YWH 6-20

R-Values and How They Affect Energy Efficiency

Insulation helps keep your home a steady temperature inside, despite the weather outside, so it’s important to properly insulate your home. How do you know if you’re using the right amount of insulation, and what’s up with these R-values you…
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Easements — What You Should Know About Your Property Rights

Are you planning to add on to your house, buy a home or build one? If so, it’s vital to know the easements on your property. Why? Because the two-story addition you’ve paid tens of thousands of dollars to complete may…
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YWH 6-9-17

Ear Protection: 5 Best Types for Home Improvement Projects

You know how important it is to protect your eyes when working on home improvement projects and to wear gloves for hand protection — but do you also protect your ears? You may think the drill or saw will only…
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YWH 5-4

Accelerated Weathering: What It Is & How It Helps Your Home

You’ve probably purchased a product to improve the exterior of your home. On that product’s packaging, you’ve likely read promises about how well it works, how long it lasts and how much better it is than its competitors. When reading…
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YWH 3-21

Tiny House: DIY or Buy?

Tiny houses are homes with much less square footage than the average U.S. dwelling, and they are all the rage. Coffee table books extol their beauty. Television shows like Tiny House Hunters and Tiny House Nation take us on the…
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Your Wild Home Banister Repair 12-9

Easy DIY Banister Repair Tricks

You love your home, but there are always small projects that need attention. Maybe the front-porch steps are a bit shaky or the steps off the back deck feel like someone took more than a few tumbles, or maybe it’s…
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Your Wild Home 10-13

When Is It OK to Use Untreated Lumber at Home?

You found that cute DIY project on Pinterest, and now the preparation begins. So, you head over to your local hardware store and check out their lumber wares. There are many different types of wood, so you may be wondering,…
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Easy Home Improvements that Increase Value

Whether you’re looking to sell your humble abode or just simply want to make some updates, sprucing up your home shouldn’t leave you eating ramen noodles for the next year. Save your bank account and your sanity by trying out…
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You Need To Ask Your Home Inspector These 17 Questions

You Need to Ask Your Home Inspector These 17 Questions

You think you’ve found the home of your dreams. Excellent! The next step now is to make sure it’s not the home of your nightmares. A home inspector lets you know if there’s anything ugly hidden behind those beautiful walls.…
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5 Problem Areas to Notice During a Home Tour

When you’re in the market for a house, virtual tours are terrific time savers. You don’t have to personally visit every home that might meet your needs. It allows you to automatically exclude places when the inside doesn’t live up…
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