Seasonal Screen Maintenance Can Keep Your Home Bug-Free This Spring

Spring often brings with it an infestation of creepy-crawlies. This is in part because insects are waking up from their winter slumber, but it's also because this is the time of year that the windows are thrown open. Even a minor breach in your screens can give entry to the pests. Although most don't survive long inside, they are a nuisance. Locating problem screens and scheduling a visit from a screen repair technician can keep your home bug-free this spring and summer. [Read More]

Hot And Cold: Upgrading Your Windows For Your Climate

Damaged, cracked or ill-fitting windows might seem like an annoyance at first, but from another point of view, they might just be an opportunity. The older your windows are, the more window technology has changed since they were installed. So rather than just replacing your windows with the same old thing, consider what window upgrades make the most sense for where you live. Cold Climates: Glazing A lot of heat is lost through windows when it's cold outside. [Read More]

What The Sounds From Your Boiler Are Trying To Tell Yyou

A boiler used for heating purposes serves as one of the most important appliances in your home. Just consider how chilly your home would be on a cold winter day without it, to put this matter into perspective. Given its significance, knowing how to recognize a symbol that there is an underlying problem occurring with your boiler is important. While this won't require you to put on your master technician hat, you should at least be familiar with some common sounds your boiler could make that may be signaling a problem: [Read More]

Ponding Water: The Downside Of Low-Slope Roofs

Many commercial buildings have flat or low-slope roofs, which are often easier to build and cheaper to install. But more and more homeowners are moving toward low-slope roofs as well, both for the convenience and cost, and because they offer benefits for easy installation of solar panels and other heating and cooling functionality. One issue with low-slope roofs is that water can more easily accumulate on them. Called "ponding," this standing water can destroy roofing materials and lead to growth of mold and mildew. [Read More]