Tuckpointing: Making Your Chimney Good As New

If you have a chimney, you know that it requires a significant amount of maintenance. Besides regular cleaning,  you may notice that the mortar in your chimney needs to be replaced. This process is called tuckpointing, and it can prevent some serious damage in the future.  What is Mortar? The mortar in your chimney is the material that holds the bricks together. It is typically made of sand, binder, and water. Read More 

Interior Design Basics: What Do Colors Mean?

Are you looking to redecorate a space in your home? If so, then you may want to consider hiring a professional interior designer like Wen Designs to help you achieve the look and feel you desire. On the other hand, if you have a bit of interior design sense already, you may be able to pull off the decorating on your own. However, in order to be successful, you'll need to understand how to properly use color in your new space. Read More 

Get Ready For Winter: Three Home Winterizing Musts

The cold weather of winter is fast approaching. While the idea of snuggling under a blanket in front of a roaring fire with a cup of hot cocoa in hand might sound delightful to you, you're going to need to do more than just stock up on firewood and chocolate syrup to prepare for the winter. Frigid temps and icy conditions can wreck havoc on your home's utility bills, as well as on the condition of your property. Read More 

Preventing Swamp Monsters With Basement Waterproofing

Your kids might like the idea of a swamp in the basement, but a cesspool is probably not the amenity you are looking for in your home.  There is no question that a wet basement is going to hurt your home's value, but it could also be creating health hazards.  Wet basements can quickly become a breeding ground for mold and mildew, which can lead to many allergy and respiratory issues. Read More 

Two Common Myths About Tempered Glass You Should Disregard

There are many different types of glass you can choose for your home's windows. From conventional to laminated, each other brings its own unique set of benefits to your home. Unfortunately, tempered glass is surrounded by common misconceptions that may cause people to fail to consider this option for their homes. By dispelling two of the most common myths, you can help ensure you make an informed decision about which type of glass your home needs. Read More