As leaves start to fill the gutters and temperatures drop, it’s time to hop on some fall home improvement projects to help brighten your spaces for the days ahead and reduce home heating costs. From gardens to gutters, here are five easy projects you can tackle in a weekend or less!
TOM: Autumn leaves may make a mess on your lawn, but they can be an even bigger problem if they clog up your gutters. Hi, I’m Tom Kraeutler. LESLIE: And I’m Leslie Segrete with today’s Money Pit Home Improvement Minute. TOM: Clogged gutters lead to big problems like cracked foundations and leaking roofs. Prevent expensive Read the full article…
Get ready for Halloween by putting up decorations, and at the same time, check your wiring and electrical.
Mice, rats and other residents tend to move indoors as fall's colder temperatures arrive. Learn how to keep rodents out of your home this fall.
Fall home improvement project ideas to cut energy costs and save energy, and stormproof your house you can do in a weekend or less.
Learn about radiant heating systems, which deliver targeted warmth and comfort underfoot.
If you’d like to keep the heat in, the cold out, and the energy bills down – stopping drafts is key! Tom and Leslie have tips to help find and stop hidden drafts, plus your calls.
If you’ve sold your home, closed the deal and handed over the keys, you may think you’re done? Not quite! Find out what you have to do AFTER you sell your home to complete the transaction – especially if you’ve made a few home improvements over the years. Plus, going green at home is a big trend nowadays, but how do you sort the good from the perennially BAD improvements, Tom and Leslie have solutions. And before you start the home fires burning this fall, we’ll have tips on how to make sure your chimney is up for the challenge, along with your calls on, home odors, insulation, painting a front door, faucet replacement, wallpaper removal, leveling a floor, damp crawlspaces.
Fall is a good time to clean up your outdoor furniture BEFORE you head into hibernation mode for the cold weather ahead. Tom and Leslie have tips to help you clean and store outdoor furniture. Plus, Tom Silva from This Old House stops by with advice on a very popular fall project – finishing your attic. And, get tips on the most common cause of ladder falls – including one simple adjustment that will make sure you come down the ladder with gravity on your side. Plus answers to your questions about, installing a concrete slab, removing popcorn ceiling, replacing an AC unit, electrical wiring, crumbling chimney, deck stains, installing a shower, door repairs.
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