Rising property values in Vancouver, British Columbia, have resulted in the demolition of an unprecedented number of single-family homes in recent years, many of which were replaced with the same type of structure. Despite the better energy performance of the...
As many of us get ready to crank the air conditioning, some will wonder if their units will hold up for another summer. While it is easy to push off booking a service appointment, it is a risk best avoided,...
Spring has sprung, and as temperatures rise across the country, so does interest among homeowners for sprucing up around the house and remodeling. Spending on home improvements is expected to grow nearly 5 percent in 2018, according to the National...
If you’ve ever had an air conditioner fail on a hot summer day, you understand the importance of anticipating when household items need to be repaired or replaced. Not only is it annoying to deal with a broken appliance, but...
It may be easier than experts thought to build homes that can stand up to fires.
While preparing for climate change is a reality for today’s homeowners, lessening the impact on the earth’s resources also continues to be a key concern.
There's no good way to prevent or totally avoid a lightning strike, but homeowners can minimize the damage.
While saving on labor costs might attract DIYers, the hidden costs to any project may send them packing.
When you remodel your home, you don’t have to throw everything out and start from scratch.
This report shows that PACE financing is a great way to safely and effectively make important home improvements.
Like the foundation of a building, a floor is only as strong as its core.
The most common places to find household leaks are your toilet, sinks or water heater.
A single additional layer of protective coating on your home’s exterior can have a profound effect on its ability to withstand the weather.
Finding ways to actually help to cut down your water usage and monthly bills is harder than you’d think.
No matter what the material, a new roof is a major investment, so homeowners will want to take the necessary steps now to ensure their home is protected.
By Fran Donegan Emergency generators provide the electrical power needed to keep the lights on, the furnace humming, and the well pump working during a power outage. However, many homeowners fail to use their generators effectively.
Metal roofing “fakes” look so good, it can be hard for homeowners to tell the difference between metal options and the originals.
Dressing up your curb appeal can seem like a major undertaking, but the task can be simplified with gorgeous results when you follow a few easy steps.
Water heaters typically last about 10 years.
LED bulbs consume on average four times less energy than compact fluorescent bulbs, 9 times less energy than conventional incandescent bulbs and 7 times less energy than halogen.