What's The Difference Between a Drill and Electric Screwdriver? Recently during a DIY project around the house, I found myself in need of a tool with more power than what my manual screwdriver and forearms could muster.  I started looking into what the ideal addition to my toolbox should be, an electric screwdriver or drill?  To make the best decision, I first had to learn what is the difference between an electric screwdriver and a drill? The most significant difference between these tools is the motor size and battery voltage (v) needed to power them.  Electric screwdriver motors are much smaller, most...

When you think of the components of any roof there are a few main elements that probably come to mind. Shingles, roofing paper, nails, flashing, and necessary tools are probably the items that you think of. However, if your roof is simply needing a small repair, these tools may not be necessary!  Roofing cement is a compound that is useful for many types of roofing repairs including, but not limited to the following: leaks loose shingles holes spots of rust   All types of roofing cement contain a mixture of asphalt, mineral spirits, reinforcing fibers, and plasticizers. This concoction is suited for both...

As a homeowner, you know how important it is to work with only the best company possible on your new construction or home remodeling project. This is especially true when it comes to your roof! A faulty roof will create countless issues down the road including damage to the structure of your home. This is something that should be avoided at all costs. Today, we are sharing everything you need to know about choosing a roofing company. These helpful tips will give you insight into the steps to take when choosing a roofing company. We will also cover qualities you should...

When the weather starts to get colder, it means that you are going to spend more and more time inside instead of outside. This is a normal response for us humans who naturally want to stay warm and cozy rather than enduring harsher elements.  Unfortunately, we aren’t the only ones who have had this idea and respond to this instinct. Pests don’t want to spend time in unpleasant living environments any more than we do, so they are deciding to seek shelter elsewhere. Specifically in our places of business, storage facilities, and even our homes. No matter how airtight you think...

The property that you own is a big investment, so of course, you want to do your best to take care of it and make sure that it is kept safe long term.  Deciding to add a fence to your perimeter is a very important part of securing an amount of property this size, and that means you need to find the right person to help you. Picking the right fencing contractor will help save you time, money and having to deal with a lot of mistakes in the future.  But how do you make this kind of decision? Well, we want...

There are some jobs that require you to climb on top of your roof, and when that happens, you want to be prepared. While climbing around at heights of 15 - 30 ft, you really don’t want to take risks when it comes to your safety.  If you are getting ready to tackle one of these jobs, you may find yourself asking this valuable question: How much weight can my roof hold?  Roofs are generally designed to withstand the combined weight of both live loads (which are temporary) and dead loads in order to ensure structural safety. The dead load for normal...

Owning a home can be one of the most rewarding decisions in life. However, with the decision to own a home comes many responsibilities. And these responsibilities usually come with a price tag and require either a contractor to come out and take care of them or a lot of time and effort on your part to find DIY solutions. Inspecting your roof can be a costly endeavor. Most contractors charge $200 or more to inspect a roof, and if nothing is wrong, you’re out of a good chunk of change for it. If you're up for the challenge, DIY roof...

A leaning fence can be a huge nuisance to anyone who owns the property. What’s even more frustrating is not knowing the reasons why this has started to happen. If you're wanting to get to the bottom of why your fencing has started to lean, here are the most common causes of fence leaning you should be aware of:  1. Leaning Due to Pilot Holes That Are Too Shallow 2. Leaning Due to Posts That Have Gone Rotten 3. Leaning Caused By Improperly Installed Posts  4. Leaning As the Result of Weather/Climate Conditions 5. Leaning Due to Aging Materials  6. Leaning Caused by Natural Inclines  Now that...

Depending upon where you live, one of the concerns you might face is dealing with an infestation of animals. Few sounds are as unsettling as the subtle scratching or rustling in the walls or roof of your home in the middle of the night.  Thankfully, there are a few simple solutions that can help you keep unwanted critters off of your property. How can you keep animals off of your roof? You can keep them off by doing the following:  Check Your Attic Regularly for Unwanted Animals Make Sure the Trees Around Your Home Have Been Treated Keep Your Trash...

Insulating Windows for Summer: Complete Guide Summer is here, and it has brought heatwaves and a lot of sweat. Unfortunately, the heat not only makes you sweat physically, but mentally as you are trying to battle that awful electric or gas bill that keeps your home livable. But there is good news, there are a few options you can use for insulating windows for Summer and battling that bill. You can insulate your windows for Summer using the following methods: Weatherstrip Your Windows Apply Bubble Wrap Install Insulating Shutters Install Cellular Shades Add Reflective Window Film Lay Down Draft Snakes Invest in...