9 February 2015
Most attempts at efficiency focus on things like air conditioning and heating, lights, and even alternative energy. However, there's one big energy consumer in your building that you may be ignoring. It's your elevators. Your elevators probably run all day and may get heavy use in the morning and evening. If your building is like most, the elevators haven't been replaced or significantly changed in decades. However, new advances in elevator technology are making elevators much more energy efficient.
3 February 2015
Your carpet can be one of the dirtiest things in your home. When it comes to cleaning it, there are tons of products available at your local grocery store that will get the job done. The problem with these products is that they contain harmful chemicals. If you have kids or pets, they are likely to be affected by exposure to these chemicals as they are rolling and crawling around on the carpet.
28 January 2015
Today, many homes are making use of what is known as "double wall" insulation. In this system, insulation batts are positioned between the studs and joists on the inside of the home, while rigid foam board insulation is applied over the exterior sheathing. Once this is done, whatever type of siding you choose to install can then be applied over the foam board. The following will show you the steps to take in order to install your own foam board insulation.
26 January 2015
Picking fencing material takes more than looking for the prettiest wood. You need to know what works well with difference paints, weather conditions and even the way you install the fencing. A few concepts of wood durability can help you figure out which woods to use for which purposes. Oak Wood Is Sturdy And Load-Bearing Oak wood is moderately rot resistant, but its claim to fame comes from its ability to take a punch.
23 January 2015
If you want to have a new roof for your home, metal roofing can provide you with many benefits. It is a product that will last much longer than conventional asphalt shingles, and it is very affordable to have installed. There are many different types of metal roofing systems to choose from, but standing seam metal roofing is one of the most popular and easiest to install systems. There are still different types of standing seam metals roofs, and here are three factors to consider to help you choose the system that is right for your home: