Welcome to the October issue of On The House Express!

This month's issue is packed full of tips and information that will help you save money and improve comfort.

Nothing sets the tone for the perceived value of a home like a beautiful front entryway. Today's entry doors are more durable and maintenance-free as well. Learn how you can get the best bang for your remodeling buck with a new fiberglas entry door system.

The average American homeowner depends on at least seven appliances to accomplish day-to-day routines? Check out our tips on how to keep your appliances in tip-top shape and avoid costly repair bills.

As the days grow shorter and natural light in our homes becomes a precious commodity, our thoughts turn toward skylights. Skylights and roof windows are a make-sense means to light and ventilate otherwise dark homes and apartments from overhead. Read on for the reasons behind the ever-increasing demand for skylights - and their surge in popularity.

Fall and Winter mean tighter homes to keep Old Man Winter out. Unfortunately, it can mean musty closets and moth-eaten clothing. In this month's issue you'll learn how your cloths can smell free and stay moth free.

Plus, learn how you can save money, lower your utility bills and increase energy efficiency with some great tips from our friends at Owens Corning.

Finally, don't forget to check out this month's offerings from our buddy Dom DeLuise. We especially like his Seafood Risotto!

Stay safe and have a great month!

  Morris and James Carey

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How to Maintain Appliances

Did you know that the average American homeowner depends on at least seven appliances to accomplish day-to-day routines?   Read more...

KAREL’S KORNER: The Question of Meat

by Karel Nunnink
Hamburger-hot dogs-steak-ribs-veal. Its almost considered “un-American” to question the pro’s and con’s of red meat.

I have not eaten red meat in more than two decades. Mainly to protest the deforestation of Central and South American rainforests.

One hamburger equals 55 sq. ft. of rainforest loss. The environmental consequences are disastrous. 1000 species become extinct every year. Another threat is carbon dioxide. When trees are burned, carbon dioxide is spewed into the air and carbon-storing trees are lost. This fuels the greenhouse effect. Cattle churn out greenhouse gases in the form of methane. Their intestines generate more methane than almost any other source. 100 million tons of methane gets into the atmosphere every year. The U.S. Department of Agriculture estimates cattle are responsible for nine times as much organic waste water pollution, as the total population of the USA.


Entry and Patio Door Trends—Today’s Homeowners Expect More / Get More

by James & Morris Carey
Gone are the days when a home’s exterior doors were considered a simple “open and shut” case (pardon the pun).

Rather, today’s entry and patio doors have evolved to such a level of extreme beauty and operational performance, that they now represent everything from critical design elements and key focal points to household energy-managers and trusted property defenders offering the latest technology in hardware and security.

It is also why entry and patio doors now command immediate and close attention by homeowners and homebuyers alike.


Ah, The Smell of Cedar -- In The Closet

Although a cedar closet floor alone can do much to protect against moths, there is nothing like the wonderful aroma it exudes and the feeling of being in a forest!   Read more...

All About Skylights

by James & Morris Carey
Today, skylights of all shapes, types and sizes are being included in planning for both residential remodeling and new home construction. Skylights are now a serious consideration for virtually any room in the home and are even being used to enhance and brighten many other adjacent structures – such as garages, storage sheds, workshops and even barns.

And while skylights are a desirable amenity in all areas of the home, they are particularly popular in bathrooms and kitchens.  In a recent industry survey, American homeowners said if they had a choice of accessories for the ultimate dream bathroom, the number one option would be “a skylight to bathe the room with more natural light.”


On The House October Calendar

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Energy Saving Tips from Owens Corning
Learn how you can save money, lower your utility bills and increase energy efficiency. Check out some great energy saving tips from Owens Corning

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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!

Seafood Risotto — No leaving your post to prepare this one!

Mexican Corn Soup — This soup is fabulous in the summer when the corn is fresh, sweet and plentiful.

Pappardelle with Italian Sausage — You may not be able to pronounce this one - but you'll surely be able to make it!

Asian Taco Lettuce Cups — These make a wonderful appetizer or a healthy light lunch.

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