If your roof is reaching the end of its life, there is a good chance the gutters on your home are reaching the end of their life as well. Gutters are not a product that most people have to purchase that often, so it can be helpful to know the different gutter features that you'll be choosing from. #1 Gutter Material Gutters come in a variety of different metal materials. You can purchase copper gutters, steel gutters, or aluminum gutters.
When summer temperatures hit, energy costs can skyrocket as people run air conditioners and fans to try to keep their house cool. To keep those expenses down, there are a few things homeowners can do. Read on for some tips on how to lower your cooling costs this summer. Plant Trees New trees add to the beauty of your landscape and as they grow, will help keep your house and property cool.
Preventing water from pooling on your home's roof is critical when it comes to warding off serious structural damage. The gutter system that runs along your home's roofline can play a critical role in moving water safely away from your home. Installing new rain gutters can be a great way to improve the efficiency of your home's gutter system, but some important considerations must be made to prevent disaster in the future.
While your windows may appear perfect and intact, the real situation may be much different. This is especially true if you live in an older home and haven't had the windows replaced in quite some time. Windows are an incredibly important part of your home, and it may be time for you to think about getting replacements. Use this information to learn more about why you should replace your windows as soon as possible.
Many homeowners don't really know how old their windows are unless they are the first owners of the home. If this is your situation, you are likely wondering how to know when it is time to replace, rather than repair, your old windows. The following guide to replacement signs can help you determine the best course of action. Sign #1: Condensation buildup If you have double- or triple-pane insulated windows, one of the first signs of a problem is condensation buildup between the layers of glass.
For many people, spring is a time for cleaning. I am one of these people. Once warm weather arrives, I feel energized and ready to conquer the large list of cleaning chores that usually need to be completed around my home. One of the chores I always complete during the spring months is window cleaning. I am ashamed to admit that I don’t ever clean my windows during the cold weather months. Because I’m extremely cold natured, I won’t venture outside to scrub my windows in the winter. If you’re making a spring cleaning list, don’t forget to put your windows on it. On this blog, you will discover why spring is the best time of the year to clean your windows.