There's so much information available online you might think we don't need books anymore … and that's plain wrong! Knowing the right names for building materials, how to buy and install them might not be difficult once you've assembled all the puzzle pieces on paper but …
Before we had smart phones, it took me five to 10 minutes on the phone with handyman customers to figure out if the “siding” that came off their house was really vinyl siding or an aluminum fascia board. Why?
Vinyl siding is easy to pop back into place if it's not damaged. Aluminum fascia boards bend and crease so they have to be replaced. Our technicians had to pick up the shared brake for bending metal (costs more than $1,000), along with the metal coil stock.
So here are some of the homeowner books I can recommend. At a minimum, you should get one home repair book and if you're at all curious, I suggest good plumbing and electrical books so you can talk to your home professionals with confidence!
- Basic Home Repair Books
- Home Repair Books Focused on Projects?
- Electrical (Wiring) Home Repair Books
- Plumbing Home Repair Books
- HVAC, Roofing & Other Home Repairs Better Left to the Pros
Books for Remodeling Projects
Once you've got your preventive home maintenance underway, you'll be ready to tackle bigger remodeling projects. By thoroughly research your projects, you'll save time, money and stress turning your dreams into reality.
- Remodeling Basics for Any Project
- Kitchen Remodeling Books
- Books for Bathroom Remodels
- Finishing Basements, Attics & More
- Backyard Remodeling Books – decks, patios, gazebos, pergolas, etc.
- Remodeling with Built-Ins – fireplaces, bookcases, stairs, window seats and