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 

Common Misconceptions About Patio Doors

Many people admit that they love the look of patio doors, but they have concerns about security, safety and energy efficiency. The clever design and sturdy build of most modern patio doors make them a great choice for many homes, if you can look past a few mistaken beliefs. Here are some common misconceptions that people have about patio doors, and the truth about each one. Misconception: Patio doors are not secure Read More 

Plumbing Supplies You’ll Need Before You Replace Your Old, Leaking Toilet

Your old, leaking toilet has finally gotten on your last nerve. After sopping up countless gallons of leaking water from your toilet's leaking tank, water line, or bowl, you've finally chosen to set aside the upcoming weekend to replace your toilet. To make this do-it-yourself job as easy as possible, make sure you have these plumbing supplies on hand before you begin getting your hands dirty. Plumber's Tape Your plumbing system and toilet has multiple connection points that will leak water if they're not completely airtight. Read More