Never Be Afraid to Build Your Dream Home

When our family quickly began outgrowing our home, my husband and I couldn't decide whether to add onto our current home or move into a larger one. One day, when we were checking the local area looking for "home for sale" signs, we saw a sign we couldn't take our eyes off -- there was a large plot of land for sale for a great price in a great location. We had never thought of building our own home before, but after a little research, we realized that it wasn't as costly as we thought, especially considering the great deal we got on the land. The entire process was a learning experience, but thankfully, the building team was very pleasant and helpful. We now love our new home, and I am excited to share our experience on our new blog. I also plan to post many planning and construction tips!

Installing A Skylight Without Leaks

19 November 2014
 Categories: Construction & Contractors, Articles

Skylights are a wonderful way to get natural light into your home without worrying about your privacy. However, as with any hole in the surface of your roof, skylights have the potential to be the cause of leaks. The enjoyment of your skylight is going to be seriously hampered if you have to keep buckets under it to catch all the leaks. The secret to avoiding this is to install it right the first time. Read More …

4 Ways Your Old Windows Are Draining Your Wallet

19 November 2014
 Categories: Construction & Contractors, Articles

Older windows may look nice and give a rustic charm to your home, but all of that comes with a price. Older windows are a money drain, and there are a number of ways in which they are costing you money, some you might not even think of. Untimely Fixes Unless you're in a brand new home, you aren't going to be set up with the perfect, most energy-efficient window situation. Read More …

3 Reasons Why You Need A Stamped Asphalt Driveway

19 November 2014
 Categories: Construction & Contractors, Articles

If it's time to replace your home's driveway, don't simply opt for another concrete or plain asphalt driveway without thinking about it. There's a driveway option that many homeowners don't think of that has a lot of benefits over ordinary asphalt. Do you want a driveway that's more aesthetically pleasing than the one that you have now? Do you want a driveway that costs less time and money to maintain? Do you want a driveway that will last longer than the one you have now? Read More …

2 Issues That Cause Your Garage Door To Cycle Slowly

19 November 2014
 Categories: , Articles

Whether you're running errands, taking your kids to school, or heading to work, you begin your daily commuting with the same task—cycling your garage door. For the past several years, your garage door has functioned flawlessly. However, it's now beginning to cycle slower each day. Instead of letting your garage door delay your daily tasks, inspect it for these potential issues and perform or arrange for the necessary repairs: Overworked Torsion Springs Read More …

Everything You Need To Know To Avoid A Septic Scourge

18 November 2014
 Categories: Construction & Contractors, Articles

It's easy to forget about your septic tank. You can't see it or hear it, and it does its job without complaint most of the time. Neglecting your septic tank can result in a major mishap, though, so you would do well to keep it in the back of your mind. Just like any other part of your home, your septic tank needs maintenance from time to time. Here you will learn how to care for it so it can continue to take care of you without major problems. Read More …