When To Have Your Home Tuck Pointed
18 July 2016
Owning a historical home comes with significant responsibilities. You want to keep it in excellent condition while preserving its "period" look. Recognizing and correcting deterioration of the exterior, particularly if it's made of brick, is essential. If you want to be a steward of your historical home, you need to inspect it for damage and arrange for repairs.
When a home has older brick, you will need to have it tuck-pointed at times over the years.
Prepare Your Windows For Winter In 4 Easy Steps
28 March 2016
One of the areas of your home where heat is most likely to escape from is your windows. If you want to stay warm this winter, you need to take a few minutes and make sure that your windows are prepared for winter weather. Doing this should help reduce the overall heat that is lost from your home and should help lower your heating costs this year.
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Two Ways To Remove Paint From Wood Siding
23 March 2016
Removing paint from wood can be a painstaking process. There are many ways to go about it, and some paint jobs can be very stubborn, whether they are extremely old or recently painted. This article uses the example of wooden siding to explain two different approaches to paint removal. Of course, most of the same rules and techniques apply with other painted wood surfaces. You will learn if it is more practical to remove your paint with power sanders or chemical stripping agents.
Basement Waterproofing: Common Window Well Problems And Solutions
18 March 2016
Having windows on your foundation can help let in natural light to the basement and allow for proper ventilation, helping to eliminate musty smells in the basement area. Unfortunately, basement windows can also let in huge amounts of water during a storm, resulting in basement flooding issues.
Window wells are designed to prevent water from collecting near the foundation and are often installed if a basement windowsill is at or below the level of soil adjacent to the window.