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Latest Articles

Dig Safely With The Help Of A Metal Detector

using a metal detector

No matter what your home improvement project, if you’ve got to dig up the ground to get it done, you’ll need to know what’s underneath the ground before you start digging.  In situations like these, metal detectors can come in very handy! Here to tell us more about how metal detectors can be used to help homeowners dig up their property safely is Daniel Bernzweig of MetalDetector.com.

Achieve External Beauty: Quick Ways to Clean Your Vinyl Siding

Quick Ways to Clean Vinyl Siding

Vinyl siding has quickly become the most well-known siding material. It looks great, durable, and doesn’t flake or rot. However, it gets a dull and dirty appearance over time.

Luckily, cleaning your vinyl siding is a simple task you can do. Whether you're doing a single rinse to keep it bright or a deeper clean to eliminate dirt and mildew, here are some of the ways to make your vinyl siding look new again.

DIY Hyundai Getz Key Fob Battery Replacement

Hyundai Getz Key

An Australian friend found his Hyundai Getz key stopped working even though the light flickered on when the button was pushed. After looking around the web and not finding any instructions on what to do, he figured it out himself and sent me some pictures and instructions detailing how he overcame the problem so it might help others.

The Coolest Garage Door Skins

Garage Door Skins

As I've mentioned before, upgrading your garage door can be a profitable DIY home improvement project, however you can also have a lot of fun by sticking a garage skin on the front of your garage door.

Applying a new skin to the front of your garage door is a lot cheaper than replacing the entire door - a new skin costs between $200 to $400 while replacing the entire door can easily cost over $1,000.

The Best Home Improvement Magazines

The Best Home Improvement Magazines
Here's my set of Home Improvement Magazine recommendations for 2018. Unlike my previous recommendations, this list isn't based on sales figures, instead the selection was based on the analysis of the reviews and comments by over 5,900 readers of the print versions of these publications.

Tips for Making Sure Your Roof is Storm Proof

Tips for a Storm Proof Roof

Keeping your home safe from damage in case of natural disasters such as wind storms and hurricanes is a number-one priority for many homeowners. As a homeowner, you should focus more on reinforcing your roof because it is one of the most essential parts of keeping your home protected from such storms. The best practice is to prepare your roof since it’s the element in your home that is most exposed to wind, hail, and rain. Following these five tips will make sure your roof remains solid in case of a storm.

Is it Better to Buy a New Home or Renovate Your Old One?

Renovate or Buy New?

The choice between renovating your current home and buying your dream home is a careful balancing act.

On the one hand, you have to have the capital available to allow you to move, and there has to be the right home available. In this sense, you’re relying largely on the housing market. On the other hand, if you have the money to move, you then have to ask yourself if it would be better spent renovating the place you already call home.

The Best Portable Folding Poker Table Tops

Folding Poker Table Tops

As I write this, WSOP 2018 is in full swing, so I thought this would be a good time to update my recommendations on folding poker table tops for home games.

These new recommendations aren't based simply on my personal opinion, instead they're based on analysis of more than 1,300 opinions from people who have bought or used them - you can read more about that in the Methodology section at the end of this guide.

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