Millions of Americans are flocking to the trend of raising backyard chickens, particularly in urban settings. Between a constant supply of fresh eggs, a unique family hobby and an endless source of entertainment, it’s easy to understand why.
Spring is traditionally considered the time to get started as temperatures warm and chickens begin laying again after the winter hiatus. If you’re thinking about joining in, you don’t have to look farther than your backyard shed to help make your chicken coop dreams a reality.
So, you have your backyard shed—what’s next? With just a few days and these easy-to-follow steps, you’ll be well on your way to fresh eggs in no time.
Ready to take on backyard chickens this spring? Between roofing and wall and trim products, LP® Outdoor Building Solutions® is here no matter what stage of the process. Its durability, functionality and good looks will make your shed-turned-coop the envy of the neighborhood.
Summer outdoor entertaining season is officially here! Ensure the atmosphere is just right for guests by creating eye-pleasing symmetry among your home’s exterior, landscaping and outdoor elements. And much of that eye-pleasing symmetry starts with a harmonious color palette. One of the best (and easiest) ways to ensure your home’s exterior and outdoor color scheme is working together? Buy a color wheel at an art supply or home improvement store to effortlessly reference color cohesion before getting started on any projects (however big or small).Continue Reading
About half of America’s would-be homebuyers are Millennials, but many have postponed their first home purchase because of sizeable student loan balances and lifestyle choices. However, there are clear signals that more Millennials are now ready and willing to take on a home mortgage. That’s especially true in metro areas that rank high on WalletHub’s “Fun Index,” U.S. News & World Report’s “Quality of Life” index, and Meyers Research’s “Housing Availability” metric. According to the real estate market analysis, there were seven metro areas where building permits grew by 15 percent or more last year, including Orlando, Houston and Minneapolis.
U.S. homeowners have a record amount of available equity at their fingertips—more than $6 trillion to be exact—which is the highest volume ever recorded. Home Equity Lines of Credit (HELOCs) can be used to cover a wide variety of expenses, like undertaking a much-needed remodeling project, paying off debt or even finally going on your dream vacation.
It’s easy for small amounts of water to enter a home’s wall cavity, both during and after construction. When water evaporates it becomes a gas (water vapor) that needs to escape. If the walls can’t completely dry, a home is more likely to experience mold and rot.