Clay and Home Repairs

Is Moss Bad For Your Cedar Shake Roof?

27 April

During the spring, cedar shake roofs in cool, wet climates may develop a growth of moss on their surface. This can be troubling for the homeowners. Knowing what moss can do to your roof and how to prevent moss from returning can help you maintain your property this spring. Is moss bad for your cedar […]

Three Things To Look For When Inspecting A French Drain System

08 April

If you’re a homeowner who is installing a French drain system in your yard, you’re taking a great step toward keeping your yard and home safe from being overwhelmed by rainwater. But as simple as French drains are, they aren’t maintenance-free. They do need periodic inspection to ensure they aren’t failing and haven’t become damaged. […]

Two Radiant Floor Heating Myths Busted

16 March

Warming your home during the long winters can be a constant battle. While modern heating systems can be highly effective at keeping your home the temperature that you want, there are many different types of heating systems available, and you might find this selection to be overwhelming and confusing. This can result in you putting […]

A Quiet Remodel: Soundproofing Your Home

19 February

Life is noisy, and sometimes just getting through your workday can hurt your ears and make your head hurt. When you get home, you need some peace and quiet. Unfortunately, your walls are thin or your plumbing gurgles. Instead of wearing earplugs every night, you can undertake a modest remodel that will “soundproof” your home. […]

Make Your Plaster Pretty Again: Tips For Repairing Your Plaster Walls

31 January

Plaster is an elegant and sophisticated wall treatment, and it is commonly found in older homes. Plaster can become damaged over time and require a bit of repair or restoration. If your plaster isn’t looking too pretty, try some of these suggestions to refurbish your walls: Filling in small holes. When you use tacks or […]

3 Ways To Protect Your Garage & Keep It Warm This Winter

11 January

Winter has been mild so far this year, but pretty soon the cold will arrive. Before the cold really arrives, you need to winterize your garage door and get it ready. Here are four steps you need to take to get your garage ready for winter.  Replace Weatherstripping Your garage door has a weatherstrip that […]

Keeping That Vinyl Siding In Good Shape: Tips For You

22 December

When you purchase and install vinyl siding in your home, you want to do everything that you can to ensure that you keep your siding in good shape and condition for as long as possible. After all, you made an investment in replacing your old siding and making your home look like new again with […]

Handle With Care; How To Clean Your Sheepskin Rug Without Destroying It

04 December

If you have a sheepskin rug, you come to appreciate its beauty and how it feels on your feet when you walk on it. However, since they tend to be fragile, you have to treat them with care. The smallest stain can cause them to fade, but it is possible to make them look new […]

How Can You Prevent Your Pipes From Freezing In Winter?

16 November

It’s common knowledge that running a little water in your faucets on nights when the temperatures drop to extreme lows can prevent your pipes from freezing and bursting. This is one trick that homeowners use to protect their plumbing, but there are many ways that you can keep your pipes warm in the winter. Following […]

How To Add Insulation To Window Casings

29 October

There are many ways to increase the energy efficiency of your home. In most projects, you will need to spend a lot of time and money. Installing new windows and doors is one way to increase the solar and thermal efficiency of your property. However, you can often increase the efficiency of your windows and […]