While it may not be immediately evident, the lifespan of a fence can vary significantly depending on a number of crucial details. One of the most important is the quality of materials used, from the actual lumber to anchoring and fastening materials. Here are some areas where quality is crucial:
When it comes to building a fence, small details can make a big difference in terms of quality and longevity. Photo: C & J Fencing, a Division of Mt. Diablo Lumber Inc. (2014)
Wood is the most essential constitutive element of a fence, which is why it’s important to regard quality when choosing board, post and railing materials. Continue reading “Prolong the Lifespan of Your Fence with Quality Materials” »
Do you still have leftover gift cards from the holidays? Watch this video for some helpful info about maintaining their value.
Do you know the protocol for trimming a tree that’s on your neighbor’s property but reaches into your yard? Watch this video for some helpful information.
Adding insulation to interior walls can go a long way toward improving in-home comfort and energy efficiency. Photo: Rogers Remodel Inc. (2014).
While insulating exterior walls is standard procedure in residential construction, this isn’t always the case with a home’s interior walls. Actually, many homebuilders neglect to insulate interior walls altogether, which often results in second-rate efficiency and poor soundproofing. For this reason, adding insulation to interior walls can be an inexpensive yet effective way to improve both the comfort and energy efficiency of your home. Continue reading “The Benefits of Adding Insulation to Interior Walls” »
Preventing credit card fraud is all about being careful. Watch this video to learn some useful tips.
When it comes to matching auto paint, several dynamics can factor into the process and affect the end result. Photo: Spectrum Auto Body (2014)
Sometimes when an auto body shop fixes a damaged car, the color of the newly painted bumper may not appear to perfectly match the color of the body. Considering the complex nature of paint matching, there are a few possible explanations that may account for this:
Watch this video to learn about the numerous benefits of installing a soft water system in your home.
When purchasing a new furnace, bigger isn’t always better. Photo: Kelly Plumbing & Heating (2014)
When it comes to installing a new furnace, many homeowners assume that bigger is better. However, according to Kent Penning, owner of Cold Craft, Inc., this is far from the case. “Some people assume that more power is better with furnaces, but it’s actually more important to choose one that’s properly proportioned to your home,” he explains. “If anything, it’s better to go with a smaller unit—it’ll do the same job and last longer than an oversized one.” Continue reading “The Importance of a Properly Sized Furnace” »
Watch this video to learn an easy way to recycle the corks from your old wine bottles.