An average of seven Americans die each week as a result of house fires. Most fires occur in residential buildings between the hours of 11 p.m. and 7 a.m., when occupants are most likely to be asleep. Your first line of defense is fire preparedness.
Tiny houses are a recent phenomenon and have spurred many businesses - from builders to decorating experts - looking to connect with consumers who want to go small. The small house movement advocates for living simply in small homes, some of which can be as small as 100 square feet or less.
Homeowners hoping to spread their wings around the house are increasingly heading downstairs to create more living space. Whether it's for a home office, a home theater room, a playroom for the kids, or even a laundry room, more and more homeowners are turning their dark, damp and dreary basement into a brighter, more functional space.
Did you know that being green saves money, especially around the house? Homeowners annually lose hundreds of dollars to inefficient appliances and a drafty home. Making simple changes can benefit the planet and your bottom line.
This question came up during a webinar we conducted recently on Low Slope Roof Insulation but it’s a question that we often get when we are talking about insulation in general. The R-value of a product is a measure of its resistance to heat flow: the higher the R-Value, the greater the insulating power. However, there is a relationship between a materials stated R-Value and the temperature at which you test the material.
Ah summertime, when the livin’ is easy. It seems like nothing can get you down except for maybe one thing – spiked electric bills. This summer, let’s beat the heat. See how you can help your family maximize fun without stressing your wallet.
Beautiful nights make for great opportunities to invite some friends over for a starry soiree under the nighttime sky. Unlike house parties at which guests will be spending most of their time indoors and in various rooms throughout the house, outdoor parties are often limited to smaller areas, such as patios. That can make things much less taxing on hosts, who won't have much prep work to do to get an outdoor hosting area ready for guests.
Memorial Day presents an opportunity to remember those who have served our country. Remembering that service and sacrifice is often symbolized by hanging a flag from a porch or patio.