Anyone do anything to soundproof any of their interior rooms? Specifically anything with mass loaded vinyl acoustic barrier? We'd like to soundproof the wall between a bedroom and the greatroom. We have 3/4 vmatch (pine) on the outside, 2x4 studs with 3 1/2 fiberglass batt betweent the studs and will then have another layer of 3/4 vmatch on the inside. We've thought of adding a 1 lb strip of MLV…Continue
Three homes on my street were robbed recently. It occurred during the early evening. I want to make my home more secure. My front door has got a deadbolt and a regular lock. The backdoor has a window that leads to the deck. It has got ground access too. Someone could probably break the window and unlock the deadbolt by reaching through.Can anyone suggest some ways to make the house more secure? My neighbor suggested…Continue
My house is 15 years old. Most of the houses in our locality have already undergone a renovation. Our house is looking so outdated compared to the other houses in our neighborhood. We are planning to renovate our house. Before starting the renovation work, we need to shift some of our household materials to storage units. We need a climate controlled storage units to store our households. I have heard that climate controlled storage units can prevent our belongings from getting damaged. I…Continue
Started by Alta C. Herr in Building and Maintenance Issues Aug 8.
I have a log cabin that was built in 1977 in Midlothian VA. It has had the roof replaced once in 1994 and currently has cedar shakes. The roof needs to be replaced, I will use architectural shingles for the new roof. I am having a hard time figuring out what I really need.There is no attic, the house has cathedral ceilings. Currently the roof is constructed as so:Tongue and Groove boards (the cathedral ceiling), on top of the boards is1 inch foam insulation (intended for walls, not roofs),…Continue
Started by Matthew Louis in Repair and Home Projects Help Jul 17.
I usually clean windows every weekend. For the last few weeks, I was staying with my grandmother in Toronto. The house was looking so dirty when I got back. It was dusty since there were no cleaning on those days I stay away from home. I cleaned the entire house But the only thing that made me sad is my windows. I feel disappointed after looking at the windows. It looks so dull. I believe that windows are the most important part of a home. If it's not cleaned properly it can bring a negative…Continue
Started by Diane Vargas in All About Stains and Sealants Jul 17.