7 Clever Ways to Save on Your Home Heating Bill
No one likes paying high electric and gas bills. At the same time, living in Chicago means you have to keep yourself warm in winter. An extra blanket or two is a great way of staying warm while turning your thermostat down, but during the day walking around wrapped up in blankets is not an option (at least for most of us).
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20 Tools That Every Handyman (or Handywoman) Should Have
While bigger projects should always be left to professionals, it doesn’t mean that an average homeowner is not capable of doing small repairs on their own. In fact, working on small projects and performing basic maintenance of your property will not only make things last longer, but will provide a much needed stress relief and a sense of satisfaction.
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7 Tips to Keep Your Family Healthy Through Fall and Winter
Every day now brings us closer to Halloween and Thanksgiving which means one thing: summer isn’t coming back any time soon. Fall not only brings crispy air and crunchy leaves on the ground, but also a higher risk of getting sick. Exposure to cold temperatures can cause serious health problems.
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Late Fall Chore Checklist for a Responsible Homeowner
If you are a homeowner in or around Chicago, it’s time to get serious. November is your last chance to take care of a few important issues. By now, you should’ve cleaned your gutters, fixed any damage to your roof and taken care of anything else that could escalate during the winter into a full-blown emergency.
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Does the Law Require Chicago Residents to Remove Snow from Sidewalks?
Winter brings a lot of fun for kids and adults alike, the only difference is that adults have some serious responsibilities as soon as the snow hits the ground. While some winters bring a lot more white fluffy stuff than others, an average total snowfall in Chicago is 36.7 inches. As we’re fielding first quote requests for snow removal services (yes, some homeowner associations and even individual homeowners start planning early) we’re also getting the usual questions about homeowners’ responsibilities and liabilities.
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New Roof Installation: Reshingling Process Step-by-Step
The most common residential roofing material used in the United States is still asphalt shingles. Especially in the Chicago area and anywhere in Midwest asphalt shingles are ubiquitous because they are economical and easy to install.
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