home improvement: How Long Do Solar Panels Last? - 09/27/21 06:17 PM
One of the first questions homeowners ask about getting solar panels is how long do solar panels last? It helps to know the kind of energy you will produce when you are considering the costs of buying and installation. In general, the answer is somewhere between 25 to 30 years but that does not mean they will completely stop working after that. There is something called degradation rates which we will look at shortly but basically, after about three decades the energy production will have been degraded or reduced by a significant number. But as long as they are damaged, are … (2 comments)

home improvement: Modern Glass Conservatories and Frameless Glazing - 05/27/21 06:06 PM
If there is one material that's still growing in popularity in home construction, it’s glass. There are plenty of great reasons for this. Glazing is affordable, it’s flexible, and it looks fantastic. There’s little wonder why so many people continue to opt for modern glass conservatories as a matter of priority!
If you're considering an all-glass conservatory for the first time, you might be wondering what the overall benefits are – and what you can expect from this type of installation in the long run. Frameless glazing, for example, is just one option that many installers propose should you be looking for … (3 comments)

home improvement: The Top 10 Pest Prevention Tips - 04/22/21 12:53 AM
Have you ever had to deal with some kind of rodent, pest or bug infestation in the home? Having to deal with these creepy things is an annoyance you do not have to go through too often. With these prevention tips, you can take some easy steps to make your home less attractive to pests in the first place.
Ten tips on preventing pests in the home Limit plants and mulch around the home outside - If there are any trees that touch your home or shrubbery even you need to cut them back. These provide a bridge for pests to move … (2 comments)

home improvement: Does your house have termites? - 03/08/21 06:46 PM
One of the most destructive pests globally is termites. There are termites everywhere, in fact, there are over 2,300 species worldwide.
When you suspect you have termites you should take action straight away. Regular checks by a professional pest control service can catch an infestation before causes a lot of damage to your home.
As well as the condition and material of your home, your location can have an impact on the chances of infestation, they are particularly fond of warm moist climates. However, termites can strike any home, so what are the signs to look out for?
Signs your house has termitesSeveral early … (1 comments)

home improvement: Important Steps to Prevent Storm Damage - 02/24/21 08:34 PM
When the weather is great everyone enjoys it but when storms are approaching there are some important jobs to handle to make sure your home is ready. If you avoid doing them it could mean more damage and more repairs to pay for. Preventing storm damage is an important part of protecting your property and your family’s safety. Here are some important tips to get you started.
Check your home’s foundations - One of your steps to prevent storm damage is to check the foundations of your home for cracks and gaps. It is a place where water can easily get … (4 comments)

home improvement: Unblock Your Drain like a Pro with A Drain Snake! - 11/18/20 10:08 PM
If you are looking for another option for dealing with a blocked drain and are wondering what is a drain snake, then this is the perfect tool for the job. Also called a drain auger or plumber's snake, it reaches down further than you can get with other options so you can manipulate the clog. Even the most stubborn blockage can be handled so when you are looking at unblocking drains at home and the plunger is not effective, get yourself a snake. Just keep in mind that there is some risk with a snake that you could tear your pipes … (1 comments)

home improvement: Builds and Renovations – What to do with Old Concrete - 10/12/20 11:50 PM
There are times when you might plan out a renovation, or want to put in a great patio or add on an extension to your home - like an outdoor entertaining area. But you have a problem, old concrete that is in the way. Instinct might be its time to hire a jackhammer but pause a minute as this is not always the best or quickest method when you want to cut, drill or remove concrete slabs. That concrete does not mean your great plans are over.
Depending on what you need to do DIY may be an option or you might need to bring … (3 comments)

home improvement: A Veranda Will Make Your Home More Valuable - 07/28/20 08:43 PM
Home sales are inevitable, and when that time comes, we want the best value possible for our property. There are many ways to add value to a home (and your lifestyle). One of these is the introduction of a veranda. Let’s find out what a veranda is and how it can make your home more valuable.
What is a veranda?The roofed structure that extends to one, multiple, or every side of the home is called a veranda.  A verandah is different from a pergola as the latter has no enclosed roofing. The shade a veranda offers is perhaps its most important value. You can relax, … (3 comments)

home improvement: Top Home Security Tips - 08/08/19 10:40 PM
Our home is our castle, so its security (and those who call it home) is is a top priority. But of course, knowing how to beef up your home security is another thing. Luckily with just a few home security tips and simple precautions you can take care of your home and the most important asset of all - the safety of the precious people in our lives.
Crime statistics may vary in different neighbourhoods and cities, but no home is immune from burglary. So how do you secure your home? Follow this infographic that covers key home security tips to keep … (1 comments)

home improvement: Creating A Beautiful Outdoor Entertaining Area - 07/28/19 08:32 PM
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During the summer months, relaxing outdoors can be quite refreshing. To have a unique outdoor entertaining area adjoining you home – perhaps, as an extension of your usable living space - there is a need to invest your effort, time, and budget. When the investment is made correctly, the reward will worth the price. However, to ensure that your outdoor entertaining area is both functional and beautiful, keep the following key points in mind:
How do you plan to use your outdoor space? Will you be relaxing on a comfy sofa, having a treat with your family on a table or sitting … (0 comments)

home improvement: Your Bathroom Needs A Revamp If It Shows These Signs - 06/30/19 08:18 PM
The bathroom is an important department in your home; every upgrade to this space will not only improve your home’s value but also give you a much better convenience. Nothing compares to a fully-functional bathroom where you can get a hot bath after a very long day. Most times, however, we tend to find no indication or sign that will prompt us to consider revamping our bathroom. This is normal, considering that most of these problems are hardly conspicuous – you find them behind the tiles and the fixtures. In this piece, we will be taking a look at some of … (0 comments)

home improvement: Need More Natural Light Indoors? Say Goodbye To Dark Rooms! - 06/24/19 08:45 PM
Do you have dark rooms or area's in your home? Perhaps you have considered increasing the number of lights or lamps in your house to brighten it up? Yes, that will work, but getting pure natural light from the sun is much better.
Why use the sun? The brightness from the sun is not only healthier but also cheaper. You sure do not want to deprive your skin and mind of the enormous benefits that come with the sun’s Vitamin D.
Fortunately, increasing the amount of natural light reaching the interior of your home is not as difficult as it seems. I have compiled … (0 comments)

home improvement: Home Repairs That Require Attention To Avoid Further Expenses - 06/17/19 06:11 PM
The expenses that come with home maintenance can be overwhelming, especially when these repairs surface at the least expected time or when you have no cash to run them. Even at that, it is best that you attend to these repairs as soon as possible, considering that leaving them will eventually lead to bigger problems. The bigger problems will cost more and in certain cases, reduce the value of your home. Some of these repairs include:
Pest problemsPests are one of the biggest culprits when it comes to major home repairs. From termites, rats, or even bedbugs, these critters can make things … (2 comments)

home improvement: Planning a Small Bathroom Renovation? Here Are Some Useful Tips - 06/10/19 07:25 PM
 
Considering how important the bathroom is as a component of the household, it is understandable why renovating the space comes with quite a lot of emotion. There are several important decisions to make, including the design option, fixtures, and finishes. Thus the whole process takes longer. Also, most homeowners believe the size of their bathroom determines the type of luxury and finishes they get to choose from. But the truth is that every bathroom – even the smallest – can still enjoy the best finishes and luxuries, just like the larger bathrooms.
In this piece, we have compiled proven helpful tips that … (8 comments)

 
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