Projects & Tip Videos

Home Security – Some Basics – Part 2

New homeowners often ask, “What steps are needed to make my house secure?” Here are some tips that can help you conduct your home security review. By following these tips and precautionary measures, you’ll become 6 times less likely to be the victim of a crime in your home. Perimeter Security – Crime can occur […]

Home Security – Some Basics – Part 1

New homeowners often ask, “What steps are needed to make my house secure?” Here are some tips that can help you conduct your home security review. By following these tips and precautionary measures, you’ll become 6 times less likely to be the victim of a crime in your home. Outside Appearance – The initial impression […]

Carrier Consumer Education Series

Now is the time to make sure that your home will be cozy and energy efficient this winter. That’s why we’re televising the highly acclaimed Carrier Consumer Education Series with tips on selecting and maintaining a furnace along with options for air filtration and regulating humidity. Here’s the TV Schedule for this week: WAUSAU/STEVENS POINT […]

Building a New Home – Landscaping

Landscaping – Consider meeting with a Landscape Designer to help you lay out a 1, 3, 5 and 10 year plan. Shrubs and trees will grow into spaces and planning is necessary to create short and long term curb appeal. Make sure you have sufficient allowance for this phase and be realistic about how much […]

Monthly Home Maintenance Tips for October

General walk-through; work on fall projects, winterize, roof and chimney maintenance. Check/add salt to water softener. Check smoke and fire alarms. Have furnace or boiler cleaned and inspected if not done in spring. Call for oil delivery, if needed. Change air filter in furnace. Change storms/screens and close all combination storms. Check weatherstripping on doors […]

Garden Calendar | For the week of Sept. 29

Here’s a link to this week’s garden calendar for northern climates. #gardening http://host.madison.com/lifestyles/home_and_garden/garden-calendar-for-the-week-of-sept/article_43dec512-1115-5434-9132-58e75795ffdd.html Be sure to check back often for home improvement and maintenance tips. For more go to http://www.crewcuttv.com/    

Carrier Consumer Education Series

Now is the time to make sure that your home will be cozy and energy efficient this winter. That’s why we’re televising the highly acclaimed Carrier Consumer Education Series with tips on selecting and maintaining a furnace along with options for air filtration and regulating humidity. Here’s the TV Schedule for this week: GREEN BAY […]

Home Remodeling – Replacement Windows – Part 2

Replacing old windows not only dresses up an older home but also contributes to lower heating and cooling costs. If you decide that it’s time to replace your windows here are some things to consider when deciding what to buy: – Performance – Product performance data is available on all windows giving the R and […]

Building A New Home – Garage Doors and Openers

Garage Doors & Openers – Curb appeal can easily be affected by your garage door and aesthetics should be a primary concern. Insulated doors aren’t needed unless your garage is heated but good weatherstripping is always needed. Make sure your opener has enough horsepower as overhead doors are heavy. An undersized motor will wear out […]