Spring Cleaning Tips for Home Curb Appeal

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If you’re planning to put your house on the market this season, do some basic spring cleaning to spruce up its curb appeal. Find out what curb appeal chores to tackle before you do bigger projects like repairs, planting and painting.

How to Handle Deteriorated Composite Siding When Selling a Home


LESLIE: John in Washington is on the line and has a question about deteriorated composite siding issue when selling home. Tell us about it. JOHN: I recently had a real-estate agent come by to talk about selling my house. And they pointed out that I had a siding called LP siding – Louisiana-Pacific siding – Read the full article…

How to Install Shutters Without Drilling Into Siding

Vinyl, Siding

LESLIE: Lisa in Michigan is on the line and might want to install shutters without drilling holes in her siding. What’s going on at your money pit? LISA: So what I wanted to do is I wanted to put shutters on the house but I’m not sure which color or which style. TOM: OK. LISA: Read the full article…

Rusting Nails in Siding Have a Shiny Solution

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LESLIE: Laura in Connecticut is on the line with a question about how to avoid rusting nails. What are you working on? LAURA: I was listening to your program on Saturday, OK, and you were referring to galvanized nails rusting with siding. TOM: Yes. Mm-hmm. LAURA: I have a similar problem. If I polyurethane the Read the full article…

Landscaper Damaged Vinyl Siding: How to Repair

Cape Cod Home

LESLIE: Tom in Montana is on the line with a question about damaged vinyl siding. Tell us what happened to your money pit. TOM IN MONTANA: Well, I had a little issue with doing some work around the house, landscaping. And they’ve got one of those little, like a Toro Dingo walk-behind loader deal. And Read the full article…

What You Should Do When Icicles Form on Siding

Long icicles hanging from the roof of  house.

LESLIE: Don from Pennsylvania is on the line with a situation where icicles form on siding. What’s going on? DON: I had a strange thing happen on the backside of my house, which faces the northeast. It has vinyl siding on it. And I noticed, this past week, we had a lot of snow and Read the full article…

Best Caulk for Cement Board Siding

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LESLIE: Jeffrey in Wisconsin has a cement board siding question, you’ve got The Money Pit. How can we help you today? JEFFREY: Well, I’ve got cement-board siding and occasionally, a crack appears. And I’m wondering – I’ve tried a couple different caulks. The last one was QUAD. And it just kind of swells and shrinks Read the full article…

Home Repairs Tips by Age of House

Old House

Home Repairs Tips to prevent common home repairs based on the age of your house, furnaces, cabinet hardware and how to take steps to avoid having small home repairs from turning into big home repairs.

Easy Tips for Tackling Summer Clutter – #0717172


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: Hey, what are you doing this weekend? Are you working on your house? If so, you’re in exactly the right place because we’re here to help. We’re your team. Read the full article…