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By Meghan Belnap If you're thinking about replacing your roof, you may be surprised to learn that you have more options at your disposal than just the traditional shingle-style roof. One of the most popular options includes metal roofing. Although much more costly compared to shingles, metal roofs provide homeowners a more durable and longer-lasting roof. Related:...

By Anita Ginsburg Your home is your castle. This means that you and your family should feel safe there. Although you may not have a moat or drawbridge, you can make you home safe and secure with various home security strategies. Related: Why Home Security is Crucially Important for Your Rental Property Many of these strategies are inexpensive and easy for anyone...

By Meghan Belnap Garages have evolved in recent years to do more than just serve as storage for your vehicles. Many homeowners are converting garages into workshops and even office spaces where they can work from home or on DIY projects. Related: How Garage Storage Solutions Can Increase the Value of Your Home Garages today serve various purposes, so it's best to...

By Anita Ginsburg Pets are a wonderful addition to any home, but if you aren’t careful, they can also be the source of some expensive plumbing repairs. Keep these tips in mind to prevent your cat or dog from damaging your home’s pipes: Keep Pet Hair Out of the Drains Your furry friend will need a bath from time to time. However, it’s best to do this outside...

By Anita Ginsburg If hot weather is just around the corner in your area, you need to be sure that your home is ready for the summer heat. With these simple upgrades and repairs, you'll have peace of mind knowing that your home will remain cool and comfortable no matter what the weather is like outside: Roof When it comes to your home’s efficiency, few things are...

By Lizzie Weakley Many homeowners don't fully utilize their basements; some even ignore their basement altogether. Rather than being wasted space, a basement can be great for storage, working areas and recreation. Here are four ideas for making the most of your basement by changing up the floor plan: Make a Secluded Office Space Thanks to their natural sound insulation,...

By Anita Ginsburg Spring brings warm weather, sunshine and an abundance of flowers, but it also brings about a few unique plumbing problems. While spring showers help your flowers and other plants to grow, rain can also cause plumbing issues. As the weather warms up, be on the lookout for these four springtime plumbing problems. Catching them early can save you a...

By Anita Ginsburg Your roof is what protects your family from the elements and other dangers outside your home. However, your roof is susceptible to damage, especially from different critters. Here are some of the animals and other pests that can quickly ruin your roof: Birds It can be nice to hear birds singing out in your yard, but you don't want to hear them singing...

By Anica Oaks Having a massive apartment is always lovely. However, most of us can't afford a large apartment with many luxury features. If you're stuck with a smaller apartment, here are four things that you can do to save yourself some space and feel less cluttered throughout the day: Hang What You Can It's crazy to think that most people live in homes that don't...

By Anita Ginsburg There are some repairs that every homeowner should learn to do. There are others, though, that always need a professional's touch. Here are three types of repairs that fall into each category: DIY: Basic Leak Repair You'd be amazed how easy it is to fix a leaky faucet. Tightening up a few bolts or replacing a simple part can let you get the job...