Home Restoration

  • Will Treated Wood Solve All My Outdoor Problems? - Believe it or not, treated wood does rot and termites do seem to destroy it. One of the biggest problems I see homeowners and do-it-yourselfers have been to deal with using treated lumber is how they actually use it.
  • Where Have All the Good Contractors Gone? - I'm still here, but plenty of them have left construction and aren't coming back. Every time we go into a recession, we seem to lose a lot of the bad contractors, along with some of the good ones. Let's take a look and see if we can find out where all of the good contractors have gone to.
  • Planning Your Old House Makeover - Construction and Remodeling Advice - It's time to create a new home in a old neighborhood. Your house is among the last ones in your neighborhood to be remodeled and it's desperately time for an old house makeover. Here are a couple of helpful hints and tips that can help you get started when planning your old house makeover.
  • Be Extremely Careful with Building Materials Manufacturer Warranties - I have been trying to send this message out for years now. Just because a product states that it has a limited lifetime warranty or a lifetime warranty, this doesn't mean that this particular product will be guaranteed if the company that manufacturers the products goes out of business.
  • Do It Right the First Time - Someone told me something a long time ago and I would like to share it with everyone who was truly interested in doing a good job,” If you're going to do something, do it right.” I heard this saying a long time ago and it really makes a lot of sense.
  • Five Home Restoration Problems You Can Solve Easily -
    There are plenty of people out there today that imagine home remodeling projects to be one of the worst things that they could possibly get involved in. Why would you want to risk hiring a contractor or doing the work yourself, only to find yourself dealing with home remodeling problems that are difficult to solve.
  • Important Home Repairs - Dos and Don'ts - When it finally comes time to do those difficult home repairs, you need to make sure that you're qualified to do them. This seems to be a growing problem among homeowners who believe that they can do almost anything.
  • Termite Damage Caused from Moisture - Home Restoration - Termite damage seems to be a growing problem, especially in areas where moisture and humidity are high. Even if you live in a dry environment, termites can still be a problem, especially if there is moisture from water leaks and water leaks come from leaky pipes and roof damage.
  • Problems With Old Electrical Wires in My Attic - Homes built before the 1940s could have problems with old electrical wires in their attics. If the electrical is working just fine in the home and you're not having major issues, you could leave your electrical wiring alone, but I don't advise it.
  • Home Restoration Using a Digital Camera - Now obviously you can't build a home with a digital camera, but you can save yourself a lot of frustration by taking pictures as the work progresses. One of the best tools that you can use today when working on any home remodeling project is a digital camera.
  • Online Construction Referral Services Create Restoration Problems - I needed to find a heating and air-conditioning contractor for the house I was remodeling and decided to use a popular online construction referral service. At the time, I was familiar with the process, because I used their services before, but this time, I was about to learn a lesson that I would never forget.
  • Design First Then Renovate Your Home - I know plenty of homeowners who have a pretty good idea about what they want and often call me, to provide them with a decent design for their renovation project. This is okay for the remodeling contractor, but most of the time the homeowner doesn't get exactly what they want. They haven't gathered enough information and often end up disappointed in the future.
  • Used Building Materials Versus New Building Materials - There are some pros and cons to using older building materials as compared to purchasing new ones. It wouldn't be a big problem, if you simply need to clean up the older building materials, but if there in dire need of some serious cleanup or refinishing, you could find yourself putting a lot of hours in, during the process.
  • Using Recycled Bathroom Fixtures Saves You Money -
    This might not sound like the best way to save money, especially if you're planning on remodeling your bathroom. Especially if you would like your bathroom to look new, so how can you save any money, by using recycled bathroom fixtures.
  • Simple Deck Tips from a Professional Deck Builder - There is so much advice available today about deck building and it's usually all over the Internet. You're probably reading this article on the Internet right now as you're looking for valuable deck building advice that will help you build or repair your new deck.
  • Always Read the Directions - I don't care whether you're buying a tube of caulking, or assembling a spaceship, it's never been a bad idea, to read the directions. Obviously if you go down and buy a piece of lumber, you're not going to have any assembly directions and the lumber yard doesn't really care what you do with this piece of wood, after you have purchased it.
  • Do-It-Yourself Roof Repairs and Books with Lots of Pictures - There are a few different ways that you can learn how to do your own roof repairs, you can work with a licensed roofing contractor for a few months, you can call a roofing contractor for some advice, or you can purchase some home improvement or roofing repair books, to help you solve your problem.
  • Finding Good Home Restoration Contractors - It's time to remodel your home, and you're looking for a contractor that you can trust and someone who will give you a reasonable and fair price for your remodeling project. There's nothing new here, people have been looking for the same thing for years.