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4 hrs ago | The Review

Open the fiberglass door to durability

You walk through them continually throughout the day, but do you really think about the doors in your home? From the front entry door that helps set the personality and curb appeal of the house to your fast-access patio doors that allow you to enjoy your outdoor living spaces, you live in a "house of doors."

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8 hrs ago | Deseret News

Renovation Solutions: How to pull off being your own general contractor

BEFORE: Before you attempt to be your own general contractor for a major remodel or new construction, try managing a smaller project like this fireplace remodel.

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9 hrs ago | Albany Times Union

Amsterdam roofing contractor going to

An Amsterdam building contractor with a history of shoddy work and running afoul of the law will be serving state prison time for a scheme to defraud dozens of homeowners throughout the Capital Region and Mohawk Valley, state Attorney General Eric Schneiderman said Friday.

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Related Topix: Criminal Defense Law, Law, State Prisons, Prison, Home

13 hrs ago | Lifehacker

Donate Home Improvement Leftovers and More to Habitat for Humanity

There are lots of places to donate clothing and other items to charity, but few will take things like interior doors or sink fixtures.

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14 hrs ago | Cleveland.com

New DIY Network show 'Sledgehammer,' back-to-school party ideas and Summit Co. bird walk: A.M. Links for Friday, July 25

Popular DIY Network host and licensed contractor Jason Cameron helps homeowners by wrecking and remodeling their worst rooms in DIY Network's newest series, "A AoeSledgehammer."

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Related Topix: Home, Libraries

19 hrs ago | KISU-TV Pocatello

This Old House

America's favorite home improvement series, the Emmy Award-winning THIS OLD HOUSE, with host Kevin O'Connor, general contractor Tom Silva, plumbing and heating expert Richard Trethewey, landscape contractor Roger Cook and master carpenter Norm Abram.

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23 hrs ago | This Old House

How to Install a Mini-Split AC Heat Pump

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Thu Jul 24, 2014

Pocono Record

Monroe County contractor fined nearly $85K for shoddy paving

A Monroe County contractor has been ordered to pay nearly $85,000 in restitution and other costs after accepting payments from 14 homeowners and then doing shoddy or incomplete work, according to a lawsuit filed by the state Attorney General's Office's Bureau of Consumer Protection.

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Related Topix: Monroe County, PA, East Stroudsburg, PA, Stroudsburg, PA, Home, Tobyhanna, PA, Bushkill, PA

Investor's Business Daily

Why Home Remodeling Spending Is Heating Up

The harsh winter weather took some of the bloom off the rose in home remodeling as many home- owners postponed projects until the warmer months.

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Related Topix: Home, Home Gardening

Newsday

Uniondale general contractor stole nearly $250,000 from Queens homeowners, DA says

The owner of a Uniondale home improvement company has been charged with bilking four Queens homeowners out of almost $250,000 for contracting work that he did not complete, the Queens District Attorney's office said Thursday.

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Related Topix: Queens, NY, New York, NY, Uniondale, NY, Home, Rockville Centre, NY, Queens-Village, NY

Business Journal

Harvard survey: Remodeling spending to slow heading into 2015

Growth in home improvement spending is expected to peak during the second half of 2014 and then begin to ease heading into next year, according to the Joint Center for Housing Studies of Harvard University .

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Centre Daily Times

Spring Mills man charged with home improvement fraud

According to police, Terry Lee Stahl, 58, repeatedly asked the victim, a 67-year-old man also from Spring Mills, for blank checks to purchase materials for the victim's home, which Stahl was remodeling.

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Related Topix: Spring Mills, PA, Home, Centre County, PA

WALA

What You May Not Know about American Flooring and Cabinets

American Flooring and Cabinets continues to grow and evolve as a business. They want to be known as a one-stop shop for all your home improvement, remodeling, or new construction needs.

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OakCreek

Milwaukee/NARI Home Improvement Council, Inc. Adds 14 Members

The Milwaukee Chapter of the National Association of the Remodeling Industry , the area's leading home improvement and remodeling industry resource for more than 48 years, announced that the following 14 companies have been accepted for membership: As Milwaukee/NARI Home Improvement Council, Inc. members, these companies and their staffs are ... (more)

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Related Topix: Milwaukee, WI, Home

CBS Local

AG's Office Taking Legal Action Against 8 Pa. Contractors

The Attorney General's Office has announced it is taking legal action against eight contractors across the state.

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Related Topix: Westmoreland County, PA, Allegheny County, PA, Home

SBWire

Carpeteers - Carpet Cleaning Companies Finding Service Holds Great...

Carpet cleaning is not only for embellishment but also for the dismissal and sacking of dirt, stains and sand.

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NWAonline

Commentary: Building Codes Have Gone Wild in Modern Times

Take a moment and step into my time machine, dear reader, and let us travel back to Babylon, 1772 BC.

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Wed Jul 23, 2014

Patch.com

DA: Former Wantagh Man Pleads Guilty to Scamming Homeowners

A former Wantagh resident pleaded guilty and will repay money he stole from them in a repair scam, according to the Nassau County District Attorney's office.

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Related Topix: Wantagh, NY, Nassau County, NY, Home

Fine Homebuilding

Quiet Plumbing Pipes

Noisy pipes and the sound of rushing water inside the walls can be really annoying.

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Rocklin and Roseville Today

California Limits Full Contact Football for Students

Governor Jerry Brown signed into law AB2127 which limits, but does not eliminate full contact football practices for middle and high school students.

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Related Topix: Jerry Brown, US Governors, Education Etc., Home, Placer County, CA, Auburn, CA, August, CA

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