• Exteriors

    3 Tips for Keeping Your Gutters in Top Shape

    Gutters are often overlooked when it comes to home design and construction. however, that can be a big mistake. They play an important role in channeling rainwater and snowmelt off the roof and away from your foundation. Without them, you may find excess moisture in basements and crawlspaces or, worse, damage to your foundation. These three tips can help you keep your home’s gutters in top working order.  1. Clean Them Regularly There aren’t very many people around who actually enjoy cleaning their gutters, but disliking a task doesn’t mean you can skip it. Routine

  • Exteriors

    The Secrets to Picture-Perfect Curb Appeal When You Have a Busy Life

    Your home’s value is vastly dependent on your curb appeal. While many homeowners know this, those with busy lifestyles often cannot imagine finding time to curate the perfect exterior. If your schedule is already overcrowded, don’t let this cause you any more anxiety. If you want to have a picture-perfect curb appeal without adding any more to your schedule, here are a few secrets you need to know. Don’t Be Afraid to Outsource The reality is that you don’t have to do this all on your own. If you want your desired results, delegating

  • Exteriors

    4 Advantages of Chain Link Fencing

    There are lots of reasons people install a fence around their property. Whether it’s for privacy or security, you want something that does the job quickly and efficiently. Chain link is a versatile type of fence that can be used anywhere. If you’re still “on the fence” about what material to use, here are four advantages of chain link. 1. Strength and Security If you’re looking for a fence that keeps people or animals out, nothing compares to the strength of chain link. Remember back during your school days when everything was surrounded by

  • Exteriors, Machines & Maintenance

    What You Need To Know About Commercial Oil Tanks

    If your business is looking to move to a new building, there are several factors that are essential to consider before you sign on the dotted line. One of these considerations is the presence of a commercial oil tank. Having one of these tanks on your property could have significant ramifications, so you may wish to consider a few bits of information about them. What Are They? Commercial oil tanks are large underground storage tanks that hold oil to be used by a nearby business. This oil acts as an energy source that is

  • Exteriors, Lawn & Garden

    3 Steps Your Family Can Take To Prepare for Potential Natural Disasters This Winter

    There are many aspects of wintertime that appeal to families, from the fun of the holidays to the opportunity to play with the kids in the snow. Unfortunately, wintry weather can also bring problems associated with the cold, like pipes freezing and the cold getting into the house, as well as natural disasters like snowstorms that can put pressure on your roof, often requiring storm damage roof repair Denver CO. However, you can preempt poor weather by taking these three steps. 1. Triple-Check All Insulation, Windows and Doors One of the problems with extremely cold

  • DIY & Rennovation, Exteriors

    Can Snow Removal Be Fun?

    It’s the ninth snowstorm of the winter and you are starting to get tired of it. Isn’t it over yet? Your snowblower hardly has time to melt off in the garage before you are out using it again. Here are some things you can do to spice things up a bit and lighten the monotony of snow removal. Make It a Race If you have teenagers, shovel a line down the middle of the driveway and offer a prize to the one who gets his or her side cleared more quickly. Your children may

  • Exteriors

    Better Walkability For Better Towns

    Walkability Has been a hot topic in urban planning and design for many years. Off and on, people decide that they want their neighborhoods to be more walkable and try to take steps to make it more walkable, with varying degrees of success. Let’s take a moment to talk about walkability. What makes an area more or less walkable, and why should we try? Benefits Millennials love walkability, but they aren’t the only one. Small business owners benefit hugely, especially in downtown areas. If there are people on the street, people are more likely

  • Exteriors

    Art Mediums You Probably Haven’t Thought About

    When you think of fine art, do you immediately think of paintings and possibly a few famous statues? It’s a common misconception that fine art only means paintings in museums. Truthfully, the term ‘fine art’ covers an enormous range of media, including but not limited to sculpture, pottery, furniture, metalworking, textiles and even architecture. Here is a brief overview of some of those mediums for your consideration. Art as Architecture Have you ever seen a building or house that you thought looked really amazing, enough to make you smile or even give you a

  • Exteriors, Rennovation

    The Most Common Summer Roofing Problems

    As the temperature continues to warm up, homeowners are starting to cross items off of their spring cleaning lists. This includes the roof. In addition to brushing off the pollen and cleaning out the gutters, it is important to carry out routine roofing maintenance as well. This will help prevent a few common problems from arising down the road. Leaking Roof A leaking roof can cause a tremendous amount of damage to a home before people even realize there is a problem. When cleaning a roof, it is important to know where leaks tend to develop.

  • Exteriors

    3 Tips for an Amazing New York City Storefront

    Opening a small business in New York City is an exciting adventure. It’s been a huge investment and you need it to pay off. In a city with plenty of room for small and large businesses to thrive, it is an unfortunate reality that many new businesses won’t make it past their first year. One way to make sure your business succeeds is to grab the attention of the casual passerby with an amazing storefront. Here are three tips to help your storefront succeed. 1. Welcoming Doors Your doors should entice the potential customer