Category Archive For "Hints"
When Asphalt Roll Roofing Should Be Used
On the list of things that don’t warrant every day thought or attention, your roof probably ranks pretty high on the list. However, this can be a costly mistake, as roofing leakage or other failures can cost a pretty penny to correct. You don’t want to wait until you have water dripping on your dining room table …
DIY: Removing Moss from the Roof
If the roof of your home is in a cool, damp and shaded environment then there is a threat that you need to look out for: Moss. When left unattended, as roofs often are, moss can grow wild, putting your roof at risk for big repair costs down the line. Fortunately, with a little vigilance …
What is Crown Molding?
Here is what crown molding looks like:
What is Chair Rail Molding?
Here is what chair rail molding looks like:
What is a Baseboard?
Here is how a baseboard looks like:
When do I need to Spackle My Walls?
If your house was built in 1950s or later, then most likely you have drywall walls. You may need minor spackling done if your drywall walls have minor holes / cracks / scratches that need to be spackled before painting. You may need major spackling done if your drywall walls have major scratches, holes and/or cracks that …
How to Find Out The Size of a Water Heater
To find out your water heater tank size, find its label (name plate). Then look for “Capacity”, “Gallons” or “Gals”:
How to Tell if You Have an Propane Water Heater
You have a propane water heater if There is no Gas section in your energy bill, and You have a gas tank in the backyard, which you need to fill-up from time to time, and There is a vent on top of the heater that looks like this:
How to Tell if You Have an Electric Water Heater
You have an electric water heater if there is a NO big vent on top of the heater: So your heater probably looks more like this:
How to Tell if You Have an Oil Water Heater
You have an oil water heater if You use heating oil to heat your home, and There is a vent on top of the heater that looks like this: