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.
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