Choosing the Right Construction Projects for Your Home

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Choosing the Right Construction Projects for Your Home

As a homeowner, it can seem almost impossible to determine which construction projects will benefit your household and increase your property value, and which will end up being a regret that can't be undone. If you aren't sure which types of home improvement projects to invest in, you've come to the right place! This blog offers advice about a wide variety of construction projects that you may be thinking about completing. Learn what the financial and lifestyle benefits are for popular contruction projects, and which you'd be better off overlooking if you expect to receive a return on your investment when all is said and done. Check back often, as we publish new construction project topics on a regular basis.

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Selling Some Land? Here’s How to Increase Buyer Interest So You Can Close Quickly

8 March 2016
 Categories: Construction & Contractors, Articles

Selling a piece of raw land is a lot easier than selling a home in many ways because there isn't anything other than the land itself that's in question. But chances are that your property won't be the only raw piece of land on the market in your area at the same time. Because of this it's a good idea to take some steps that will set your land apart from the competition, which should result in increased buyer interest and enable you to close quickly. Read More …

Flashing and Roof Repair: What You Need to Know

11 February 2016
 Categories: Construction & Contractors, Articles

Flashing plays an important role in your roofing system to keep water out of your home. However, many homeowners aren't very familiar with flashing. As such, they may not understand what a roofer is talking about when they mention flashing needing repairs, or they may miss signs that their flashing is in need of repair. Learning about this part of your roof will help you to better understand its importance and what signs indicate it isn't working effectively. Read More …

Buying A House: Could Your Siding Contain Asbestos?

26 January 2016
 Categories: Construction & Contractors, Articles

If you're looking to buy a home that was built during the mid-twentieth century, you might be concerned about the presence of asbestos in the home, as asbestos was added to many different types of building material. Asbestos is dangerous; it causes many health problems, especially impacting the lungs and respiratory passages. A common place to find asbestos is in the siding of your home. Here is what you need to know about buying a home that might have asbestos in the siding. Read More …

Get Tenants, Not Noise, In Your Downtown Apartment With Double-Pane Windows

29 December 2015
 Categories: Construction & Contractors, Articles

Downtown apartments fetch high rents, particularly when multiple potential tenants are considering the same unit. Downtown apartments, however, are also susceptible to city noise -- which may turn off some potential tenants. If you have an apartment downtown for rent, install double-pane replacement windows to reduce how much noise enters the apartment and make it more attractive to potential tenants. You might be able to get multiple people interested in the place and ask for a higher monthly rent. Read More …

Freezing French Drains: Five Tips For Keeping Your Water Flowing

14 December 2015
 Categories: Construction & Contractors, Articles

If you rely on a french drain to keep water away from your foundation and live in an area where the temperature regularly falls below freezing, you have a few extra problems that you need to be concerned with. Freezing temperatures can damage PVC pipes. Additionally, water that freezes in the pipes can clog your drain, forcing other water towards your foundation, exactly where you do not want it. To prevent these issues, you should consider the following five tips. Read More …