Today’s Homeowner Radio

Danny Lipford and Joe Truini

Listener Questions

Metal Roof
How to determine if moisture is from a leak or condensation.
How to Tell If You’re Dealing With a Leak or Condensation Wade just upgraded his roof to a metal roof and is noticing some moisture coming from above. The good news is it’s likely not a leak.  Wade added an ice and water shield under the roof and that should be doing its job preventing a leak. But, the roof may be sweating, and it’s probably the change in seasons that is causing this to occur. Wade needs to plan on installing more ridge or gable vents because the key to stopping condensation on his roof is good ventilation.

Is Your Room Not Getting Any Heat? Here Is Who to Call!
HVAC professional checking air conditioner
A heating, ventilation and air conditioning technician should install your whole-house air purifier.
A room in Karen’s house was later added on.  In the summer it is cooling down fine but in the winter the room doesn’t get any heat! Karen should reach out to an HVAC contractor.  The contractor will be able to troubleshoot the ductwork to find out what the issue is.
The Proper Way to Vent a Bathroom Fan
venting through the attic
Hot, moist air must be properly ventilated out of the attic.
Gary wants to add a new vent fan into a bathroom.  The contractor he’s working with seems to be suggesting venting to the attic.  He’s not sure if that is the best option. Gary is absolutely right to question this contractor.  Without a doubt, a vent should never exhaust hot, moist air into the attic.  The job isn’t done until it’s properly vented through the roof.

Simple Solution

Tub Faucet
Here is a simple way to remove encrusted with mineral deposits, salt and sediment from your tub faucet.
Over time the diverter valve on a bathtub faucet can become encrusted with mineral deposits, salt and sediment, making it difficult to operate and causing you to have to yank on it in order to direct the water up to the showerhead. To solve this problem try this!

Joe’s Top 10 Simple Solutions

Joe Truini
Joe Truini announces his top 10 Simple Solutions.
  1. Drive Screws Without Splitting Wood
  2. Non-Toxic Household Cleaner
  3. Drill Pilot Holes With Finishing Nail
  4. Between Stud Storage
  5. Fix Stripped Hinge Screw With a Wooden Golf Tee
  6. Cupcake Pan Organizer With Slide Mount
  7. Second-Story Window Squeegee
  8. Baby-Powder Protection When Installing Insulation
  9. Homemade Furniture Cleaner
  10. Use Clear-Pouch Shoe Bag for Workshop Storage

Honorable Mentions:

  1. Banana Hanger
  2. Easy-Slide Coffeemaker

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bamboo flooring
Bamboo flooring is both durable and stylish.
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Editorial Contributors
Danny Lipford

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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