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.
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
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.
When your asphalt shingle roof starts leaking or shingles start peeling, you have a decision to make. Should you have the roof repaired or is it time to replace it entirely? The distinction is not always a clear one. To help determine which is the better choice for you, follow these guidelines.
How old is your roof?
Over 20 Years: The average asphalt shingle roof has a life expectancy of about 20 years.
Going green and investing in a new asphalt shingle roof are not mutually exclusive. Whether you are going with asphalt due to cost, appearance, or HOA requirements on roofing materials, you can still make some decisions that help asphalt be an eco-friendly option. The following tips can help you with this goal.
Tip #1: Upgrade your underlayment
When it comes to installing a green roof with thin asphalt shingles, the underlayment plays an important role.