Archive for September, 2011

Fall Preventive Maintenance For Your Home

In many parts of the country the seasons are changing, to a colder season, winter. Now would be a great time to do an exterior home inspection to get ready for winter.

With the extreme cold temperatures associated with winter, the materials used in the construction of your home’s exterior will shrink, causing old and brittle caulk to crack, which causes gaps where water and snow can enter. Water will gain access into these small cracks, or gaps and freeze. When the water freezes it expands……

Mac and Cheddar Cheese with Chicken and Broccoli

2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil, 2 turns of the pan 1 pound chicken breast tenders, chopped Salt and pepper 1 small onion, chopped 1 pound macaroni elbows or cavatapi corkscrew shaped pasta twists 2 1/2 cups raw broccoli florets, available packaged in produce department 3 tablespoons butter 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper […]

Door Creeps Open or Shut

Do you have a door that either creeps shut or open? This Quick Tip will solve the problem! Pull  out a hinge pin and lay it on a concrete floor, or other hard surface. Hit it in the middle with a hammer. Hot too hard, just enough to put a slight bend in it. Reinsert […]

Lower Costs Equal Successful Green Building

Almost everyone knows what Green Building and Green Products are, but the majority of builders and consumers have not jumped on board the “Green Train” as many in the industry had hoped. There is plenty of anecdotal information as to why, but NAHB and leading building product manufacturers’ representatives wanted to know for sure. They recently

Building A Home Yourself Is Not An Easy Task

General contracting the construction of your new home is without a doubt one of life’s most stressful events. It is not something that you should take lightly. I personally know a few couples who were sent over the edge and right into divorce over their dream house.

My advice to you is when you enter the thinking about it stage,

Getting Your Home Ready for Winter

With the extreme cold temperatures associated with winter, the materials used in the construction of your home’s exterior will contract, causing old and brittle caulk to crack, which causes gaps where water and snow can enter. Water will gain access into these small cracks, or gaps and freeze. When it freezes it expands, making the gap larger, which in turn allows more water to enter and freeze, and the cycle continues.

Stop Rattling Doors

Do you have a door that rattles when it is closed? Well the fix can be very simple. All you will need is a screwdriver and a pair of pliers.

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