How To Get the Best Contractor AsktheBuilder Podcast - Sharing Tips My wife Kathy thinks I’m nuts. I talk to people on elevators. Talking to strangers is interesting to me and I believe that’s one reason I jumped at the chance in 1994 to host a two-hour call-in home improvement radio show in Cincinnati, Ohio. […]
How To Get the Best Contractor Water on a garage floor in winter can be a hazard. I'm sharing this email exchange as I feel it provides a valuable teaching moment for all of us. Civility is dynamic. Go back one hundred or even two hundred years ago and courtesy, respect, and good manners were […]
Flood Damaged Floor Many things that happen in your life each day usually are connected in some fashion. It’s the same with me and today was a very strange day. I’m convinced that you’ll appreciate the story I’m about to tell and no doubt it’s going to benefit you in one way or the other. […]
Frost on nails in attic spaces may frighten you. It should to a degree. It's important to realize frost is in your attic for a few reasons. Frost on Nails is Frozen Condensation Remember the last hot and humid day you were sitting outside drinking a cold beer, iced tea, soda or glass of ice […]
Ring® Floodlight Cam Review - A Dream Security Spotlight My wife doesn't like our new Ring® Floodlight Cam. "You're a creeper," she says to me. That's because our Ring® keeps a vigilant eye on who comes down our driveway. She doesn't like to be watched so she's not happy with me. I tell her, "Just […]
Metal Wine Storage Shelves DEAR TIM: I just put a deposit on unique metal wine storage shelves at an architectural salvage business. This metal monstrosity used to hold auto parts. It just so happens it would be perfect to hold my wine bottles on top of an open bar area in my new home. Without […]
Roof Ventilation Fan DEAR TIM: I’ve got a two-year-old and eighteen months ago I moved into a gorgeous ranch home built in 1950. Money is tight and I don’t want to make mistakes. The house needs a new roof. I climbed into the attic and noticed foil-faced insulation is attached to the underside of the […]
Crawl Space DIY Vapor Barrier TIPS Clear clutter and smooth dirt Fill holes in foundation to stop air and water WATCH vapor barrier video below Use cross-laminated vapor barrier material CLICK HERE to Get Tim's FREE & FUNNY Newsletter! DEAR TIM: The crawl space under my 1910 home is just exposed dirt and leftover building […]
An attic fan can help lower excessive attic temperatures. Solar attic fans are available, but have limitations. Electric powered attic fans are available with thermostats to help conserve energy. Wind-powered turbine vents are another option, but require Mother Nature to supply the power.
Whole house fans and attic fans are often confused. Solar attic fans are a new group of products that use solar energy to move hot attic air. Attic exhaust fans remove hot air from attic spaces, while whole house fans remove hot air from both living spaces and the attic at the same time.