Eco-friendly roofing is one area of construction that's evolving quickly. Today, you have many options for choosing environmentally sound roofing; here are some of the best picks.
White roofing materials are being billed as a low-cost eco-friendly roofing option. By using white roofing materials, you can help to reflect some of the sun's rays away from your house, reducing your cooling bills. White roofing can come in asphalt shingle form or in metal painted with low-VOC white paint.
Being a homeowner is great, but you might live in a home that does not meet all of your needs. If you recently started working at home through your employer or with your own business, you may feel the need to have a home office to eliminate distractions and increase your productivity. When your home does not have enough bedrooms to create such a room, you can fix this by getting a room addition.
If you have a finished basement, protecting it from water damage is important. You basement does not have to be completely flooded to have these problems. Moisture problems from things like condensation and static water pressure can create water damage. This is why you need systems to deal with moisture in your basement. Here are some of the things that you may want to consider to deal with moisture in a basement:
Most homeowners know that winter weather can wreak havoc on their roofing systems. Taking the necessary steps to winterize your homes roof might seem like second nature, but what happens when the weather begins to warm?
Here are three tips you can use to help prepare your roof to withstand the summer heat without sustaining damage.
1. Inspect shingles for sign of wear.
Harsh winter storms can take their toll on the shingles that cover your home's roof.
When preparing for a disaster, you will most likely end up having to decide between staying in your home or evacuating to a prepared bug-out location to ride out the disaster safely. Staying in your home to ride out a disaster is a good choice, provided that you prepare your home ahead of time. Solar panels and impact-resistant windows are two renovation projects that can help you ride out a disaster in your home safely.