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Synthetic Building Materials

Synthetic building materials, products like roof shingles, siding, replacement windows, block windows, decking and exterior trim, have changed the ways homes are being built. During the past decade, “Home Sweet Home” has quickly turned into “Home Synthetic Home” with the rising appeal of...

Hurricane Protection for Your Home

If you live in a hurricane-prone zone, here are ten hurricane protection tips to help you stay safe and prevent hurricane damage.

1. Secure Windows:  If you live along the coast, homemade plywood or professionally built shutters are a must when storms are imminent.  Buy ½ inch plywood...

How to Burglar Proof Your Home for Vacation

Vacations can be a time of joy, laughter ... and burglaries. Yes, unfortunately, burglaries are more common than we'd imagine. Even daylight hours won't deter some bolder burglars. To avoid becoming another crime statistic, follow these home security tips to make your home less attractive to...

6 Steps for Making Homemade Plywood Storm Shutters

Windows are a key area to attend to for hurricane preparedness. Sliding glass patio doors and large picture windows need to be protected from both pressure and debris.  An easy way to do that is by making homemade storm shutters.  Here's how:

  • Step 1: If you're making your own shutters,...
Vinyl

Holiday decorating can be fun, but not when you accidentally damage your vinyl windows or invalidate the warranty.  Gary Pember, vice president of marketing of Simonton Windows, advises that “It’s important to never...

Exterior Remodeling

Reducing home heating costs is an obviously energy efficient way to save money. But according to experts, heating your home will be more costly this year.  Heating bills will rise 20 percent for heating oil customers, 15 percent for natural gas customers, 13 percent for propane customers and 5...