- Will Treated Wood Solve All My
Outdoor Problems? - Believe it or not, treated wood does rot and
termites do seem to destroy it. One of the biggest problems I see
homeowners and do-it-yourselfers have been to deal with using treated
lumber is how they actually use it.
- Where Have All the Good Contractors
Gone? - I'm still here, but plenty of them have left construction
and aren't coming back. Every time we go into a recession, we seem to
lose a lot of the bad contractors, along with some of the good ones.
Let's take a look and see if we can find out where all of the good
contractors have gone to.
- Planning Your Old House
Makeover - Construction and Remodeling Advice - It's time to create
a new home in a old neighborhood. Your house is among the last ones in
your neighborhood to be remodeled and it's desperately time for an old
house makeover. Here are a couple of helpful hints and tips that can
help you get started when planning your old house makeover.
- Be Extremely Careful with
Building Materials Manufacturer Warranties - I have been trying to
send this message out for years now. Just because a product states that
it has a limited lifetime warranty or a lifetime warranty, this doesn't
mean that this particular product will be guaranteed if the company that
manufacturers the products goes out of business.
- Do It Right the First Time
- Someone told me something a long time ago and I would like to share it
with everyone who was truly interested in doing a good job,” If you're
going to do something, do it right.” I heard this saying a long time ago
and it really makes a lot of sense.
- Five Home Restoration
Problems You Can Solve Easily -
There are plenty of people out there today that imagine home remodeling
projects to be one of the worst things that they could possibly get
involved in. Why would you want to risk hiring a contractor or doing the
work yourself, only to find yourself dealing with home remodeling
problems that are difficult to solve.
- Important Home Repairs - Dos and
Don'ts - When it finally comes time to do those difficult home
repairs, you need to make sure that you're qualified to do them. This
seems to be a growing problem among homeowners who believe that they can
do almost anything.
- Termite Damage Caused from
Moisture - Home Restoration - Termite damage seems to be a growing
problem, especially in areas where moisture and humidity are high. Even
if you live in a dry environment, termites can still be a problem,
especially if there is moisture from water leaks and water leaks come
from leaky pipes and roof damage.
- Problems With Old
Electrical Wires in My Attic - Homes built before the 1940s could
have problems with old electrical wires in their attics. If the
electrical is working just fine in the home and you're not having major
issues, you could leave your electrical wiring alone, but I don't advise
- Home Restoration Using a
Digital Camera - Now obviously you can't build a home with a digital
camera, but you can save yourself a lot of frustration by taking
pictures as the work progresses. One of the best tools that you can use
today when working on any home remodeling project is a digital camera.
- Online Construction Referral
Services Create Restoration Problems - I needed to find a heating
and air-conditioning contractor for the house I was remodeling and
decided to use a popular online construction referral service. At the
time, I was familiar with the process, because I used their services
before, but this time, I was about to learn a lesson that I would never
- Design First Then Renovate Your
Home - I know plenty of homeowners who have a pretty good idea about
what they want and often call me, to provide them with a decent design
for their renovation project. This is okay for the remodeling
contractor, but most of the time the homeowner doesn't get exactly what
they want. They haven't gathered enough information and often end up
disappointed in the future.
- Used Building Materials Versus New
Building Materials - There are some pros and cons to using older
building materials as compared to purchasing new ones. It wouldn't be a
big problem, if you simply need to clean up the older building
materials, but if there in dire need of some serious cleanup or
refinishing, you could find yourself putting a lot of hours in, during
- Using Recycled Bathroom
Fixtures Saves You Money -
This might not sound like the best way to save money, especially if
you're planning on remodeling your bathroom. Especially if you would
like your bathroom to look new, so how can you save any money, by using
recycled bathroom fixtures.
- Simple Deck Tips from a Professional Deck
Builder - There is so much advice available today about deck building and it's
usually all over the Internet. You're probably reading this article on
the Internet right now as you're looking for valuable deck building
advice that will help you build or repair your new deck.
- Always Read the Directions
- I don't care whether you're buying a tube of caulking, or assembling a
spaceship, it's never been a bad idea, to read the directions. Obviously
if you go down and buy a piece of lumber, you're not going to have any
assembly directions and the lumber yard doesn't really care what you do
with this piece of wood, after you have purchased it.
- Do-It-Yourself Roof Repairs and
Books with Lots of Pictures - There are a few different ways that
you can learn how to do your own roof repairs, you can work with a
licensed roofing contractor for a few months, you can call a roofing
contractor for some advice, or you can purchase some home improvement or
roofing repair books, to help you solve your problem.
- Finding Good Home
Restoration Contractors - It's time to remodel your home, and you're
looking for a contractor that you can trust and someone who will give
you a reasonable and fair price for your remodeling project. There's
nothing new here, people have been looking for the same thing for years.