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Can you paint vinyl siding?

You might be wondering: can I paint the vinyl siding at my home? Yes you can paint vinyl siding, but there are a number of considerations you should be aware of before doing so. Here are a few things to consider before painting your vinyl siding. Considerations before painting vinyl siding: Your warranty may not cover it Can you paint vinyl siding? Yes, but check your warranty first. Most siding manufacturers void your warranty upon painting, so this is something to consider before starting the painting process.  Costs of painting your home’s vinyl siding The cost of painting siding depends on how large your home is and the paint you choose. Painting vinyl siding can cost up to $14,000 depending on the size of your home, the paint you select, and if you choose to DIY or hire a painter. Overall it’s often worthwhile to paint vinyl siding as it’s cheaper to paint it than replace it entirely. However, if your siding is damaged you may want to look at replacing it. Painting Vinyl Siding …

6 Ways to Reuse Your Online Shopping Boxes

If you’re like the rest of the internet, the next week will feel a little like Christmas in July as your Prime Day purchases land on your doorstep. Just don’t get trapped with a pile of cardboard after you unbox your goods! Online shopping doesn’t have to generate a ton of waste. We’ve rounded up a few easy ways to repurpose your cardboard boxes.

Get Ready for Winter Storms with this Snow Prep Checklist

We’ll never turn down a lazy snow day followed by a cozy evening indoors, but if you’re not prepared, the best part of winter — snow — can quickly turn into the worst. While winter weather is notoriously hard to predict, you can get ahead of the blizzard with a bit of careful planning. Prepare for every stage of a winter storm with this safety checklist. Caulk windows and doors. Get ahead of cold weather by fixing major leaks before winter starts. Caulk and weatherstrip windows and doors to keep out drafts and save on energy bills.   Trim overgrown branches away from the house. The last thing you want during a storm is for a stray branch to crash through the roof or down a power line.   Check smoke and carbon monoxide detector batteries. Check batteries at the start of each season, especially in winter when heat and fireplace usage — and chances of power outages — increase. Salt driveway and walkways. Slow snow buildup by evenly sprinkling deicing salt on your driveway, …

TaskRabbit 2020 Holiday Gift Guide

From young to old, buyer to renter, urban to suburban–we could all use a little help. Give the gift of time this holiday season! Read on for the many ways in which your relatives, friends, and neighbors can get things done with the gift of TaskRabbit.  The housewarming gift that keeps on giving Many people have moved this year, and we know that anyone moving into a new home has a long to-do list. Thankfully, Taskers are here for it. From moving into a new place to settling in, TaskRabbit’s services cover the range of new renter or homeowner needs.  Best gift categories for gifting to anyone who recently moved: Help Moving Mounting Painting/Wallpapering Interior Design Organize Closet Yard & Garden Work Help your grandparents from afar This year has made it more challenging for grandparents to see their families. Not only is TaskRabbit great for getting your grandparents set up with new gadgets, Taskers can also provide helpful seasonal services like holiday decorating and snow shoveling. Even if you can’t be together in person, …