Garage Door Maintenance

By Robert Robillard

This post was sponsored by 3-IN-ONE Oil; however, all views expressed below are my own. Sticky Garage Door Fix My garage door is the biggest door in my house and recently I started noticing that is was not opening as smoothly and sticking at one point in the track. This should not have been a…

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How To Refinish a Wood Countertop

By Robert Robillard

Refinishing a Cherry Wood Countertop: There is an unmistakable, unique look of quality when I see a solid wood counter-top. It is the mix warmth, character, and quality that makes it a popular and sought after choice in many high end kitchens. Many people have a perception that installing a solid wood counter-top is cost…

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Roof and Gutter Heating Cable

By Robert Robillard

Roof Ice and Snow Melting Cables Some homes are predisposed to ice dams – and the leaks that can result from them. Lack of insulation, warm air leaks, and complex roof designs all contribute to ice dam formations. Preventing roof leaks requires addressing these issues and ice dams themselves, but that’s not always easy to…

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Roof Moss

By Robert Robillard

Keeping Moss Off Your Roof I love Moss in the woods, but NOT on a roof. Roof Moss tends to grow on north facing roofs that receive less direct sunlight and stay damp longer than south facing roofs. South facing roofs have the benefit of more sunlight and tend to be drier. Moss needs a moist…

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Replacing a Window Screen

By Robert Robillard

How to Replace a Window Screen 5-Steps Replacing a window screen is an easy project and should take a novice 1 hour or less for the first window and even less as thy move on to other screens. Tools Needed Utility knife Flat headed screwdriver Scissors Spline rolling tool Screen spline Screen Screen Type When…

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How to Clean Baseboard Heater Fins

By Robert Robillard

How to Clean Baseboard Radiators How often do you clean your baseboard heating fins? If you don’t, you should! This article will focus on how to clean baseboard heater. Hot water baseboard and electric heating systems depend on air flowing through the numerous aluminum convector fins that surround a copper pipe. How to Clean Baseboard…

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Mice Problems

By Robert Robillard

Mice Problems Mice don’t care if you live in a pristine home or a cardboard shack, if you have what they want, they’re moving in! Mice tend to enter homes though small gaps in floors and foundations and holes in walls such as; plumbing, electrical and venting service holes. Mice enter homes through cracks and…

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Ice Dams

By Robert Robillard

Is Your Home Ice-Dam-Resistant? Most people don’t think much about ice dams when they’re purchasing a new home, especially not if they’re first-time homebuyers. That’s understandable. Between your excitement of getting a new castle and the long list of other things you have to worry about, it’s easy to overlook whether your dream home is…

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