Home Improvement

Simple Ways to Reduce Your Water Use

With several states across the country facing the threat of a return of severe droughts, many people have become more conscious of the amount of water that they use on a daily basis. Even if you live in a region with no water supply issues, reducing your water consumption can result in a large decrease to your utility bills. With these things in mind, here are some simple home upgrades that will drastically decrease your water use according to curbed.com!

Sunny Weather Leads to a Much Needed Check of your Roof!

roof with tools on top of itWhen the sun is high in the sky and you have a clear view of your roof then it is the best time to take stock in how it is handling the weather being thrown at it. Heavy downpours, wind and hail can do a number on your shingles and gutters so now is a good time to get up there and really take a good look at its condition both inside your house and outside. Knowing that your roof does have a lifespan and expiration date can also help you plan for the worst but hope for the best. 

Build with the Sun in Mind

Many of us consider the scorching rays of the summer sun to be an unavoidable drawback of an otherwise lovely season, especially when it comes to energy bills. However, there are relatively simple ways that you can make you home work with the sun, rather than against it. Of course, the best time to implement these plans is during the home construction phase, but that doesn't mean you need to give in to the air conditioner if your home is already standing!