Study highlights environmental cost of tearing down Vancouver's single-family homes

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...

Maintenance key to getting most of AC units

Maintenance key to getting most of AC units

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,...

Remodels should focus on form, function

Remodels should focus on form, function

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...

Infographic: Lifespan of essential household items

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...

Homes can be built to fight wildfires

Homes can be built to fight wildfires

It may be easier than experts thought to build homes that can stand up to fires.

Metal roofing prepares homes to stand up to severe weather

Metal roofing prepares homes to stand up to severe weather

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.

Safeguard your home against lightning damage

Safeguard your home against lightning damage

There's no good way to prevent or totally avoid a lightning strike, but homeowners can minimize the damage.

DDIY: When should you hire professional landscaping help?

DDIY: When should you hire professional landscaping help?

While saving on labor costs might attract DIYers, the hidden costs to any project may send them packing.

Plan your eco friendly home remodel the right way

Plan your eco friendly home remodel the right way

When you remodel your home, you don’t have to throw everything out and start from scratch.

Study: Homeowners paying off PACE energy upgrade loans

Study: Homeowners paying off PACE energy upgrade loans

This report shows that PACE financing is a great way to safely and effectively make important home improvements.

Guess how this new plank flooring combines beauty and strength

Guess how this new plank flooring combines beauty and strength

Like the foundation of a building, a floor is only as strong as its core.

What can you do to stop wasting water?

What can you do to stop wasting water?

The most common places to find household leaks are your toilet, sinks or water heater.

How Can I Protect My Home Against The Elements?

How Can I Protect My Home Against The Elements?

A single additional layer of protective coating on your home’s exterior can have a profound effect on its ability to withstand the weather.

6 Ways to Cut Your Water Bill in Half

6 Ways to Cut Your Water Bill in Half

Finding ways to actually help to cut down your water usage and monthly bills is harder than you’d think.

Homeowners Encouraged to Start Planning for Metal Re-roofing Projects

Homeowners Encouraged to Start Planning for Metal Re-roofing Projects

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.

How to Safely Use a Stand-By Generator During a Power Outage

How to Safely Use a Stand-By Generator During a Power Outage

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.

Look-Alike Metal Roofing Products Can Fool the Discerning Eye

Metal roofing “fakes” look so good, it can be hard for homeowners to tell the difference between metal options and the originals.

3 Simple Ways You Can Improve the Appearance of Your Yard

3 Simple Ways You Can Improve the Appearance of Your Yard

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.

When It’s Time To Replace Your Water Heater

When It’s Time To Replace Your Water Heater

Water heaters typically last about 10 years.

Turn On the Benefits Energy Efficient Lighting

Turn On the Benefits Energy Efficient Lighting

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.

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