Home Improvement Information


Home Improvement Information

Deck Design - Why Firm Foundations Are Essential


Preparing a deck design for your backyard is all the rage as a home improvement project for this summer, however there is great temptation to build a pallet like structure that just sits on the ground outside your back door.Yes there are many ways to prepare the ground so that an unconnected deck design structure will sit level to the ground, for example by using concrete slabs in four corners.

Removing Your Old Sliding Glass Door


Last week I explained how to measure your existing sliding glass door so you can order the vinyl replacement door. This week I am going to go over the steps required to remove the old sliding door before installing the new door.

Installing Vinyl Replacement Sliding Glass Doors


Last week I told you how to remove your old sliding glass door in preparation for the installation of the vinyl replacement door. Let's go through the installation procedure for both the Retrofit style and replacement style frames.

Tips For Buying a Whirlpool Bath Online


So you're building the bath of your dreams but find the prices you have been quoted for the Whirlpool Bath way out of your budget.Don't despair and settle for a Whirlpool Bath you don't want!Go online and save by buying direct from a Whirlpool tub distributor.

Unadulterated Truth About Black Mold: What You Don't Know Is Destroying Your Home And Your Health


With today's new building procedures, our homes are more dangerous than ever before!Scientific evidence now shows that the air inside our homes is 2-5 times more polluted than the air outside. And because we spend about 90 percent of our time inside, indoor air quality has become one of the top environmental health threats in the country.

Marble Information


Marble is any limestone or dolomite that can take a high polish and still be usable. Marble is generally formed from limestone undergoing metamorphism.

How To Replace The Rollers On Your Patio Door


Have you noticed your patio door is getting harder and harder to open? Maybe it's time to change the rollers on the door. They generally last from ten to fifteen years but they do wear out and its a job that a do-it-yourselfer can accomplish with a little advice and some strong arms to get the door out!Sliding patio doors are usually aluminum but there are many wooden and vinyl models on the market.

Reduce Your Heating Bills This Winter


Imagine leaving a window open all winter long -- the heat loss, cold drafts and wasted energy! If your home has a folding attic stair, fireplace or clothes dryer, that may be just what is occurring in your home every day.These often overlooked sources of heat loss and air leakage can cause heat to pour out and the cold outside air to rush in -- costing you higher heating bills.

Paving The Way For Californias Asphalt Consumers


The California asphalt paving industry is ever-changing and in order to provide the best services, asphalt paving companies are turning to new technologies to stay ahead of the competition.Asphalt technology in California has been changing since the creation of Hot Mix Asphalt and will continue to change as time permits.

Building Wood Stairs


Building a set of wood stairs is not nearly as hard as you may think. With some basic wood tools and a bit of algebra you can easily build your own.

How To Choose The Canvas For Your Awning


The main factor for the canvas for your awning, it's to choose to do in PVC, because will be light and malleable.Between their advantages we have the following ones:It's resistant to the UV raysAllows any colorThey possess some protection coatings, as the following:Not to allow the fire propagationWith blockade against UV rays (with great resistance against the effects of the ultraviolet rays that discolour along the time)Fungicides (addictive that avoid the formation of mould and stains)Non oxidizer, to avoid the appearance of iron stainsAddictive to avoid negative effects to the aesthetics and the brightness, that could damage the coating and to reduce the useful life of the canvas)A varnish layer or lacquer in the coating (the varnish is not only designated for protection of the canvas from the UV rays, but also improves the self-cleaning characteristics; one of the used material for that is the Tedlar).

Unfinished Furniture - Finish It Yourself!


Unfinished furniture has started to become extremely popular in the last few years. As customers have discovered the benefit of buying unfinished wood furniture, the industry has responded with an even larger selection.

Measuring For Your Vinyl Replacement Windows


Let's say you're tired of those old wood windows, and you decide it's time to upgrade to vinyl replacement windows. You get 2 or 3 contractors to come out and give you an estimate.

Removing Your Old Wood Double Hung Windows


Last week I told you how to measure your wood window openings to properly order your new vinyl replacement windows. This week I'm going to explain how to remove your old windows.

Installing Vinyl Replacement Windows In A Wood Frame Opening


When we left off last week, we had removed the old wood sash windows and prepared the opening for the vinyl replacement windows. Now it's time to install your new windows.

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Two contractors face charges in separate home improvement fraud investigations that cost two households in Scranton and Dunmore thousands of dollars, the Lackawanna County district attorney's office said Friday. George Dunbar, 39, 213 N. Bromley Ave., ...

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wnep.com

Two Charged with Home Improvement Fraud in Lackawanna County
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George Dunbar of Scranton is accused of taking more than $13,000 from a homeowner, doing shoddy work, and never finishing projects. Authorities say he also charged more than $2,600 dollars on the victim's Home Depot credit card without permission.



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Renovate America launches online solar, home improvement marketplace
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Yesterday Renovate America, the financing provider that administers California's HERO program, announced that it has launched a new online marketplace to connect prospective shoppers of home improvement services including solar PV with contractors.



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SAN DIEGO, Nov. 16, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Renovate America, a leading provider of home-improvement financing, has launched a new online marketplace ...

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Home Improvement Expert: Is your home ready for winter?
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Winter is right around the corner, and that means homeowners need to get their houses ready for the season.

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Home improvement contractor facing new fraud charges
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A Western New York home improvement contractor is being sued by the New York State Attorney General's office for defrauding consumers. Robert B. Cooper Jr. has been doing business as Robert's Paving and Excavating. Cooper was ordered in court to ...



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6 home improvement projects perfect for winter | KSL.com
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