2015

Three Ways You Can Use Landscaping To Discourage Vandalism To Your Windows

If your business's neighborhood has seen an upswing in vandalism and graffiti lately, you may be rightfully concerned about how to keep your business from being next. Vandalism can be especially expensive if your building has large windows and glass doors. Although security cameras are a big help in preventing vandalism, you can also wage psychological warfare by knowing what types of surfaces and areas these criminals like to target and making sure your business doesn't fit the profile.

How Your Picker Trucks Can Make More Money For You During Apple Harvest Season

You have several picker trucks just sitting around in the yard of your construction business. In fall, these trucks could be working just as hard as the rest of the equipment in your fleet. Many apple orchards in your area could rent these trucks from you to assist them with their harvest, since many apples are left trapped up high in the trees. Here are three ways your picker trucks can help the orchards bring in tons of fruit and both you and the orchards can benefit from a mutual partnership for the season.

Why Building a Modular Home in Canada Is an Excellent Idea

When you want to build a new home and you choose to live in Canada, you may have to build it quickly or build the home in sections to avoid the heavy and early snowfalls. Most Canadian contractors have a few tricks up their sleeves to get homes built before the first snowflake swirls down, but there are even faster ways to get a new home built. One of the best ways is to construct a modular home.

The Advantages Of Portable Fireplaces

Portable fireplaces can either be gel fuel or electric powered fireplaces that offer an alternative to traditional wood burning fireplace inserts. They do not require chimneys, flues, or any of the home infrastructure that traditional fireplaces do. Because of their different fuel sources and designs, portable fireplaces provide a unique set of advantages to your home. Understanding what portable fireplaces have to offer can help you decide whether or not a portable fireplace is the right fit for your home.

3 Renovation Projects That Increase The Value Of Your Home Exponentially

When you are struggling to sell your home or want to improve the value of it before you sell, it's important to update any parts of the home that look old or damaged. Here are a few ideas.  Updating the Bathroom Updating your bathroom is a great choice for a home renovation. It's generally one you can do yourself, and it doesn't need to be expensive. Interestingly, between 75 and 100 percent of the cost involved in this project can be recovered when you sell your home.

Why Are There Spots On Your Tree's Apples?

Growing apples can be a lot of fun, but it can also be fraught with many challenges. One of the most frustrating things is when you're about to harvest your apples and realize they have developed spots! Spots on apples are generally caused by one of the three following diseases, and by figuring out which is to blame for your issues, you can determine how to best treat it. Are your spots brown and warty?

Choosing the Right Metal Roofing Material

If you're on the market for a new roof and you've decided that a metal roof is a good idea, then you have made a popular choice. Metal roofs are preferred among many homeowners because first of all, they're low maintenance and have a long life of 50 years or more. Metal roofs are also fire, weather, and corrosion resistant, which is a definite plus. Deciding on the specific type of metal roof to upgrade to may be problematic, as there are several choices.

Changing The Look Of Your Asphalt Driveway

If you have an asphalt driveway, you are most likely enjoying a smooth surface that is easy to care for. While asphalt surfaces have several benefits, you are a bit limited on the look they provide. Asphalt driveways are usually a bland gray or black color. If you would like to spruce up your asphalt driveway, you have a few options available. Add The Look Of Brick If you like the appearance of cobblestone or brick, you can incorporate the patterning right into your existing asphalt driveway.

Five Rational Reasons For Leaky Gutters And Eavestrough

Functioning gutters guide water away from the home, and when they are damaged or leaking, the water could be pushed around and into your dwelling. This sets up the perfect environment for mold to grow, deteriorating the building material and damaging your home. There are some very common and practical reasons why the eavestrough could be sagging, leaking, or failing to guide water away from your home. Five real reasons for leaky gutters and eavestroughing include:

What To Consider Before You Plan A Commercial Renovation

Planning a commercial renovation requires a comprehensive understanding of both the constructive regime and the support needed to safely see the process through to the end. Though projects, like painting, masonry, facade overhaul, and installations at higher elevations can be difficult, when safely and carefully managed, your commercial project can be completed without a hitch. So, if you're in charge of planning either an interior overhaul or exterior renovation of a commercial outlet that will be operating during constructive efforts, there are a few things you need to consider before you begin.