October has come and gone and Thanksgiving, Christmas and a brand new year are just around the corner.

At the end of last month you should have moved your clocks forward AND changed batteries in all of your smoke detectors and carbon monoxide alarms. This is especially important as we enter the home heating season when house carbon monoxide poisoning and house fires rise dramatically.

With Winter comes rain, snow and leaking roofs and the resulting damage. With this in mind, we have included some great tips on not only how to repair roof leaks, but how you can prevent them, as well.

Beyond keeping your roof leak free, we offer up a host of other Winter-related tips for tasks that will make your piece of the Great American Dream safer, more comfortable and more energy efficient. Since a big chunk of your Winter utility bills will go toward heating your home, we have included special information on getting your furnace up and running -- safely and efficiently. As you will soon learn, a little cleaning and lubrication can go a long way in saving money and improving comfort.

We don't know about you, but our friend and Chef extraordinaire, Dom DeLuise will be whipping up a Thanksgiving Turkey (with all the fixings) for the On The House gang. Ummmm! Not matter how delicious it may look, that beautiful bird can send you straight to the emergency room if you don't take heed to some of our Thanksgiving cooking tips. And as always, we have included a sampling of some of the many Dom DeLuise recipes that you will find at onthehouse.com.

And in our new products and technologies section we investigate the increasingly growing category of flexible pipe, tubing, fittings and accessories for potable water plumbing, and hydronic radiant heating systems -- also known as PEX. Considering remodeling or building a new home? Composite materials aren't just for decks, fences and flooring. It may be the perfect solution for your plumbing system. Read on...

Happy Turkey Day and here's to staying warm in Winter. We have lots of blessings and much for which to be thankful -- our health, our families, our friends and you.

Happy November!

  Morris and James Carey

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Seasonal Preparation

There is a laundry list of home maintenance tasks that should be performed as we move through fall and into winter. Here are a few of them!   Read more...

Preventing and Repairing Roof Leaks

With wet weather on the way in many parts of the country, now is the time to inspect your roof. If undetected, a leak can cause rot that will endanger the structural integrity of the roof framing system and cause costly repairs.   Read more...

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On The House November Calendar

November 04
Mike Madden of MyContractor.com will speak about how to design the bathroom of your dreams
November 11
Rebecca Cole, gardening expert will be in the studio and workshop
November 18
Jo Anne Cambruzzi, part of Retrofit Team for Johns Manville
November 25
‘best of’ program while the Carey Bros. enjoy the holiday weekend with their families

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

How Loud is Your Bathroom Fan?!?! brought to you by Broan and NuToneHow loud is your bathroom fan?!?!  The Carey Brothers want to know!  And the folks at Broan and NuTone want to help!  You'll have the opportunity to register for the chance to win a brand new Ultra Silent Series ventilation fan from either Broan or NuTone.  Want more chances to win?  Call into the weekly radio program and you may have the opportunity to imitate the sound of your bathroom fan.  If James and Morris like your style, you could win a brand new Upgrade Kit from either Broan or NuTone.
Bryants Home Comfort SolutionsWith the change of seasons, people are thinking Home Comfort and Bryant is doing whatever it takes to make homes more comfortable all across the country.  All this month, checkout the Fall/Winter edition of Bryants Home Comfort Solutions.
it’s not too late to get started building that new deck. Let the Carey Brothers Deck and Landscape Software help you.

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!

Blueberry Pancakes for Carol — My wife, Carol, loves her blueberries and I try to be creative and think of healthy ways to supply her dose. Try these delicious pancakes for breakfast, and start your day right, just like my wife, C

Dom's Chicken Stir Fry — So Easy To Make!

Dom's Italian Soup — This Will Warm You Up On A Cool Day!

Dom's Cranberry Date Squares — Perfect For Any Holiday Party!

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