Home Improvement Articles

Spring Home Maintenance Checklist

Spring is a great time to do some checking up on your home before the heat of Texas summers. Now that winter has (finally) passed, it's a great time to look for … [Read more...]

Texas Pests & How to Get Rid of Them

Mosquitoes Mosquitoes are an ever-present threat, especially in swampy Southeast Texas. However, with the start of spring, the bugs thrive in the presence of … [Read more...]

5 Tips for Backyard Bird Watching

Bird watching, otherwise known as birding, is a simple and popular hobby among Americans today. One of the greatest things about bird watching is that you don't … [Read more...]

How to Choose a Ladder

If you ask most people, they will tell you that a ladder is a ladder.  Who cares what size it is, or if it’s created for a specific purpose.  If truth be told, … [Read more...]

The Difference Between Bolts and Screws

Many of us tend to use words interchangeably each and every day.  Most of the time that is not a problem, but on occasion each of us slips up and misuses a word … [Read more...]

Choosing the Right Saw Blade

Smooth, clean cuts with your saw is always the goal.  Successfully reaching that goal, however, depends on whether or not you have chosen the right blade for … [Read more...]

Choosing New Windows

JELD-WEN, a Ritter Lumber distributor of windows, recently released a study showing that 67% of homeowners asked admitted they needed to replace their existing … [Read more...]


A lovely landscape always consists of defined gardens and orderly blooms. Boundaries and maintaining a freshly groomed look can be easily created through the … [Read more...]

8 Best Home Improvements to Increase Your Property Value

Father Time takes his toll on each of us. There’s no avoiding the wear and tear each of our bodies experiences as our lives press onward. Our homes are no … [Read more...]

The Installation Guide for Perfect Crown Molding

Crown molding quickly takes a room from looking plain and drab to majestic and ornate. In many construction projects, moldings will be minimal and puny—or even … [Read more...]