How do I Know if I Need a New Front Door?
How do I know if I need a new front door? Here are the top 3 reasons: Reason number 1- Mice might be walking right through the door without opening it. When the weatherproofing strips fail on older doors due to rot, mice can chew through the corners, passing through the door or making a […]
Are Your Home Ownership Skills Up to Par?
We all can learn lessons from each other on home ownership skills. Have you seen some of the castles in your town lately? Some of them look brand new regardless of their age. That is because some owners are constantly inspecting their homes for repairs. When these home owners find exterior rot they call BSR […]
Drawer and Cabinet Repair: The Ins and Outs
Any idea what toothbrushes, turkey basters and canned goods have in common? That’s right, they’re all stored in cabinets. Whether it’s a vanity, a medicine cabinet or a pantry, cabinets play an important role in all kinds of household storage. Next time you’re making dinner or searching for a late night snack, take a minute […]
Remodeling for the Growing Family
I really enjoy home expansion projects for growing families. It’s always nice to take down a wall to make space for Junior’s crib and toys. I remember when my family started to grow, many years ago. As soon as my wife and I realized she was expecting, I began to remodel a bedroom for the […]
4 Reasons to Consider Installing a Chimney Cap
If your chimney is not in current use, there are several important reasons you should consider investing in a chimney cap: 1.) Squirrels, mice and other critters love to make nests inside the top of chimney flues 2.) Bats use the chimney as a safe hiding place or an accidental portal into your home 3.) […]
Laundry Dryers: 3 Vents that Made no Sense
A common summer home repair involves laundry. Specifically, dryers and the vents that allow them to work properly. Some dryer vent projects that I’ve been called to repair are mind-blowing, no pun intended. Here are 3 examples: 1.) The first vent project I recall was both intriguing and dangerous. The hole where the vent pipe […]
The 4 Stages of Mailbox Repair
After a rough winter, mailboxes tend to receive the short straw. They’re repeatedly buried in snowbanks formed by plow trucks, and they generally endure more than their fair share of exposure. The problem is, mailbox repair is at the bottom of most home owner repair lists and doesn’t get addressed—sometimes all year round. From my […]
Fireproof Doors: Do I Need Them?
Fireproof Doors: Do I Need Them? When it comes to safety codes and personal protection, it pays to invest in quality fireproof doors. I recently received a service call from a man who was preparing a house for move-in. His daughter was scheduled to move into the new house soon, so he had hired a […]