• How To Maintain A Bamboo Fence

    4 July 2016

    Bamboo fencing is a popular alternative fencing material that provides a unique aesthetic to your yard similar to, yet distinctive from, traditional lumber. Because of bamboo's unique material qualities, bamboo fences have a specific set of advantages and drawbacks, and need to be maintained in a certain manner to ensure that they remain in good shape for as long as possible. Visual Inspection The first thing that you should do is walk around your fence to inspect for signs of rot and physical damage.

  • How To Prepare Your Chimney For Winter

    15 June 2016

    Your home needs to be prepared to prevent heat from leaking out of it as the winter months approach. Failure to do so results in higher energy bills and reduced comfort levels within your home. Your chimney can be a significant source of heat loss if it is not properly prepared for the cold weather. Check for Leaks The first thing that you should do is check your chimney to see if there are any leaks or signs of water damage.

  • Avoiding Roofing Problems Occasioned By Solar Panel Installation

    24 May 2016

    Installing solar panels can give you access to clean energy, but it can also damage your roof if you aren't careful. Here are a few measures to ensure that your quest for alternative energy doesn't end in roof damage: Start From Roof Design Ideally, your preparations for solar installation should start from the design of the roof. This is because solar panels work best on certain roofs, so you should know the requirements and incorporate them in your roof design early on.

  • Examining Which Fungal Growths Prefer Your Home's Materials

    9 May 2016

    A study published in the US National Library of Medicine in2011 shows that some fungi and molds found in water damaged structures do seem to have an attraction to certain types of building materials. Learn more about which kinds of mold and fungi prefer water damaged materials in your home. The Famous Green Mold On Walls When damaging water has come into your home, like in a flood or something as small as a roof leak, you may see a green mold growing on the walls in the area water has come into contact with.

  • 4 Ways That Commercial Roofing Can Be Improved With Modern Materials For More Savings

    25 April 2016

    The days of old heavy asphalt roofing for commercial business are over, and today, modern materials like foam roofing and synthetic membranes replace these old materials. These materials can also be used for improvements to help reduce energy and repair costs. If you are considering improvements for you commercial roofing, here are some ways that modern roofing materials can benefit your roof:   1. Replacing Old Heavy Asphalt With Modern Foam Or Membrane Roofing