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HRRC announces Ben Faller as new director

We are delighted to introduce Benjamin D. “Ben” Faller as HRRC’s new executive director. A resident of Cleveland and a native of Northeast Ohio, Ben has served as a Staff Attorney and Chief Housing Specialist for the Cleveland Housing Court since 2009, working to expand the Court’s problem-solving programs and engaging in outreach and policy work on housing and property issues.… Read the rest

October is Shaker Heights month

HRRC is offering a special incentive to residents of Shaker Heights in October. For all our October repair workshops, Shaker Heights residents will pay only $5, instead of the regular $10 fee. This is a great chance to try a class or two, or to practice using the tools and techniques needed to do a repair you want to tackle yourself.… Read the rest

Special problems with older roofs

Owners of older homes may not be familiar with some of the problems they may face in trying to maintain their roof: ice dams; roof staining, moss, and mold; and finding companies that can repair historic materials like slate, tile, and shakes.… Read the rest

September is Bedford/Bedford Heights month

HRRC is offering a special incentive to residents of Bedford and Bedford Heights in September. For all our September repair workshops, Bedford and Bedford Heights residents will pay only $5, instead of the regular $15 fee. This is a great chance to try a class or two, or to practice using the tools and techniques needed to do a repair you want to tackle yourself.… Read the rest

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Repair Tips

It’s time to weatherize your windows

One of the most common complaints regarding older homes is windows that don’t seal out cold air. Before you choose a weatherproofing method, try to determine how the air is getting in. Outside air can seep in around the window frame, around the glass panes in the sash, or around and between the sashes themselves.… Read the rest

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

Resurfacing or Replacing Your Asphalt Driveway

If sealing your asphalt drive is no longer sufficient to keep it in good shape, you may wonder whether resurfacing or replacement is the better repair option. “Resurfacing” – installing a new asphalt drive over an existing driveway of some type – is different from “sealing” the drive.… Read the rest

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