Roof Cleaning Chemicals Explained

When I talk to people about roof cleaning chemicals it seems like most of them tune me out, their eyes glaze over, and their mind wanders to other things. I really wish these folks would pay closer attention because there’s a right way and a wrong way to clean a roof, and a lot of it has to do with the kind of chemicals you’re using. Before I even get to talking about solutions and mixtures and ratios let’s get

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Windows You Will Want In Your Home

Choosing Windows for Your Home “Let the light shine in” goes the song, but choosing where and how to let that light shine takes a walk down window lane. Windows have come a long way in both function and design. There are plenty of manufacturers to choose from with price ranges to go along with the multitude of choices. Whether it’s window replacement with vinyl replacement windows or installing replacement windows of a combination of materials…well, the styles are many…so

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Putting a Roof on Your House DIY Way

We just completed what I think is the ultimate “do it yourself” project, reroofing our house. By “we”, you realize I really mean my husband right? In actuality, it was my husband, father, brother, and brother-in-law. But between those four men, they tore off two layers of roof and put on a new one in five days. While it was extremely hard work, there really wasn’t much hard about it. With the right tools and a good roofing book, you

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Decorate with Wooden Blinds

We recently renovated our fairly newly acquired beach holiday house. I decided that I would go with the wooden blinds look this time around, as I’d seen some gorgeous wooden blinds at my friend’s house recently and had been astounded when she told me how little it cost in comparison to what we had paid a couple of years back for new curtains. The wooden blinds she had chosen looked good, added to the homeyness of her home and blended

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Cleaning Roof from Algae and Moss

Roof Algae Cleaning Is Not Complex When people finally get around to understanding that it’s roof algae that is causing the black stains on their roof and not dirt or grime then they usually try to figure out if there’s a solution and what exactly can be done. For some reason they assume that the remedy must be extremely technical or scientific. But it really isn’t complex at all. Your first option might be to try the myriad of options

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Decorating with Blinds and Curtains

Redecorating? Redecorating your living room or dining room can be a lot of work. It’s very challenging to redecorate, especially as you need to not only decide what you want to change but also come up with the money to make those desired changes. I don’t know about you, but in my experience one of the first things that I “change” are the walls. Either they’re repainted or wall-papered, or re-panelled. Just changing that one thing can make a tremendous

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Asbestos Roof Repair

Asbestos is a natural mineral that is extracted from expansive mines, and is still being mined today, mainly in China & Russia. They are commonly known by colours, blue, brown and white. The former being the most and the latter being the least carciogenic. Asbestos has many great properties such as heat & chemical resistance, sound absorbsion, tensile stregnth and electrical damage. This is why it was so widely used in so many industries. Asbestos can be found in ceiling

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Guide to Window Treatments

If your wife or girlfriend says the words “window treatment,” your first line of defense is to ignore her and continue watching the game. But when the bills start coming in, believe me, you’ll want to know why she’s spending all that money just to make your windows pretty. Let’s begin by asking the question: Why window treatments? Home decoration is in the genetic code of most women and windows are considered part of the home. I know you think

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The Benefits of Aluminum Roofing

Aluminum roofing has many advantages that even supersede those of other metal roofing materials. An aluminum roof is exceptionally light, strong, and durable, making it one home improvement that will last for decades if not a lifetime. Aluminum roofs stay rust-free because this metal roofing material is naturally corrosion resistant due to its unique properties. In addition to their many physical property advantages, aluminum roofing also provides many monetary benefits. Installing an aluminum roof has been shown to significantly increase

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Window Valances Guide

A valance is a short treatment across the top of a window that acts as a border to the decoration on the window area. Generally, we think of valances being made of fabric however, other materials such as wood, tile, etc. are also used. While curtains or shades cover the main part of the window area, valances across the top tend to “finish off” the decoration and add interest or luxury to the window treatment. Many Varieties of Valances There

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