Today’s Homeowner Radio
Listener QuestionsScratch Marks on Vinyl Siding Linda has a 75-year-old bungalow style home with vinyl siding. She recently hung a large metal decorative star on the outside. Following a big wind storm, the star left unsightly scratch marks on the siding. Using an artist’s brush she could try to blend the paint with a matching color. If she’s dealing with aluminum siding the scratches could come off easier provided she sand, paint, and prime the walls.
Stubborn Stain on a Garage Floor Patsy recently moved into a new home. Evidently one of the workers parked his car in the garage and his rusty radiator leaked onto the floor and stained it. The builder tried to clean it with Iron Out and pressure washing but so far it hasn’t budged. Patsy could start with a stiff bristle brush and some white vinegar. If this doesn’t work she could shop for an industrial-strength rust removal product. Patsy should check out the website theruststore.com, and look for a product called Singerman Laboratories Concrete Rust Remover.
Termite AwarenessHeading into “Termite Week” Danny and Joe spoke with expert entomologist Dr. Jim Fredericks about the dangers this pest poses on your house. Termites are silent destroyers and cause up to 5 billion dollars in property damage each year. And, they are most active when it’s warm so with the cold weather behind us for most of the country, now is the time to start thinking about termites. We talk about termites around the country, subterranean and Formosa termites, and what attracts them to homes. Learn more by visiting Pestworld.org
Create a Support Platform with an Ironing Board
If you’ve ever had to work inside a sink cabinet, you know it can be a real pain. The kitchen floor is three or four inches lower than the inside of the cabinet and the hard edge at the bottom of the cabinet hits you right in the middle of the back or on your neck. What you need is a platform, something that you can lay on to ease that transition between the floor and the sink cabinet.How to Replace a Dented Corner Bead
Most homes have at least one room corner that’s been damaged by a run-in with a vacuum cleaner, tricycle or little leaguer’s bat. Small dents can often be concealed with a little joint compound, but in most cases, it’s best to just replace the damaged section of the metal corner bead. Here’s how!
What is the best replacement for my older asphalt and gravel flat roof? So many choices are available.
Metal roofing is a durable option that can withstand severe weather and last for decades.
We recommend contacting the Metal Roofing Alliance with questions about whether this option would be the best one for your home.
Here’s where you can do that: https://www.metalroofing.com/about-metal-roofing-alliance/contact/