2016

Good Old Wood: Is This Traditional Siding Material Right For Your Home?

If you're a homeowner whose house is in need of new siding, you've likely seen how many choices are available -- and there are a lot. One of those choices is wood, an old, old choice that can look wonderful if done right. However, as simple as wood siding seems, it may or may not be the best choice for you depending on your needs. Here are a few considerations that could help you make your decision about whether or not to use wood.

New Oil Furnace Installation - Extras To Keep Fuel Clean

If the heating system in your home has broken, then it is time to choose a new system to warm your house. If you live in an area where natural gas is not available, then a heating oil variety may be your best option. It is always wise to find an oil boiler model that is as efficient as possible to reduce fuel costs. Newer boilers or furnaces are between 83% and 94% efficient.

Clean Air, Scented Air, Cool Air: Air Conditioning Maintenance Tips That Change The Way You Smell And Breathe

Most tips for air conditioning maintenance all say the same things about cleaning this and checking that. This is not one of those articles. Instead this gives you more unique tips so that the cooled air that enters your home does more to help you breathe and make your home smell better while making it feel better. Cleaning the Air Along with running a dust cloth along the entire exterior cabinet of your air conditioner's condenser, you can do more to clean the air entering your home.

4 Waterproofing And Drainage Improvements That Will Protect Your Foundation

Problems with your foundation can be caused by many different issues. The foundation damage can be due to failed waterproofing and poor drainage. Addressing issues with water around your home can save you money on foundation and structural repairs to your home. If you want to avoid costly repairs, here are some waterproofing and drainage solutions that you may want to consider for your home: 1. Interior Drainage Systems And Improvements

3 Alternatives To Lay Over Your Asphalt Shingles And Reduce Reroofing Costs

Asphalt shingles are an affordable roofing solution that is commonly used on homes but they are not the most durable materials. Eventually, you will need to have old shingles torn off and replaced, which can be a costly process. To reduce the cost of reroofing your home, you may want to consider laying a new roof over existing shingles. This can be done with alternative materials, such as composites or metal roofing panels.

Using Environmentally Friendly Practices Around Your Golf Course

If you manage a golf course, you know the importance in keep your grounds trimmed for the players who use it to play their games. If you are environmentally conscious, you can take some steps in the way you maintain your golf course to help leave less of a carbon footprint in the process. Here are some "green" practices you can use when doing routine landscaping to your golf course, helping to keep the earth cleaner as a result.

Can You Make Money By Fabricating Custom Tube Fenders?

If you spend much of your free time working to make your off-road vehicle more rugged for the trail, you may have already invested some money (and sweat) into custom tube fenders. Not only can these fenders help protect your vehicle (and your own life) upon contact with potential hazards, they'll provide the lower clearance needed to help upgrade your tire size without investing in a body lift. In some cases, friends and fellow off-road enthusiasts may have enlisted you to help with their own fender projects -- leading you to wonder whether fabricating these fenders could morph from a hobby into a profitable venture.

How To Increase Your Home's Resale Value On A Budget

Many people try to improve their home's value with home improvement projects whether or not they're thinking about selling their home in the near future. The truth is that most projects end up costing more than the financial value that they add. However, if you're planning on selling your home and want to boost its value, there are a few lower cost projects you can take on that do generally leave you coming out ahead.