The Benefits Of A Good Fire Alarm System

If there is a fire at your home or business, then you could stand to take huge losses--both financially and physically (smoke inhalation, loss of life, etc.). Therefore, it is critical that you have an effective and reliable fire alarm system. When browsing your options, there are a couple of things that you should keep in mind: Comprehensive Heat and Smoke Detection Many older fire alarms might just detect the presence of smoke. [Read More]

Historic Home Preservation: How To Choose Roofing Materials That Are Appropriate For Your Home's Time Period

Unlike new-build homes, historic homes were built with a lot of architectural details that was carried out through the roof. The result was stunning. Unfortunately, even though they were well crafted, most historic roofs eventually succumbed to the elements and had to be replaced.  If you have a historic home that needs a new roof, you probably want to stay true to the style of your home since a standard shingled roof often detracts from the style of a historic home and looks odd. [Read More]

Is Plain Black Just Not Your Style? Here's Everything You Need To Know To Paint Your Rubber Roof

Rubber roofs can provide excellent protection from water and weather damage, but plain black doesn't always work with your home's color scheme. You can paint your roof a new color, luckily, but it's important to understand the process. Painting a roof isn't at all like painting a room in your home. Filling In The Seams Before you can start painting, you'll first need to clean off your roof and seal up any open seams in the rubber. [Read More]

Dos And Don'ts Of Finishing Drywall

Installing and finishing your own drywall can save you a lot of money, but it's also a project that takes a fair amount of precision and time. Once you've set up your drywall trim, the work isn't done just yet; you'll need to go through the process of finishing it, which will give it a smooth, uniform appearance and prepare it for paint. Before you attempt to finish your own drywall, there are some important things you need to know. [Read More]