Three Siding Materials That Are Ideal For The Exteriors Of Craftsman-Style Homes

If you want to have new siding installed on your home, you have the choice between many different materials. These are often a more conventional lap siding that is installed on most homes, which can sometimes be prone to water damage. If you want your home to have a durable siding product, there are some durable products available in craftsman styles. They will also give your home more of an appealing look. Read More 

Is Your Washing Machine Not Draining? 4 Items That Could The Causing The Problem

One of the most inconvenient things is when your washing machine is not working. What could be more aggravating than having seven loads of laundry on your utility room floor that you cannot wash because the machine won't drain? The problem could range from a kinked hose that you can fix yourself to a major mechanical malfunction that will require the expertise of a plumber. Here are some potential problems that could be the cause of your washing machine problems: Read More 

Replacing Your Existing Windows With Sound Proof Windows

If you live on a busy city street, chances are you will have issues with noise entering your home. Passing motor vehicles, men at work, noisy neighbors and other intrusive noises may constantly keep you awake. It may also keep you from enjoying your own entertainment devices. It can be difficult to hear the television or radio when noise is blaring from outside. If you are having any of these issues then your windows are probably too thin. Read More 

5 Unusual Parking Garages From Around The World

If you thought that a car garage is only used to store a car, then you're in for a surprise. If you take a trip around the world, you will find that your domestic and international neighbors are turning the parking garage concept on its head. Here are five of the most unusual parking garages from around the world. A Car Silo in Germany There is a car amusement park in Germany that has a 20-story silo full of cars. Read More 

5 Alternative Construction Materials For Your House

Eco-friendly is the new buzzword in construction, but what does it really mean for the industry? Can you build a house without the traditional 2 x 4's using renewable resources? You may be surprised to learn how creative the solutions can be.  1. Straw Bales: To be fair, people have used straw bales in construction for centuries. The bales are stacked and covered on a layer of plaster. Using straw in this manner is both environmentally-friendly and energy efficient because the resulting wall is thick with great insulating properties from both the cold of winter and the heat of summer, up to an R-60. Read More