2015

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!

Hail Damage: How Will Your Siding Fare In A Storm?

28 September 2015
 Categories: Construction & Contractors, Articles

Large hailstones have the potential to cause damage to your home's exterior. Roofs, windows, siding, and landscaping all take the brunt of bad storms. Depending on what your siding is made from, you may experience little to no damage from hail, or you might have to end up replacing large sections of siding because the damage is so great. So, how will your siding fare in a hail storm? Keep on reading to find out. Read More …

4 Important Garage Door Safety Tips To Consider

8 September 2015
 Categories: Construction & Contractors, Articles

Your home's doors and windows may be well-protected against burglars, but the garage door remains a weak point in many cases. According to recent statistics, 9 percent of burglars choose the garage as their point of access during a break-in. To prevent a burglary from happening to your home, it's important to take the safety tips found below into serious consideration. Change Those Standard Codes Most garage door openers are initially programmed with a set of standard access codes that provide access via remote control. Read More …

4 Signs It’s Time For A New Roof

18 August 2015
 Categories: Construction & Contractors, Articles

So, you're wondering when it's time to get a new roof. There are usually plenty of visual cues that accompany the fact that you definitely need to replace your roof, but this is not always necessarily the case. There might be times where there might be an invisible factor at work, conspiring against you and your roof. What could these conspiring factors be? Contained within this brief article are 4 signs that it is time for new roofing. Read More …

Bring Back The Frogs: Three Tips To Troubleshoot Your Pond Pump Problems

30 July 2015
 Categories: Construction & Contractors, Articles

Have you noticed an increase in the number of mosquitoes in your backyard this summer? It has no doubt coincided with a decrease in the frog population that previously loved to hang out in your pond. While frogs love to hang out in ponds during the heat of the summer, dirty water is a big no-no when it comes to frog health. This is because frog skin is like a sponge and dirty water can be absorbed easily into their body, making them sick. Read More …

How To Easily Build A Low-Cost, Temporary Pallet Fence For A Job Site Or Other Small Area

15 July 2015
 Categories: Construction & Contractors, Articles

If you are looking for a low-cost way to temporarily fence off a small area that is relatively flat and level, recycling old pallets can be a great option. While not suitable for large sites, sensitive areas that require additional security, or areas with uneven terrain, pallets can provide a ready-made fence framework that can be erected quickly. Below is more information on how to easily build a temporary fence from pallets and a few extra materials: Read More …