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There is a growing emphasis on “green” materials and practices in today’s building industry, and for good reason. There are over seven billion people on our planet, and we all have to share a limited amount of resources. If you’re contemplating building a new home or starting...

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Brick has served as one of the most durable and attractive building materials for thousands of years. Homeowners today are drawn to brickwork for its classic look, relatively low need for maintenance, and hardy resilience against the elements. Like all things, though, brick...

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In today’s market, garage doors come in wide variety of materials, from plastic to aluminum and glass. In part one of this blog, we discussed different factors homeowners should consider when choosing a garage door, such as size, insulation, material, and style...

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Some homeowners put off updating their garage door in favor of doing other home renovation projects, mistakenly thinking that a new garage door will make little difference to the improvement of their home. On the contrary, a new garage door has many benefits, and in...

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Every year, hospitals in the United States generate over two million tons of medical waste. Millions of dollars’ worth of medical equipment ends up in American landfills while countries across the world suffer shortages. MedShare, a nonprofit organization, takes those unused...

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In our previous article on the subject of generators, we looked at the difference between backup and standby generators. Today, we’ll discuss two different types of fuel sources for generators...

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If you live in an area with frequent power outages or if you run a home-based business, use sensitive medical equipment at home, or simply want the peace of mind of never losing power, a power generator may be on your list of important household purchases. Buying a...

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With a quick glance at the exterior of a building, it can be difficult to distinguish between stucco and EIFS (Exterior Insulation and Finish System). The primary difference between the two is beneath the surface. Both stucco and EIFS lend a textured appearance to the exterior...

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Unless there is obvious structural damage, most homeowners don’t worry about the foundations of their homes. While it would certainly be nice if buildings with foundation issues were always as easy to spot as the Leaning Tower of Pisa, signs of foundation problems tend...

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With spring approaching, it will soon be warm enough to enjoy spending time in your yard again. Unfortunately, nothing ruins time outdoors more quickly than being bitten up by mosquitoes. However, there are quite a few easy precautions that you can take to improve...

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