A Thank You To My Father

A Thank You To My Father

  • Dos and Don't of Applying Spray Foam Insulation from a Can

    For insulating small areas or sealing drafty gaps in doors or windows, using a can of spray foam insulation can be an excellent option. Of course, spray foam insulation is also available for insulating larger areas, but needs to be applied with special equipment and by a highly experienced professional. Still, if you just need to seal some gaps around your home, you can easily apply your own spray foam insulation from a can; just be sure to keep a few considerations in mind throughout the process.

  • 3 Things You Should Know About Replacing Windows

    Replacing windows in your home is not something you should have to deal with frequently, but there may come a time when you want to get new windows or need to replace a broken window. Believe it or not, replacing a window isn't as hard as it probably sounds. It is something you can do on your own with some DIY experience, or you can pay a professional to handle the job for you.

  • Three Ways You Can Incorporate Solar Energy Into Your New Roof Installation

    There are many options when having a new roof installed on your home. You may even be thinking about some energy efficient solutions such as green roofing and underlayments. There are also ways that you can integrate solar energy into your new roof installation. The solar panels can be installed after you install your roof, or they can be integrated into the roofing system you have on your home. If you want to integrate solar power into your roofing, here are three ways that it can be done:

  • Got A Soggy Basement? Consider Installing An Interior French Drain System

    A wet basement can be a disaster. You cannot use it for storage and this dark moist place becomes a breeding ground for mold and mildew. If you're dealing with a soggy basement, you can install an interior French drain to help guide water outside where it belongs.  Understanding The French Drain System In most cases, a French drain is installed at the time of construction, but it is possible to install one later if drainage problems arise.

  • Functional Rain Gutters: Why They Are Important For A Roof & How To Maintain Them

    Rainwater is detrimental to roofing materials, but it is something that cannot be avoided because it is a part of nature. However, you can reduce the amount of water sitting on your roof by making sure there are functional rain gutters installed. Learn why it is important for a roof to have rain gutters and what you can do to keep them in a good condition. Why are Functional Rain Gutters an Important Part of a Roof?

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    About Me
    A Thank You To My Father

    My name is Sara Jenkins and I am the daughter of a plumber. As a young girl, I was not very impressed by what my father did for a living, but I loved spending time with him so I was thrilled each time he asked me to help with a repair around the house. What I didn't realize at the time was that my father was teaching me skills that would prove incredibly useful in my adult life. Today, thanks to him, I have completed a long list of plumbing jobs in my own home without the need to hire a contractor. This blog is my way of saying thank you to him by sharing all of the things that he has taught me about home repairs and construction.