Composite siding is common but does need to be painted from time to time. Learn how to paint composite siding when it needs a touch up.
Get advice on lawn care options that save water, learn about new siding that looks like real cedar shakes without any of the maintenance, discover which home design trends are on their way out, and what new looks are replacing them, find out how to get a professional home security system you can install yourself and save big on monthly monitoring. Plus get answers to your home improvement questions about, cleaning a gas grille, restaining a deck, countertop issues, brick exterior cleaning, foundation cracks, squeaky floors, concrete driveway repair, paneling revamping.
You don’t have to use real wood to get a wood look for your home’s exterior. In fact, using wood alternatives will cut way down on your honey-do list. For much easier maintenance without losing the charm of wood siding, decking and trim, consider upgrading to manmade materials.
Learn which hot new product cuts down on painting prep- and can even eliminates it altogether. Find out what your porch could be doing for you, and return the favor by adding some cool upgrades. And “spring cleaning” the outside of your house pays off in more ways than one. Plus, get answers to your home improvement questions about, light bulbs, metal roofing, sealing a concrete patio, clean mold off walls, insulation, granite cleaning, repairing painted shut windows, basement waterproofing, siding options, toilet problems, air ventilation.
Applying textured paint to exterior composite siding isn't an ideal long-term solution, but can be used to achieve the look you're after. Get tips on choosing a paint and preparing the siding.
The spring real estate market is heating up. We’ve got buying and selling tips from the National Association of Realtors. Learn how one simple change in the bathroom can save money and water. Is a high efficiency toilet right for you? And if you think you can’t build a deck in your backyard because of lack of space or location, think again! Get deck design tips for problem outdoor spaces. Plus get answers to your home improvement questions about, painting a deck, stone walkways, siding options, water filtration, roof options, painting wood doors, repair hardwood flooring, contractor issues, filling in a lawn, crumbling basement walls.
Get advice for a lush lawn, including why a soil test is important. Find out about potential hidden health hazards in your home, like radon, mold and even germs. As the weather warms and the pets are in the yard more, you may find holes around the yard. Tom and Leslie have advice on how to stop a dog from digging holes in your yard. Plus get answers to your home improvement questions about, non-toxic paints, pool maintenance, pitching an asphalt driveway, staining a deck, metal roofing options, painting composite siding, foundation cracks, building a fire pit.
Get advice for replacing the composite siding on your Tudor-style home. Learn why EIFS, exterior insulated foam siding, is a risky way to go due to the potential for leaks. Instead, you should choose real masonry stucco, a choice that will last a lifetime.
Find out what to do when mold is growing on the cut areas of your maintenance-free composite trim. Get tips on painting the trim with 100% acrylic latex exterior paint to try to seal it against mold.
Do you know the three numbers you should dial before digging in your backyard? It could save your life. You can design your own deck that could rival one out of a magazine. Learn how to protect yourself and your assets when hiring a contractor. Plus get answers to your home improvement questions such as, floor sealers, paint preparation, roofing, granite countertop cleaning, foundations, non- toxic cleaners, plumbing issues, siding.