Home Buying Is Easier When You Know Your Remodeling Options

When my husband and I purchased our first home, the process was stressful, but we settled on one we liked enough to live in temporarily until we expanded our family. When moving time arrived, we both dreaded the expected stress. We ended up using a different real estate agent than we did the first time, and we made a great decision, because she had a lot of home remodeling knowledge! We were adamant on finally finding our "perfect" home this time. When she showed us homes that lacked features we desired that we would have "nixed" before, she let us know if the feature could be added, and usually it could! We are now in our new home that we had a few small renovations performed on after we bought it, and we love it! I want to help others by sharing some remodeling tips I learned on a blog!

How To Deal With Fluctuating Heating Oil Prices

5 August 2016
 Categories: , Blog

If you're new to heating oil -- maybe you just moved here from an area that uses a different fuel for winter heating, for example -- you may have gotten alarmed by stories about the ups and downs of prices and supplies. You will have to keep an eye on prices as winter approaches, but there are ways to make price increases sting less and to take advantage of price decreases. Read More …

Five Things That You Need To Know About Chimney Swifts

22 July 2016
 Categories: Construction & Contractors, Blog

Chimney swifts are one of the many types of wildlife that may take refuge in your chimney. Their main purpose for invading your chimney is to nest. Following are five things that you need to know if your chimney is providing a home for a nesting pair of chimney swifts and their feathered families.  They Can't Perch  If you have ever wondered why chimney swifts don't simply build their nests in tree branches and other horizontal surfaces like other birds, it's because chimney swifts lack the ability to perch. Read More …

3 Tips To Prevent Customers From Being Injured By Your Commercial Boiler

12 July 2016
 Categories: Construction & Contractors, Blog

If you own or operate a business that uses a boiler for heat, you might be worried about one of your customers being injured by the boiler. For example, the pipes that run throughout the building might get hot to the touch, or you might be worried about something happening with the gas. Luckily, following these tips can help you prevent your customers from being injured by your commercial boiler. Read More …

Custom Wrought Iron Gate Rusted? How To Get It Looking New Again

12 July 2016
 Categories: Construction & Contractors, Blog

Custom wrought iron driveway gates give your home privacy and also security. If you have had your gate for some time and it has started to rust, follow the tips below to see if you can get the gate looking brand new again. Remove the Rust Before you do anything, you have to get the rust off the gate. You can do this easily by using a steel brush. Simply scrub the gate with the brush with heavy force until the rust is completely gone. Read More …

How to Patch Drywall

7 April 2016
 Categories: Construction & Contractors, Blog

Drywall is bound to get damaged over the years. Drywall is soft so holes, dents, dings, and scratches of all shapes and sizes are inevitable. Since drywall is soft, it is also relatively easy to repair. In fact, you can buy all inclusive kits that allow you to patch holes of all sizes. These kits are affordable and easy to use as long as you are patient. This article explains how to use a drywall patch kit to make basic repairs. Read More …