New Orleans, Louisiana is the Jewel of the Gulf Coast. One of the oldest cities in the country, New Orleans is the birthplace of many historical events, including Jazz. It is decidedly French in flavor, both in architecture and dining.
Home repair or renovation is something that happens daily in this city. Older homes, such as those in the Garden District, have withstood humidity and heat in summer, torrential rains and even a hurricane of two (or more). Contractors are asked to add air conditioning systems to older homes that might not have one. Getting rid of dampness can add years to the life of a house.
Plumbing in older homes can decay from years of use and leaky pipes or faucets need to be replaced. Electrical wiring in older homes may not be up to code and when renovations are done, the electrical system of a home is usually replaced. Ceiling fans might have to be replaced as well as newer ones are more energy efficient.
In the newer homes of New Orleans, contractors doing renovations might be adding a home security alarm system, new decking and/or new docks. Landscaping is a feature that can be lushly wild looking or manicured, depending on the homeowner’s tastes and the style of the home.