Which Home Renovations Could Hurt The Selling Price?

One of the biggest misconceptions about home renovations is that they automatically add value to a home. Although there are some renovations that do, there are also some that do not. In fact, it is possible for a renovation to lead to a decrease in your home's value. If you are thinking of selling your home in the future, knowing which renovations could hurt your home's selling price is important. Here are just a few. Read More 

Improving The Effectiveness Of A Flat Roof’s Drainage System

While flat roofs are easy to install and maintain, they are susceptible to water pooling. This is something that decreases the lifespan of these roofs, as water pools usually accelerate the rate at which the roof and its fasteners deteriorate. Add this to the fact that water accumulation on the roof increases the overall weight bearing down on the roof's structure, and you have a perfect recipe for a roof that needs constant repair. Read More 

Should You Use Reclaimed Lumber for Your Sunroom?

With the price of lumber continuing to rise since the Great Recession, those planning to construct a sunroom before summer arrives in full force may be looking for some money-saving methods—including the use of recycled or reclaimed lumber in place of freshly-cut lumber. If you have access to a large quantity of old barn wood (or even a disassembled pool deck), you may be able to build a sunroom for only the cost of screws and other finishing touches. Read More 

Three Ways To Make Your Residents Feel Happy And Secure

If you own an apartment complex, then you want to make it as desirable as possible. The more desirable the complex is, the easier your units will be to rent and the longer you are going to be able to retain the renters who do move in. You can learn about three ways you can cater to your residents here: Offer common areas where residents can mingle with one another Read More 

3 Signs You Need to Have Your Home’s Sewer Relined

Odds are you haven't given your sewer lines in your home much thought unless you've had a major problem. Relining reinforces the pipes and cleans them out, removing debris like pinching tree roots and sediment from water sources. Relining also makes your sewer stronger and less likely to burst or collapse in an emergency. It's best not to wait until you have plumbing issues to get your sewer relined, and luckily there are small and simple signs that can indicate to you that this needs to be done before you end up in a flood. Read More