Ingrid: We have a two-story house, and where the lower level roof attaches to the external wall, there is a leak over the garage door. So my question is, can I put a fan in that area of the attic to blow it dry, and then seal it? Or would we have to get a contractor to remove the wood and put new wood in?
Should You Replace Your Home's Siding with Hardi Board?
Jared: All right, let's go to an email question, this is from John Inokawa, and he writes, "I'm thinking about replacing the siding on my house, right now I have siding that I believe is called T1-11, I was thinking about replacing it with Hardi board, what are your thoughts?"
Which Skylight is Right for Your Home?
Jerry asks, “I am thinking about installing a skylight. I have heard that there are different types of skylights. My in-laws have one that I think is plastic. It is very noisy when it rains and is extremely hot. I’ve heard that there are glass ones. What are the different types? Is there a glass one that doesn’t make all the noise in the rain and filters some of the heat?
Slow Toilet Flush Leaves Homeowner Stymied
Lisa asks, "My toilet has a very slow flush. It doesn't give you a complete flush when you need it to. Is there anything I can do to head off any trouble in the future?"
Why Is It So Crazy Hot Upstairs?
Guido: I've got a six year old lower-end rental house, and my tenants are complaining about excessive air conditioning bills. I had a contractor go in to assess the situation. Having used a FLIR,“ forward-looking infrared camera ,“ there's a ten to fifteen degree temperature difference between the first and the second floors. We're losing so much air conditioning out of that place on the second fl
Five Questions You Should Ask Your General Contractor
Maintaining commercial property can be a complicated process. It is an investment in finances and time, so you'll want to make sure you're working with someone w[-]ho can commit to meeting your needs for an extended period of time. Before deciding on your general contractor, be sure to ask the following five questions to ensure you make the right decision.
Repair or Replace? 7 Signs You Need a Roof Replacement
Regular maintenance and repairs extend the life of your roof for a decade or longer, but when is the damage extensive enough to warrant a fullroof replacement? Here are seven signs that it is time for you to invest in a new roof rather than patch a problem.
11 Spring Cleaning Musts for Your Roof
When you think of spring cleaning, most people only consider the inside of their home. But if you step outside and look up, you'll notice that your roof could use a little TLC. Spring cleaning a roof is more than simply blowing off the fall leaves. Before you risk life and limb venturing out onto your roof, consider hiring a roofing contractor. Professional cleaning and maintenance allow you to st
Home Improvement: Money in Your Pocket Through Energy Efficiency
As today’s housing market snaps back, consumers are buying or renovating homes with hopes of getting the most out of their home improvement dollar. Here are some things you can do at home to stretch that dollar – and even make you money