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When it comes to replacing your roof, you have a lot of decisions to make. When should I replace it? Should I upgrade to hail-resistant shingles? Should I seek financing for the roof replacement project? While those decisions stay under your... Read more .

A clothes dryer last about 15 years on average, but your dryer can serve you longer if you understand how to take good care of it. The actual lifespan of your dryer depends on factors like how often you use it, whether you habitually overload it... Read more .

A top-load washing machine typically lasts from 10 to 15 years, while a front-load washer can last more than 15 years if you maintain it well. The actual lifespan of your washer depends on how often you use it and the weight of the typical... Read more .

Bigger isn’t always better — especially when it comes to your central air conditioner. An oversized AC unit doesn’t last as long or perform as well as a unit that’s the right size. If you find yourself thinking the questions below, odds are good... Read more .

When you’re renovating your home, the loan that’s right for you might not be obvious. Some people prefer a short term loan while others choose to refinance their home mortgage to pay for renovations. If you decide to borrow money to pay for your... Read more .

A wall ovens is typically the longest lasting appliance in your home. On average, ovens last 15 to 20 years. Ovens last longer because they don’t have as many moving parts as other appliances, such as washing machines and dishwashers. Also, wall... Read more .

Are home improvements tax deductible? Not all of them, but some energy-saving home improvements can earn you tax credits. Tax credits directly lower the amount of tax you owe and can increase your tax refund (if you’re due one). For example,... Read more .

Dishwashers have an average life expectancy of about 10 to 12 years. That’s shorter than kitchen appliances such as refrigerators and stoves, because frequent exposure to water takes its toll on dishwasher parts. Here are some parts that are prone... Read more .

How long can you expect your refrigerator to keep working? The short answer is 12 to 15 years, on average. But a refrigerator can last longer than average if you clean and maintain it well. Here are some valuable tips that can help your fridge... Read more .

The process of manufacturing large sheets of glass was perfected about 100 years ago, and ever since, home designers have used glass panels to bring the outside in. Whether plate glass front windows, French doors, or sliding patio doors, big... Read more .

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