Making Your Remodel Easier
Concrete construction using insulating concrete forms (ICFs) has become increasingly popular in recent years thanks to the efficiency advantages this type of construction offers. Though ICFs offer many advantages, their relative novelty makes it so that some builders use them incorrectly.
The following are seven noteworthy mistakes to avoid when building with ICFs to take advantage of the efficiency and structural advantages they offer:
Not using enough fasteners
For the sake of speed, builders are sometimes tempted to not put the recommended amount of fasteners in ICF construction.
Renters often believe that there is no recourse for them if something terrible happens. This could not be further from the truth. Renter's insurance is available, and it will cover your belongings because the landlord's homeowner's insurance will not. If your home is ravaged by fire, you can lose a great deal of your belongings, ultimately causing you to experience severe financial losses.
Renter's Insurance Coverage for Fire Damage
If you purchase renter's insurance for your home, you may experience coverage for items like electronics, furniture, clothes, jewelry, and appliances.
Does your small business have a mansard-style roof that needs repairs or replacement? Understanding the roof shape helps determine the best and worst roofing materials for the job. The mansard roof's shape essentially creates two segments to worry about: the lower, visible roof that consists of the four nearly vertical sides that drop down over the house and then the upper flat roof where those sides meet.
Here are a few of the materials you can discuss with your roofing contractors, who can help decide on the best material for your budget, design style, and maintenance desires.
The temperature inside your business is an important aspect of ensuring that your customers are kept comfortable enough so that they will stay long enough to shop. Unfortunately, there are business owners that are unsure of the steps that they should take to help ensure that they are getting the most from the installation of a new air conditioner system. To help you with this, you should keep the following couple of tips in mind.
If you are sick of mowing your lawn but don't want to risk the ire of your neighbors or pay a steep fine, you should consider "lawn replacement" options. Also, if you live in a drought-stricken area, getting rid of your thirsty lawn can be beneficial to the environment, in particular, the water table. You can find several attractive alternatives to having a living lawn.
This choice obviously relieves you of most maintenance tasks.
Years ago, my wife and I had our home remodeled and experienced a lot of difficulties. We didn't plan as well as we should have, and we ended up changing our minds quite a bit and causing a lot of delays and extra costs. We were also trying to live in the house during the remodel, which made life pretty stressful for us, and probably for our contractors, too. When we decided that we were going remodel again this year, I wanted things to be different.
I took what I learned from all of the things that went wrong the last time, and set about doing things differently this time. The results were amazing. We're so much happier with this remodel. I decided to put what I learned about smooth home remodeling into a blog so that others could learn from our mistakes and successes.
Concrete construction using insulating concrete fo …
Renters often believe that there is no recourse fo …
Does your small business have a mansard-style roof …
The temperature inside your business is an importa …
If you are sick of mowing your lawn but don't want …