The Bidet – Not Just A Fancy Schmancy Way To Use The Bathroom!

On a recent episode of the ‘PROTALK Home Improvement Radio’ show, we were having a discussion of some of the items that in recent times I have seen to be growing in popularity amongst our clients. While some of the focus certainly was on more modern technology-oriented items such as electrical outlets which have receptacles […]

What to Caulk & What NOT to Caulk on the Exterior of Your Home

Caulking is one of those tools of the trades that when used properly can be a huge help on the outside of your home. On the same token, it can cause disastrous results if used improperly… Assuming you are using a good quality caulk (do NOT skimp out here!), and it is used in the […]

The Only Sure-Fire Way To Give Your Deck Coating ANY Shot At Longevity

If you have ever heard me preach about the best way to give your deck coating a fighting chance at lasting for any length of time, it may very well be the first time you have ever heard someone describe the methodology for this potentially annoying ongoing maintenance item. Internally, the process seems quite simple […]

What Is The Best Way To Strip Paint

Stripping paint can be a big job, but with the right steps and tools, it can be done effectively. Here’s a simple guide on the best way to strip paint from wood, metal, or other surfaces. Before you start, gather these supplies: – Paint stripper: A chemical gel or liquid that loosens paint. – Scraper: […]

Why ‘ Hose Tests’ Do Not Work

Some things at the outset may seem to make a lot of sense, until they do not. A perfect example of this is something that I refer to as the ‘hose test’. As many folks are aware, we do a ton of work helping people identify areas of their home that they are currently experiencing […]

What Is The Best Material For Exterior Trim To Be Made Out Of?

We replace A LOT of trim on the exterior of people’s homes, most often due to wood that has rotted out. One of the most common questions we get asked in working through this process is: “What is the best material to replace the rotted trim with to best prevent future rot?” My answer to […]

What Is The Best Type Of Countertop For My Kitchen?

Choosing the right countertop for your kitchen is a big decision. There are many options out there, each with its own pros and cons. Let’s break it down to help you find the best one for you! First up, we have granite countertops. Granite is a natural stone known for its strength and beauty. It […]

Transom Windows

There are certain features of homes that are just as pleasant, attractive, and useful today as when they were first introduced into home construction years ago. I strongly feel that ‘Transom Windows’ fall into this category. A transom window is a window – typically rectangular or semi-circular – that is designed to sit directly above […]

Nail Pops In Drywall

Nail pops are a common issue in drywall (sheetrock, blueboard, and the like) that many homeowners encounter. When you look at your wall and notice small bumps or protrusions, often circular or oval in shape, you might be seeing a “nail pop”. These pesky little imperfections can be frustrating, but understanding why they happen and […]