It's not unusual for fascia board – the vertical edging around a roof – to come loose. Find out when to repair and when to replace fascia, and which screws secure it best.
Painting aluminum siding can be a cost-effective alternative to replacing it – if you prepare siding properly beforehand. Find out the key steps to an effective paint job that can last 8 to 10 years.
Want to get years of use from your wooden shed, or another wooden outdoor structure? The key is to prep, paint and stain them correctly. Learn how to protect exterior wood for optimal function and appearance.
Are you looking for ways to add real value to your home that stays around until you are ready to sell? Tom and Leslie have tips on the improvements that deliver the best ROI. Plus, saving energy and “going green” are big goals for homeowners. Find out why a heat pump can do both. And, learn an easy way to save hundreds on your water bill…just by switching out one common bathroom fixture. Plus answers to your calls about, roof leaks, heating options, failed window seal, mice, vinyl siding, a/c repair, exhaust fans.
Now that summer is at its hottest, are you scraping for every possible way you can to keep cool and comfortable? Tom & Leslie share a few low-cost to no-cost tips that can do just that. Plus, with the water shortages and generally blistering heat across the nation, get advice on how to avoid having your yard turn into a dead, dry wasteland. Find out the one item that might be inviting toxic mold to grow in your home, and get answers to your questions about choosing lightbulbs, mold on wallpaper, replacing drywall, universal design ideas, grubs in lawn, insulation options, cleaning siding, shade options and toilet repair.
Tired of paying high water bills for watering your lawn? Get tips on how to find and install drought resistant grass. Plus, find out about a new air conditioner that is breaking new ground by being the quietest in America, as well as energy efficient. Get tips on how to select flooring for damp spaces like basements, plus your calls on, carpenter bees, bald spots lawn, painting columns, water pressure, level a house, roof leaks, clean tile floors, light bulbs, mold on decks, clean siding, roof replacement.
Are your garage doors just sort of plain and boring? Get tips on how to dress up your overhead door to add value and style. Do you love your dog but not so much having to get up in the middle of the night to let him out? Pet doors let Fido come and go as he pleases, without letting unwanted wildlife in. Plus, spring rains brought beautiful flowers — but also let mildew, moss and algae flourish on your home's exterior. Find out the easy way to get rid of it.
This is a great time of year to give wood decks, trim or fencing a spruce up. Tom and Leslie have tips on how to pick the perfect stain to spruce up surfaces for the season. Plus, find out how to build your own backyard bee hives and get tips on adding screening to porch and patios, along with your calls about, generators, garage door installation, deck staining, nob & tube wiring, tree removal, sod, water heaters, paint siding, refrigerator odors, textured walls, siding issues.
Is there spot in your yard where water seems to always collect? Tom and Leslie have tips on a DIY solution that’s simple to install. Plus, Get DIY window cleaning tips, including a recipe for a solution that cost just pennies to mix up. Scott Caron, the electrician on TV’s This Old House stops by with tips on how to safely run underground wires, plus get answers to your questions about, laminate flooring, fire pits, home odors, noisy plumbing, cleaning siding, deck sealers, cracked concrete, planning a garden, insulation options.
Tiny homes have become all the rage – find out how one major retailer is offering tiny home kits for DIYers. Get tips on building a stone wall that will stand the test of time. Find out how to keep spring rains from finding their way into your home. Plus get answers to your home improvement questions about ridge vents, paint removal, bathtub cracks, basement wall moisture, spray insulation, refinishing wood floors, flies, resurfacing a tub.