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Enhancing Home Security: The Importance of Replacing Exterior Doors

Enhancing Home Security: The Importance of Replacing Exterior Doors

Replacing exterior doors is a crucial aspect of maintaining home security and energy efficiency. Exterior doors serve as the first line of defense against intruders and play a significant role in preventing energy loss. Signs such as cracks, warping, or difficulty in...

When to Install Grab Bars

When to Install Grab Bars

It’s a fact. We are a nation of aging folks. And grab bars are something that most of us will need as we grow older. When should you install them? It depends. Some folks install them before they need them because they want to feel secure in their homes right now. Most...

The Most Common Handyman Scam

The Most Common Handyman Scam

Having been a Handyman for several years now, I am beginning to feel like I have “heard it all.” When you are in the field like I am every day you hear stuff. And I hear a lot. I hear all the ways that other “handymen” (and women for that matter,) rip people off. The...

Winterizing Your Home

Winterizing Your Home

Winter is coming soon. Here in Michigan as we enter the Fall season, we know that it doesn’t last long. Everything turns cold in a big hurry. The next thing you know…SNOW is falling! Here are four things you will want to do before we begin to have freezing nights....

Deck Maintenance

Deck Maintenance

These days, decks are mainly constructed of two types of materials: Wood or Composite. Both require regular maintenance. But the maintenance required is different for each type of material. Wind, water, and sun all are hard on wood and over time wood will rot....

Should A Handyman Be Licensed & Insured?

Should A Handyman Be Licensed & Insured?

When hiring a handyman, lots of folks ask: Are you licensed? That’s a good question. Licensing indicates whether the handyman is trying to abide by the current laws—or not. The interesting thing is that handyman licensing varies from state to state. In Michigan where...

Replacing Exterior Doors

Replacing Exterior Doors

Exterior doors get a lot of use. If they face the sun wind and rain, they get a lot of abuse from the weather. Between the weather and the use, they get tired and worn out. Then, it’s usually time to replace them. The replacement of an exterior door is most often a...

Wood Fence Repairs

Wood Fence Repairs

Wooden fences always require maintenance. In Michigan, we experience a fair amount of rain, especially in the Spring. Sometimes, we move right from winter thaws into lots of rain fall. This makes for a lot of wet soggy ground in early Spring. That wet ground is always...

How To Choose a Handyman

How To Choose a Handyman

Choosing a handyman in the current environment can be tough.  I’ve had numerous people tell me horror stories about how they “gave a deposit” ahead of time.  Then, they never heard from the so-called “handyman.”  Honestly, I don’t think they were really a handyman. ...

Three Tips on Sealing Doors and Windows

Three Tips on Sealing Doors and Windows

Any time of year is a good time of year to seal up the cracks in your home. In winter you are keeping the warm in and the cold out. In summer, it is just the opposite. Keep the cool in and the warm out. Separating extreme differences in temperature is important. Why?...

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