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  • 4 Things First-Timers Building Earth Sheltered Homes Should Understand

    11 February 2022

    Earth-sheltered homes represent a very different vision of a residence. This is true in terms of aesthetics, architecture, and efficiency. If you're a first-timer planning to work with an earth home builder, you should understand a handful of basic things about these structures. What Makes a House Earth Sheltered? Any structure that is at least partly covered by earth or embedded in an embankment is considered sheltered. The most extreme form of this approach is a full-on underground house.

  • Roof Repairs That Stop Leaks And Get Your Home Ready For The Rainy Season

    31 January 2022

    It's important to keep up with roof repairs all seasons of the year, but it's especially important to have repairs done before the rainy season starts or the roof could leak and cause water damage to your home. If you know your roof has a leak and a storm is coming, you may want to put a tarp over the roof or put buckets in the attic to catch the rain.

  • Keys To Choosing Ornamental Aluminum Fencing For Commercial Property

    29 December 2021

    One way you can enhance your commercial property's visuals and security is adding an ornamental aluminum fence. You have different styles, features, and installation processes to choose from. You can make this selection a lot easier on yourself by reviewing these factors. Gate Design An important part of this ornamental aluminum fence for your commercial property is the gate. It's the component that allows people to go in and out of your commercial space.

  • Why Glass Fireplaces Make Great Additions To Modern Homes

    17 December 2021

    When you think of modern building designs your mind probably doesn't wander directly to a fireplace. After all, fireplaces were used in the ages before modern heating, which can be done much more efficiently now. However, just like everything else, fireplaces have been upgraded in recent years. A glass contemporary fireplace actually makes perfect sense when nestled into a modern home, giving you all the benefits of traditional fireplaces while eliminating much of the problems.

  • What You Should Do if Your Hot Water Heater Is Not Giving You Hot Water

    4 November 2021

    If your hot water heater isn't giving you hot water, it doesn't necessarily mean that you need a new hot water heater. Your hot water heater may have other issues that need to be repaired, and not necessarily needs to be replaced. If your hot water heater is giving you warm water, rather than hot water, read on for a few things you can do to get it working properly again.

  • 3 Important Steps For Dealing With Your Property After Flood Damage

    21 October 2021

    Sometimes, mother nature takes over, and your home gets hit with floodwater. When floodwater hits your home, it is essential to know what to do to clean up your property once the water recedes. Inspect Your Property in a Safe Manner First, when you return to your home, you will need to do so in a safe manner. You are going to want to wear long sleeves and pants and tall waterproof boots to stay safe.

  • Answers To Frequently Asked Questions Regarding The Residential Design-Build Process

    9 September 2021

    While constructing a custom home build is undeniably thrilling, many individuals can agree that this can be an incredibly stressful time too. Not only do you need to hire the right construction contractors for the job but you also have to enlist the services of an architect so that the design of the new home build is suited to your current and future needs. However, have you considered working with a company that offers you the services of both architects and builders under one roof?