your Interior Doors

Doors – We often don’t pay much attention to them, even though we step through doorways more times than we can count every day. Installing a door correctly is a complicated job, and a failed installation can be unsightly, and even dangerous. Even though the door...

Keeping Your Children Safe At Home

If you are a parent, keeping your children safe is a priority in your life. There are many ways in which you can childproof your home, if you have young children or toddlers. Here are a few, inexpensive suggestions. Corner bumpers – These are especially important if...