The 3 main types of asphalt shingles (and how to spot them)

It’s unlikely that you’ve considered different types of asphalt shingles unless you’re in the market for a new roof. On the other hand, if your roof is failing, you’re probably scrambling to find a reputable contractor. You’re also trying to figure … Continue reading

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Should I invest in a summer cabin?

What’s dreamier than having your own retreat? Purchasing a summer cabin means fun is literally over the horizon. You always know that a refuge from work, traffic and stress is out there, waiting for you. Less fun: a summer cabin comes with a … Continue reading

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Understanding the whole roof system

Isn’t it a little strange that your roof — the barrier between you, your family and the wild elements — is essentially a stranger to you? You generally see your roof from a distance. Even then, you’re just seeing the … Continue reading

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Air infiltration, condensation, your home and your windows

According to the National Fenestration Rating Council, heating and cooling account for up to 45 percent of a home’s energy costs­. That price tag has homeowners like you looking for ways to save money! Here’s a tip: reducing air infiltration and condensation … Continue reading

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Hammerin’ Man: Meet Allen Lyle of Today’s Homeowner

Allen Lyle knows that when you begin planning a home improvement projects, the questions come fast and furiously. Where should you start first? How much do you spend? Who should you hire? What materials should you use? It’s enough to make … Continue reading

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3 critical signs you need to replace your roof

Admitting you need to replace your roof is a big financial decision! That’s why it can be easy to put it off until the last minute. Here’s what the last minute looks like. Replace your roof when you see any of these 3 … Continue reading

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What do we know about Elon Musk’s solar roofing project?

On Oct. 28, 2016, Tesla founder / SolarCity chairman Elon Musk made a series of solar roofing announcements that shook up the home improvement industry. SolarCity and Tesla, Musk explained, were going to introduce solar roofing shingles and an in-home battery. … Continue reading

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7 home improvement questions to ask before buying a fixer-upper

Home improvement can be a way of life. When you purchase a fixer-upper — either as a home for your family or as a real estate investment — you know you have some long days and hard decisions in your … Continue reading

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How much does a window replacement project cost?

Window replacement is one of the smartest home investments you can make. Why? There are several reasons:  Going green saves you money. Energy-efficient windows reduce your heating and cooling bills. Plus, there’s the whole “save the planet” thing. You’ll feel … Continue reading

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Why does my house have wet walls?

FACT: Your house shouldn’t have wet walls. Sure, we’ve all seen condensation in our bathroom after a long, hot shower — but those droplets should dry by the time you’re done using the hair dryer. There shouldn’t be any marks or … Continue reading

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