Roll roofing is the perfect material choice for the DIYer interested in tackling small roofing projects — like a shed or porch roof that has a slight sloped roof or a flat roof. I’m a true DIYer when it comes to house projects and I’ve learned a thing or two that could help with your DIY project. Here are my easy to follow step-by-step instructions for DIY rolled roofing installation.
Concrete cinder block walls are sturdy and easy to build, but can often be unattractive when compared with the rest of your home. By covering a cinder block wall with surface bonding cement, you can increase the water resistance of the wall as well as the durability while creating a uniform surface that will blend with most architectural styles.
Knowing how to cut cast iron pipe is essential for do it yourself plumbing repair projects. There are basically 3 ways to get the job done: a hacksaw, a cold chisel, or a snap cutter. See which one is BEST for cutting cast iron pipe.
Don’t want to harm yourself or the environment when painting? Consider these non toxic paint remover ideas if you’re concerned about using eco friendly ways to remove paint. Soy gels, boiling water with baking soda and 3 other eco friendly paint removers.
Layering asphalt shingles over existing roof shingles will save you a little money up front but there are a few cons to be aware of before going this route. You have a roofing warranty to concern yourself with first and foremost, and, secondly, structural integrity to consider.
Recycled plastic lumber has many useful attributes such as being impermeable to water. But there are some disadvantages to go along with the advantages of this green building material. Find out what those assets and liabilities are right here.
Reclaimed and salvaged wood flooring adds a huge dose of character when installed in homes. Reclaimed flooring from old barns, factories and houses is one recycled building material that is probably worth more now than when it was new and well worth the effort in locating it.
Recycled glass tile is versatile, has unique properties, is recycled and recyclable and it is absolutely beautiful when it’s installed as a kitchen backsplash, as flooring in a foyer or bathroom and as an accent in and around a pool. See..I told you it was versatile.
If you are replacing your garage doors you’ve got some homework to cover first. There are many varieties and material choices that need to be decided prior to making your way decision.
While fiberglass insulation remains popular, homeowners should consider cellulose insulation for their next home improvement project. Not only is cellulose insulation a sustainable material, but it can save up to one fifth of the energy costs when compared to fiberglass.
Sustainable roofing choices are more abundant than ever before. Spend a few minutes finding out what is best suited for your green roofing solution.
Anyone who has ever considered photovoltaic cells knows that they are an enormous investment. If you’re considering photovoltaic cells, there are three factors that solar panel manufacturers like to ignore when talking about their product.
How green is cordwood building really? There are pros and cons and top reasons that you should be aware of to help you make your choice of green home building materials.
Cork flooring has many advantages that you may not have heard of before. Green home building has brought it to the forefront of flooring choices for eco-friendly homeowners but it’s been around for much, much longer for reasons that you may not have considered.
Hydronic radiant floor heating can make an enormous difference in the temperature of the flooring and consequently your home. While this green technology may work well, cost and practicality make this a difficult system to recommend to the average homeowner.
Solar powered attic vent fans can be a great way to save some money on cooling costs as well as support solar technology. Included is a great video featuring Tom Silva of This Old House that shows you how to install it yourself.
Do you have a few damaged bricks somewhere on your home or sidewalk/fence that need to be replaced? These step-by-step instructions tells you what you need to know to do it yourself.
Installing handrails using composite materials has it’s advantages compared to wood. These DIY instructions tell you how to install them yourself from corner posts to rail caps.
Installing wood ceiling panels adds a really cool effect and is not as difficult to do as you may have thought. I’ve done it and am sharing expert tips on installing wood ceiling panels and step by step instructions and observations. Grab your notepad because I’m ready to get started making your DIY job even easier!
Spend a little time giving your hot water tank some TLC by replacing the old, corroded anode rod yourself. It’s not as difficult as you may have thought. These simple instructions guide you through the process.
Finger-jointed lumber is the home building industry’s answer to keeping lumber supplies at a reasonable cost while significantly minimizing waste with little or no loss in quality or architectural standards.
Fiberglass tub repair can be done easily without hiring a professional if you follow these tips. If your bathtub repair includes fixing cracks, you should know that It isn’t necessarily the easiest of DIY home fix-it projects but you could prolong the usefulness of the tub by following these clear and concise instructions to seal the cracks.
Nervous about kitchen sink repairs? Don’t be! If you have an issue with your kitchen sink sprayer you’re gonna love the step-by-step instructions provided in this article. Fixing a kitchen sink hose sprayer is an easy DIY repair job for any homeowner and will help you gain confidence to tackle other DIY projects in your home.
Clear and concise DIY instructions on how to replace a toilet on your own. Add it to your DIY bookmarks for future reference. Great advice to save yourself a small mint by replacing the toilet on your own rather than calling on a plumber.
Where’s that cool draft coming from in your house? Could it be the electrical outlets? Eliminate that possibility by learning how to install inexpensive foam gaskets on all of your home electrical outlets. It’s a quick and easy DIY project.
Bamboo flooring has gained popularity in the past few years for good reason. It’s eco-friendly and it’s durable. There’s no reason to believe bamboo flooring won’t be around for years to come. Manufacturing techniques have made this material a great choice for flooring.
Your dining room deserves a little ambiance. Here are step-by-step DIY instructions to install a dimmer switch for perfect mood lighting in any room you choose.
Cotton insulation is an eco-product worth considering in today’s construction market. It’s eco-friendly due to it being a recycled product and it has insulating characteristics that are comparable to fiberglass. Consider incorporating cotton insulation into your home building plans for its’ many advantages.
If you’ve ever wished you had a water spigot on the other side of your house, too, here are some step-by-step instructions to install it yourself.