How You Can Add Unique Design To Your Home With Decorative Glass

When most homeowners think about residential glass, they think about windows or sliding glass doors. You might not think about glass being used for any part of your home except in windows and doors. However, thanks to newer contemporary glass materials available today, you can incorporate glass into several parts of your home's basic structure for adding a unique and unusual appeal to your decor. Check out some of these unusual glass applications for your home's decor and learn how your home can stand out from all the rest. Read More 

5 Signs Your Garage Door Needs Immediate Attention

Garage doors need regular care and attention. But if you're in between service calls and something goes wrong, you may not know if it can wait until the next scheduled maintenance. Here are five signs that your garage door needs immediate attention. Water Leaks If your garage door lacks a tight seal, you face flooding and possible critter infestation. If you notice water coming through the bottom after it rains, a fresh piece of weatherstripping or astragal can generally eliminate the problem. Read More 

Dealing With Graying Asphalt Pavement

Ever notice how the dark, rich color commonly associated with freshly laid asphalt eventually gives way to a grayish shade over time? A graying parking lot or driveway can be an aesthetic turn-off for many, especially since those grayish shades are often associated with aging or worn-out parking lots. The following provides an in-depth explanation of why asphalt surfaces lose their rich black color with age as well as how to restore their youthful appearance. Read More 

Ideal Areas Of Your Home For Radiant Floor Heat

If you're redoing the floor in any part of your home and live in a climate with a chilly winter, you might be thinking about having radiant floor heat installed. This system, which involves specialized heating wires beneath the tiles, will warm the tiles and keep your feet cozy and warm. While there's an up-front expense to radiant floor heat, don't let this cost allow you to talk yourself out of the upgrade -- when your feet are toasty and warm, your entire body can often feel warmer. Read More 

5 Reasons You Should Only Work With Licensed Roofing Contractors

If your roof needs repairs it is important that you work with a licensed contractor. While you may be able to complete minor repairs on your own, for any repairs that you do not feel comfortable with you should contact a licensed contractor and check that their license is current before you accept a bid from them and begin the project. While an unlicensed contractor may submit a lower bid for a project, there are several ways that a license can give you a better sense of security during your project. Read More