2016

Four Common Places Your Roof May Leak

Chances are you see your roof everyday, but rarely think about its importance. Your roof plays a vital role in securing your home and keeping you safe from the elements. Some wood shake roofs may last up to 30 years with the proper maintenance. While a roof is designed to hold up to all kinds of weather, there are times when you have to actually do some work to strengthen it.

Want An Amazing Home Theater? Then You'll Want These 4 Things

Going to the movies in this day and age involves putting up with latecomers jostling your knees, smartphone screens ruining the ambience, annoying cellphone conversations and increasingly exorbitant ticket/concession prices. Fortunately, it's easier than ever to create a true home theater that can replace that depressing trip to the local cineplex. Here are four key steps to making this dream a reality. 1. Automated Lighting and Device Control One of the most important -- and magical -- aspects of the cinema is that moment when the lights go out and the screen lights up with images.

How To Replace Damaged Or Worn Windshield Wiper Arms On Your Vehicle

If your windshield wiper arms have either been damaged or are just worn from use, then they will need to be replaced as soon as possible. Replacement isn't difficult, and it will only take most car owners a few minutes of their time while using some basic hand tools. Below is what you will need and how you can replace your vehicle's wiper arms: 1. Align your windshield wiper arms in their parked position - Begin by turning your vehicle's power switch to the 'ON' position, activate your wiper arms, then turn the wipers to their 'OFF' setting.

5 Ways to Maximize Electrical Safety on Your Lakeside Boat Dock

Whether your current lakeside dock is powered with electricity or you're considering installing electrical components on an existing dock, several safety measures exist that you need to be aware of. The following are five of them. Don't Allow Swimming Near Your Dock It's best to err on the side of caution when electricity and water are part of the same picture. Post "no swimming signs" in several easily spotted locations on and around your dock area, and be sure that family, friends, and assorted visitors to your home are aware that swimming off the dock is not allowed on your property.

Three Window Features That Are Real Life Savers in Cold Climates

Windows are a huge source of heat loss in any home. When you live in a cold climate, you need to be particularly concerned about this, since losing heat through your windows will not only raise your energy bills but will also make your home feel uncomfortable and chilly. If the time has come to replace your windows, there are a few features you'll want those new windows to include. These three features make for well-insulated windows that will form a better barrier between you and the ice-cold outdoors.