Category: home repair

Why is the Water in my Faucets brown and cloudy?

When the water coming out of the faucet turns brown or cloudy, it can be quite alarming; you expect water to be clear and colorless. Though it may seem unappealing, cloudy or discolored water is not necessarily “dirty”. These qualities may be caused by a number of reasons; not all of them adversely affect the health …

PEX Tubing Importance and Uses

The PEX tubing also known as PEX pipe is an excellent alternative to conventional piping structures made with metals like copper or with chlorinated polyvinyl chloride or other materials. The high performance and great strength of these tubes make them most preferred form of piping units to be used for all sorts of plumbing applications. The …

Why You Should Never, Ever Undertake DIY Roofing

Many homeowners are struggling for cash; times are tough and money is tight but under no circumstances should you ever undertake your own DIY roofing- except if you are qualified and trained. Why not? Well unless you want to cause more damage to your roof and hurt yourself in the process, stay well clear. Nobody wants …

Top Roofing Tips For The Rainy Months Ahead

With Spring in its infancy, rest assured there will be a number of rain showers from today through the ends of Summer.  Rain’s great for the lawn and gardens on our property, but repeated rain showers, moreover severe winds and hail can potentially be damaging for one of the most defensive parts of the home:  the …

Keep warm and dry by sealing your home

(HIB) – Winter may cause many homeowners to contemplate a new heating system or other major investments, but some small, smart investments can often go just as far toward protecting your home and saving you cash. Through the proper home maintenance techniques, you can keep typical damage caused by snow, ice and rain at bay and …

Protect your home by making minor mortar repairs

(HIB) – With colder temperatures looming, now is the time to check your home for deteriorating mortar joints and loose mortar – and make any minor repairs before they turn into major headaches. Freezing rain, ice, snow and deicers, as well as freeze/thaw temperature cycles have the potential to cause costly damage. Unrepaired damage can allow …

Siding Energy Insulation Performance

Home siding is one of the biggest home improvement projects which directly impacts on the value and appearance of your home while delivering energy and noise insulation efficiencies. There are numerous siding solutions on the market and they provide a wide variety of choice in style and appearance, cost, ease of installation, maintenance and energy and …