6 January 2015
Painting your roof white might be one way you can help fight the 'urban heat island effect' according to a report by the National Centre for Atmospheric Research. What Is The Urban Heat Island Effect? Urban areas are generally several degrees warmer than nearby countryside. This is because dark man-made surfaces such as roofs and roads retain heat more efficiently than natural vegetation. Roofs and roads can comprise approximately 50% of a cityscape.
2 January 2015
There are a number of emotional and psychological benefits associated with owning a pet or two. It is no wonder therefore, that the most popular household pets (dogs) are often referred to as man's best friend. The strong relationship between pets and their owners make it necessary for you to take your time and identify the best type of door for your pet. Some of the factors you should consider when shopping for pet doors are discussed herein.
26 December 2014
You don't need an electrician to make repairs to the wiring in your home just when your power goes out. There are many other times when you may have problems with the wiring at home and need repairs or upgrades, even though you're still getting power. Understanding the signs of needed repairs or knowing why you need an electrician for certain jobs can ensure your home's electricity is always working properly and also reduce your risk of an electrical fire.
19 December 2014
Recently, a Chinese company designed and constructed houses using giant 3D printers. Clearly, the possibilities are endless in construction technologies. 3D printed houses offer profound implications for housing customization and affordability. Read on to learn more about what role 3D printing will play in the future of construction industry. How does 3D printing in the construction industry work? The process starts by digitally modeling a plan/blueprint of an object to be printed in the design program.
17 December 2014
Ice or snow buildup on the roof or gutters during winter is common. This can cause serious harm to your house. The following steps will help you prevent roof and gutter damage from snow and ice: Securely screw your gutters into the fascia board Fifteen or more years ago, a technique by the name "spike and ferrule" was employed to attach gutters using a large spike. Today, this technique is less effective.