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Women’s Carpentry Class Returns!

The popular Home How-To for Women Carpentry series returns this August!  Six classes teach even the most basic beginner what she needs to understand her home’s interiors.  We show you how to work with tools and wood, how to hang drywall, what’s involved in laying tile, painting, installing floors .… Read the rest

New Repair Class Series is Underway!

Get to Know Your House:  Home How-To for Everyone

June 1 – July 6 Whether you’re a new homeowner or you’ve owned your home for a while, a house can seem like an expensive mystery.  This 6-class series helps take the mystery out of owning a home.… Read the rest

Do you need help paying for home repair classes?

HRRC’s mission is to assist homeowners to maintain sustainable communities, and that means ALL homeowners. To ensure everyone has equal access to our home repair classes, we provide 4 discounts—two are limited to residents of Cleveland Heights and Shaker Heights and two are open to residents of all communities.… Read the rest

A new face in our repair classes

We’re so happy to introduce you to the newest member of our repair education team:  Stephanie Blessing.  Steph joined us in February as our evening class administrator, and if you’ve been to any classes recently, you’ve seen her smiling face! Steph brings experience, enthusiasm, and energy to our repair education program. … Read the rest
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Repair Tips

Check out your fireplace

Most people enjoy sitting in front of a cozy fire on a wintry evening. If you are lucky enough to have a fireplace in your home, it’s important to make sure everything is in working order before building that first fire of the season.… Read the rest

Preparing for Emergencies

Whether the result of a storm or a regional blackout like the one in August 2003, multiple systems can be affected when the electricity goes out for any reason. It’s a good idea to have certain emergency preparations in place at all times, to stave off hunger and cold in case our power, water, or other support systems are interrupted for an extended period.… Read the rest

Pressure-treated wood: how safe is it?

For the last 70 years, people have been using pressure-treated (PT) wood for projects where resistance to moisture, rot, and insect damage is important: porches, decks, play sets, fences, and other outside structures. Most professionals recommend using PT wood for all outdoor projects.… Read the rest
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