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Scott Gibson
Contributing editor for Old House Web

Can solar panels help reduce heating costs?

by Scott Gibson
Solar collectors can cut fuel costs, but they're far from a total answer for heating your house. Find out more about the pros and cons for using solar panels. More »
William Kibbel III, The Home Inspector
William Kibbel III, The Home Inspector
Contributing editor for Old House Web

The Little Room Upstairs

by William Kibbel III, The Home Inspector
Many homes from the late Victorian era have a small room upstairs. Find out the history behind these rooms.More »

Search for Sanborn Fire insurance maps. I did this and was able to accurately pinpoint when my house showed up on the map and how my neighborhood was…
First, it is important to repair and seal any drafts of leaks that you may wind within your house. Plumbing holes, cracks in walls and any other openings…
Late 1920s copy.jpgLate 2013.jpgRearAwnings.jpg My new "1920something" home in Lorain, Ohio. Cant put my finger on a build year or style. Recently…