Building Classes And Construction Types

3 Problems That Will Damage Your Garage Door Springs

Although you may not have thought about them over the past couple years, your garage door springs have been used on a daily basis. Each time you cycle your door, your torsion springs provide the energy required to lift your heavy door up and into your garage—and they're capable of doing so for 15,000 to 20,000 cycles. However, if your garage door assembly has any of these three problems, then your springs are likely to break prematurely. Read More 

4 Key Choices You’ll Have To Make When Designing A Metal Roof

When it comes to designing your new roof, you have a wealth of options at your fingertips. One of the biggest decisions you'll have to make is which material to use, and whilst timber trusses remain to be the most popular choice, structural metal is garnering a lot of attention in the roofing industry. If you're considering installing a metal roof, there are four key choices you'll have to make to ensure you get the most out of your structure: Read More 

Painting Vinyl Windows? Yes, It Can Be Done, And Here Is How

Vinyl windows offer homeowners an attractive, low-maintenance and affordable option when choosing new windows. They are available in a wide variety of shapes, sizes and pre-molded colors, and this makes them ideal for buying and installing the same day. Some people looking for a specific color may not always find their exact choice, though, and they would like to paint their windows. Despite rumors to the contrary, painting vinyl windows is a possibility. Read More 

Helping Your Tenants Deal With Wintertime Water Emergencies

While many people associate the holiday season with joy and cheer, property managers associate the season with winter-related emergency repairs. Of these repairs, frozen and burst pipes are the most common. If faced with a tenant with a frozen or burst pipe, you'll want to know exactly how you can fix the problem to you and your tenant's satisfaction. Dealing with Frozen Pipes Dealing with a pipe that's actually frozen seems like a hassle, but you can help your tenant get through this particular emergency with only a few simple steps: Read More 

Why You Should Call A Plumber When Your “Fruit Flies” Just Won’t Go Away

Oh the horror. You've refrained from keeping fruits and veggies on your counter, cleaned out your refrigerator, and scrubbed every nook and cranny of your kitchen with bleach, but the fruit flies still come. Every day you wake to find their numbers more plentiful, their forces stronger. Finally, you decide that this is a war you can't fight alone -- you've got to call in backup. Before you pick up the phone and request a chemical warfare attack from your local exterminator, read on to learn why your plumber reigns supreme in fruit fly control. Read More