Category Archives: Home Ideas

Calculating Return on Investment for Solar Panels

Did the quote for your solar energy system just make your heart skip a beat? It’s no wonder—in some cases, the price for new PV unit can cost as much as a brand-new luxury car! But unlike a fancy new sports car, solar panels return your initial investment over time. The energy you offset with...
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How to Refresh Fading Siding

Do you really need new siding, or do you just need brighter siding? If you're counting your pennies this year, a new siding project can feel like a lot to swallow—particularly if your update is purely aesthetic. Often, siding that's perfectly functional gets tossed due to its outward appearance. Take, for instance, aluminum siding. Rot-resistant, durable,...
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When Does a Window Need to Be Flashed?

window-flashing Wood rot, mold, structural damage, and insect infestations—there’s nothing pretty about water seeping into the cracks and seams of your home. Unfortunately, a poorly installed window that lacks proper flashing can be a gateway to these unpleasant phenomena. Flashing is an essential component of proper window installation. It...
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Using a Solar Garage Heater

Your garage may be your sanctuary when you need to get away from it all, but if it’s cold and dreary outside, it’s not fit for even the toughest constitutions. That's when a little supplemental heat from a portable space heater can really make all the difference, especially for outdoor spaces that only get used occasionally. Unfortunately, space heaters...
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