Home Remodel – Edgerton, Ohio

Home Remodel – Edgerton, Ohio

This one-story ranch home outside Edgerton received a major makeover in May 2013!  We addressed areas outside as well as inside, including new vinyl siding, aluminum fascia/soffit, Crestline 300 double hung windows, vinyl shutters, a Crestline bay window, two patio...

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Complete Home Remodel – Bryan, Ohio

Complete Home Remodel – Bryan, Ohio

ONE OF MY FAVORITES!  Of all the work I've completed over the last four years, this has to be my favorite.  We addressed every aspect of the exterior of this home, including a 20' porch extension, premium Timbercrest vinyl siding, new white aluminum trim, board and...

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This is why I ONLY install OWENS CORNING shingles…

This is why I ONLY install OWENS CORNING shingles…

Recently, I was asked to repair a roof on a ranch home near Antwerp - the homeowner said they had lost some shingles in a wind storm.  Typically, this means that a roof has been neglected and is far beyond its expected timeline (buckling shingles, major shrinkage, and...

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Once Bitten, Twice….DRY?

Once Bitten, Twice….DRY?

If anyone has ever worked with plumbing, you know it's a bloody nightmare. You start a job expecting to be done in an hour, and all hell breaks loose. Old fittings fail, new fittings are the wrong size, pipes break, water sprays, drips linger, and it ends up taking a...

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BLUE MAN…HANDS

BLUE MAN…HANDS

Imagine, trying to complete your weekend bathroom remodeling project with hands that are dry, cracked, bleeding, and blistered.  NOT a pleasant experience, and your wife hates the blood stains you leave on the nice, new cabinetry.  Hmm... THIS IS MY DAILY EXISTENCE! ...

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To Vent, Or Not To Vent

To Vent, Or Not To Vent

Customers ask me all the time whether or not they should have some sort of ventilation in their roof. Unequivocally, my answer is YES! I don't want to sound like I'm trying to pull "extras" out of my clients (we actually don't even charge extra for the service - just...

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The Keller MultiLadder

The Keller MultiLadder

On occasion, I like to pimp out some of the tools I use on a daily basis. This one is no exception, and I highly recommend it for your garage or workshop. I don't go anywhere without my Keller Multiladder. I think the first time I saw a ladder of this nature, it was...

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THE BIG V

THE BIG V

Any idea what part of your roof will usually leak first? Unequivocally, the answer is the valley. I've been on hundreds of roofs over the last decade, and it's always the same. The shingles in your valley will deteriorate at a faster rate because they serve as...

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Never Get Kissed Again!

Never Get Kissed Again!

If you're like me, you enjoy tackling minor electrical jobs around the house, anything from replacing an old outlet to updating ceiling fans or new light fixtures. After all, it's fun, right? With a little knowledge and some practice, you'll find it an enjoyable way...

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Three Wishes, Anyone?

Three Wishes, Anyone?

In this day and age, most new homes are built with no less than a three-car garage. Uhhhhh, yeah, a bit excessive if you ask me (but I DO really wish I had that much space). Garage door maintenance is a big issue that today's homeowner must face. When a garage door...

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The Dog Bone!

The Dog Bone!

Apparently I have a thing for tools and equipment named after animals. My most recent purchase (and must-have tool for you) is no exception. It's called a TWIST-GRIP SPLINE DOG BONE WRENCH by Thorsen. I'm sure you've heard of or seen them in your local hardware or...

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Bigger Butts Are Better…

Bigger Butts Are Better…

...in reference to vinyl siding, of course. 'Tis the season for home improvements, and folks are looking for ways to make their homes more maintenance-free. One great improvement to consider is vinyl siding. It's a great way to achieve a new look while knowing you'll...

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The Early Bird…

The Early Bird…

What's with this crazy spring weather?! It seems like we've relapsed from March right back into February.  Does this mean that Christmas 2010 is right around the corner?? At any rate, spring weather IS just around the corner (I think...), and it's time to replenish...

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Cut the Cost!

Cut the Cost!

With folks struggling to survive financially, even the small things can help.  A new extension cord can cost you $100 bucks or more, depending on length and rating.  Why not fix your old extension cords rather than replace them?  It's quite easy, even with no...

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Get ’em While They’re Hot!

Get ’em While They’re Hot!

Would you care to save some serious money? If you hurry, this is a GREAT POSSIBILITY. I don't know if you keep track of shingle cost or not (I do......What, that's not normal?), but shingle prices have risen exponentially in the last six months due to a variety of...

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Don’t Cheat Yourself

Don’t Cheat Yourself

Bottom line: you simply cannot believe the claims that a company makes about its product, right? When was the last time your Big Mac actually looked like the one in the picture? Yeah…. Well, I may have found the one exception: Dutch Boy Dimensions Self-Priming Paint. Seriously, this stuff is THE BOMB!

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