If you have a serious clog in your kitchen sink, you want to avoid trying to address this with harsh chemicals or tools not designed for the job. Chemical drain openers work by eating away at the clog which means they also eat away at your pipes and their connectors. This in turn can lead to eventual water leaks which are very damaging to your home. Trying to stab at the clog with a long screwdriver or other tool can also mean chipping away at the pipe connectors and causing damage.
It's a good idea to check your gutters a couple of times each year. Good times for this are at the end of autumn when leaves are finished falling from the trees, and in the spring before the rains begin. You'll want to clean the gutters and look for areas that need repair. This ensures your gutters continue to work as intended, so rain water is routed away from your roof and foundation.
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.
When selecting a garage door for your home, one of the most important factors for you to consider is the building materials used to construct the door. This is because different building materials will ultimately provide you with a unique set of pros and cons.
Below you will learn more about the pros and cons that are associated with two of the most popular building materials in the residential garage door industry: wood and steel.