There’s a reason why asphalt roofing is losing the popularity contest. It just doesn’t last that long! Many homeowners expect to get 20 to 25 years out of a new asphalt roof but asphalt content in today’s shingles have fallen to an all-time low, which means lower asphalt content equals lower quality. The quality of asphalt has gotten so bad that new shingles have began curling, cupping and shedding granules in just one year, and the asphalt shingle industry is in a panic trying to figure out how to keep fooling you. That is why metal roofs are gaining in popularity.
February 11, 2013Comments Off on Tired of Replacing your Roof after 15 Years?
September 30, 2012Comments Off on Clotheslines vs. Homeowners’ Associations
People who want to hang clothes outdoors are winning the battle against communities that ban the practice as more states are passing laws to forbid the clothesline ban. Homeowners Associations (HOA) have led the charge to forbid hanging clothes outdoors. These HOAs have claimed that the practice lowers property values. Other HOAs that are blunter claim that hanging clothes is a practice of the gauche lower class.
September 23, 2012Comments Off on Ideas to increase the value of your home
If you are selling, accommodating a new family or thinking of what will be left to your children once you leave, adding value to your home is always going to be a worthwhile endeavor. One way of making money is to acquire items of value, and another way to make money is to add more value to what you already have. The home, is without a doubt the most valuable asset in your arsenal and so today we are going to go through ways that you can increase the value of your home.
September 22, 20122 Comments
When you look around the house after the moving company has packed and loaded everything, you have a moment of apprehension. You wonder if your things are safe with the moving company and if you will see your precious belongings again. You brush off the feeling because you don’t know how valid your concern is! There have been instances when moving companies hold belongings for ransom till the consumer paid more than the price agreed upon.
September 16, 20125 Comments
Anyone who has tackled a remodeling project knows the feeling: what started out as a simple bathroom renovation becomes infinitely more complicated. Perhaps it’s something simple like an irreplaceable part. Perhaps the remodelers tells you the kitchen is in the same shape as the bathroom. Perhaps a decision to add on to the home now includes the county zoning board. Perhaps you’re pretty handy around the house and have decided you can handle the project, even though you’re expertise is confined to emergency repairs. Perhaps you think you can handle the project alone because you saw someone else do it on HGTV.