How to Properly Maintain Wooden Garage Doors

Wood garage doors are mostly popular with homes that have a more traditional style; they look great especially on house’s that have a ranch, colonial or Victoria style. Even though garage doors made from this type of material are the most aesthetically pleasing as you can customise the appearance to your whim – they can be stained, painted, or even engraved – however, this doesn’t come without drawbacks. If you have decided to purchase a wooden garage door then it’s important to understand how to properly care for it; this will ensure that the door stays in good condition throughout the years and that you don’t waste your money purchasing a replacement. By following the tips outlined below you can make sure that the material of your garage door stays...

Best soil for plant growth

Each different type of soil is better suited to different types of plants. The only bad soils are sand, clay soil and alluvial soil. Sand has too much drainage and plants just blow away as there is no substance to bind the soil together, sand also has very little nutritional value to provide plants. Although squash and corn grows well in clay soil. Clay soil struggles to absorb water naturally, it also requires extensive labour to prepare clay soil for planting. Corn also grows well in alluvial soil but that also lacks nutritional value and it dries out quickly. Alluvial soil was the soil involved in the “Dustbowl of the 1930’s.” Loam is the best soil for plant growth because it retains nutrients well and retains water while still allowing...

Why Go Green For Your Roofing?

Have you ever considered turning to the traditional roofing style? Nowadays, turning to green roofing has risen to be a great idea. It thus makes sense to understand what it is all about. In simple language, it means creatively turning the traditional roof into something that is friendlier to the environment. It is something that has taken over some parts of big cities. You can even see them being used in schools, businesses and even medical facilities. It won’t take long for anyone to understand the speed at which green roofing is taking over the industry ones more. This article provides you with some of the benefits that have made this traditional style to resurface again. Reasons to consider it Environment friendly With the current efforts to conserve environment, it...

Shaped Patios

Patio areas don’t just have to be the same square patches you see in many gardens, and shaped patios can be ideal if you want to bring some style to a garden seating area. With a shaped patio you can create a more pleasant and fluid transition to your lawn, rather than a straight cut patio, which at times can look rather boring. It take a bit more time and planning to have a shaped patio, and some patio tiles will need to be cut to size, while a combination of colour can help bring even more class to your garden. Most gardens will require a seating area, and a shaped patio will require less maintenance than a wooden decking, while heavy duty patio slabs can be found at very...

The Potential Benefits of Self Cleaning Glass

The relatively recent invention of self cleaning glass, or, as marketed by pilkington (the inventors), Pilkington activ, is a film of titanium oxide, which is then adhered to any type of window. This product has been around for over a decade, and although it doesn’t quite accomplish what it says, it is a very effective tool you can use in order to keep your conservatory, or sky lights clean. The way it works is that any water which strikes the window becomes “hydrophilic”, meaning that it can’t form droplets, and just flows off the window in a equal sheet of water. It also helps to break down any adhesive factor in dirt. All of this can quite effectively clean windows, so long as the water strikes it head on. This...