Archive for February, 2016
Doors are such an important part of our homes. They are not just simply for coming in and out of. They can really change the entire feel of the home and of course, they must match the style of decor we have chosen. Doors to rooms and hallways are even a different consideration than those that open to the outside. Inside doors need only be for sound proofing, separation and look. Doors that open to the outside, however, not only need all of the above, they must provide enough privacy and security so that passers by with less than perfect intent do not see your home as a possibility.
Front doors are the first impression. When guests come to your home, the front door is usually the first greeting. While it needs to be secure, weather proof and sturdy, it should also be warm and welcoming.
If you are remodeling your home or looking to buy a new one, windows are a very important subject. You want them to look good but to also provide the security and privacy needed in a residence. There are many different types of windows that you can be buy but this article will focus on one specifically: steel windows.
Steel framed windows are exactly what they sound like. They are windowpanes that are outlined by steel frames giving them a sturdy and modern look. Most industrial buildings and office buildings have these. They are great for separating rooms and blocking out sound while still being able to see the entire floor. Some residents will use them in their home b
Modern air conditioning units make life in much of the country possible. This is why they can be found in at least two-thirds of all American homes. At least 5% of all electricity produced in the United States each year is used by air conditioning units. This represents an annual cost of about $11 billion. While we may not want to think about our heating and air conditioning units or air conditioning maintenance, waiting until they break down can cost a lot of money and make our lives very uncomfortable. There are things we can do to prevent the need for expensive air conditioning service.
Tips to Keep Your Air Conditioning Unit Running Smoothly:
- Check and replace your air conditioning filte
Owning a home is a lifelong commitment to the work that may need to be done from time to time, including roof repair, gutter replacement, vinyl siding repair, painting, and window replacement. Home repairs can be costly, but in the long run it is better to get the highest quality work done, that will last the longest, and increase the value of your house. Buying a house means being able to afford to make the payments on it, but you should also have money saved for any necessary repairs, especially if it is an older house. Homeowners can spend about 1%-4% of the home’s value on repairs every year.
32% of homeowners surveyed say that there are restrictions on the colors of the outside of their home, by some outside organization that monitors the neighborhood. Regardless of whether this is th
If you live in a coastal state then you more than likely have had to worry about a hurricane at some point. Hurricane home preparation is of the utmost importance and the last thing you want to be asking yourself when you hear that a storm is on the way is “did I do enough to protect my home?” If you make the right choices when it comes to storm protection materials for your home like hurricane impact windows and high velocity hurricane shutters you can be confident that you took all necessary precautions to protect your home. Here are a few helpful reminders when it comes to outfitting your home to withstand a hurricane: