Asbestos siding

Asbestos siding was used extensively in buildings and homes from the 1930s until the 1970s, when its use was banned. Originally, asbestos siding was used because of the fire resistant properties of asbestos. Because asbestos is both a mineral and fibrous material , adding asbestos to siding materials  increases strength and durability, while providing some insulation and fireproofing to the structure. When asbestos first came out was called as the “miracle mineral”. It remains, to this day, a very durable product.

The Importance of Gutters and Downspouts

Water is surprisingly damaging to a home. Rain water that continually falls off a roof and pools around the foundation of a home can have very harmful long-term effects! That is why gutters on a home are very important.

  

Hidden Fire Hazards

Most of us know not to leave burning candles unattended or overload our outlets, but firefighters still respond to about 370,000 home blazes every year, according to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA).  Experts reveal surprising hazards and how to avoid unwittingly fanning the flames.