What Can Cause a Garage Door To Open Slowly Or Get Completely Stuck?

Garage doors and garage door opening systems don't typically require much maintenance, but they may require a little extra work if one or both of your doors is struggling to open or close. Symptoms of this problem are doors having difficulty opening and closing, getting stuck completely, and being noisy and squeaky. If the problem isn't immediately obvious you'll have to diagnose it yourself, but the good news is that you can also fix many problems yourself. Read More 

3 Landscape Ideas For A More Private Yard

You love your landscape, but you don't love the open invitation it seems to give to your neighbors and passersby. If you want your yard to feel more intimate and private, there are a few ways you can use landscaping design to accomplish a more seclusive appeal. Here are 3 ways you can use landscaping to make your property feel more private.   Create livable space If you want your private yard to have a secluded area where you can read, relax, or just watch the birds in the trees, you can have a section of your yard turned into a private 'room' of sorts. Read More 

Three Advantages Of A Condensing Furnace

Heating costs are one of the most expensive bills that homeowners have to contend with. If you live in an older home, you will probably have an older furnace. In decades past, gas furnace manufacturers were not as concerned with efficiency as they are today. Thus, if you want to get your heating costs down, you should consider updating your furnace. For the best results, you should install a modulating, condensing furnace. Read More 

4 Tips For Protecting Your Septic System When Hosting A Big Party

If you are planning to host an upcoming event at your home, you could be looking forward to spending time with your loved ones and having a good time. One thing that you might not have thought about yet, however, is how your party could have an effect on your septic system. Your septic system probably isn't designed to handle the influx of people who will be at your home, flushing your toilets and washing their hands, but there are things you can do to protect your system. Read More 

Three Main Benefits Of Metal Roofing

Choosing the roofing material for your home can have important consequences for the future. For example, if you put asphalt shingles on your home, they can absorb the UV rays from the sun, transform them into heat, and then allow that heat to seal into your home. This can lead to increased air conditioning bills. Metal roofing can help to keep your cooling costs down, but it can also bring a few other important benefits. Read More