Windows / 12.06.2018

Chilly spring rain and layers of snow can conspire to introduce wet rot on residential wood. This also includes fascia boards, door thresholds and jambs, and wooden garage doors. While checking for this problem, take time to inspect the weatherstripping. How to Spot Signs of Wet Rot Obviously, a visual inspection is a preliminary way to detect damage due to moisture retention. What are some signs? Bubbling paintwork or spot flaking indicates that something is going on beneath the surface to make the paint lose its bond. But a visual isn't...

Windows / 12.06.2018

There's no getting around it; the hotter the weather gets, the more expensive indoor climate control gets. There are a number of things that can be done to the home to rein in energy expenditure and lower utility bills. Using solar window film to save energy is a good jumping off point. Save Money on Energy Costs Energy efficiency is all the rage these days, and people everywhere are looking for ways to save money on their utility bills. Today’s newer, more energy efficient homes are being built with Low-E...

Bathroom / 12.06.2018

If you walk into your bathroom only to find a foul odor (well, let's just say fouler than normal) or see a puddle of water seeping from underneath your toilet, you might have a broken toilet flange on your hands. The function of the toilet flange is to connect the lower part of your toilet, the bowl, to the inlet for your home's sewer system. In the old days, flanges were made of metal, but nowadays they are more typically made out of PVC or similar plastic. These flanges...