worker install an awning on the house wall over the terrace window

The cost of installation is what deters many people from going ahead and buying a retractable awning. But if you’re able to do it yourself, you’ll save a lot of money while adding value and comfort to your outdoor space. Follow this how-to guide.

kitchen disaster

Does home insurance cover appliances? Ultimately, it depends on the details of your policy and the reason your appliance stopped working. This guide should give you a good idea of what's covered — and what's not.

photo of an  approved  stamp on a local building permit

Permits are designed to prevent shoddy construction and protect you and your family. In fact, a bit of research and planning can go a long way in cutting down on the wait time. Here's what you need to know about the process — plus how much a permit will cost you.

Beautiful modern luxury home exterior at sunset. Features contemporary design and three car garage

Most home improvement projects add some value to your home, but looking at the return on investment may help you decide if the money you want to spend on a new garage door is worth it. Read on to learn more about the value you might get from a new garage door.

Laying solar shingles or tiles

Solar roof shingles are designed using advanced irradiance technology capable of analyzing the roof’s sun exposure and generating electricity. But are they right for your home? Here’s what you need to know.

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