Lighting Basics - Technology

Light is created by a wide range of methods ranging from just burning stuff to advanced microchips. Knowing the difference between each technology will ensure that you use the best for each application and have efficient and effective lighting in your home.

Lighting Basics - Efficiency

35% of the typical American home’s energy use goes toward appliances, electronics, and lighting. Thankfully, recent improvements in LED lighting, TVs and monitors, and other appliances and electronics have made it possible to decrease that percentage in your home today.  In this article, we’ll teach you about lighting efficiency so you can minimize your energy impact and costs at home.

Lighting Basics - Bases & Shapes

Have you ever been frustrated trying to tell the difference between all the shapes and sizes of light bulbs available?  You're not alone, but once you understand some basics it is a lot easier to understand what you need. This article will help you know how to pick the right light bulb.

An Easy Guide to Ladder Types

Fiberglass, aluminum, wood. Extension ladders, step ladders, multi-purpose ladders. When you consider all the options and combinations, choosing a ladder isn't a simple task! Read on to learn the basics and make your choice easier. 

How to Handle Asbestos Safely

Asbestos was a miracle material, until it wasn't. Widely used in many applications prior to 1978, it is still common in many homes. However, if disturbed it poses very serious health risks. Here's what you need to know about how to handle asbestos. 

Are We In Housing Bubble 2.0?

Since the Great Recession of 2008, Americans have been understandably skittish about housing prices. While the numbers may seem to show a strong recovery, deeper analysis reveals some alarming trends. Read this extensive article and see what we think about the 2017 housing market.