38 min

Preparing for Storm Season | Hard-to-Paint Surfaces | Composting Tips The Money Pit Home Improvement Podcast

    • Home & Garden

SHOW NOTES:


Storm Preparation: Is your home prepared for storm season? Take some important steps to avoid damage and power failure when severe weather strikes.


Painting Challenges: Some surfaces, such as vinyl siding and cast-iron tubs, can be hard to paint. We’ve got advice on refinishing difficult surfaces.


Composting Tips: Fall is a great time to use all those grass clippings and leaves to start a compost pile. Find out what’s needed and how to do it.

 Plus, answers to your home improvement questions.


Fire Pits: Is a homemade fire pit better than a metal version that may get rusty? Katherine is deciding between buying a metal fire pit that’s convenient and can last for several years or building a fire pit with bricks or pavers using DIY kits.


Roofing: Should you remove existing roof shingles before installing a metal roof? Metal roofs are a great investment, but we’ve got advice for Craig about the advantages of removing the existing layers first.


Tree Roots: Massive tree roots are making it hard to build a backyard deck. We have two suggestions for Nancy on how to design her deck or remove the roots.


Spiders: Will can’t get rid of the daddy long-leg spiders in his garage. Tom has a few ideas on natural insecticides, cleaning out nests, and using traps to keep spiders away.


Jacuzzi Bathtub: What can be done with a jacuzzi bathtub that has mold in the pipes and a fading finish? Robin learns some simple DIY solutions to clean out the plumbing and jets, but reglazing the tub won’t be that easy.


Insulation: How effective are radiant barriers in deflecting heat? We discuss insulation and ridge venting tips with Steve to help him save energy.


Heated Flooring: Donna is looking for the best heated flooring for her home. We have helpful info about the conveniences of radiant floor heating systems.


Exhaust Fans: What causes mold around a bathroom exhaust fan? Eric finds out how to prevent this common problem with better ways to control moisture and humidity in the room.

 
Do you have a home improvement or decor question? Call the show 24/7 at 888-MONEY-PIT (888-666-3974) or post your question here.
Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

SHOW NOTES:


Storm Preparation: Is your home prepared for storm season? Take some important steps to avoid damage and power failure when severe weather strikes.


Painting Challenges: Some surfaces, such as vinyl siding and cast-iron tubs, can be hard to paint. We’ve got advice on refinishing difficult surfaces.


Composting Tips: Fall is a great time to use all those grass clippings and leaves to start a compost pile. Find out what’s needed and how to do it.

 Plus, answers to your home improvement questions.


Fire Pits: Is a homemade fire pit better than a metal version that may get rusty? Katherine is deciding between buying a metal fire pit that’s convenient and can last for several years or building a fire pit with bricks or pavers using DIY kits.


Roofing: Should you remove existing roof shingles before installing a metal roof? Metal roofs are a great investment, but we’ve got advice for Craig about the advantages of removing the existing layers first.


Tree Roots: Massive tree roots are making it hard to build a backyard deck. We have two suggestions for Nancy on how to design her deck or remove the roots.


Spiders: Will can’t get rid of the daddy long-leg spiders in his garage. Tom has a few ideas on natural insecticides, cleaning out nests, and using traps to keep spiders away.


Jacuzzi Bathtub: What can be done with a jacuzzi bathtub that has mold in the pipes and a fading finish? Robin learns some simple DIY solutions to clean out the plumbing and jets, but reglazing the tub won’t be that easy.


Insulation: How effective are radiant barriers in deflecting heat? We discuss insulation and ridge venting tips with Steve to help him save energy.


Heated Flooring: Donna is looking for the best heated flooring for her home. We have helpful info about the conveniences of radiant floor heating systems.


Exhaust Fans: What causes mold around a bathroom exhaust fan? Eric finds out how to prevent this common problem with better ways to control moisture and humidity in the room.

 
Do you have a home improvement or decor question? Call the show 24/7 at 888-MONEY-PIT (888-666-3974) or post your question here.
Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

38 min