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DIY Solar Interview with DIY Solar Expert
Are you the type who likes to do everything yourself, no matter how technical it might be? If so, this interview is for you. We interviewed Dave Donaldson, senior design engineer at GoGreenSolar, a company dedicated to helping homeowners install their own solar systems. The company also produces DIY solar kits and provides design and installation services. If someone wants Continue Reading
solar installation Ask an Expert: Interview with Solar Expert
Let’s Go Solar provides an array of resources to help consumers figure out what kind of solar panels to put on their home and what they cost. We interviewed editor Laura Brigham, who has installed a 5 kwh array on her own home, about the options homeowners should be aware of, as well as how to pay for them. “Solar Continue Reading
pella3 Brand Spotlight: Pella Windows and Doors
What is your most popular product(s)? Why? Choosing our most popular products is a feat, given that Pella designs and manufactures made-to-order and custom windows and doors. But homeowners and designers alike are loving our new limited-edition Vibrancy Collection of front doors. The collection includes six new entry door colors designed to reinvent front door personality and curb appeal. Colors include Continue Reading
Eco friendly Ask an Expert: Home Energy Audits
Ecobeco offers whole-house energy audits to help homeowners live in comfortable, energy-efficient homes. The company includes a team of energy auditors, general contractors, architects and interior designers to determine where homes can save energy and improve indoor comfort and air quality. We asked Brian Toll, Ecobeco’s Founder and President, about what homeowners should look for in a successful energy audit. Does every Continue Reading
roofing-header-img Ask an Expert: How to Avoid Problems During a Reroof
Purchasing a new roof is a high stakes business. Not only does your roof literally shield you from the elements, it also stands as one of your home’s largest investments, both in terms of cost and sustainability. Given the right conditions, a new set of shingles could potentially last you fifteen years or more—as long as you hire the right Continue Reading
Fixed Point Window Contract What is a Fixed Point Contract?
When the time comes to sign a contract, you will be presented with one of two types of contracts: a time and materials contract, or a fixed point—or fixed price—contract. A fixed point contract includes a detailed explanation of the costs for: Labor Building materials Refuse collection Details about the project, including completion and clean-up Your fixed point contract should Continue Reading
Bay Window Bench Ask an Expert: Interview with a Windows Contractor
WindowNation, a Maryland-based company, advises homeowners from northeast Ohio to Washington DC, Maryland, Pennsylvania, Delaware, New Jersey and Northern Virginia when they want to replace windows, siding, doors and roofing. The company offers a wide variety of brands, styles, and color options. More than 95% of their products are ENERGYSTAR qualified. We recently interviewed Louis Apoldo, VP of Sales, for Continue Reading
DCIM100MEDIADJI_0020.JPG Brand Spotlight: SolarEdge
What is your most popular product(s)? Why? SolarEdge helps to make solar energy panels smarter. We make a power optimizer that connects to each solar energy panel, which in turn produces more energy. In a solar energy system, each panel has its own distinctive point of maximum power output. Traditional solar energy systems find this point of maximum power output Continue Reading
MarvinUltimateSlidingFrenchDoor2 Brand Spotlight: Marvin Windows and Doors
What is your most popular product(s)? We’re seeing that the products that let in the most light and bring the outdoors in are incredibly popular, such as our Scenic Doors and Ultimate Casement Windows and Awnings. These products are a perfect fit with the modern style that’s so on trend today. Homeowners who love this look are on the hunt Continue Reading
HVAC installation Ask an Expert: Interview with an HVAC Contractor
Cyprus Air Heating and Air Conditioning is based in Lorton, VA and services the Washington, D.C. metropolitan region. The company has been in business since 1967 and provides the full range of heating and cooling services, including installation of new systems and maintenance and repair of existing systems. We recently interviewed Brian Downs, Cyprus’ installation manager, for some expert advice Continue Reading

Remodeling Rooms in Your Home

Equal parts exciting and intimidating, remodeling is also rewarding. After months or even years of planning and construction, your newly remodeled home will boast countless amenities and aesthetic qualities you always dreamed of. Whether you’re starting small for now with a basic bathroom remodel, or you’re going big and remodeling your entire home, find everything you need here to get inspired and get the ball rolling on your project with our home remodeling ideas.

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