construction--contractors

Can An Outdoor Wood Furnace Be The Answer To Your High Heating Bills?

Whether you're heating with oil or propane, you may have faced higher than expected fuel prices over the past few winters. And although you can take advantage of lower seasonal prices by filling your tank in the summer, if you have an especially harsh winter and burn through your fuel quickly, you can find yourself paying a premium to refill your tank at the worst possible time. Fortunately, the answer to cheap and plentiful fuel could be as close as the trees in your backyard.

How To Choose The Best Truck For Your New Heavy-Duty Hauling Business

As a new business owner, you know how important it is to have a truck, tools, and equipment. Without these essential items, you won't have a successful hauling business because you won't be able to complete your jobs. Most new businesses have very small budgets to start with, which is why many new hauling company owners opt to purchase a used truck instead of a new one. Keep reading to learn how to find the best used truck for your new business venture.

5 Important HVAC Terms To Know Before Hiring A Contractor For Repairs

As a homeowner, you are probably aware of the different tasks necessary to clean and maintain your home. From replacing roofing shingles to mowing your lawn, it is easy to see the overwhelming nature of home ownership. Unfortunately, you may not be placing enough emphasis on your home's heating and cooling systems. Considering your heating and cooling accounts for half of your home's overall energy usage, ensuring it is in proper working condition is smart.

Forget Wood! Here Are 3 More Durable Options For Your Deck's Railing

Wood is a traditional deck material, and much of the information you find online for building and maintaining a deck will deal with wood, including adding the railings to it. With all of the more durable and attractive materials available today, though, many homeowners opt to forego wood for its comparative weakness to the elements. If you want your deck's railings to be made from materials that can stand up to plenty of bad weather, you might be surprised how diverse your options still are.

Shopping For A Chandelier? 3 Things You Should Consider Before Hitting The Stores

If you are looking for a way to add a little sparkle to your living or dining room, you might be in the market for a new chandelier. Unfortunately, if you start shopping before you understand the market, you might find yourself drowning in decisions. Here are three things you should consider before hitting the stores, so that you end up with a chandelier you will love forever: 1: Type

What To Know About Insulation R-Values

Resistance value or R-value is how insulation is measured. It is an important tool for improving the effectiveness of the insulation throughout your house. If you are worried about the effeteness of the insulation in your house, check out these R-value facts, so you know how to reduce your energy costs.   R-Value Measures How Well Material Resists the Flow of Heat R-value is a tool that measures how well your insulation resists the transfer of heat.

Six Tips On Making Your Move Easier With A Dumpster Rental

Moving offers you a fabulous opportunity to declutter and get rid of unwanted junk, but if you have been living in your current home for a long time, you may have more garbage than a simple plastic bag can handle. If that's the case, rent a dumpster to streamline your move. To make the most of your dumpster, keep these essential tips in mind: 1. Err on the side of renting a too-large dumpster

7 Types Of Firewood That Will Fill Your Home With Fragrance

If you've recently purchased a home with a fireplace or had that feature added to your existing property, you're probably already enjoying the feeling of a warm fire on a cold night. Certain types of firewood can add an extra layer of ambiance to your home interior by infusing it with fragrance. Following are seven types of firewood that will fill your home with pleasant scents while they're being burned.

Removing Debris From The P-Trap

When you enter the bathroom in the morning to get ready for work, the last thing you want to worry about is your sink backing up. As you stand there, ready to brush your teeth and fix your hair, you notice the water in the sink refuses to drain. The likely culprit? A clogged P-trap. Fortunately, removing trapped debris from the P-trap is easier than it sounds. Disassembling The Trap

Three Designs That Should Be Incorporated Into Your Community's New School

When your community begins building new educational facilities, it's a balance between budget and practical, long-lasting facilities that will foster learning and opportunities for kids. One you have okayed the project, it's important to meet with the general contractors overseeing the institution in order to make sure that designs will indeed be both budget and learning friendly. Some must-haves that you should ask the contracting company to work into the project plan include: