Why Does Exterior Paint On Wood Surfaces Peel?

There certainly are a wide variety of items related to home improvement where if you asked the opinion of a professional as to ‘why’ something was occurring (or not occurring) you would receive a differing answer from every individual you asked. The reason why paint on wooden exterior surfaces peels falls right in line with […]

The Challenges Of Exterior Structural Repairs

Some of the more difficult things to work through while addressing areas in need of repair on the exterior of your home, are those that come along when tackling repairs of a structural nature. Exterior structural repairs present a unique set of challenges which require careful consideration and expertise to overcome. From accessibility issues to […]

How Does The Color Green Relate To Home Improvement?

As the luck of the Irish might have it, the color green is clearly synonymous with St. Patrick’s Day. What you may not realize, however, is that it is also VERY closely related to Home Improvement! The color green is, in fact, like a secret weapon in the world of home improvement. It’s not just […]

What Is The Purpose Of Lattice?

A number of years ago, I was having a conversation with a client and they were excitedly telling me a story of how the previous day they were looking for a paint product that they knew was around their home, but they just could not figure out where they had left it. Their search took […]

What Is A Flue?

A while back, I messaged one of our masons that we had a client who needed to have a flute on their chimney fixed. Thankfully, although it would have been the perfect opportunity to do a deep dive into chop-busting, our mason chose otherwise and was relatively tame with the snarky remarks that ensued and […]

Quick & Easy Interior Do-It-Yourself Projects

During the colder months of the year, particularly on the homestretch of Winter, it is understandably easy to get a bit antsy and wanting to do “something” productive around the home, especially when doing a project outside may not be the best option given the weather. Keeping in mind that everyone’s home situation, age of […]

Can Vinyl Siding Be Painted?

With a question that seems almost counterintuitive on the surface, we receive numerous calls every year asking if vinyl siding can be painted. If vinyl siding one’s home is meant to eliminate (or at least dramatically reduce) maintenance, then why would someone want to entertain painting it? There are actually many reasons why. One reason […]

Put Your Pride Aside – Fix The Leak!!!

Often I am called upon to help a homeowner figure out why something in their home is leaking and what can be done to properly fix it. I have been fortunate to build a career out of being somewhat of a ‘leak whisperer’ and be able to pinpoint one of the things that homeowners near […]

How I Prevent Mold On Bathroom Ceilings

The list of items that I have found of ‘things that get people concerned around the home’ reads almost like a frightful scroll of ‘heart-dropping-into-stomach’ moments… – The discovery of peeling paint – The discovery of an annoying leak which subsequently cannot seem to be properly sourced – The discovery of a broken pane of […]

What Are The Advantages Of A Slider Window And How Do You Properly Install One?

Slider windows – also known as sliding windows or gliding windows – offer several advantages that make them a popular choice for many homeowners. Here are some of the reasons why: Ease of Operation: Slider windows are easy to open and close. They operate on a horizontal sliding track, allowing you to simply slide one […]