Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Tankless Water Heaters

Ther'es been a lot of discussion recently about tankless water heater. They're here, so you might as well start the education process. The ASHI Reporter has published a nice article that you will enjoy.

 ASHI Reporter (8/2013) " Tankless Water Heaters"

Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Driveway repairs

I've been seeing many driveways of late that need some maintenance so I thought I would post the following information from The Family Handyman magazine: Driveway Makeover

Monday, May 27, 2013

Screen Door Repair

It's the time of year (well, by the calendar anyway) when screens begin to get a lot of use and ultimately, they will need repairs. Here's a nice "how-to"from the Family Handyman (5/2012)...

Window and Door Screen Replacement

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Noisy Garage Door Fixes

Spring cleaning is in order for the next few weeks. Yard waste, debris on roofs and over-stuffed garages need your attention. Is fixing the noisy garage door on your to-do list? Here's a few ideas that may help.....   Noisy Garage Door Fixes

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Power Outage? Be prepared...

The Spring weather brings warmer temperatures and sometimes a thunderstorm that leaves us without electrical power. It's a helpless feeling but there are a few simple things you can do to make the situation less intrusive...   Power Outage? Be Prepared

Monday, March 18, 2013

How Long Will It last?

Here's a nice article about how long some systems and components are expected to last as well as some costs. Included is furnace, boiler, water heater (please don't call it a "Hot" water heater... hot water does not have to be heated for this application), windows, roof, electrical service and air conditioning. Enjoy...  How Long Will It Last?

Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Flashing Deck Ledger Boards

For every 100 decks I inspect 99 of then do NOT have flashing at the ledger board. I admit that ledger board rot is not frequent but the time and cost of installing flashing vs. the time and cost of replacing a damaged ledger is no comparison. Flashing the ledger board is a must. Open the PDF below...

Ledger Board Flashing

Sunday, February 3, 2013

Garage Door Maintenance

Here's a great article from Family Handyman regarding...   Garage Door Maintenance. The home owners from a few recent inspections in Hinsdale and Downers Grove surely needed this information.