Home Renovation Tips

Energy-Efficient Roofing Options For Texas

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The hot summers in Texas can eat through your heating and cooling budget quickly. As the sun beats down on your roof, heating it, the inside of your house gets hotter. This makes the air conditioner run more frequently, using more fuel and raising your bill. This means having an energy efficient roof is the key to keeping within your budget. Here are a few options for roofing in Texas. Read More»

Why Excessive Rain Is Bad For A Septic Tank

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A good septic system helps to keep your toilet running smoothly and efficiently. However, they require a delicate balance of water intake that can be upset by a massive rainstorm. Here’s what homeowners need to know about this situation and how to avoid it. Excessive Water Can Affect The Drain Field When excessive water ends up in a septic tank or a drain field, it can cause a variety of problems. Read More»

How To Prepare Your Roof For Winter's Wet And Freezing Weather

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Preparing your home for winter is important to keep your home and its contents protected and to prevent winter storm damage. Your roof protects your home from above and prevents water leaks along with mold and mildew growth. Here are some tips to help you prepare your roof for winter’s upcoming snow and ice and keep your home protected: Inspect The Shingles It is important to check your home’s roof to make sure all its shingles are in place and in good condition. Read More»

4 Dos And Don'ts To Keep In Mind When Hiring Commercial Contractors

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If you are about to start a commercial construction project, there will be a number of decisions to be made. The first decision will be choosing a commercial contractor, such as one from Thompson Builders, to head up the entire project. Now, this is probably the most important decision since this person is going to be in charge of everything – next to you, of course. Here are a few dos and don’ts as you begin your search of a commercial contractor: Read More»

Preparing To Drill And Enjoy A Water Well

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If you are planning on putting a water well on your property, there is a lot of planning and preparation that is going to go into the process. There needs to be an aquifer with a good flow rate and a regular static water level. These are all things that will need to be learned before the drilling occurs. While the odds of drilling a dry well are very low, a high producing water well is the goal. Read More»