Archive for November, 2010

Dealing with leaking attic roof

Sunday, November 14th, 2010

A leaking attic can be very dangerous and it can cause damage to the whole building as a whole gradually. To stop the erosion, one must immediately take assistance of a professional contractor. He should be able to detect the exact point of erosion. Often it a spot which is constantly impacted by hail or heavy rains.

There can be shingles, which are damaged or broken and needs a replacement. Any cracks or leakages can be plugged in as well. However, if there is seepage in the attic roof all together, it is obviously advisable to completely change the roof all together. Considering the material of the roof, which might be tiles or iron, it is ideal to take professional help and spend some more money if required to fix it.

The professional would take care of all the vents and damages on the roof through sealing the gaps or changing the material all together.

How to place tiles in your kitchen by yourself

Tuesday, November 9th, 2010

If you think that you kitchen is looking outdated and ugly, you can use tiles to give it a brand new look. And if you want to save yourself a few bucks then you can do the job yourself. However the most important work is to select the tiles.

Before you start tiling, you will need to do some primary work. You will have to clear off the surfaces that you want to tile, remove the sink and detach the plumbing. You may also need to turn off the power if you need to work around the electrical outlets. Next make the foundation for the tiles with cement backer board or plywood.

Before tiling you will have to do a dry run and mark the cuts that are needed. After cutting the tiles, wet the foundation with thinset using a trowel, apply thinset on the back of the tiles and lay them and place the grout makers. You can remove the grout makers after the thinset has cured.

Make your own tree house

Sunday, November 7th, 2010

Every kid should have a tree house. You should remember the days when you decorated your tree house, made it into a wonderful place and refused to get down from it. Do you want your kids to miss those beautiful memories? Don’t you want your kids to have such memories for their own? Then, start building them their own tree house following the below steps.

For any tree house, there are three structural parts – The Foundation, the walls and the other things. First of all, choose a tree in your yard which is young and strong. Make sure that it can hold at least 150 pounds by checking with some professionals. Then make sure you build necessary walls to make the tree house stand erect on the tree. Then choose proper wood for building the tree house and make sure that it is strong enough. Later, you can choose all the secondary accessories to make the tree house attractive

Getting the best fences for your lawn

Tuesday, November 2nd, 2010

Fencing is an important part of the exterior of the house. The function of a fence goes much beyond that of boundary maintenance. It also works wonders for the look of the house. In fact when you choose the kind of fence that you would need, you will also have to keep the look of the house in mind.

However there are also other considerations that you will have to keep in mind when you are choosing the fence. The materials used by you are quite an important one too. Although wooden fences are the most traditional choice when it comes to fence, yet there are a number of other choices available right now.

You can use materials like metal, stone, composite and the like. However you will also have to consider the look of the place. You will also need to consider the look of the house. While a cottage would look bets with a wooden fence a modern house would look best with a bamboo one.