2015

Ideas For Running Your Own Contractor Business

When you work in construction, you may eventually decide that you want to strike out on your own as an independent contractor in order to maximize your work flexibility and the amount of money you bring in for every job you work. However, you may not know how to get started or what to do with all of the tools and equipment you will need to make your budding contractor business a success now and in the future.

Do You Need A New Roof? Here's How To Tell

Roofs are generally strong, quality-made structures that last for many years. However, even the best-made roofs can't and won't last forever. As such, it's important to be aware of the warning signs that indicate a failing roof. That way, you can take care of the problem before your whole roof is ruined, or, if the roof is already done for, before it caves in or causes structural damage to your home.

Let There Be Light -- A Remodeler's Quick Guide To Bathroom Lighting

Are you renovating your bathroom? One of the least-understood aspects of many remodels is how to properly light the space. Many bathrooms come with only one or two lights, which can limit the functionality of the room and detract from its beautiful aspects. Here is a quick primer on how to understand and use the three major types of bathroom lighting.  Task Lighting Task lighting is placed specifically to light well a particular spot where tasks are repeatedly performed.

Starting a Window-Cleaning Business on a Budget: What You Need

If you want to start your own business but don't have a lot of money to spend, starting your own window cleaning business may be a perfect option for you. This industry falls under the contracting and building cleaning category, which is an industry that is expected to increase by 11% between 2010 to 2020. The reason for the increase in demand for window-cleaning work is simple: many businesses outsource their cleaning needs and seek independently-owned businesses to do janitorial and window-cleaning services for them.

Three Surprising Uses For Your Carport

Carports provide a smart and cost-efficient way to protect your car from weather without having to build an entire garage, but they can also be used for several other purposes on your property. Consider these three options for getting the most out of your carport. An Outdoor Party Pavilion Traditional aluminum carports are open on all sides while providing shade from the sun and protection from rain. This makes them perfect for outdoor events.