Home Improvements and Maintenance


Renovating With Fire Resistance in Mind

If a home reno is part of the plan this season, consider options that can slow the spread of fire. Coated Lumber – uses fire-retardant paint to increase the fire resistance of the wood. It can’t stop a fire, but it can slow it, providing more time for people to escape safely. Fire-resistant or non-combustible insulation – doesn’t develop smoke

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Washers and Dryers – The Scoop

Dryers: Electric vs Gas Gas dryers cost less to operate per load, about half the cost of an electric dryer. However, when comparing value, if there is not already a gas line and gas vent in your laundry area factor in the cost of having them installed and also the higher initial cost of the dryer. Washers: Top-Load vs Front-Load

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