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Kimberly Sharpe

When You Should Trim a Tree Back from Your House

When You Should Trim a Tree Back from Your House
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When You Should Trim a Tree Back from Your House

Trees offer fantastic shade during the summer months, but you don’t want the branches looming over your home. Keeping your trees maintained will help prevent possible significant d ...

Trees offer fantastic shade during the summer months, but you don’t want the branches looming over your home. Keeping your trees maintained will help prevent possible significant damage to your home. In the winter, snowfall, ice, and freezing weather can snap tree branches and se ...

Why does my breaker trip when I use my blow dryer (or other small appliance)?

Why does my breaker trip when I use my blow dryer (or other small appliance)?
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Why does my breaker trip when I use my blow dryer (or other small appliance)?

In today’s fast-paced society we are all scrambling in the morning to start our day. For many of us, the regular routine is waking up, getting the kids ready for school, fighting t ...

In today’s fast-paced society we are all scrambling in the morning to start our day. For many of us, the regular routine is waking up, getting the kids ready for school, fighting the school traffic, and then hitting the road for the long commute to work. With all this domestic ch ...

How to Find a Wall Stud (and why it’s important)

How to Find a Wall Stud (and why it’s important)
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How to Find a Wall Stud (and why it’s important)

Are you wanting to hang a large painting or family portrait? Maybe you just bought a new TV you want to mount on the wall? People adorn their walls with a wide assortment of items ...

Are you wanting to hang a large painting or family portrait? Maybe you just bought a new TV you want to mount on the wall? People adorn their walls with a wide assortment of items to improve their homes and provide personalized touches. It takes more than a hammer and a nail to s ...

Fixing Hail Damage on a Car Yourself

Fixing Hail Damage on a Car Yourself
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Fixing Hail Damage on a Car Yourself

If you leave your car outdoors and exposed to Mother Nature, there is always a chance that it will sustain hail damage. Fixing hair damage on your car becomes a costly endeavor at ...

If you leave your car outdoors and exposed to Mother Nature, there is always a chance that it will sustain hail damage. Fixing hair damage on your car becomes a costly endeavor at an auto-body shop. Typically, your insurance will cover the cost of fixing hail damage, however, the ...

How to Improve the Life of Your Roof 

How to Improve the Life of Your Roof 
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How to Improve the Life of Your Roof 

Re-roofing a home is a costly endeavor and depending on the size of the roof, it can easily cost $10,000 or more. Without a doubt, it is the single biggest expense that most homeow ...

Re-roofing a home is a costly endeavor and depending on the size of the roof, it can easily cost $10,000 or more. Without a doubt, it is the single biggest expense that most homeowners may have to incur. Even if you have the cash to put on a new roof, looking for ways to improve ...

The Importance of Keeping Your Gutters Clean 

The Importance of Keeping Your Gutters Clean 
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The Importance of Keeping Your Gutters Clean 

Your home’s gutter system withstands a lot of abuse. When it rains or the snow melts, the gutters fill with an abundance of heavy water and debris which flow along the expanse to t ...

Your home’s gutter system withstands a lot of abuse. When it rains or the snow melts, the gutters fill with an abundance of heavy water and debris which flow along the expanse to the downspouts. The purpose of your home’s gutter system is to protect your house from the onslaught ...

Why are the doors in my house starting to stick? 

Why are the doors in my house starting to stick? 
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Why are the doors in my house starting to stick? 

Doors in your home may be sticking and hard to open and close for various reasons. Sometimes it's something innocuous such as the natural expansion and contraction of the wood. Oth ...

Doors in your home may be sticking and hard to open and close for various reasons. Sometimes it's something innocuous such as the natural expansion and contraction of the wood. Other times it may be an indication of a more serious and foundation problem that can become a signific ...

What are double pane windows and why are they useful?

What are double pane windows and why are they useful?
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What are double pane windows and why are they useful?

Double-pane windows save money and increase the value of your home. Many homeowners do not realize that windows are the source of up to 30 percent of a home's energy loss. Replacin ...

Double-pane windows save money and increase the value of your home. Many homeowners do not realize that windows are the source of up to 30 percent of a home's energy loss. Replacing single-pane windows with energy-efficient double-pane windows becomes a long-term win for your poc ...

How a suspension bridge works

How a suspension bridge works
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How a suspension bridge works

Perhaps the most famous suspension bridge in the world is San Francisco’s Golden Gate Bridge. The expansive bridge with its monolith towers and crisscross cables is a beauty to beh ...

Perhaps the most famous suspension bridge in the world is San Francisco’s Golden Gate Bridge. The expansive bridge with its monolith towers and crisscross cables is a beauty to behold - but many do not know how these beautiful structures actually work. Understanding How a Suspen ...

Do fire alarms trigger fire sprinklers?

Do fire alarms trigger fire sprinklers?
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Do fire alarms trigger fire sprinklers?

Many people believe that fire alarms trigger fire sprinklers, however, this is a pervasive myth. In fact, fire alarms and fire sprinklers are very different parts of an important s ...

Many people believe that fire alarms trigger fire sprinklers, however, this is a pervasive myth. In fact, fire alarms and fire sprinklers are very different parts of an important system and they are designed to act as their name suggests. A typical fire sprinkler head in a fire s ...