Colorado contractor teams up with home-improvement initiative to replace roof free of charge for Colorado Springs veteran | Military

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One of the country’s biggest roofing materials companies teamed up with a veterans’ nonprofit and a Colorado contractor last week to provide a new roof for a Colorado Springs veteran, free of charge.

In partnership with the Owens Corning Roof Deployment Project and Purple Heart Homes, Cenco Building Services completely replaced a roof and gutters for 11-year Army veteran Christopher Hayes and his wife, Vanessa.

“It’s really great to give back to someone who’s made that kind of sacrifice,” said Cenco program manager J.P. Ritchie.

The Owens Corning Roof Deployment Project is a nationwide endeavor to show gratitude and support

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Tastes of Italy add flair to home improvement

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CASTELBUONO, Sicily — When my wife and I bought about 2.5 acres of countryside with three buildings on it in the mountains of Sicily four years ago, I didn’t expect — or want — the work to be done quickly. Little did I know it would become what feels like a lifetime of work.

After much dreaming and doubting, drafting floor plans and scrapping wild ideas, looking at the structures from every angle, studying their fissures and (lack of) craftsmanship, I finally felt ready earlier this year to begin work on the main construction project: turning a two-story barn made

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Home improvement: Bears looking within for upgrades

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When Bears general manager Ryan Pace mentioned rookie receiver Darnell Mooney as a player he expects to take a big step in 2021, it wasn’t a pie-in-the-sky notion based mostly on hope — if not desperation — after a disappointing season.

The Mooney projection is based on actual results on multiple levels. A fifth-round draft pick emerging as a productive receiver in a bad offense with substandard quarterbacks is a pretty legitimate indicator that the Bears have something — and potentially something special.

After a disjointed, virtual introduction to the league because of coronavirus restrictions — from rookie camp to

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Home Improvements That Are Not Legal To Do Yourself

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Spending so much time at home during the past year has exposed the pluses and minuses of our properties. The main living space might shine and sparkle, but the bathrooms look old and dreary by comparison. You’ve probably also noticed deficiencies in some of its core systems, such as heating, plumbing and electrical.

Read: 20 Home Renovations That Will Hurt Your Home’s Value

The desire to repair, update or bring more comfort to our spaces led to a push in home improvement projects in 2020 that has dipped only slightly to start 2021, according to the nonprofit

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You won’t believe these award-winning Alabama home improvement projects

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Think your home improvement project is intense? We know of an organization that might beg to differ.

Plenty of us have been building decks, painting walls, planting gardens and changing decor while we’re stuck at home during the coronavirus pandemic. But the folks competing for the 2021 Alabama Remodeling Excellence Awards are working on a whole other level.

They’re remodeling entire houses, top to bottom. They’re breaking down walls, building additions, gutting kitchens and designing lavish outdoor spaces. They’re also working with substantial budgets, sometimes as high as seven figures.

The Remodeling Excellence Awards, presented by the Home Builders Association

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Renovation trends that figure to be popular in the year ahead

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Home renovation trends are ever-changing. Renovations that might have been de rigueur 20 years ago may seem dated now. Recognizing the potentially popular trends of tomorrow is a great way for homeowners to give their homes a fresh new look and put themselves in position to capitalize on popular trends when they put their homes on the market. That’s especially so after 2020, a year when millions of people spent more time at home than ever before. All that time working from home and relaxing at home gave millions of homeowners ideas about what they like about their homes and

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