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Cheap Home Security Tricks

In the security of your own home, it’s easy to avoid thinking about how comfortable a burglar could get while you’re away or even fast asleep. According to the FBI, the number of home burglaries ticked down a bit last year, but they’re still frequent enough that the Bureau’s...

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.

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 stamped...

Repair

Are your casement windows difficult to open?  Does the window crank seem too stiff to turn?  You won’t need butter or vegetable oil to make them move more easily.  Follow these simple steps instead:

-- First, remove the screen from the casement window from the inside of the house.

-- Next,...

Prepare Your Home for Spring

As warm weather replaces winter's chill, it's time to prepare your home for spring with improvements that add style while saving money, time and energy. Great gear and products make every springtime DIY endeavor successful, and the following helpers are smart additions for the season's project...

Basements

According to the National Fire Protection Association, correctly knowing the operation of your windows plays an important role in your safety at home.

“Windows can be used as a secondary exit if the primary way out of a room is blocked by fire or smoke,” says Judy Comoletti, division manager...
Energy Star

No matter how beautiful the view from an old window, inefficient windows can contribute to a pretty terrible-looking energy bill year-round. Sure, maintaining a window’s weatherstripping can trim the losses, but the better long-run investment with older windows is replacement with models that...