Outdoor Kitchens & Living Spaces Benefits of an Outdoor Living Space In addition to being fantastic locations for hosting dinners, parties, and other get-togethers, outdoor living spaces offer other significant benefits. They make a yard more functional, reduce water needs, and increase home values.
Painters Planning Your Project A new paint job can brighten up a dingy room or revitalize an entire house. In fact, some real estate agents consider a fresh coat of paint to be one of the most cost-effective home improvement options.
Patios & Decks Patios Materials. Today’s market affords an array of attractive patio materials.
Paver Installation Paver Attributes and Uses Pavers are brick-like pieces of high-density concrete molded at a factory and shipped to the jobsite. Once at the site, they are installed individually as the top surface of a patio, walkway, or driveway.
Pest & Termite Control Household Insects Typical household insects include roaches, ants, silverfish, earwigs, bed bugs, and spiders. The strategy for managing these pests used to be limited to one tactic: applying synthetic pesticides.
Plumbers Simple Plumbing Checks Pipes. Check exposed pipes for signs of leaks or corrosion, which can present as rust stains or green or white discoloration around metal fittings.
Pool Companies Pool Construction Gunite pools are the most common pool type because they can be built in any shape or size the homeowner wants. Gunite construction involves a number of steps.
Pressure Washing Pressure washing, or power washing, is a specialized home exterior cleaning service used to clean siding, windows, eaves, decks, patios, concrete, limestone, and other surfaces. Mildew, algae, dirt, and particulates in the air can gradually dull your house, patio, and driveway (and plenty of other surfaces around your property).
Public Adjusters What is a Public Adjuster? If you have filed an insurance claim before, you are probably familiar with insurance adjusters.
Roofers Types of Roofs Gabled roof. A gabled roof is perhaps the most iconic roof shape.
Security Systems Selecting an Alarm System A service-oriented security company will custom-design a system based on details like the number of floors and entry points in the home and preferences for interactive features, such as remote access. Homeowners should know how the system works, how it is installed, and how it responds to emergency situations.
Shower Doors & Mirrors Shower Doors Whether a shower is a stand-alone unit or has a bathtub attached, it is imperative that water stays in the bathing area. A glass shower door can let light in more efficiently and keep water out much more easily than a shower curtain.
Shutters, Shades & Blinds – Custom Benefits Shutters, shades, and blinds provide privacy and help to keep heat out in the summer and warmth in during winter. They also minimize glare from the sun and protect furniture, flooring, cabinetry, and artwork from UV rays, which cause color fading over time.
Siding Types of Siding Vinyl siding is durable, cost effective, and resistant to pests, rot, and UV damage. It is also virtually maintenance-free, aside from an annual rinse with water and a household cleaner.
Solar Panel Installation Benefits of Solar Power Solar power systems can save homeowners 20 to 100 percent on electricity costs compared to traditional power systems. In most regions, a solar panel system that generates 100 percent of the home’s electricity will pay for itself in about 2 years.
Spas & Hot Tubs Health Benefits Hot tubs and spas offer a number of potential health benefits. Soaking in warm water increases circulation, which, in turn, has positive effects, including healthier skin and lowered blood pressure.
Sprinkler Systems System Components Sprinkler heads. Different types of heads are designed for different parts of the yard.
Stucco Repair Stucco vs. Siding Both stucco and traditional siding insulate your home and protect it from weather-related damage.
Tile, Grout & Stone Cleaning Grout Sealing Sealing your grout is essential for preventing stains, mold, and mildew from appearing. Grout is a very porous substance, and thus, it absorbs liquids very easily.
Tile Installation Selecting Tile There is a wide variety of tile available at an equally wide range of prices. While variance in price may sometimes reflect a functional characteristic, such as a tile’s superior durability, price is more often tied to aesthetic elements and the extra labor they might entail during installation.