Learn which garage door surfaces can be repainted to undo effects of sun damage and oxidation. Also, pick up tips on priming the doors and applying a topcoat.
TOM: For many Americans, the garage door is the most common way to get in and out of the house, which is why garage door safety is more important than ever. Hi, I’m Tom Kraeutler. LESLIE: And I’m Leslie Segrete with today’s Money Pit Home Improvement Minute. TOM: Garage door openers are convenient, but they Read the full article…
TOM: Garage doors cause over 20 thousand injuries every year, but quick tune ups and a simple test can make sure yours is safe. Hi, I’m Tom Kraeutler. LESLIE: And I’m Leslie Segrete with today’s Money Pit Home Improvement Minute. TOM: First, make sure the door’s tracks, springs and any other moving parts are well-lubricated Read the full article…
How To Install Decorative Garage Door Hardware Garage doors are practical and convenient, but they often leave a dull blank element in your home’s façade. An easy solution is installing decorative garage door hardware, something readily available at your local hardware store. Installing garage door hardware such as hinges and handles is an inexpensive project Read the full article…
Learn how to hurricane-proof your home with our ten hurricane preparation tips to help you keep your family safe and minimize damage to your home during a hurricane.
Find out how to reinforce a header for a garage door. Get tips on using a flinch plate to stiffen up the wood beams.
Was your last electric bill a real shocker? Tom and Leslie have advice on how utility companies are required to offer programs to help you use LESS of their product. Plus, the garage door turns 95 years old. We’ve got some fun facts about the history of the garage door to share as well as a peak into the biggest safety and décor improvements. And if you are shopping for your college student’s home away from home, we’ve got tips on dorm essentials offer up function, flair and some extra free space. All that plus answers to your calls about, railing, window repair, garage flooring, water temperature, attic noises, paint options.
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.
Learn which steps to take to find out why an automatic garage door is open unevenly and loudly – and how to repair it.
Spring is in the air and it’s time to take on those projects you’ve been putting off. Get advice on which projects you should take on, starting with regular maintenance on your home. Get tips on how to make your home baby proof before you start hearing the pitter patter of little feet. And learn the difference between a heat gun, soldering iron or a torch and when to use each tool. Plus get answer to your home improvement questions about, painting, converting a room, refinishing a tub, roof repairs, cracked tiles, replacement windows, power washing, garage lights and doors, gutter repair.