Home Renovation Tips

Why Radiant Floor Heating Is The Most Efficient Way To Heat Your Home

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Being environmentally responsible can start right in your own home. There are a number of things that can improve the energy efficiency of your home. One of those is to consider using radiant floor heat. Incorporating a radiant floor system in a new home is simple, but you can also upgrade an old house with a similar system. Here’s an explanation of why radiant floor heating is the best choice. Read More»

How To Build A Dock With A Qualified Dock Builder

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When you live near a body of water and enjoy outdoor activities, you may want to build a dock near your home to easily access the water. A dock is a jetty or pier where a ship may moor. A dock is also a platform where you can fish, swim, and enjoy being near the water. To build a strong and efficient dock, you should research the type of dock that you wish to build, obtain all needed permits, and hire a qualified dock builder. Read More»

Three Tips For Maintaining Your Sliding Glass Door

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If you have a sliding glass patio door, then you may not think much about the necessary care and maintenance required to keep your door sliding smoothly. However, if you’ve recently noticed that your door is difficult to slide open or closed, then it may be time to start taking better care of the sliding glass door and its components. This way, you can avoid the need for a potentially expensive sliding door replacement. Read More»

What Can You Do To Protect Your Midwestern Modular Home From Seismic Damage?

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If you live in the Midwest, you likely give much greater thought to protecting your home from fire and tornado damage than any other natural disasters. But while hurricanes may not ever pose much of a danger for those who reside above the Mason-Dixon line and away from the coasts, damage from seismic shifts (including rumbles from the New Madrid seismic zone) can be a very real possibility for those in the Midwest. Read More»

Remodeling Your Historic Home? What Are Your Best Insulation Options?

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Whether you’ve recently purchased a historic home with the intent of immediately embarking on a “to the studs” renovation or have been slowly making improvements to your older home over time, you may be wondering what to do when it comes to insulation. Although most historic homes will require updates to windows, doors, and other points of heat loss to improve efficiency and reduce heating and cooling costs, installing new windows and energy-efficient doors won’t do much to help if the walls and ceilings surrounding these upgrades are poorly insulated. Read More»