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Woman In Need Of New Roof Instead Loses Half Of It After Workers Get The Address Wrong

Let’s say you’re in need of a new roof. What would you think if magic roof elves showed up while you were away? Maybe, “Hurray! Someone gave me a new roof!” That’s what a Wichita, Kan. woman thought upon arriving home after a few hours to see roofing paraphernalia strewn about her yard. But instead, workers who had the wrong house had pulled half the shingles from her roof before realizing the mistake and leaving. [More]

Hey, Corvette Owners, Your Roofs May Fly Off

Hey, Corvette Owners, Your Roofs May Fly Off

If you’re a Corvette owner who really, really likes to feel the wind in your hair as you drive, you may not want to partake in a recall that prevents roofs from flying off as you speed down the highway. [More]

Save On Taxes And Energy With Efficient Home Improvements

Save On Taxes And Energy With Efficient Home Improvements

Save money on heating and cooling bills and save on your 2009 taxes by making energy efficient improvements to your house. EnergyStar.gov has got the lowdown on how you can get tax credits by installing new windows, doors, roofs, insulation, HVAC, and non-solar water heaters. Unfortunately, upgrades made during 2008 are not eligible, but with this info you can get going for this year. For a breakdown of all the tax credits, Consumer Reports Home & Garden blog has a good post.

Spring Project: Get Your House Ready For Summer

Spring Project: Get Your House Ready For Summer

  • Change your furnace filters.

    A little house work in the spring means more time for photographing cats in the summer. — CAREY GREENBERG-BERGER

  • Blogobitchin!

    • Ah, this is great, the wife of a Marriot employee, a smoker herself, chimes in on the hotel’s smoking ban. If only she didn’t have to say, “If a person wants to kill themselves they should bring innocent people down with them.” [HotelChatter]