Stay connected for helpful tips on home improvement!
Watch our TV Ad on Discovery Home
Thank you for your email and follow-up. I am in the process of selecting one of the several contractors I have spoken with. Without a doubt, the service you provide in his area is second to none. Again, I thank you and will let you know the final outcome once the project is completed.
Regards, Homeowner in Accokeek, Maryland
Tools For Your Home
Having the right tools for your home improvement project can mean the difference between a perfect fit and next winter's fire starter.
The first tool for any at home project should be the national building code, full of requirements and permit restrictions, as well as which and when inspections are required. Once you have this you can be sure that your home stays up to code and safety regulations.
When purchasing tools spend your resources on attaining the very best quality. As your projects progress, you will be glad you did. Buy brands that you know and can trust. Tools that feel comfortable and sturdy in your hand will be a joy to work with. Through proper maintenance and use, you will achieve premium results as well as the longest life possible from your tools.
For everyday around the house projects, such as changing a light bulb or assembling a new piece of furniture, there are a few essentials every home needs. These can be broken down into a couple of categories, which take in the needs of most small jobs.
First comes equipment for measuring. A 16' to 24' steel tape measure is a must. Accurate measurements are an all important part of any project, whether it be the right size blinds to fit your window or the rough door opening for a new interior door. A steel tape measure allows for versatility in measuring odd shapes, while it has the ability to resist stretching to realize an accurate reading every time.
Second are leveling tools and most importantly a 2 to 4 foot level. When it comes to making sure your project is level or plumb, the rule 'The longer the level the more accurate you will be', applies. Making sure your work is accurate will solve a lot of frustration in the future.
The category most often used by homeowners involves that of attaching, dismantling and assembling. Having at least 3 different types of screwdriver and a hammer, will work for most small jobs. Screwdrivers although available in various designs are broken up into 3 main groups. The Philips head, which is for screws with a star head. The Robinson head is square and used in several sizes for electrical work. A flat head screw driver although used less than in times gone by, is still handy to have and typically used for smaller screws in more visible places, such as doors and light plates. A good 12 to 16oz finishing hammer will complete the first aid kit for your home. Although perhaps lacking the power of a larger framing hammer, the finishing hammer is much more useful for most household repair work.
For more tips on interior and exterior carpentry and qualified contractors for any size job, talk to our experts.
Renovation Experts is a premium network of thousands of remodeling contractors, who carry out bathroom remodeling, kitchen remodeling, attic remodeling and basement remodeling projects. Since 1999, Renovation Experts has helped homeowners to locate and hire a local remodeling contractor.
Web.com Group, Inc. (Nasdaq: WEB) provides a full range of Internet services to small businesses in order to help them compete and succeed online. Web.com is a global domain registrar and further meets the needs of small and medium-sized businesses anywhere along their lifecycle with affordable, subscription-based solutions including website design and management, search engine optimization, online marketing campaigns, local sales leads, social media, mobile products, eCommerce solutions and call center services.
* By submitting this information, you provide express written consent to
Web.com and our affiliates
("Web.com") sending you future information, contacting you for telemarketing purposes using the information
(including any phone numbers) you have or will provide us, and monitoring and recording these communications to assure the quality of service or for other reasons.
This means Web.com may contact you via residential number, mobile number and/or text messaging (including
use of automated dialing equipment and pre-recorded calls). You are not required to give your consent as a condition of making a purchase with
Web.com. Additional information can be found in our
**By Clicking the submit button, I acknowledge that I have read and agree to the terms and conditions of the Web.com Homeowner Agreement.