Care, patience and a little bit of knowledge can make the difference between a lush healthy lawn and an arid brown eyesore. But proper lawn care is more complicated than setting out a sprinkler every once in a while. You can water or fertilize a lawn too little or too much,
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Welcome to the Scott Homes— Custom Mountain Home Blog! We like to provide our owners and prospective owners with the resources they need to make a well informed decision. A variety of articles are written and obtained to provide the information needed to aid in making specific decisions. We hope these articles are helpful to you in our home building process and your home maintenance process. Please visit with us on a routine basis as we try to add current and timely articles on a regular basis.
Everyone has their own idea of what makes a home comfortable. I like the temperature to be set at 70 degrees, he likes it at 62 degrees. You may have your own idea, but the HVAC in your home has to properly designed and installed to ensure that you achieve your desired degree of comfort.
In new home construction and in retrofits, proper duct system design is critical. Many existing duct systems lose a lot of energy from leaks and poor insulation. Efficient and well-designed duct systems distribute air properly throughout a home without leaking to keep all rooms at a comfortable temperature.
Leaks in the heating and cooling duct systems can be frustrating for homeowners who were hoping to have a tight, energy-efficient home. If the ductwork for the home's environmental conditioning system is installed improperly, it can greatly reduce energy efficiency. Leaky ductwork is a serious defect that can increase the homeowner's energy costs and reduce long-term customer satisfaction.
Fireproof roofing materials can considerably slow the spread of wildfires and shield metropolitan areas from more serious destruction. WUI-approved fireproof roofs are resistant to igniting during a wildfire and are also resistant to the ingress of fire embers and fire radiation.
Vegetation Management includes the thinning and removal of natural vegetation surrounding your home. The Colorado Springs Fire Department recommends creating at least 10 feet of separation immediately around the home as well as thinning and removal of vegetation to a minimum of 30 feet, but not to extend beyond the property line. You can manage the vegetation beyond 30 feet as long as you do not encroach on your neighbor. Remember, you can't treat what you don't own! We do not recommend CLEARCUTTING.
Being prepared is the key to being safe in an emergency. Why would this be different for our beloved pets? This handy guide will help you prepare and organize BEFOREHAND so your pets have a better chance of surviving an emergency situatution. Print it out and take care of your fur-feather-scale babies.