Category: Exterior Projects

  • How to Build a Pergola – Step by Step

    How to Build a Pergola – Step by Step

    Who doesn’t love a Pergola.  Well, get out there and build your own.  The number of plans to build a pergola or trellis, are mind boggling.  You can find many paid plans, but we prefer free.  In fact, The Family Handyman also prefers “free”.  So much so that they offer free pergola plans in their…

  • Build Your Own Rain Barrel

    Build Your Own Rain Barrel

    Many of us are doing everything we can to be “green”.  In my case, I am doing things that make sense financially, make sense for long term maintenance of my property, or make sense with regard to keeping the boss happy (The boss=my wife). I have considered a rain barrel for a while.  However, I…

  • Five Checks Before Winter Weather Strikes

    Five Checks Before Winter Weather Strikes

    If you listen closely enough you can already hear people moaning about the bad weather. It’s going to get worse before it gets better which is horrible. You need to wrap yourself up in more layers of clothing than you can possibly imagine otherwise you might freeze to death. Even all those crazy people who…

  • Heat Your Pool for Free

    Heat Your Pool for Free

    If you have a heated pool, you understand how expensive it can be to heat a pool.  Because of that, many people resort to solar covers, solar panels to heat water, etc.  There are other ways to heat a pool that are economical (free) and environmentally friendly. If you are like me, you hate waste.  It…

  • Reasons to Install Insulated Garage Doors

    Reasons to Install Insulated Garage Doors

    With the increase in demand for what is in effect a finite global resource, over the last few years there has been a significant increase in the cost of energy. With prices now at a point where homeowners are looking for effective ways of reducing energy consumption, the rise of the insulated garage door has…

  • How to Clean Your Gutters

    How to Clean Your Gutters

    With leaves turning and falling to the ground, and into your gutters, knowing the very simple basics of how to clean out your gutters will help you remain safe and your gutters/roof to last longer. Dirty guttering will quickly send water running down the walls of your home, leaking through windows, doors and damaging walls…