Tips for Buying Patio Doors

If you are currently in search of new patio doors, there are quite a few things to consider. You need to think about the material, your budget and the cost of different doors, and exactly what style of door you prefer in your home. Here are some essential tips to follow when shopping around for patio doors. Think About How Much Space You Have The reason you need to think about the space you have when opening the door is because it determines whether you should choose a sliding or swinging door. Read More 

3 Native Evergreen Ornamental Trees Ideal For Screening

When it comes to screening off a property for privacy or security reasons, a row of dense, screening evergreen trees is a greener and more attractive choice than throwing up walls or artificial security screens. However, choosing the right species of tree for an effective screen involves more than just looking for the biggest, meanest looking tree you can find -- effective screen trees should have dense, even foliage, and should be able to grow in closely planted rows without crowding or competition. Read More 

How to Maintain Your Air Conditioner

There are some simple tasks that do not necessarily require a professional to handle. The following do-it-yourself practices can save you maintenance and repair expenses while extending your air conditioner's performance life cycle. Cleaning the fins and filters Use a fin cleaning spray to thoroughly clean the fins and blast out any dirt or debris that has clogged in-between them. Look out for clogged and dirty filters that can block normal airflow. Read More 

Residential Door Security: Choosing Rekeying or Replacement

The security of any residential building depends significantly on the types of locks installed to safeguard the entryways. Most burglars and robbers will gain access into the interior space by picking the locks or using mechanical force to weaken and break the locking elements. Therefore, it is critical to select strong locks that will resist this type of infiltration. In addition, you should review and update the doorway locks to ensure that there are performing to the desired capacity. Read More 

Avoiding the Inconvenience of Being Locked Out of Your House

Imagine you've had a long day at work and the only thing you want is to get home and have a rest. You drive all the way home only to find out you do not have your only set of house keys with you. Maybe you had them misplaced somewhere in your office or you forgot them somewhere you went in the course of the day. You are worried as you might drive back to the office, spending a lot of time in traffic and end up not getting the keys. Read More