Do-It-Yourself Projects

  • Cleaning Up From The Bomb Cyclone Noreaster

    3/3/2018 5:20 PM

    The bomb cyclone nor’easter of March 2018 made a mess. Here's how to check for issues during cleanup.

  • Should I remove my window screens in the winter?

    Removing Window Screens for the Winter - Yes, You Need To Do This

    10/24/2017 4:46 PM

    Each winter, homeowners ponder the age-old question, “Do I need to remove my window sc

  • 5 Steps to Window Cleanup in the Fall from the Pros

    10/17/2017 2:13 PM

    With fall in the air, everyone’s mind may be on hayrides, pumpkin spiced lattes, and hanging door wreaths.

  • 4 Proven Methods to Improve Home Air Quality

    8/2/2017 12:54 PM

    This post was a collaboration between Thompson Creek and Anna Suarez, a health advocate passionate about toxins and air quality

  • Spring Cleaning: Five Tips to Clean Your Windows

    4/7/2017 1:51 PM

    Do your windows provide a clear view to the spring beauty awakening outdoors?

  • Four Steps to Get Your Gutters Ready for Spring

    3/31/2017 3:34 PM

    Take the time now to inspect your gutters and perform any necessary maintenance so they're ready to handle spring downpours.

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    It’s Almost Winter – Do I Leave the Screens in my Windows?

    12/5/2016 2:12 PM

    To the dismay of many, cold weather has put an end to opening our windows to let in a fresh breeze. As homeowners prepare their homes for the winter season, you may wonder if you should remove your window screens. For most, it’s simply a matter of preference whether you remove the screens from your windows or leave them in all winter. But if you do decide to remove them, there are a few benefits. It’s a good habit to take your screens out in the late fall and replace them in early spring, using this opportunity to give the windowsills and exterior of your windows a good cleaning. Visually inspect your screens for any signs of wear or damage and perform needed repairs. Store your screens in your basement or garage, preferably away from high traffic areas that could cause damage to them. Before you replace your screens in the springtime, give them a good hosing down and scrubbing before replacing them.  

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    How to Be a Safe Do-It-Yourselfer

    9/30/2016 9:37 AM

    From basic tasks around the home to major renovations, safety should always come first. 

  • Common Window Repairs

    9/6/2016 9:56 AM

    The windows in your home serve many functions. They protect your home and its contents from weather and the elements. Windows allow natural light to enter your home.

  • Door Knob Replacement

    How To Replace A Door Knob

    9/8/2015 8:27 AM

    There are many reasons why you might need to replace a door knob.  Updating a cheap builder-grade door knob to one that reflects today's trends can bring new life to something as simple as a door.