I think the plan can work. Yes to lowering vents, insulation (I'd use rigid 2-inch Polyisocyanurate), and since it's a crawl space, I'd cover the d...
Sounds like an improper installation, who put it in? Can you get them back to correct it? If not then contact a reputable garage door company and g...
You should definitely refinish the banister! Crackling or crazed old varnish is attractive to some but not me. You can often correct the problem wi...
Yes. These cold air infiltration barriers are made of spun olefin and are a good idea in new construction or remodeling, especially when using a tr...
I've never had this type of foundation so no personal experience. If it is seriously damp you might want to investigate best ways to divert water ...
Call some of the mason supply houses in your town, they often have old inventory they don't know what to do with. - Bob
I like an aluminum clad wood window best but I had a good experience with some fiberglass sash awning windows a few years back in a cold and windy ...
I'm not a fan of a wood foundation. I know that in the right climate and with good soil conditions it's perfectly acceptable but I prefer the solid...
No idea without seeing but there are lots of ways to fasten flooring and stair risers so they quiet down. See (http://www.bobvila.com/sections/home...
Call the manufacturer's rep and complain, unless the doors are really old and you can't find a brand. Never heard of steel doors warping but regula...
I would suggest a mild pressure washing and maybe a spot sanding in areas that look rough. Make sure it dries out well be fore staining. Use a tran...
Is it a wooden plank floor laid right over the dirt? That would be a pretty pioneering thing to find but if the house is 19th century it's entirely...
Impossible for me to comment without actually visiting the site--it seems pretty complicated but I don't think you have many options other than to ...
The right choice depends on the type of house we're talking about. If it's a traditional colonial for example, you wouldn't want anything but the l...