Posts Tagged ‘home improvement’

Causes of Paint Bubbling, Cracking and Peeling

Paint Bubbling

Paint Bubbling

What homeowner likes to notice that their interior painting job is beginning to peel, bubble up or crack? Sometimes Summit, NJ homeowners like to think that these types of paint inconsistencies are only seen on the exterior of the home. They are surprised when they see the interior paint showing these same types of wear and tear. It seems totally out of place since the interior walls do not have the weather extremes that exterior ones have to deal with. What could make interior paint bubble, crack or peel? Actually, there are several factors that can contribute to this unsightly problem; but in many cases they can be totally avoided. Continue reading

Causes of Damaged Drywall

Damaged Drywall

Damaged Drywall

The core of drywall is actually made of gypsum. One reason this substance is used is to provide some protection during fires as gypsum is noncombustible. Normally, this provides some extra strength and the board remains strong under normal conditions. In most cases, drywall can tolerate most types of normal wear and tear without suffering damage. Drywall which becomes structurally compromised can be replaced with a new section as part of a home remodeling project. However, Redwood City home remodeling professionals have had the opportunity of seeing drywall that has become damaged and in need of repair. There are several things that can cause damage to occur to drywall. Continue reading

Health Benefits of Natural Light

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Natural Light

There are many advantages to having a lot of natural light in your Silver Springs, Maryland home. The energy savings alone may be enough to make you want to get new replacement windows and skylights. You may also be able to benefit from natural sunlight’s ability to make you healthier. It can be an effective germ killer as well as improve the moods of those around and even help to cure some illnesses. Here is how natural light can be helping you. Continue reading

Roof Remodeling Trends

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Condominium

There are many things to consider when thinking about renovating the roof on your house. Here are some things you should know before trying to do the job yourself that can help make sure you get the longest life you can out of your roof.

Signs of Damage

The first thing you should do, if you are unsure if you need your roof replaced or not, is to inspect the inside and outside for any damaged areas. On the inside, areas of dampness is a good sign that you have a leak. Your insulation will get ruined and your wood will start to rot if the problem is left unchecked. The hole in your roof will likely only get bigger and more parts of your home end up ruined. Continue reading

How to Prepare a Surface for Painting

Interior Paint

Interior Paint

One of the essential steps when preparing for house painting in NJ is preparing the surface to be painted. Many painting projects are quietly sabotaged by failing to properly prepare the surface. When the surface is not made ready to receive paint it can cause peeling, cracking or bubbling. This is because the unprepared surface does not allow for proper adhesion and when the paint does not stick well enough it can trap air beneath it or simply not stick well enough to properly cover the surface being painted. It is essential to use the right type of primer and the right amounts of paint. Finished wood, bare wood and varnished wood all need to be prepared differently in order to complete a painting project which will last. Continue reading

How to Prepare Your Windows for the Winter

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Open Window

It is extremely important to prepare your whole house, along with the windows, for the winter months. When working properly, windows allow the warmth and light of the sun to fill your home as they show you what is going on in the outside world. If your windows are improperly insulated, they allow the warmth inside your house to get out and end up raising your utility costs. Depending on the severity, your windows could be costing you hundreds of extra dollars every year in the Baltimore area. Continue reading

How to Get Your Furnace Ready for the Winter

Furnace

When all the leaves are changing color and the temperature is slowly starting to drop around New Providence NJ, you have the perfect time to have your furnace and heater serviced by a professional. You can do it any time of the year, but, at this point, you can have your air conditioner that has worked so hard for you all summer checked for problems, and have your furnace repair out-of-the-way.

Regular Maintenance

Having your systems maintained each year will lengthen its life. You may spend a bit of money on the check-up, but replacing a whole heating system can bust the bank. Having in checked on promises that it is running its best. The better a heaters health is, the less they have to run, the less energy they consume, and the more efficiently they heat all areas of your home. Continue reading