Newsletter: April 2014 - On the House

Newsletter: April 2014

By on April 8, 2014




 

Working our Day Job

Did you ever wonder if the Carey Brothers have a day job? Yes they do, James Carey and Morris Carey, are nationally recognized experts on home building and renovation. They share their 55+ years of experience as award-winning, licensed contractors with millions of people nationwide through a weekly radio program and syndicated newspaper column both titled On The House.

Morris and James

Get You Deck Ready For Outdoor Living

Besides making outdoor cooking and lounging more pleasant, a well-maintained deck is important to the appearance of your yard, and will last for years and years

Most people think that water is a deck’s biggest enemy. Although it is by no means a friend to decking material, it’s the harmful ultraviolet rays of the sun that is the major cause of damage. Prolonged exposure to either or both of these elements can be devastating to a deck..  >>Read More



How-to-Video: Wet & Forget Tackles Moss, Mold, Mildew and Algae!

Top Products – Architectural Digest Home Design Show

Blomberg

Brown Jordan Outdoor Kitchens

Atocha Design

Crestron

Walpole Outdoors

Although the housing start numbers came in slightly below expectations this week, there were nevertheless several important positive takeaways to salute. While new construction dropped slightly from 909,000 in January to 907,000 in February  Read More>>

Quick Tips:

Ridding the Rotted Wood Around Your Windows

In the remodeling industry, window replacement is big, big business. Damaged or rotted wood sills and frames prompt consumers to consider spending $5,000, $10,000, $15,000 and more in replacement costs..

Hoses, Hoses, Hoses Galore

There’s a lot more to garden hoses than meets the eye. There are choices in garden hoses you should consider before picking one out..

Mirror Mirror on the Wall

Since ancient times, the mystique of mirrors has inspired superstition. The Chinese hung them on front doors to scare away evil spirits. Greek mathematician Archimedes used huge ones to save the city of Syracuse by reflecting the sun onto attacking Roman ships; the ships, it is told, caught fire from the intense heat.







Homeowner’s Guide to Preventing Electrical Fires Keeping your family safe [Download the PDF]














Projects:

8 Steps to Remain Termite-Free

Every year, termites invade the homes of more than 2 million Americans at a cost of more than $2.5 billion in structural damage

8 Steps to a Cleaner Home Environment

You may already know that new energy efficient home building techniques have backfired resulting in some pretty unhealthy air quality issues.

8 Safe Alternatives to Dangerous Chemicals

After a few nights in her new bedroom, she has been experiencing hot flashes and cold sweats and has acquired a rash on the back of her legs and neck.

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