Renting your home out comes with a variety of tax benefits to take advantage of, like the ability to write off your real estates taxes as well as your operating costs. But you can't take advantage of those benefits if your home sits vacant for too long. Part of successfully attracting tenants is making sure that your home is reliable, comfortable, and safe. Here are five inspections you should complete before renting your house out to ensure your home's worthiness:
2 July 2015
If you thought automotive paint was just for touching up imperfections on your automobile, you will probably be surprised to learn that it can be used on a number of DIY projects that have nothing to do with vehicles. This paint is high gloss and durable, and it is available in a wide selection of colors, making it ideal for adding a novel twist to your home décor. Check out these five amazing ways to use automotive paint.
18 June 2015
As spring fades away, people all over the United States are switching on their home's central air conditioning systems. Unfortunately, some of those individuals are going to experience an unpleasant surprise when their system turns on and blows out a bad odor. It's not unusual to find a home where the air conditioning is churning out obnoxious smells, and the problem can be so bad in some homes that it forces residents to leave their systems turned-off.
25 March 2015
Chances are that your summer would be pretty miserable without air conditioning. However, that does not mean you enjoy receiving your cooling bill every month. If you live in a big house and run your air conditioner all day, you probably are used to paying a pretty penny for air conditioning costs. The good news is that running your air conditioning does not have to break the bank. You just have to make some adjustments.
26 February 2015
There are a lot of ways to improve your air conditioner's energy efficiency, but most of them involve spending some money to save money – installing a programmable thermostat, investing in high quality filters, and having your ducts clean all require some cash upfront. If you've already done that, or if you're just looking for a thriftier way to save some cash, check out some ways that you can save money on your energy bills without having to spend any money first.
7 January 2015
If you're planning on building a home in an area that receives a high degree of atmospheric precipitation or are ready to replace a roof on existing construction, you may be wondering what type of roofing materials hold up best in places that get lost of rain and/or snow. Fortunately, there are certain roofing materials that can withstand these conditions well. Following are five of them! Asphalt Shingles The most popular roofing material in most parts of the U.
30 December 2014
As a homeowner, you are most likely familiar with the overwhelming tasks of cleaning, repairing, and updating your house. Unfortunately, maintaining or replacing your roof can be a tedious and expensive task. While the majority of homeowners choose a traditional shingle roof, adding a bit of style with metal roofing is smart for a rockin' home exterior. If heavy metal is a maybe, use this guide to see the benefits of the rockin' roofing material and learn the best options for safe cleaning.
16 December 2014
An automatic garage door is probably one of the most valued luxury items in your home. Ironically, it also tends to be the most overlooked when it comes to regular maintenance. Recent figures from the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) indicate that as many as 30,000 injuries occur each year from garage door accidents. You don't have to be another statistic, though. Here are four sure-fire ways to be certain your automatic garage door is working right so you and your loved ones are safe all year long.
16 December 2014