Here’s a question from our 4/20/2019 Today’s Homeowner Radio Show.

Bill from Alabama says, “We are in the process of retrofitting our older home to earn a Bronze then Silver rating.
One of the requirements for a rating calls for exterior posts to be secured with Simpson or equivalent straps. We had posts replaced about 12 years ago. The bottom straps are all corroding so new straps were needed anyway.

“We need to figure out how to replace the top and bottom of the straps without removing all posts, leading to intensive labor and costs as some posts are part of an existing screen porch.

“Please advise us. We would be so grateful!”

We say check out a retrofit post base by Simpson Strong-Tie.

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Read the blog from the 4/20 show and listen to the full broadcast here

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Danny Lipford


Danny Lipford is a home improvement expert and television personality who started his remodeling business, Lipford Construction, at the age of 21 in Mobile, Alabama. He gained national recognition as the host of the nationally syndicated television show, Today's Homeowner with Danny Lipford, which started as a small cable show in Mobile. Danny's expertise in home improvement has also led him to be a contributor to popular magazines and websites and the go-to source for advice on everything related to the home. He has made over 200 national television appearances and served as the home improvement expert for CBS's The Early Show and The Weather Channel for over a decade. Danny is also the founder of 3 Echoes Content Studio,, and Checking In With Chelsea, a décor and lifestyle blog.

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