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Q&A: How to Heat a Garage

Question I do woodwork in my attached, 2-car garage all year long, but winter is tough because it’s awfully cold out there. What’s the best and safest way to heat my garage? And should insulation be included in this process? Answer For those who use their garage like...

Q&A: When to Use a Nail or Screw?

Question How do you know when it’s better to use a nail or screw? Answer Ah, the eternal question! Unlike the Coke or Pepsi debate, nail or screw does have a correct answer – many correct answers because it depends on the context. In general, nails handle shear weight...

Q&A: Moldy Paint & Respiratory Ailments

Question Three weeks ago I repainted our bedroom walls using paint that was about 7 years old. It mixed well so I assumed it was fine to use. After applying the paint I noticed an odor unlike any smell I had ever experienced before. It was so strong that we...

How to Avoid Being Ripped Off By a Roofer

Some of the most unbelievable home improvement rip-offs come from scam-artists disguised as roofers.  Reputable roofing contractors have to deal with an unfairly tarnished reputation because consumers are too often taken in by unlicensed pretenders.  Follow this...