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Simple things you can do to stay strong and independent
Jul 25, 2016 12:00 AM
Falls are one of the main reasons why adults age 55 and older can lose their independence. Taking a few precautions to reduce risk factors can help in preventing falls.
Many products clean pine sap from bricks
By Henri de Marne
Jul 24, 2016 5:00 AM
We have a large pine tree in our backyard. It hangs over our brick patio, and subsequently sap from the pine cones drips onto the patio. I've tried hand sanitizer and denatured alcohol on the sap. We would appreciate a product recommendation.
How to pick the perfect front door
By Dawn Klingensmith
Jul 23, 2016 7:00 AM
Your front door serves several purposes. It lets in sunlight and guests, and keeps out the cold. It's the backdrop for your holiday wreath and your first line of home defense. It contributes to overall curb appeal.
Bring light, technology and storage into your kitchen
By Marla R. Miller
Jul 22, 2016 6:00 AM
Many homeowners view the kitchen as the center of the home, and they are willing to spend extra time and money selecting amenities and appliances that reflect their personal tastes, make them feel good and support their lifestyle.
Five top 'money-back' upgrades
Jul 18, 2016 7:04 AM
When it comes to the bottom line, all home remodeling jobs are not created equal. Before investing in home improvement, take note of the five top cost-effective exterior projects that will return more money when it comes time to sell.
Six Do's and Don'ts of filing a home insurance claim
By Carley Lintz
Jul 18, 2016 7:03 AM
Your home exterior's No. 1 enemy: Mother Nature. From summer storms to freezing winters, extreme weather can hit during any season and wreak havoc on your home's windows, siding and roof. That's why you have home insurance, right?
Roofing options offer style, durability
By Erin Chan Ding
Jul 16, 2016 7:14 AM
While homeowners often may not think about what's above their heads until it needs to be replaced, the expense and investment of doing so may motivate you to contemplate what's next for your roof.
Roof's leak issues may warrant a day in court
By Henri de Marne
Jul 10, 2016 5:00 AM
Q. In October 2006, I had the existing roof on our two-story home replaced. All was well until September 2013. We experienced a heavy rain, and when I went out into the garage I noticed a small puddle of water on the garage floor. When I looked up at the underside of the garage roof, I noticed a wet spot and a slow water drip from the garage roof.
Energy-controlled window film can work well
By James Dulley
Jul 3, 2016 5:00 AM
Q. I need to block the sun's heat and fading rays coming in my windows. They are just single-pane, but are in good condition. Is it hard to install a heat-control window film myself and does it work?
Look outside to begin solving basement flooding issues
Jul 3, 2016 1:00 AM
Q. We have a tri-level house. Over the past three years, the basement has flooded three times -- twice to the point where it ruined carpet. It happened again two weeks ago when we got hit with flash floods. If I add drainage tile and another sump pit and pump in the crawl space, I think I should be protected from the floods. I am also going to extend the two downspouts a good 12 to 15 feet from the foundation. Am I on the right track?
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