2015

Tips To Help Keep Your Deck In Pristine Condition

Your deck is likely one of the most exposed parts of your home, and it should come as no surprise that this means it requires special care to keep it maintained. Unfortunately, some new homeowners are unsure of the various demands that their deck requires, and this can cause them to make mistakes that can shorten its usable life and negatively impact your home's appearance. Luckily, deck maintenance does not have to be a mysterious task because there are a couple of simple preventative maintenance tips you can follow to avoid the worst of these problems.

Taking Care Of Your Tile: 3 Reasons To Use A Cement Backer Board During Installation

There are many decisions that must be made when constructing a new home, but making the choice to install tile flooring is an easy way to make your new home more functional. Ceramic tile is low maintenance, hypoallergenic, and affordable to install. Unfortunately, if you fail to use the right type of backer board (the material which serves as a substrate for your tile floor) during installation, your tile could turn into a headache.

4 Office Renovations That Help Boost Productivity

When it comes to employee productivity, smart hiring and thorough training can only go so far. A growing amount of research reveals that work environment can also have a significant impact on production. While it might seem obvious that safe working conditions and a clean, organized work space would have an impact, you may be surprised to learn how much other areas of the office's design, layout and operation can affect workers.

Debunking 3 Common Myths About Renewable Energy

These days, there's a lot of talk about renewable energy in the form of solar power, thermal energy, wind turbines, and everything in between. In fact, there's even been a fair amount of controversy when it comes to this topic. A lot of this controversy stems from the many misinformed myths that exist about renewable energy. By understanding the truth behind these common myths, you'll have a better overall understanding of renewable energy and how it can help the planet.