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Home Repairs Tips by Age of House

As long as there have been homes, there have been home repairs. If you know the age of your home, however, problems common to homes built in that era that can be avoided.

While home construction has changed quite dramatically over the years, every era of home construction had its strengths...

Exterior Remodeling

Accent your garage door in style with Fypon’s PVC Trellis System. This low-maintenance addition is available in two sizes to accommodate either single- or double-car garages, and each system kit can also be fabricated for use over home entryways, garden shed doors or entries to free-standing...

Bathroom Remodeling

The best and most valuable home improvements will reward your investments of money and time with higher home value now and at the time you sell your home. In each of the past 15 years, over one million homeowners spent more than $10,000 on a kitchen, bath or other major remodeling project,...

Outdoor Living

This spring and summer, thousands of homeowners will perform the necessary maintenance for their wood decks. They'll strip, sand and stain their decking and railing to help revive the looks and preserve the structural integrity of the deck.
 
For Will Spivey, a homeowner in western North...

Roof and Gutters

You probably never think about it, but when you look at your house from the street, a big part of what you see is roof.  And depending on your home’s style, that roof could make up 40% of that visual.  So if your roof is just plain black, gray or brown, you could be missing a huge opportunity...

Home Safety

Ladder safety is something we don't think much about. Improperly using a ladder can be harmful to your health if you don't follow safely precautions. Worn or improperly used ladders cause hundreds of thousands of serious injuries each year. To stay safe, make sure your ladder has slip resistant...