External Masonry Chimney Maintenance Guide

Damage to the external brickwork, or masonry, of your chimney can have a major effect on its operation. On brick or clay-lined chimneys, masonry damage can extend eternally, leading to dangerous liner cracks that can result in a chimney fire. This threat isn't as severe for metal-lined chimneys, but you still don't want the external chimney to fall down around the liner. The following guide can help you prevent damage and assess current damage so you know when to schedule maintenance. Read More 

Renovation Tips For Your Co-Op That Avoid Major Remodeling Work

When it comes to renovating your co-op, you have a number of choices. There are some major changes you can make, but these will often create a huge bill. If you are looking to do some renovation, but don't feel like outlaying a huge amount of money, then you will probably look to avoid major remodeling work. While a total gut job is often one of the first things people consider when thinking about renovating their co-op, there are less invasive (and less expensive) options to consider. Read More 

Why You Should Install A Pergola Over Your Backyard Patio

If you're looking to spruce up your backyard patio, so more people want to spend time at your house during the warmer months, you need to consider installing a pergola over the space. If you don't think a pergola can work well in your yard, check out these four reasons you need to consider installing one soon. They Provide Shade The best time to be outside is on those warm, sunny spring and summer days. Read More 

tips for Lowering Your Energy Bills

As a homeowner, you want to be sure that your home is functioning as efficiently as possible. However, sometimes, you need to take steps to intervene in your home to make that happen. If you are looking to lower your energy bills and increase your home's energy efficiency, there are many ways that you can go about that task. Get to know a few of the ways that you can improve your home's energy efficiency and lower those energy bills so you can get started as soon as possible. Read More 

Three Reasons Security Shutters Won’T Be Unsightly For Your Business Security

There's a common misconception that security shutters for businesses are only built one way with one color, which is silver or gray. However, this is a completely outdated mental picture from what security shutters can actually look like today. Since there is often a predicament when it comes to keeping your business safe and aesthetically pleasing, it's worth it to know that this predicament is almost null today. Here are three reasons you can expect to install security shutters that won't look unsightly for your business:  Read More