How to – maximize your roof’s lifespan

A new roof is a major investment in a home. You can expect to pay between $5,000 and $8,000 for a basic roof replacement on a typical four-square or ranch-style house, while high-end materials or a complex roof may put you in a cost range of $9,000 to $14,000 or even more. Whether your roof ...

12 great plants for purifying indoor air

Outdoor air pollution has grabbed headlines for decades, but indoor air quality has only become a concern more recently. Since much time is spent indoors, especially in the colder months, the quality of the air inside your home is very important. While a good air filtration system can do the most to remove indoor air ...

How to – host a backyard movie night

Outdoor movie viewings used to be the exclusive purview of drive-in theaters. Now, with the availability of affordable and portable video equipment, you can host your own outdoor movie nights, sports game viewings or video game parties without breaking the bank. Here’s what you need to share big-screen outdoor entertainment on a budget with your ...

7 less-obvious things to do when you move into your new home

Moving into a new home is a daunting but exciting process. There are many well-known steps to follow: clean the home from top to bottom, connect your utilities, unpack your belongings, update your address with your contacts and service providers, etc. This article isn’t about those steps. Instead, here are seven less-common but worthwhile things ...

How to – stain a fence

It’s said that good fences make good neighbors. If your wooden fence is starting to look drab or dingy, a new coat of long-lasting stain may be just what it needs. A well-stained fence doesn’t just look great, it lasts longer thanks to added protection from the elements. 

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