On the House
BMoxie Contributors On the House.
Understanding the different color pigments of brick and stone features are paramount to selecting the right roofing colors. According to color expert Kate Smith, a “top down” approach is needed to select roofing colors that will unify a home’s exterior. [...]
A backsplash can be installed within just a small space behind your sink and stove, or you can have it cover the entire wall area between your kitchen counter and the cabinets above. Either way, a kitchen backsplash is more than just a protective addition for the walls above your kitchen counters. It can also be a fabulous decorative feature that adds a distinct touch as well as elegant style to the place you prepare all your food. [...]
There are many things that can go wrong with plumbing, from simple fixes to large messes. Clogs and leaks are common problems that can range from minor to serious- it just depends. The extent of the clog, area of the leak, and other factors influence the severity of these types of plumbing problems. Remember to contact a professional plumber in emergency situations and to handle repairs, big or small. [...]
Just a few notes on the images above, and first things first . . . a shout to the zen master, an artist in aluminum, Tom Struble of Tom Struble Siding Company. While Stephen R Christopher called out the term "Brick Bend" for me, it was Tom who suggested that I add a little, as he called it, "kick" to the edge of the aluminum's face. Back-caulked, the idea is that it gives a more positive seal and a cleaner line at brick. It took me to my second one to realize that I had to bend it a little short of 90 degrees however. The goal with this of course is to have the aluminum spring out and hold tight against the brick. While Tom suggested that I would need no additional caulking, idk... my skill wasn't quite there yet, that or it was just the irregularity of 90 year-old brick, I did end up clear caulking the front edge of my brick bend. [...]
Everyone wants to fix up their home to make it as comfortable, appealing and as valuable as possible. After spending numerous hours and your hard-earned money on home improvement, of course you will want to protect your investment. Try the following tips to help secure your home and protect your family. [...]