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Building and Remodeling

Thinking about the home improvements you’ll be making this fall?  If you’ll be hiring contractors to help, make sure they’re properly insured.  If not, you may end up footing the bill in the event of an accident or a renovation gone awry.  

In many areas of the United States, sole...

Basements

April showers won't just bring May flowers, but leaking wet basements too if homeowners don't maintain good outside drainage conditions. Wet basements are one of life's biggest headaches, yet waterproofing is generally easy to accomplish.

When basements leak, people panic. The trouble,...

Chimney Repair and Cleaning

When temperatures drop, it's time to think about getting your house ready for winter. A good place to start is by reviewing your chimney for any repair or cleaning it may need.

Often neglected, chimneys are a vital part of a home's structure and mechanical functioning. If a chimney is not...

Energy Saving Ideas and Tips for Under $50

Saving energy is always in season, and there are many energy saving home improvements you can make that amp up efficiency without costing a bundle. Here are five easy energy saving tips for your home to-do list.

Don't wait to insulate: Most homes in America, even those that are just a few...

Home Energy Audits: Save Money and Conserve Energy

Want to save some money on your heating and cooling bills? If so, it might be time to consider an energy audit for your home.  Available for free from many utility companies and for a fee from trained, licensed technicians, home energy audits identify the locations and severity of a home’s...

Exterior Remodeling

When buying or selling a home, make sure a professional home inspector is part of the transaction. Nosy people can be really annoying if they are always sticking their nose in other people's business! But if you are buying a house, a home inspector is one super nosy person you definitely want...