Fall Home Maintenance Checklist

By Scott Sidler • October 14, 2019

fall home maintenance checklist

Every season has a checklist of things to do to keep your house in tip top shape and the fall checklist is one of the most important to get you prepped for cooler weather. This post will give you a couple easy to do items that are absolute must-do’s before winter sets in.

The Ultimate Guide to Attic Insulation

By Scott Sidler • October 7, 2019

the ultimate guide to attic insulation

No matter the season or region attic insulation is a major part of any house. And when retrofitting an old or existing house you need to be very purposeful when it comes to how, where , and with what you […]

I Don’t Want a New House

By Scott Sidler • September 30, 2019

I don't want a new house

Dear friend, No, I don’t want a new house. It’s not that I can’t afford new construction, it’s because I don’t like new houses. Those cold and lifeless stucco boxes, or vinyl wrapped tombs make me claustrophobic. Before we get […]

Wood Filler & Epoxy Test (Year 5)

By Scott Sidler • September 23, 2019

wood filler test

Year five is finally here and I will be showing you the results of my testing of five of the most popular wood filler and epoxy products on the market today. This will be the final year since after five […]

Should I Use Water-Based Polyurethane?

By Scott Sidler • September 16, 2019

Should I used Water Based Polyurethane

Everyone wants to find greener, lower VOC products for their home, but is water-based polyurethane something you should use on your wood floors or other projects? I get this question a lot. Water based polyurethane, or polycrylic as it is […]

A Better Way to Strip Paint

By Scott Sidler • September 9, 2019

a better way to strip paint

No one likes to strip paint. Sure we love the end result, but it’s grueling, exhausting work that can be dangerous (lead paint anyone?) or messier than all get out (chemical strippers). As a restorer of historic windows I’m well […]

Energy Efficient Lighting for Any House

By Scott Sidler • September 2, 2019

energy efficient lighting for any house

It really doesn’t matter how old your house is it can likely benefit from more energy efficient lighting. There are piles of energy savings just waiting to be realized that require nothing more than a trip to the big box […]

How To: Weatherstrip Windows

By Scott Sidler • August 26, 2019

how to weatherstrip windows

The weather’s been beautiful all summer and that’s probably got you in a sense of denial that fall and winter will be on us before you know it. But the reality is that those warm summer days will quickly give […]