Tips To Get Rid of Ice Dams On Your Roof

If you are like many other homeowners, you are worried about an ice dam forming on your roof every winter. Ice dams occur when snow melts and refreezes at the edge of your roof. The ice dams prevent the melted snow from draining into your gutters, and the excess water can result in leaks and water damage.

The last thing you want to do is spend the money and time to repair water damage in your home. You can hire a roofing Waldorf MD company to repair the damage, but you should also take the proper steps to prevent the ice formations on your roof.

Check Your Attic Insulation

The heat leaking out of your attic plays a big role in ice dams forming. It melts the snow that refreezes around the edge of your roof. This is why it is important to make sure your attic is properly insulated.…

How to Make Sure Your Home Looks Great for the Holidays

There are so many fun and wonderful things that you can enjoy during the holiday season no matter who or where you are. Spending time with family, listening to and singing along with holiday songs, and celebrating all of the joys of the season are all universally festive ways to enjoy the holidays. If you are a homeowner, however, you also have the opportunity to make the most of your home during the holidays. One of the many ways in which you can do this is by decorating your home and working to give in the festive look that makes the holidays really sparkle.

Before you get started making your home look great for the holidays, though, it is important that you make sure that your home is in good shape overall. After all, no one wants to live in or visit a home that looks great on the outside …

4 Ways to Become a Better Handyman


It’s tough out there for a handyman. However, you can boost your business prospects if you dedicate yourself to self-improvement. Here are just four tips for being better at your job.

1. Educate Yourself

Depending on your state and your profession, you might not need a license to practice. However, it’s always worth it to improve your mastery of your skills. Even if you aren’t going for an official certification or accreditation, you can learn new and valuable things when you take a training course.

2. Upgrade Your Equipment

If you’re still using the tools that your father passed down to you when you first took over the family business, it’s time to make a change. It’s fine to hang up that old hammer for sentimental value, but when it comes to actually working as a repair professional, you should only be using high-quality equipment. Your customers will expect …

Could Good Design Make a Difference in Your Community?

There are many things that come together to make a community work successfully, from civic planning and infrastructure to the everyday experiences of the people that live there. If you care about your community, you probably put at least a little bit of thought into how you can work to improve it. After all, the community in which you live affects almost every aspect of your daily life. One thing that you may not have considered when thinking about how you can make your community better is the way in which design can improve the way a community functions.

For example, one thing that pretty much everyone who drives, bikes, takes public transportation, or walks in a community thinks about the transportation infrastructure. You may just take this for granted, but the truth is that good transportation design can make the difference between a happy, bustling community and one that …

Storage of Grass Equipment in The Fall

For many homeowners all across the nation, particularly in the northern states, the colder fall season now here means the typical weekly lawn equipment used during the summer (mowers, trimmers, etc.) go into “cold storage” for a few months. The time has come to winterize motorized equipment and get it all put away in exchange for rakes, leaf blowers, snow shovels, snowblowers, and other seasonal equipment.

Many people look at the mess which is their garage and simply shake their heads. With good intentions of getting everything stored in a neat and orderly manner, the task looks very daunting at the very least. It just seems like there is never enough room to put everything, let alone freeing up enough space to park the vehicle inside the garage when the real rough weather comes around. If you have the available space on your property, you might seriously consider the acquisition …