Habitat In Humidity: Mold Resistant Building Materials And Design

If you're remodeling an old house or building a new one, combating and preventing future moisture problems should be one of your top concerns. With builder grade materials, you don't get as much prevention as you would when specifically choosing building materials that are resistant to mold and mildew. Here's how you should design and outfit your remodeled or newly-built space to prevent future mold growth.  1. Opt for treated wood. Read More 

Sewer Line Snag Or Drain Dilemma? Here’s How To Tell The Difference

If your home's wastewater is outstaying its welcome, you can be forgiven for wishing for the "good old days" of outhouses, wash buckets and chamber pots. You're most likely looking at one of two problems -- a clogged drain (which you may be able to fix yourself) or a malfunctioning sewer line (which requires the aid of a professional plumber). Here are some ways to tell which problem is plaguing your home. Read More 

What You Should Know About Automatic Garage Door Sensors

The sensors on automatic garage doors prevent them from causing serious injury or damage. Without them, you could close your garage door only to realize too late that something or someone was in the way. If you have an automatic garage door, you should familiarize yourself with the sensors, so check out these five important facts. The Sensors Are Designed to Prevent Injury and Damage Garage doors are heavy, and they are under a lot of tension, making them a potential hazard. Read More 

4 Things To Consider When Buying New Windows

If you're in the market for new windows, your head is probably spinning at the sheer variety of choices and options awaiting you. Without some guidance and foreknowledge, it can be all to easy to buy the wrong products for your needs. Here are four basic considerations you should always keep in mind during your window-shopping adventures. 1. Operable vs. Fixed Some windows move, and some don't. Which kind you select will depend on such factors as the window's size, intended use, location and cost. Read More 

Does Your Electrical Panel Need An Upgrade?

Most people don't give their electrical panel a second thought until a circuit trips and they need to go turn the power back on. While, for the most part, this is just fine, you still need to evaluate its condition every few years and determine if it is time for an upgrade. How Old Is The Panel? If your home was built before 1974 it is likely you will need the panel replaced, if it hasn't been already. Read More