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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...

Roofing

With real estate sales still recovering, many Americans are deciding to stay put for a while and improve the homes they have. Just as important is making sure you invest those improvement dollars wisely, in equipment, systems and materials that will have lasting value and, wherever possible,...

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...

Bathroom Decorating and Design

The bath is among the top targets in home renovations, and for several good reasons. An up-to-date, functional bath adds to home value, provides high return on investment when you sell, and extends the years you can enjoy a home if you’re planning to age in place.

The downsides of tackling a...