These Plants Are Poison!

One of the most common things that people are exposed to while clearing up their backyard are plants of the toxicodendron genus. They can easily mix in with the leaves and twigs that you are picking up, and the next thing you know, you have an itchy rash that is...

Replacing Your Bathroom Faucet

Your bathroom faucet probably sees a lot of use. If you live in an older home and it still is the original faucet, you probably experience some type of issue with it. It might squeak when you open and close it, there could be some leaking, or maybe you just feel like...

Why You Should Insulate Your Pipes

How long is the pipe going from your water heater leading to your faucet? You might wonder what difference it makes, and the answer is that you can lose a lot of heat over the length of the pipe. In fact, you could lose as much as 20% of the heat from your hot water...

Do You Need a New Showerhead?

Are you tired of your showerhead? Some homes still have decades old shower-heads attached to their shower from when the home was built. Others have cheap shower-heads that are failing and falling apart. If you want to take care of this in your home, it is not a very...

A Cheap and Durable Roof

What type of roofing material is the best? Unfortunately, the answer to that question is not a simple one. If you look at what material is the most popular one, however, the answer is very obvious - asphalt shingles. If you check the houses in your neighborhood, you...

Is It Too Noisy For You?

Peace and quiet. It is something that most people appreciate, but it is not always easy to come by, especially if you live in an urban area where there is a lot of noise. If you have heavy traffic or noisy neighbors, how do you keep the noise they generate from...

Preparing For the Worst

Disasters can happen anytime and anywhere. Of course, there are times and places that make a certain type of disaster more likely than another, but they all have one thing in common. With advance warning and planning, their impact can be much less than when they come...

Wood Siding – Pros and Cons

When asked what their favorite construction material for a home is, many will quickly answer wood. It might not be the most durable material, but it definitely makes for a beautiful home. Even though wood is more expensive and requires more maintenance than many other...

Aluminum Siding – Is It For You?

Different types of siding have different properties that will affect their lifespan, how much maintenance will be required and how it holds up to damage. Usually, you will need to take all of these factors into consideration and then weigh them against the cost of the...