Landscaping Tips For A More Energy-Efficient Home

When one thinks of landscaping, they may not immediately consider how it affects the energy efficiency of their home. Yet, the landscaping around your house can affect how effectively your furnace and cooling system works. The following landscape design tips can help you make choices that create both an attractive yard and a more energy-efficient home. Tip #1: Plant for seasonal shade The hot summer sun can make it much more difficult, and expensive, to effectively cool your home. [Read More]

Important Electrical Components To Consider For Your Elderly Parent's Inlaw Suite

Due to the rising costs of elderly care and the desire for elders to remain as independent as possible for as long as possible, more and more homeowners today are building inlaw suites for their elderly parents. An in-law suite can be built in a converted garage, a finished walk-out basement, or a typical bedroom. Alternatively, in-law suites can be built as an entirely new addition to the home. Whatever the case may be, it's important to consider the electrical requirements beforehand, especially since electricity may be medically important at some point in the future. [Read More]

3 Considerations When Choosing Siding for Your Home

When you are selecting the appropriate siding material for your home, there are more factors to consider than what makes your home more attractive. Your decision should rest on any possible hazards or known weather influences within your area. Fire-Resistance Choosing a fire-resistant siding can reduce property damage in the event of a fire outside of your home. Two situations that may warrant fire-resistant siding are living in a hot, dry climate near wooded areas or living in an area where the homes are close together. [Read More]

Steps To Take When You Lock Keys In Your Vehicle

If you are distracted and accidentally lock your keys inside your vehicle, your first feeling will most likely be one of dread. You will want to work quickly in finding a way inside so you can get back on the road. When keys are locked in a vehicle, there are a few tactics you can try to get your vehicle unlocked. Here are some steps to follow when you can see your keys in your vehicle while you are locked on the outside. [Read More]