hot porch

Danny and Joe welcome callers’ questions each week on the Today’s Homeowner Radio Show.

Here’s a question from our March 28 broadcast:

Darryl wants to know how he can stay cool on his porch this summer.

Adding insulation would be a great idea. We recommend mineral wool insulation over fiberglass.  Either tension wires or inexpensive plywood could be used to hold the insulation in place.

Additionally, Darryl could consider an elastomeric coating called Dura-Brite. Dura-Brite, from a company called Henry, offers solar reflectivity that will definitely lower the temperature for the roof. it also does double duty by offering mildew resistance.

Listen to the embedded audio clip above for the answer! Read the blog from the March 28 show and listen to the full broadcast here

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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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