Do-It-Yourself Home Repair

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Home Maintenance and Repair

Homeownership comes with a substantial degree of responsibility—not only the responsibility of paying for this considerable investment, but that of keeping it in working order. Much like your car, your home will come with its own specific set of needs and peculiarities. The Web sites we recommend in this guide can help you keep your home running properly and teach you how to fix some of the glitches that may turn up from time to time.

Necessary Home Repairs and Maintenance

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Do-It-Yourself Home Repair

If you’ve got the time and the skills necessary to complete a home repair project yourself, you’ll likely save a little money that otherwise would have been spent on hiring a contractor to do the job. Unless the job you’re doing is a relatively simple one, it might be a good idea to turn to some trustworthy sites on the Web to make sure you fully understand the particulars of performing a home repair project yourself.

Dulcinea's Insight

  • If you ask for advice on a message board, remember that the responses you’ll find there might not be from an expert. Take any suggestions you receive with the appropriate grain of salt.
  • Many Web sites that sell tools and parts for home repair also post instructions for various repair projects.
  • Don’t forget to check the Web sites of other well-known hardware stores like Lowe’s and The Home Depot for repair parts and tools.

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