Cash In on the Money-Saving Benefits of Solar Outside Lighting

As solar technology advances, solar outside lighting has become more widely available in several different varieties of innovative designs and novel styles. Due to their energy efficiency and many money-saving benefits, solar exterior lighting is an affordable option that will bring ambiance and security to homes for years to come.

The job of adding a bit of accent lighting to your backyard normally comes with complicated timing systems and annoying wiring. Who wants to dig up the yard or garden to install numerous cables and several feet of extension cords. There is a way to enjoy a well-lit yard. Technology growth has provided a more efficient brighter line of solar outside lighting products to replace the dull inconsistent solar lights of the past.

There are so many far-reaching benefits of outside solar lighting products to the homeowner. The following is a brief summarized list of how the average homeowner could receive the long-term benefits of solar exterior lights.

Home Weatherizing – 9 Techniques To Maximize the Energy Efficiency of Your Windows

Most home weatherizing projects involve windows because they are largely responsible for the loss of home thermal energy. What makes windows energy-efficient is their ability to block air movement, creating dead air space between the inside and outside glass panes.

Most windows today come with double or triple-pane insulated glass. Basically, insulated glass is two or three pieces of glass separated by a spacer bar and sealed on all four sides to create a dead air space between the panes.

You can easily make single-pane, older windows more energy-efficient by creating dead air spaces using window weather-stripping materials, a good storm window and plastic sheeting to block air movement.

Roofing In Dallas As Compared To Other Cities

Roofing Dallas as Compared to Other Cities

Roofing varies state to state, not just in installation traditions but in color and styles available.In the Dallas area there are several roofing factories. GAF, Tamko, Atlas, Certainteed, Tamko, all have a presence here with GAF having two factories, one the old Elk plant.

If you go to any of the manufacturer sites you’ll see a zip code selector for colors and, of course, contractors. GAF, for example shows a WeatherMax and Marquis but in my 31 years as a contractor and eight years as an installer before that, I’ve never seen them. One of my new sale techs sold some once and all hell broke out. We fixed it by, as my father says, passing it on to the consumer through reduced profits. I’m not really sure I fully fathom that anything was passed on.

Get The Facts On Energy Efficient Windows Part 2

It’s easier to shop for new or replacement windows if you know the same things the window manufacturers know. This is the second part of a series on options and features that can make new windows more efficient.

Things To Know About Energy Efficient Glass Choices
Here’s a list of glass or glazing choices that can make windows more efficient. Quality replacement windows will offer these features.

Unless they are handmade in a local shop, virtually any windows you buy today will be at least double pane, which is two layers of glass sealed with an air space in between. This is also known as insulating glass, or sometimes double glazing. Some window companies fill the air space with argon, a nontoxic gas used to increase energy efficiency and lower the amount of heat the glass will conduct. Insulating glass is a great first step in improving efficiency. Plus, added benefits of insulating glass include cutting down on outside noise and making your home more secure from glass-breaking intruders.

Tips For Artists, How To Prepare Your Own Panels For Painting

Personally, I prefer painting on a hard surface so I am addressing how to prepare a panel for painting.

I will discuss hardboard, MDF, particle board, plywood and cardboard, and I am only discussing rigid panels right now, we can discuss canvas, papers etc some other time.

First I will discuss the materials, then their preparation: