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Is your home ready for winter’s chill? It’s important to weatherize now. Not only will your home feel more comfortable, but you’ll save energy and money, too. Angie's List consulted with its highly rated heating and cooling specialists and insulation companies on how to get your home ready for winter. [Read More]
01/17/2011 (11:57 PM)
If your windows are less than picturesque, perhaps it's time to dress them up. Angie's List Magazine asked two window treatment professionals to point out the essentials necessary to properly accentuate your room. [Read More]
01/12/2011 (08:55 PM)
Top insulation specialists suggest homeowners have their insulation levels evaluated. Experts believe that more than half of the houses in the United States are not properly insulated. Here's what a professional inspects to determine if the level of insulation is adequate in your home:   [Read More]
02/06/2011 (06:50 PM)
How important are vent stacks and what is their purpose? — Angie's List member Mike Shadoan, Oak Harbor, Ohio "They introduce air into the plumbing system so there's no vacuum," [Read More]
01/12/2011 (08:53 PM)
We are officially into the holiday season–having lived through the biggest American feasting day of the year– Thanksgiving.  How can we get through December’s myriad holiday parties and endless supply of Christmas cookies, candy and juicy hams without putting on extra pounds?  [Read More]
01/13/2011 (07:11 AM)
Help keep your roof in tip-top shape and forestall repairs or replacement by following these steps: [Read More]
01/13/2011 (07:16 AM)
Remodeling projects are expensive and nearly always end up taking more time and causing more personal life disruption than any homeowner expects. And some projects that homeowners think will set their abodes apart and make them a “must have” when it comes time to sell, actually end up being the first thing the new owners want to see gone. [Read More]
01/18/2011 (12:25 AM)
Are you ready to get organized? Here are some tips to consider before messing with the mess:   [Read More]
01/18/2011 (12:30 AM)
Water damage and soil erosion are the main culprits of foundation cracks, usually caused by climate changes, downspouts not extended away from the home properly, or overflowing gutters. Left unchecked, a settling foundation could lead to thousands of dollars in damage. Foundation issues don’t just plague older homes. In fact, many newer homes are affected, often because the builder neglected to create a positive slope for drainage to go away from the home. [Read More]
01/18/2011 (12:35 AM)
Painting the exterior of your home is one of the quickest and least expensive ways to spruce it up. A fresh coat of paint can change the whole appearance, whether you’re going for a traditional look or trying out a new, creative decorative finish. And with an ever-increasing array of color choices and finishing techniques, your options are endless. [Read More]
02/06/2011 (09:11 AM)