Asphalt shingles can get damaged by tree limbs blowing against the roof. Once damaged, water can seep in behind the shingles and leak into your attic. The moisture can cause the wood underneath the shingles to become water-logged to the point where the wood starts to rot. You need to replace the broken shingles to stop the damage, but you have to do it without causing more damage to the rest of asphalt shingles on the roof. [Read More]
Moss, Mildew And Algae: Your Home Exterior's Big Enemies
Fuzzy mounds of moss on your roof, or streaks and patches of mildew or algae on your siding, make your home's exterior look bad. They can also trap moisture, causing problems. Moss, mildew and algae need moisture and they all thrive in shade. Cleaning Up the Mess Moss usually grows on the shaded north side of a roof, although it can grow on any side if there is sufficient shade and moisture. [Read More]
What Cabinets Match A Black Countertop?
Black counters in the kitchen or bathroom add a bold statement while also being easier to clean than white counters. However, it can be hard to determine what cabinets will match the counters if you don't want to stick with basic white. There are a few methods you can use to determine the color of the cabinets you should use. If the hardware store doesn't have the color you decide on, visit a custom cabinet specialist. [Read More]
3 Reasons To Build A Wood Fence
Building a new fence is a very common and practical home improvement project. A good fence will be able to increase property values, curb appeal, and make your home safer and more private. Three reasons to build your fence out of wood are that it is easy to repair, highly customizable, and environmentally friendly. Easy to Repair A wood fence is typically going to be one of the easiest fences to repair. [Read More]