This fall the home improvement industry is bracing for one of the busiest years ever. But while home improvement will be hot this year, the risk of making a costly mistake at any point in those projects is also great.
LESLIE: Ruth in New York is on the line and needs some help with a leaky roof. What’s going on? RUTH: I have a three-family house that was built in 1974. It’s a flat roof and the pitch is forward. It has two scupper boxes and there seems to be – the water seems to Read the full article…
DIY Day, Fun Projects & More #0327171 TOM: Coast to coast and floorboards to shingles, this is The Money Pit Home Improvement Radio Show. I’m Tom Kraeutler. LESLIE: And I’m Leslie Segrete. TOM: Standing by to take your calls, your questions about your home improvement project. So help yourself first: pick up the phone and Read the full article…
Beware of the roof repair scams. High-pressure, high-panic pitches that evolve from unsolicited calls or scheduled visits by service people all have the same target: your wallet. In particular, watch out for the following these common rooftop rip-off scams: Roofing replacement, Chimney sweep and gutter repair.
Tips to help decide if hiring a contractor or doing it yourself is the best way to get a project done. Learn how to access the complexity of the home improvement project, your own skills and the time you’ll need to get things done.
Find out five easy energy saving home improvements that are affordable energy savers. Learn how insulation, sealants and weather-stripping, and water heater blankets can be big energy savers, and how to avoid the hype associated with big-ticket home improvements that offer major energy savings claims.
Taking on a home improvement project? Don't make these top five home improvement blunders!
If indoor air still makes you sneeze this winter, Tom and Leslie have tips on how to keep allergens at bay, and hear how a NJ Supreme Court case that may pave the way for consumers across the nation to collect from insurance companies for bad work done by contractors, plus your calls.
Summer vacation season is often a bonanza for burglars. Tom and Leslie share simple and low-cost steps you can take right how to keep your home safe. Plus if you are planning to buy or sell a home, you do not want to do that without getting a professional home inspector. The President of the American Society of Home Inspectors stops by with tips. And find out how to safely install a room air conditioner, plus your calls about, repairing hardwood floors, air flow, contractor problems, painting a front door, repairing a linoleum floor, window replacement, mold on patio, attic insulation, stair repair, drainage issues.
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.