Posts Tagged 'contractors'

An easy summer deck tune-up project

Mid-summer is a great time for enjoying your deck, patio and pool. It's also the best time of year for tending to outdoor improvements and routine maintenance. Juggling your time [...]

New apps for home improvement DIYers and contractors

Smartphone applications for contractors or home remodeling buffs have one incredible advantage over other tools: they don't require room in your tool bag! I scoured the blogosphere for some apps [...]

Bump in housing recovery may spark home improvements

The housing market is showing signs of a recovery this spring and contractors are listening. Prices are up from a year ago and residential building is responding to a call [...]

Simple, routine vinyl siding maintenance

One of the top selling points for vinyl siding is the ease of maintenance. But that doesn't mean there's "no maintenance" involved in extending the life of your product. Vinyl [...]

Garage door upgrades offer the best ROI in remodeling

Nationwide, there is only one home improvement project that shows increased returns on your investment during the downturn of the economy: steel garage door replacements. All the projects cited in [...]

In the pink: Home improvement tools for women

Out here in the West, it's not uncommon to see a woman with a work belt going into the hardware store. My friend Sally thinks nothing about scaling a ladder [...]

Remodeling tools: choosing your portable generator

Whether you do construction projects as a contractor or work on your own home improvement projects, having the right tools can spare you horror stories and costly mistakes. For most, [...]

What's Next for Home Improvement Tax Credits?

Last month, when President Obama signed the $858-billion federal tax bill the provisions included a continuation of tax credits for energy efficient home improvement projects. The bad news is that [...]

Avoiding Unscrupulous Contractors

Even the more scrupulous building contractors may be tempted to manipulate the details in hopes of a sweeter deal. That's the word out this week from Josh Garskof of Yahoo [...]

Congratulations to Alure Home Improvements for being selected for their 8th appearance on Extreme Makeover: Home Edition

Reliable Remodeler would like to congratulate one of its very own members, Alure Home Improvements for being selected for their 8th appearance on Extreme Makeover: Home Edition! Between 2004 and [...]