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The 6 Best Gutter Cleaning Tools

By Scott Sidler • March 25, 2019

the 6 best gutter cleaning tools

Below, you’ll find six of the best gutter cleaning tools available today to not only keep your gutters clean, but keep your feet on the ground. There are tools in every budget range and for almost any gutter setup included. […]

How To: Soundproof Windows

By Scott Sidler • March 18, 2019

how to soundproof windows

This post is sponsored by Indow, but the opinions expressed are all mine, mine, mine. Hope you enjoy my thoughts! Is there such a thing as soundproof windows? Is it even possible? Believe it or not, I get a ton […]

Spring Home Maintenance Checklist

By Scott Sidler • March 11, 2019

spring home maintenance checklist

Once the threat of winter has passed and you have dug out from the season of snow and ice, a simple spring home maintenance checklist of “honey-do” items will get your house ready for the much anticipated warmer weather. Make […]

Crawl Space 101

By Scott Sidler • March 4, 2019

crawl space 101

In older buildings, the crawl space is an 18″ to 36″ space between the floor of the building and the earth where mechanical elements like electrical and plumbing are often hidden. This overlooked piece of the house is important to […]

Define “Beyond Repair”

By Scott Sidler • February 25, 2019

define beyond repair

When the economy is chugging along and money is flowing through our society, it seems to me that some terms get new definitions. The line between “need” and “want” is blurred beyond recognition. Another couple phrases whose definitions get a […]

How To: Restore Window Jambs

By Scott Sidler • February 18, 2019

how to restore window jambs

It may seem like a daunting task to restore your own windows, but I’m here to tell you that just ain’t the case. If you’ve got two thumbs, then you can scrape paint and that is the hardest part of […]

Is Foam Insulation Worth it?

By Scott Sidler • February 11, 2019

is foam insulation worth it

It gets cold outside in the winter but that doesn’t mean it has to be cold inside your house. Using the right kind of insulation in the right way is the key to staying warm and safe indoors. I recently […]

The Pitfalls of Old Home Insulation

By Scott Sidler • February 4, 2019

the pitfalls of old home insulation

Old home insulation is a controversial topic among old house owners and restorers. What are the right materials to add and where can I use them? Will it cause unforeseen problems down the line? There are lots of questions and […]