Building a new addition on your home could be the ideal solution for your growing family. Building a new addition could be more convenient than moving, and it's a better option when you love your house but you just need more room. Planning and building an addition takes time, and there are several things to consider. Here are some things to look into when you're thinking about adding on to your home.
Winter is here; whether or not you're prepared, it's going to snow. If you can't remember the last time that you got a new roof, then you may be really worried that you're going to get a leak. To avoid having a leak or any other problems this winter, there are a few things that you can do. Are you ready to learn a little bit more? If so, read on.
If you have some loose or missing shingles on your roof, you may be worried about leaks. However, there are a number of other issues that can arise if you leave those damaged or missing shingles unaddressed. Here's a look.
1. Termite Infestations
As water seeps in behind the shingles, the underlying roof structure may become moist and begin to rot. Termites love moist and rotten wood. While subterranean termites tend to come up from the ground and live in soil -- and are not typically a problem in attics -- a type of termite called the Formosan termite can nest in attics and within walls.
If you own property with several mature trees on it then you know how strong summer storms can leave your yard littered with branches and tree debris. Trimming trees helps them get back in shape after they've been damaged by a storm, but trimming is also important for preventing storm damage. Here's how taking care of your trees can protect them and your property from damage during a storm.
There Will Be Fewer Weak Branches That Blow Off
Have you ever been in the middle of a nice hot shower only to have it cut short by a blast of cold water? Or have you tried to take a hot shower only to find that you have zero hot water at all? This usually points to a problem with your hot water heater. More specifically, the element in the hot water heater. Instead of spending tons of money on an emergency plumber, you can learn how to repair the issue yourself.