Expert Advice on Improving Your Home

Home Energy Efficiency Upgrade

See how we made a home more energy efficient by replacing the old sliding glass doors with insulated glass units, adding insulation to the attic, and installing a programmable thermostat.
Danny Lipford with Carrier Infinity heat pump.

Energy Efficient Home Makeover Project

Watch this video to see how to make your home more energy efficient by replacing the heating and cooling system, adding more attic insulation, and sealing up cracks and gaps.
Danny Lipford and Joe Truini Outside National Hardware Show

Tools and Home Products from the 2012 National Hardware Show

Check out cool tools for your shop and innovative building products for your home as Danny Lipford and Joe Truini visit the 2012 National Hardware Show. Watch this video to find out more.
Shoveling snow on sidewalk in front of house.

Snow Shoveling Safety Tips

It’s that time of year. If you usually get snow in the winter and don’t have it yet, you soon will. Listen to this tip to find out how to shovel snow safely.
Installing an Attic Stairway Cover

How to Insulate Your Attic to Keep Cold Air Out

Pull down attic stairs can be a source of heat and cooling loss in your home. There are several options available to insulate an attic stair opening, including constructing a foam box and buying premade attic stair covers. Watch this video to find out more.

Saving Joint Compound

There’s nothing more frustrating than finding that bucket of joint compound you need has dried up between jobs. Listen for a tip on how to prevent that problem.

Protect Deck

Autumn is the perfect time of year to shield your deck against the damage from winter snow and cold. Listen to this tip to find out more.

Door Painting

Lots of homeowners like to do their own painting chores, but almost no one likes painting doors. Listen to this tip for a trick that takes the hassle out this job.

Root of the Problem

Some home repairs seem like they never end. Listen to this tip to find out how to get to the source of a home improvement problem, rather than just treating the symptoms.