This house, owned by Barker and Susan Stein, is located in Fairhope, Alabama, a beautiful bayfront town on the Gulf Coast.

The downside of this location is the threat of hurricanes. There are also some light fixtures that have seen better days, windows that need caulk, and the color scheme hasn’t really changed since the 1970s.

We’ll fix all those issues, and help the Steins make their home low maintenance.

The Projects


Replace the roof


The biggest project is replacing the roof with a durable metal roof. The Steins’ roofer is Stefan Boyer, and when his crew arrives, they begin removing small portions of the existing shingle roof.
They’re also removing the brick chimney above the roof line — just one way to make this home low maintenance.

The hip and ridge caps on this metal roof system connect just like the shingles. Each hooks on the one below it before it’s secured with screws to the roof deck.
These guys even custom-bend the metal at the valleys so everything interlocks, ensuring that wind and water stay out.

Learn more about the Metal Roofing Alliance here.

Pressure-wash the house


Pressure wash house

Next, we clean the house, walkway and drive, and use a battery-powered garden sprayer to evenly coat concrete surfaces with Quikrete Concrete/Masonry Sealer. That means Barker won’t need to clean the concrete nearly as often.

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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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