3 December 2015
If your shingles are looking faded and patchy, it may be time to install a new roof. However, there are two main options for installing a new roof: you can either have the roof entirely replaced, or you can have a roof overlay installed. Both processes are fairly distinct, despite fulfilling the same purpose, and thus each carry with them a unique set of advantages and disadvantages. Understanding the differences between a roof replacement and a roof overlay can help you choose the one that best fits your needs.
26 October 2015
Truck weight scales play a crucial role in charging by weight over the bridge, as well as preventing axle overloading. Driving an overloaded truck can result in hefty fines and when charging by weight you must accurately determine the weight of the goods. Truck weighing scales are often reliable and offer durable performance. However, there are times when weight scale failures occur. Here are four causes of truck weight scale failures that you may run into.
6 October 2015
Wooden decks provide a natural and rustic aesthetic to your home, but are also exposed to a great deal of weather exposure. While they are able to withstand most of the things that nature throws at them, heavy amounts of moisture and changes in temperature can still cause damage to decks. Therefore, if you want to protect your wooden deck through the winter months, there are a number of steps that you should take to ensure that it holds up against the cold weather.
2 September 2015
Have you ever thought about whether your roof is friendly to the environment? If not, you can count on the fact that it's probably a big energy waster that not only contributes to greenhouse gases but also wastes your money on climate control. Here are three ways to determine if your roof is eco-friendly or if it's a big waste of energy. 1. Color Of all the colors, black absorbs the most heat.
11 August 2015
If you will be working with commercial scaffolding for the first time on your next building project, then here are some dos and don'ts to help you work safely: Do Use Climbing Ladders When workers are climbing up the scaffolding, they should only climb on the designated climbing ladders. This is the only safe way to climb, both for the worker and the scaffolding. Don't Climb on Braces Workers should never climb on the scaffolding braces when moving between the working levels.
30 July 2015
If you have decided to resurface your home's bathtub with epoxy refinishing paint, then it is important for you to follow these tips to ensure a professional-looking finish: Tip #1: Carefully Prepare the Surface for Paint In order for epoxy refinishing paint to adhere well to your home's old bathtub, the tub's surface must be very clean and free of any soap, grease, or dirt. To clean the bathtub, start by rubbing down its entire surface with a cotton rag that has been soaked in acetone.
15 July 2015
A new fence in your yard can have a number of benefits. It can create a safer play area for your kids and pets. It can also help define your lawn, separating it from other landscaping elements. A taller fence can also give you a greater sense of privacy that might allow you to further enjoy your property. Many people want a new fence, but do not want to deal with constantly restaining and waterproofing it over the years.
25 June 2015
Making the decision to build your own home can be extremely exciting and satisfying, but many people are unaware of the realities of the process. Home construction is not as simple as merely purchasing a lot and then watching the home of your dreams spring up from the ground. There is a great deal of careful planning and site preparation involved that your excavation contractor will be sure to have a hand in.
10 June 2015
As windows age, they often start to leak air. This can make it difficult to keep your home interior at the desired temperature. You might end up spending a lot of money heating and cooling your home if all of your expensively conditioned air is escaping through leaky windows. Most commonly, the problem occurs when the glass window panes become dislodged from the frame. This article will explain how to reseal your panes to prevent leakage.
3 June 2015
At some point during the duration of owning your home, you might find it useful to give your curb a little trim. When it comes to home value, curb appeal makes a huge difference. Your curb, along with your driveway, landscape and the condition of your home's exterior, goes a long way toward improving the sale price you can expect to receive for your home. With that in mind, you might consider getting your curb trimmed and cut, along with other concrete fixtures on your property.