2015

Instructions To Help You Roof Your Home Using Two Types Of Modified Bitumen Roofing Materials

When your flat or low-slope roof is in need of replacement, modified bitumen roofing materials are a good option for DIY roof repairs. They can be easy to install and can last from six to twelve years. And the highest average cost to re-roof a 1,200 square foot roof with modified bitumen is $750.00. Here are instructions to help you re-roof your house using two types of modified bitumen roofing materials.

3 Options For Choosing Paint Colors When Restoring A Greek Revival Victorian

Do you own a Greek revival-style house that was built during the Victorian Era? Are you trying to restore your home, but aren't sure what colors to choose for the exterior of it? If so, you've got three options. Read on to learn what they are. Exact Color Match If you want your home to match as closely as possible to how it looked when it was built long ago, it's time for a color analysis.

Choosing A Garage Door? Ask Yourself These 4 Questions First

If you're in the market for garage doors, stop and think carefully before making this investment. The right choice of door will provide you with many years of attractive looks and trouble-free service, while the wrong choice will have you regretting your decision for the same number of years. So while you're researching garage door installation, mechanics and so on, make sure you ask yourself these four helpful questions for choosing the doors themselves.

4 Situations Where A Tree Trimming Is Needed

Many homeowners believe that having trees requires little work, and that all they need to worry about is watering and raking leaves. However, trees are subject to a number of issues that could compromise their health and livelihood. You should ensure that you trim your tree often to keep it healthy, and there are certain situations where a tree trim is absolutely necessary. If you notice the following things in your trees, you need to hire a tree trimming service or trim the branches yourself as soon as possible.

Clogged Up The Sink With Chicken Fat? Fix Your Plumbing With These Easy Tips

If large pieces of chicken fat fall down your kitchen drain, you need to remove it fast. Chicken fat can potentially clog up your entire plumbing system and block the flow of water and sewage through your pipes. Because raw chicken fat doesn't contain chemicals and preservatives like manufactured or processed fats, the raw fat can turn rancid and slimy once it comes into contact with oxygen. In addition, raw chicken fat still contains moisture or water, which are things bacteria needs to develop.

Stud Welding: The Food Industry's Secret Weapon

If you have never heard about stud welding or believed it was only used in highly technical applications, such as aeronautics, ship building or bridge construction, you have a surprise coming. Although stud welding machines are utilized in all these applications, they are also in great demand by nearly every part of the food industry. In fact, if you hit the drive-thru for a burger, shopped for ground meat at the supermarket or even enjoyed a glass of milk or juice today, the foods you enjoyed were probably made safer for your consumption through the use of stud welding.

Thinking Of Adding Air Conditioning To Your Rental Units? Consider These Challenges

Adding air conditioning to your rental units can be a great way to attract more tenants, particularly if you're in an area where the summers are hot. Residents will appreciate not having to reinstall a window air conditioner each spring or having to sweat through the hottest nights. However, there are some challenges that can come up when you begin the process of adding air conditioning to the building. By preparing for those challenges in advance, you make facing them easier.

Design And Location Tips New Farmers Can Use To Maximize Barn Efficiency

Starting a small farm on a raw, unspoiled piece of land can be an excellent way to ensure that all the farm's structures, livestock and planting areas are situated precisely where you want them. Once you have your plan laid out, building a barn to shelter livestock, hay and farm equipment is usually the first priority, but the construction of a traditional barn can be an expensive, time-consuming task. To expedite the process of providing shelter and minimize the cost of traditional construction, many farmers choose to erect one or more pre-engineered metal buildings instead of wood-framed barn.

How To Easily Fix The Hole In Your Garage Door

You probably never realized how much you use your garage door until it broke. Luckily, if you maintain and take good care of your garage door, it should last about 20 years. What you can't plan for are accidents, like plowing into your garage door with the snow-blower or a teenager hitting it with the car. No matter what type of unfortunate event took place in your driveway that created a hole in your garage door, the important thing is it can easily be fixed without affecting the structural integrity of the door.

In-Depth Guide For Adjusting Garage Door Torsion Springs

If you're having trouble opening or keeping your garage door shut, then you may need to readjust the torsion springs. These springs help support the full weight of the garage door, which often weighs 250 pounds or more depending on the materials used in its construction. This makes it easier for you or your automatic door opener to open and close the door. Torsion spring readjustment is a job commonly done by the pros, but you can handle it yourself with the proper safety tips and procedures.