Anyone buying a new home knows they need to get the structure inspected, but that doesn't always guarantee that the inspection will be as thorough as needed. If you've just bought a home and thought it was fine based on the inspection -- only to find that there was hidden water damage that the inspector missed -- you may be feeling very down. But, no worries; there is always a solution.
Have you recently bought a previously owned bungalow at the beach, or are you renovating one you already have? Either way, there are steps that will make the job easier for you, and you will end up with a darling place to live or to visit.
The Inside - Look through decorating magazines to get ideas, and make a file of those you like best.
Start with the walls. When you select the color for your paint, consider using light shades of blue, green or yellow.
Spring can be the most wonderful time of year. It brings warmer weather, flowers, bright colors, and most of all, rain. Rain can take a toll on your home, but if you are prepared for the wet weather you have nothing to fear. Here are some things you can do to prepare your home for the rain this spring.
Your roof is your home's first line of defense against the rain.
Like with everything else, there is a less expensive and more expensive way to deal with asphalt pavement. Taking better care of your pavement and recycling used asphalt will keep your maintenance costs lower.
Apply Two Coats of Sealant
Rather than apply one coat of sealant, apply two. Two coats of sealant will last much longer than one coat. While it might seem like one coat will save you money, you will lose money when your asphalt does not last as long.
Many people wash their roofs to keep them clean, which is good because it increases curb appeal and may even increase the value of a house. However, aesthetic appeal isn't the only reason for regularly washing your roof. Keeping your roof clean goes a long way in:
Boosting Energy Efficiency
If your roof is dirty, then it is likely covered with algae and other growths. Such growths, especially black algae, have high heat retention capacities.