With the devastating events that have recently taken place along the Gulf coast, we think that it's never too late to beginning planning for a disaster. In the September issue of the "On The House Express" we will offer you valuable tips on how you can protect yourself and your loved ones. You will also learn how you can make your house more energy efficient, which is not a bad project to begin before the cold winter months hit. We will also go In The Kitchen with Dom DeLuise to see what he is cooking up this month.

The autumnal equinox on the 22nd will signify the 'official' end of summer. Enjoy the rest of yours, and in the meantime please do your best to help our friends down south. Blood and monetary donations can be made through the American Red Cross.

  Morris and James Carey

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It's Never Too Late to Prepare for Disasters

Since September was National Preparedness Month, we both agreed that "better late than never" was an appropriate direction here and decided to bone up on the subject.   Read more...

All About Vinyl Siding

Caring for exterior siding is a task that can be both time-consuming and expensive. Consequently, there has been a boom in more maintenance-free exterior materials. The trend is toward products that will last longer and require minimal maintenance. It has impacted many building materials categories including roofing, siding, windows, decorative trim, and decking... to name a few.

In siding, there are more choices today than ever before. However, vinyl siding leads the pack. More than one-third of the exterior cladding installed on new and existing homes is vinyl. Why? Affordability, minimal maintenance and, if it's properly cared for, longevity.   Read more...

How Energy Efficient is Your Home?

Be on the lookout our “Energy Efficiency Challenge.” James and Morris are going to challenge homeowners to make their home more energy efficient. Starting later this month at OnTheHouse.com, you can learn about a number of ways to make your home more energy efficient. At the same time you'll have the chance to win a number of great prizes. It's the Carey Bros. “Energy Efficiency Challenge” brought to you by Johns Manville.

Metal Studs

When our grandfather, a general contractor, was building homes in the early part of this century, a two by four measured a full 2 inches by 4 inches. Today, the same stick of wood framing material measures a half-inch less in either direction.

In spite of this fact, we believe that modern technology and innovations in building materials and construction methods are producing better, more energy-efficient and affordable housing.   Read more...

On The House September Calendar

September 03
James and Morris will speak with Gregory Powell, President of Viking Capital, Inc. Gregory will discuss home improvement loans.
September 10
Did you know that lung cancer is on the rise amongst non-smokers?
Marianne McGinnis will join The Carey Bros. to discuss the environmental factors that contribute to lung cancer.
September 17
September 24
Maria Vargas from the EPA will join James and Morris to give tips on how to save money while heating your home in the cool months ahead.

OnTheHouse Events Keep checking out our website www.OnTheHouse.com for more features & events throughout September:

Thinking “Green”Thinking “Green”
When it comes to home improvement and remodeling, many cost-conscious homeowners immediately start thinking of the "green" they will spend on their home improvement projects. However, today even more homeowners are thinking of a different green—green building that is. Read More...

In The Kitchen with Dom DeLuise

Here are some of Dom's best recipes for you and your family to enjoy over the next month!

Dom's Rib Eye Steak — Steak is Good Any Time of the Year!

Dom's Sweet & Sour Marinade and Sauce — Try this delicious marinade and sauce on chicken or pork kabobs. Add pineapple chunks on the skewers to make it tangy and special.

Dom's Rigatoni — It's Enough For The Entire Family!

Dom's Gazpacho — Soup You Can Enjoy On A Warm Day!

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