5 Simple ways to cut heating costs

Source: Tim Layton. Every year the debate is the same. Some of your friends and colleagues are going on and on about how much they hate winter. You, being the positive thinker in the group, say how much you love it! Bring on the snow, you say! I applaud your winning attitude! The world needs more…

Holiday gift ideas for DIYers

Source: Tim Layton. As the holiday gift buying season approaches you may be wondering what to buy for that DIY fanatic on your list. Well you’re in luck! As a lifelong fixer-upper of homes and other stuff, I am uniquely qualified to offer insight into the sometimes confusing mind of a DIYer! Here are a…

Does this home suffer from systemic water intrusion?

Source: Tim Layton. SWIPE … that’s easy to remember, right? Because that’s exactly what you don’t want anyone to do to your hard-earned cash. If you don’t want your money swiped, then remember this acronym: Systemic Water Intrusion Problems Everywhere Some houses just don’t keep the water out the way they should, and those houses…

Is your fireplace ready for action?

Source: Tim Layton. With fall upon us and winter approaching fast, it won’t be long before you’ll have a hankering for a nice warm fire to curl up next to. If you have an operable fireplace in your home, the joy of a nice fire in the winter can be one of life’s simple pleasures….