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  • Vetting A Roofing Contractor: Three Things You Absolutely Should Do

    22 August 2019

    The process of "vetting" means that you verify everything possible about a person before you hire them. Hiring a roofing contractor often makes people feel safe because they think that anyone claiming to be a roofing contractor knows what he/she is doing and is licensed to do it. That is a false sense of security if you are not vetting a contractor you want to hire. In fact, good contractors expect you to "

  • Getting New Windows? 3 Things To Consider

    10 July 2019

    Your windows play a major role in your home's curb appeal and also its energy efficiency. New windows can greatly enhance your home's appearance and even add value. If you have old or broken windows, you'll likely notice a big difference in your energy costs when you have new windows installed. While there are a variety of benefits to getting new windows for your home, there are a few key things to keep in mind.

  • Own A Restaurant? How To Avoid Serious Commercial Plumbing Problems

    29 May 2019

    If you run a restaurant, the last thing you want to deal with is a plumbing problem, especially one that affects your customers. Plumbing problems in a restaurant setting can ruin your business. Here are four steps that will make sure you're not sitting on potential plumbing problems: Don't Wait for an Overflow When it comes to dealing with plumbing issues in your restaurant bathrooms, you want to avoid procrastination. If your drains are sluggish, chances are good that you've got a serious problem lurking below the surface.

  • Protecting Your Garage Door From, Of All Things, Your Car

    22 April 2019

    New homeowners who are used to apartment parking lots and street parking may rejoice now that they have a garage of their own. If you're one of these people, congratulations, but be aware that you do have to be careful with your garage and especially the door. You usually hear about keeping your garage door in good shape through cleaning, maintenance, and inspections. What that advice normally doesn't address is protecting your garage door from your car.

  • Installing New Windows? Why You Should Include Storm Windows

    1 March 2019

    If you are installing new windows on your home, there are many things to consider, from the type of windows, how many you want to install, etc. One thing you should consider is adding storm windows. Below are four benefits of these windows so you can get your new windows installed. Saves Money Including storm windows from a company like Southern Glass & Mirror in your window installation can help you save money.

  • 3 Reasons Why Your Home Cooling Costs Fluctuate

    16 January 2019

    You keep the temperature on your air conditioner unit set the same all the time. Yet, sometimes your bill seems to follow an average, and sometimes it's considerably higher. What could be wrong? While it's hard to determine the exact cause of cost fluctuations, there are some culprits that are often to blame.  1. Ventilation The exhaust fans in the kitchen and bathroom serve an important purpose, in that they help circulate air, more importantly, moist, humid air.

  • Bringing The Right Touch To Historic Home Remodeling

    5 December 2018

    Historic home remodeling projects are about achieving the highest level of authenticity possible. How you go about getting the right touch, though, is a little more complex than just referencing photos from the period of the house and working from them. Consider these three tips as you contemplate how your vintage home remodeling effort is likely to go. Local Requirements If a house is located in a designated historical area or has been placed on a historical register, there may be very strict limitations on what you can and cannot do with it.