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I have finally moved into my own home almost a year in June and this book is one I would tell everyone, first-timers or already have owned home buyers to buy! This not only aids but it's packed with reference guides to repairing common issues and things that you wouldn't think about or know anything about. Plus, maintaining the home, which is always needed and can cause problems if you don't keep an eye on them.
I know if I didn't have this book, Home Repair Wisdom and Know-How by the editors of Fine Home building, I wouldn't have any idea on how to keep my home safe and protected all year round. There are so many images, illustrations to go with each bit of guidance and that is so important when it comes to books on things that many don't understand about. I mean, what if you don't know what one piece is, but if there is a photo you'll know exactly what the book is talking about. I mean, it's great that they add these images and I find it to make the book easier to grasp and learn from, especially if you are new to caring for a home and everything inside it.
OK, so that was one of the best features of this book, but there are a few more! I really enjoyed that it's not only covering repairs, but even learning about home safety, permits for specific parts being add or built on to the house and even a big important piece that really can take over a house, mold! I hate mold and my aunt had her home covered in it due to water leaking in the basement. Now my home is always flooding in the back, but the house is a bit high so it's not getting in or causing a problem. However, the outer part of my home has areas where it doesn't get shaded and mold is building up on those parts of the house. I expect there will be come under the house due to all the rain as well.
Finally, I know I have many more repairs and installs on my mind. This is my first house and I want to make it the best! Therefore, new upgrades/installs will definitely happen and without trying to research or find the info, this book will give me all the information I need and photos to help guide me through each step! It's just so awesome and a perfect book for the DIY homeowner to own!
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- Paperback: 912 pages
- Publisher: Black Dog & Leventhal (May 9, 2017)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0316362905
- ISBN-13: 978-0316362900
Product Dimensions: 8 x 1.5 x 10 inches
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Black Dog and Leventhal - HOME REPAIR WISDOM & KNOW-HOW Timeless Techniques to Fix, Maintain, and Improve Your Home From the editors of Fine Homebuilding
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