The Pros And Cons Of Patio Doors: Can They Do More Than Just Look Pretty?

French patio doors are some of the most gorgeous things you could have a contractor install in your home, but do the fancy entrance ways do more than just look pretty? Are sliding patio doors going to work out in your household? Here are the pros, and a few cons, of these stunning additions. The Pros: More Natural Vitamin D For Your Health Health experts estimate between 40 and 75 percent of people do not get enough Vitamin D in their lives. [Read More]

The Fracking And Water Quality Debate: What You Need To Know

Fracking – the term sounds made up, but fracking is a very real and serious issue. Whether you're listening to reports on the evening news or to conversations about fluid control in the local coffee shop, it's likely that you've heard that there is a heated debate surrounding fracking and its effects on water quality. In this article, learn what fracking is, how the practice impacts water quality and what steps can be taken to protect water quality while fracking. [Read More]

A UV Lamp? In My Air Conditioner? It's More Helpful Than You'd Think

When someone mentions the words "ultraviolet light," chances are your first thoughts are of the importance of sunscreen. But it's not just beachgoers who abhor prolonged exposure to UV light – germs, fungi and bacteria hate it, too. And what better place to put a UV lamp than in the dark, damp confines of your central air-conditioning unit? The following explains exactly why it's a good place to install a UV lamp and how it can benefit your home in terms of indoor air quality and energy efficiency. [Read More]

Retrofitting Your Bathroom To Be More Accessible, One Step At A Time

You may have a number of reasons for wanting to retrofit your bathroom to be more accessible. You may have a child with a handicap or an elderly parent who lives with you, and you want to make things easier on them. Even if you don't, you may be about to enter your golden years yourself and simply want to be prepared for the possibility of needing easier access to your bathroom's fixtures. [Read More]