As the weather cools and you grab your sweaters, don’t forget about preparing your home for the winter chill. We’ve pulled together a list of the top projects to get your home ready for winter. 1. Repair Your Roof The roof takes the brunt of hard winters. It’s your first defense against rain, snow, and hail. You can prevent expensive problems by making small repairs before you have a major leak. Check your roof for missing shingles, loose shingles, moss growth, and caulking. You’ll … [Read more...] about The 8 Best Fall Home Projects to Prepare for Winter
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Owning your own home means that you will have repairs that need to be made, improvements you may want to make, and entire rooms that you may want to renovate. Here is where you'll find all of our best advice on improving, repairing and renovating your homes.
Owning a home is a dream come true, but it’s not always a source of happiness. When something breaks down, you’re financially responsible because you don’t have a landlord. Keep in mind the three costliest home repairs you may face — HVAC problems, water damage, and roof repairs. On average, it costs between $2,259 and $5,511 to replace a furnace, and between $3,698 and $7,154 to replace an air conditioning unit. However, with some HVAC preventive maintenance, you can reduce repair costs over … [Read more...] about How to Avoid The Top 3 Costliest Home Repairs
If you’re like many people, you’ve probably had your heat pump running nonstop this summer. How else are you going to combat the hot temperatures and high humidity? Your heat pump has a tough job keeping you and your family comfortable during the summer and — depending on where you live — throughout the year. If you live in the Southeast region of the United States, you most likely use your heat pump to cool your home eight to nine months of the year and heat your home the remaining three to … [Read more...] about Maintaining Your Heat Pump for Year Round Performance
If you’re hesitant about redecorating, don’t worry: you’re not alone. In fact, there are a number of factors holding back everyday families looking to redecorate, such as: Fear of the price tag, as redecorating projects can quickly get pricey when you’re replacing furniture, painting the house and splurging on new décor Lack of confidence in their ability to transform their homes without the help of an interior decorator Not wanting to dedicate time, cash and effort to such a … [Read more...] about Rustic Redecorating Ideas That Won’t Break the Bank
Plumbing as we currently know it has continued to evolve since it first became popular at the time of the Roman Empire. It is a fascinating feat of engineering that is still used in most homes in the modern world on a daily basis. Aside from its wide ranging popularity, what is most remarkable about plumbing is that the basic principles remain very much the same. What has changed though is the development of superior materials leading to the manufacturing of a wide range of components that are … [Read more...] about 4 Tips on Choosing the Right Pipe Fitting for Your Plumbing Needs