4 Summer Projects

Posted by Ben Thompson on 05.22.09

Here are my notes from this morning's interview on Newsradio WOOD 1300's 'West Michigan Morning News."

It’s getting HOT and I have 4 Summer Projects that your HOME will thank you for attending to:

1) Decks – retop w/ a high performance composite decking – some brands don’t get hot, require minimal maintenance, and don’t have visible fasteners (looks sweet). Maintenance – “treated” or cedar decking – remember, every other year to reseal it. If you do so you'll have a happy, beautiful deck for 15 yrs +.

2) Clean the Air Conditioner Condenser – Looks like R2D2 but approach it like it’s a wild animal, turn the power off at the circuit breaker or at the gray box on the side of the house – brush to get off the white tree fuzz and soak it with the hose to clean off dirt. No power washing please! Protect those metal fins at all cost.

3) College Kids - returning home that you want to put to work – CLEAN the gutters that didn’t get done b/c they were off at school & maybe paint the house.
1 Tip about painting outside – stay ahead of the sun. Paint in the shade…work your way around the house, side by side, IF possible.

4) Look into the 2009 energy tax credit qualifying projects – doors, windows, insulation, and lots more. Go to www.woodradio.com keyword: Thompson for the link

Bonus: Get out and see the Parade of Homes May 22nd, 2009 - June 6th. Visit: www.hbaggr.com for ticket information.

To hear the audio podcast of this interview visit: www.woodradio.com and look in the 5/22/09 podcasts of W. Michigan Morning News...the link will be up later today.

Topics: On the Radio, Love Where You Live, energy tax credit, air conditioner, deck, home, home improvement, summer projects