What You Need To Know To Prolong The Life Of Your Asphalt Roof

According to Home Advisor, you can expect to get from 15 to 20 years of use from your asphalt roof. That depends on what materials were used, the quality of the installation and the types of weather in your area. Using quality materials and a reputable roofing company are the first steps to keeping your roof around. Regular maintenance in the following areas also insures that your roof is giving your home the best protection during its lifetime. Read More 

Clogs Stay Away: 3 Drain Cleaning Tools Every Homeowner Should Have

You can poke at it with a stick, pour it full of hot water, and even reach out for those chemical drain cleaners you already know are not going to work. However, when you really have a clogged drain, none of these outdated remedies will do the trick. As a homeowner, it often becomes your responsibility to take on the role of a plumber to try and tackle those crazy clogs that just will not budge. Read More 

Extreme Weather? Look At Siding Quality And Technology Before Price

If you're in the midst of remodeling your home and are still deciding on siding, be cautious about what you look for. Siding technology has gotten to the point where many people pay much more attention to the price than to the quality of the siding's workmanship. Yes, you should pay attention to the price -- no doubt about that! But you should also look for siding that can hold up well for a long time given the environment it will be in. Read More 

Two Questions And Answers About Motorized Blinds

Controlling the amount of sunlight that enters a room is a vital part of ensuring the space is comfortable for everyone to enjoy. However, there are many different types of blinds and shades that you can choose. Motorized blinds are a relatively new option for many homeowners, and as a result, there may be a couple of questions that they need answered.  How Do Homeowners Control Motorized Blinds? One of the most important benefits of motorized blinds is the ability to adjust them without having to go to every window. Read More 

Diagnosing Problems With A Garage Door Motor

A garage door motor can wear out over time. If you don't know what to look for, diagnosing problems with  a garage door motor can be tricky. However, if you know what to look for, you can often find and make repairs on your own without the need to call in professionals to make repairs for you.  Problems with Your Obstruction Sensors If your garage door will start to close and then stops even when there is no obstruction present, the problem likely does not lie with your motor. Read More