Renovating can be one part enjoyment and one part frustrating. It can be costly when mistakes are made, not only by you, but by people you were convinced were good for the job. It happens to the best of us. But, when it is done right, it can have some serious applications for future endeavors, or allow you to play out a dream or idea. You are not the only one considering new flooring or a new home addition design; two-thirds of homeowners are running scenarios through their head, wondering if now is the time for home remodeling.
Let us be clear: do not renovate with the sole purpose of flipping your home. No matter what you do to “improve” your home for resale, chances are the next owners will not even keep your aesthetic. Instead, if you are looking to up the resale value of your home, invest in quality-of-life changes, or even home additions. If that is not what you are doing it for, then th
You sure hope the gutter holds up!
In many ways the frozen waterfall outside your home looks kind of spectacular. As the icicles increase in both width and length, however, there is a real chance that these are more a sign of danger than a thing of beauty. In fact, depending on the design of the eve of your home, that water will head right back in the house. You had not ever heard of ice damming until your insurance adjuster friend said they have claims like this all the time. Unfortunately, this is bound to be a bad year for this with more snow on the way over the next three to four days.
With a plan to put more isulation in attic you might be seeing fewer icicles, because one of the problems right now is that the heat in the house is melting the snow and the roof during the day and then the cold overnight temperatures are causing new freezing every night. For some of the least fortunate property owners, this dangerous cycle can lead to Continue Reading No Comments