Stay Cool and Comfortable with Energy-Efficient Windows

Although alternative forms of energy are becoming more viable for electricity production for consumers, it has yet to curtail our dependence on fossil fuels. There’s bad news then according to this article from Anchorage Daily News, as oil prices are steadily rising: Read on…

Enjoy the Breathtaking View in the Comfort of Your Home

Despite misconceptions, Alaska isn’t a frigid arctic land all throughout. With its immense size, picturesque landscape and untouched wilderness, the state is truly a sight to behold. Verdant meadows and lush green forests can also be found, and with a coastline longer than all other 49 states, adventures and scenic attractions are abound in this state. In an article in The Beacon, Victor Block describes Alaska: Read on…

Prepare your Home for Summer with Routine Home Maintenance.

One of the most common misconceptions about Alaska is the temperature. In reality, most urban centers here experience four seasons similar to other parts of the US. In relation to that, summers can get pretty hot and humid, and the weather can take a turn for the worse. According to a recent report from Anchorage Daily News: Read on…

Heavy amounts of snow on a weakened roof can cause a collapse

Generally, most roofing contractors give the assurance that roofs will last for more or less 50 years through whatever weather condition it has to withstand. The truth of the matter, however, is that they have a limit; we just don’t always appreciate their function and capacity. An accumulation of large amounts of snow, for example, can actually cause a roof to collapse, especially if the material is of low quality and the installation wasn’t done properly. Read on…

A sturdy roof is essential for dealing with heavy loads like volcanic ash

Volcanic eruptions are some of the deadliest natural disasters. Lava can melt anything it touches and the ash and smoke that comes from an eruption can reach miles away from the volcano. Thick amounts can affect the air that people breathe and cause crops to wither. It can also cover structures like roads, buildings, houses and can cause roofs to collapse if a large amount accumulates. Read on…

Prevent water stagnation with a flawless gutter system

Summer is the season of mosquitoes and because they carry a lot of viruses, it is the homeowner’s job to avoid turn disease-carrying insects away altogether. Bug sprays and repellent lotions can help with this but it would be more effective to tackle where they find sustenance and lay their eggs – in stagnant water. To rid your home of them permanently, you need to maintain clean surroundings and make sure that there are no breeding grounds. Read on…

What Makes an Ideal Home for Retirement?

Alaska may require you to wear clothes over layers of clothes, thick shoes, and ear muffs, but it does not lack of things that will make you want to stay and grow old in this lovely place. According to an article at PBS Newshour, Alaska makes for an ideal place to retire in. Read on…

Maintain Comfortable Temperatures Indoors with High Efficiency Windows

When “Alaska” figures in a conversation, the words “snow,” “cold” and “winter” typically come to mind. It is surprising for some to know, however, that even in one of the coldest places on earth, residents can experience very warm weather too. An article from Weather Underground reveals that the recent winter season was among the warmest that Alaska had yet. Read on…

Make Yourself Prouder of Living in Alaska by Installing A New and Efficient Roof

Living in Alaska is undoubtedly a joy, and you are not alone if you think so. An article recently posted on Time‘s website cited a survey on how the locals take pride in their native state: Read on…

Leaks And Moss Problems? You Might Want A Metal Roof

Isn’t it annoying to hear the noise coming from the leaks of your roof every time it rains so hard in Anchorage? Using your pots and pans to catch water instead of using it for your late night beef stew dinner is a miserable sight. If you’ve been thinking on whether to ditch your existing roof or just simply repair it, you might want to speed up the process before other types of damage crop up. Read on…