How Much Insulation is Best, Do Energy Efficient Washers and Dryers Save Money and How to Flood Proof Your Home

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Cooler weather is on the way – along with high heating bills – which is why now is a great time to update your home’s insulation. But how much do you really need to make a difference? Tom and Leslie have the answers.  And, energy-efficient washers and dryers can save you money, but can they save you enough money to warrant their additional cost?   Plus, late summer and early fall storms can be pretty damaging – find out how to make your house is storm ready. Along with answers to your questions about, wiring a house, backyard sink holes, planning a deck, installing a gas line for a dryer, foundation issues, HVAC ducts, basement moisture, dusty homes.

Avoiding Summer Storm Damage, Using Reclaimed Wood for Projects and Building Solid Deck Footings

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Severe summer storms can strike at any moment, no matter where you are.  Tom & Leslie have tips to help you make sure you’re ready.  Plus, using recycled or “reclaimed” wood for projects is a great idea.  We’ll tell you the best places to find it, and get tips for building solid deck footings. Plus your answers to, refurbishing countertops, painting wallpapered walls, paneling, staining cabinets, ceiling cracks, leaky faucets, eliminating ants, renovate a bathroom, water heaters, cleaning a linoleum floor.

How to Host a Garage Sale, Tips to Build the Perfect Patio, and How to Silence Noisy Air Conditioners

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Summer is the season for lots of outdoor activities including holding a garage sale!  Tom and Leslie have tips to clear clutter and maybe make a few bucks.  Plus, patio projects are also popular now.  Roger Cook from This Old House stops by with tips to help build your own.  Plus, answers to your questions about, electrical systems, patio cracks, staining concrete, squeaky wood floors, cleaning cabinets, roof stains, cracking grout, wood burning stoves, ceiling tile removal, molding repair, and choosing paint colors.

The Return of Porch Life, Best Mosquito Trap and Tips to Make Window Air Conditioners More Efficient

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With all the frenzy of modern life, do you long for the days of past when homeowners sat outside, chatted with neighbors and enjoyed a nice, cold lemonade in a rocker?  Well, porches are making a huge comeback, and Tom and Leslie have details.  Plus hear about a new trap on the market that fools mosquitoes into thinking it's human, and get tips on how to make your window air conditioner work much more efficiently to keep you cool and comfortable through those hot days.  All this and answers to your calls about eliminating flies, cleaning tile floors, humidity, leaky basement, roofs, smoke odors, appliance maintenance, insulating an attic.

Avoiding Bed Bugs, Tips to Build the Best Patio and Solutions for Cooling Problem Rooms

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While you’re busy planning your summer get-away, bed bugs may be busy planning how to join you! Tom and Leslie have tips to avoid bringing home the nasty little critters home with your souvenirs.   Plus, get tips on single easiest way to build a patio using paver bricks, and solutions for cooling problem rooms. We have answers to you questions on, metal roofing, water filtration system, asphalt driveway, foundation problems, spiders, hot water tanks, repairing pool steps, installing new molding,  central air conditioning.

Keep Home Furnishings from From Fading in the Sun, Fixing Smelly Water and Tips to Get Your Grill Ready, and more

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Direct sunlight can fade furniture and floors, and raise energy costs.  In this show, Tom & Leslie deliver tips to keep damaging UV rays away.  Plus, find out how to fix smelly water problems, learn how to make your grill safe for a season of BBQ fun, and your calls on, sump pumps, well water, spray foam insulation, clean mold, expand deck, metal roof, deck siding, painting interior room, A/C, repair doors.

Stain Tips for Decks and Fences, The Buzz on Backyard Bee Hives and Tips for Screening Porches and Patios

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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.

Keep Home Furnishings from From Fading in the Sun, Fixing Smelly Water and Tips to Get Your Grill Ready, and more

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Direct sunlight can fade furniture and floors, and raise energy costs.  In this show, Tom & Leslie deliver tips to keep damaging UV rays away.  Plus, find out how to fix smelly water problems, learn how to make your grill safe for a season of BBQ fun, and your calls on, sump pumps, well water, spray foam insulation, clean mold, expand deck, metal roof, deck siding, painting interior room, A/C, repair doors.

Insuring Your Contractor, Designer Deck Ideas, Ventilation for New Homes and more

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If you’re hiring a contractor for a home improvement project this spring, make sure you’re covered in case of injury at your house.  Get ideas for a luxury deck makeover to increase space and value for less money than a home addition.  Learn why new homes need to properly ventilated to allow air circulation.  Plus get answers to your home improvement questions about, laminate, tile and wood floor installation, septic systems, decorating ideas for paneled walls, electrical systems, safe venting, plaster wall repair, mold removal, beams.