Exterior wood that's painted will eventually peel, but staining it can achieve that same painted look – with longer-lasting results. Learn what steps to take to prep the wood beforehand, including tips on exactly which primer to use.
Find out what it takes to turn decks and porches into proper living spaces, and get ideas for adding comfort to those spaces for year-round use – for less.
Discover the wide variety of deck drainage systems on the market, all of which install under joists to keep your outdoor space free of rain and moisture.
When an addition roof is not properly attached to the original building, leaks happen. Find out how to add flashing to repair the bad installation.
Whether slippery, unsafe, or just bad on the eyes, deck surfaces can be covered with a wide range of tile options. Get tips on choosing and installing a tile that allows wood to breathe, and what types of deck tile to avoid.
There are several options for filling cracks in wooden decks and porches – which is crucial to keeping water from penetrating and damaging the wood. The best solution for your porch is determined by whether or not you plan to paint. Learn how to decide which solution is best for your home.
Get a step-by-step solution for a long crack in a concrete porch, and learn how to paint it when it's done.
Patio heaters come in many different forms, including freestanding patio heaters, mounted table top heaters, commercial patio heaters, propane patio heaters, electric patio heaters, and finally natural gas patio heaters. Learn about patio heaters and how to select the best heater for your home.
As temperatures fall and energy bills rise, Tom and Leslie deliver tips on easy steps you can take to reduce energy use, save money and improve your comfort all winter long, plus get green gardening tips for fall and answers to your calls.
Colder weather is on its way…and a time when damage to driveway, sidewalks, patios and steps happen. Tom and Leslie have tips on how to prevent cracking in that cold weather. Plus, hail storms can damage roof shingles, tear off tree limbs and even crack windshields. Learn how to help your home weather that storm, and get tips on how to set up a homework space for your kids that’ll help keep them organized as the school season begins – and get answers to you questions about, building a deck, insulation options, leaky basements walls, roof coatings, repairing asphalt driveways, building stairs, water pressure, replacing and air conditioning system, skylights.