- The Damage of Being a Good Husband
- Home Repairs - I don't know how many homes I've visited throughout
my three decades in the construction business, but at least two or three
times a year, I run into home repair problems created by the husband.
Every one of these husbands were trying to fix something on their Honey
Do List, but the project didn't work out the way they had envisioned it.
- Wood Repairs That Drive
Homeowners Nuts - Remodeling Contractor Secrets - If you've been in
the business as long as I have, you know exactly what wood repairs drive
homeowners bonkers. When I first started working in the construction
business, I didn't have much of a clue about the wood damage problems.
- Foundation and Framing
Websites Could Create More Problems Than Solutions - I look at a lot
of stuff on the internet. I visit websites that have practical tips on
anything you could possibly think of in the construction business. I
can't believe how many times I visit a website that has information
about building foundations and home framing, that might not be all that
it's cracked up to be.
- Warning to Home Owners
about Home Repairs - If you hire a contractor to make home repairs
on your house and your not entirely sure, if the contractor is capable
of making this type of home repairs, you could find yourself paying for
these repairs to be made again in the future. Don't let this happen to
- Using Books For Home Repair Advice
- Working in a home improvement business for over 30 years, repairing
and remodeling houses, replacing broken and worn out parts of the home,
giving advice to thousands of do-it-yourselfers and homeowners each year
on home maintenance qualifies me as a building professionals in the
Poor Home Construction Can Cause Financial Devastation to Some
Homeowners - If there's one thing I know about new home construction, it's the fact
that some t home builders will sell their home to anyone who qualifies,
even though they really can't afford to live in the home.
- Do I Really
Need to Prepare Myself for Any Home Emergencies? - Anybody in their
right mind knows how to answer this question, but for those of you who
might be a little cuckoo, I'm going to go out on a limb here and say
that you do. You do need to prepare yourself and your family any types
of home emergencies.
- Free Home Repair Advice - I'm
not going to charge you anything for the home repair advice that I'm
about to share with you. In other words, it's not going to cost you a
thing and everyone likes free stuff including home repair professionals.
- Hiring Home Repair
Professionals or Amateurs - During the years I have worked in the
home remodeling business, I have seen home repairs done by professionals
and amateurs and most of the time there's a big difference between the
two of them.
- The Best Way to Avoid Roof
Leaks and Ceiling Water Damage - If you want to avoid ceiling water
damage, you're going to need to make sure that your roof is in good
shape. To do this, you're going to need to have someone inspect the
roof, unless you know how to inspect it yourself. At one time, it seemed
like every home I worked on had ceiling water damage.
- How to Save Lots of Money Doing
Your Own Home Repairs - The secret that I'm about to share with you
is something that very few people know anything about. I don't think
that most homeowners or do-it-yourselfers even take the time to ask a
contractor or home repair professional, how they actually learned how to
do certain types of home repairs.
- Wood Beam and Post Repair
Tips - Construction Home Repairs - If you have any problems with
wood beams or posts that need to be repaired and these structural
framing components are holding up large areas of your home, it wouldn't
be a bad idea to contact a professional instead of repairing them on
- Five Problems with Making Home Repairs
in the Winter -
I can't think of any contractor that really enjoys working in freezing
cold temperatures. I prefer to be working in almost any temperature that
isn't lower than 60° or higher than 80°. This doesn't really matter
though, when it's time to fix something in the winter time if it needs
to be fixed and I would like to share five problems with you, that can
help you with your winter time home repairs.
- How Much Money Can I Save? -
Simple Home Repairs - If you're really interested in saving money,
you need to learn how to do your own home repairs. I don't know how many
times I go to someone's home to fix something simple and the homeowner
says,” I could've done that myself.”
- Water Heater Repairs That Cost
Homeowners a Lot of Money Each Year - Your average water heater
costs between $300 and $700. The last water heater that I purchased was
a 50 gallon natural gas water heater with a five year warranty. This
water heater cost about $400 and who knows how long it's going to last.
- How Do I Deal with Water
Damage after It Happened? - There are different types of home water damage and how you handle each
one of them will be a little bit different. The main thing that you need
to keep in mind here, is that water damaged building products attract
mold, mildew and fungus.
- Beware of Hiring Emergency
Damage Contractors - It doesn't matter where you go today, emergency
situations cost more money and I don't think things are going to change
in the future. If you have water leaking all over your kitchen floor and
it's ruining your carpeting, you've got an emergency.
- Things to Think about, before
Attempting Difficult Home Repairs - If you have a problem with your
plumbing and you don't know anything about plumbing, it wouldn't be a
bad idea to contact a plumber. If you have a loose piece of wood that’s
hanging from the bottom of your wood deck, this is might be something
that you can handle on your own.
- The Eighth Wonder of the
Remodeling World - Digital Cameras - It doesn't really matter
whether you're taking pictures of something that you would like your
home to look like, or pictures of your current remodeling project.
Digital cameras can provide you with a wealth of information and save
you a lot of frustration, especially if problems arise in the future.
- Construction Defects Lead to Home
Repairs - Most of the construction workers that work on brand-new
homes, don't realize the problems that they could be creating later for
homeowners and even the home builders that they're working for.
- You Can Pay Me Now or Pay Me Later -
Home Repair Advice - I don't have to drive far to find problems with
people's homes. I live in an area where the homes were built in the
1950s and I don't even have to cross the street. There are plenty of
homes within my neighborhood that are suffering from structural issues,
expansive soil problems and of course normal wear and tear.
- Two Things Bad Home Repair
Contractor Don't Want You to Know - One of the biggest problems in
the home repair business, is inferior work, performed by construction
companies that either don't know what they're doing, or don't really
care. These companies are often overpriced and usually have clever
salesman to convince their unsuspecting customers that they are the best
company and perform top-notch work. Here's a couple of things that these
home repair contractors don't want you to know.
- Hiring a Home Repair
Specialist - What I'm about to say, might shock a lot of people and
it might even be something that very few people ever give a lot of
thought to. Would you go to a dentist, to buy a car? Most of the time,
when were thinking about buying a car, were going to go to a car lot or
check out our local newspaper.
- Replacing Damaged Wood
Fascia Board - If you live in a house that has damaged fascia board,
there's a good chance that it's going to need to be replaced. Replacing
the damaged wood fascia board usually isn't that difficult a task,
depending upon how the home is built.
- Fixings Ceiling Cracks - Home
Repair Advice - It's not uncommon to find cracks in your plaster or
drywall ceilings. It's not uncommon to find cracks in your wood ceilings
either, but this article is about plaster or drywall ceilings that have
small or large cracks in them and what actually causes the cracks and
how you can repair them.
- Important Home Repair Advice
- Do It Yourself - There are plenty of homeowners that would like to
do their own home repairs, but lack the skills necessary to accomplish
the task. I would like to give them a couple of tips that can
drastically improve their home repair abilities.
- Why Is My Handrail Damaged?
Home Maintenance and Protection Tips - There are plenty of
homeowners, building contractors and other people who are involved in
the new home building process that don't have any idea, how the products
that they are assembling can deteriorate or suffer from wood rot damage.
Here's a couple of home maintenance and protection tips that can save
homeowners a couple of bucks.