7 Free Ways to Keep Warm This Winter

By Scott Sidler • January 27, 2020

7 free ways to keep warm this winter

You don’t have to be cold this winter and it doesn’t have to cost a ton either. Try these 7 free ways to stay warm this winter and your wallet will thank me later!

The Murder of Middle-Aged Architecture

By Scott Sidler • January 20, 2020

The Murder of Middle-Aged Architecture

What is middle-aged architecture and how is it being murdered? That may seem like a very odd title for a post but stick with me because this is something that affects all of us and I bet you didn’t even have a clue it was happening!

How To: Build Interior Storm Windows

By Scott Sidler • January 13, 2020

diy interior storm windows

If you want to keep your original windows, gain some comfort this winter and save some money on your energy bills, then building your own DIY interior storm windows is the project for you. It’s a simple and inexpensive project that requires minimal tools and time to complete. Check it out and start saving today!

Lime Mortar vs Portland Cement

By Scott Sidler • January 6, 2020

Lime Mortar vs Portland Cement

Know the difference between lime mortar vs portland cement? If your house was built before 1930 it’s a must before you do any repairs to your masonry. Using the wrong materials on the wrong brick can destroy a masonry house in just a few years.

All About Slate Roofs

By Scott Sidler • December 30, 2019

all about slate roofs

Not only are they extremely beautiful and long lived, but slate is very DIY friendly as well. In this post I’ll tell you all about the history of slate roofs, how to pick materials, and how to repair them because slate is the best roof you can have.

A Christmas Poem

By Scott Sidler • December 23, 2019

a christmas poem

Christmas in an old house is a time for fun and poking fun. Here’s an original poem for anyone fixing up an old house that should ring true. I hope your Christmas is filled with joy and you get a little break from the renovations to enjoy what’s really important.

The Replacement Window Myth

By Scott Sidler • December 16, 2019

replacement window myth

The replacement window myth is pervasive and tough to beat, but this post comes armed with facts to show you that new windows are not all they appear to be. No you won’t save money with replacement windows and no they aren’t good for the environment. Don’t believe me, then you need to read this!

Paint Chip Repair Made Easy

By Scott Sidler • December 9, 2019

Paint Chip Repair Made Easy

Don’t you get annoyed when you see a section of chipped paint repainted but you can still see the damage? This simple method will ensure your paint chip repairs blend in seamlessly with the surrounding areas never to be seen again. The best news is it is simple and uses inexpensive products.