The exterior of our house needs attention. Professional attention. [more inside]
This spout is outside the front my house. When it is turned on, water sprays out of the hole and the spout. What is this? What kind of hose should I buy?
I need to run a 1.5” (so about 2” outside diameter) schedule 40 PVC pipe from my sump pump through my exterior wall so that the pump can discharge outside. I can go through the wall or the foundation. What's the better approach? [more inside]
Can I find a spray paint that matches Sherwin Williams' "Smoke Tree"? [more inside]
I'm having an *exterior* house painting crisis: what is the impact of using oil-based primer beneath stain? [more inside]
I have a deck, and it needs a light fixture next to the door. There's no electricity on the deck, and I can't cut through the wall (mounting a fixture to the siding is fine). Do they make battery-powered, wireless, remote-controlled exterior light fixtures? [more inside]
My house was built in 1910 and has several flavors of brick on it. How can I make them the same? [more inside]
Ugly furnace installation. Any suggestions? [more inside]
My painter is recommending Rodda paint for our house exterior. I like that Rodda is a regional company here in Seattle. But I can't find any reviews on their quality. Nothing in Consumer Reports. Painter uses Rodda AC 911 flat and AC 909 satin. Anyone have an opinion? Is it good lasting paint? [more inside]
I'm a fairly new home owner in the midwest. So, we can see some pretty harsh winters. I'm trying to prepare my house for the coming winter, and I noticed that there is no caulking on the outer edges of my windows where they meet with the siding. This may be a dumb question, but should the windows be caulked? More inside. [more inside]
Getting the exterior of my house painted: A dumb investment, given the economy? Or not? [more inside]
This Old House: Ready to pull the trigger, but can somebody help me from shooting myself in the foot?
Working on a 1911 bungalow, and trying to figure out which fixes come in order to create the fewest problems. Original cedar siding is about shot, and I know that replacement will include fixing a bunch of other spots that have suffered neglect on the exterior. That said, I also have a few windows to replace. Question: windows first, or siding? Or does it not matter at all? And can you add gutters to a bungalow without it looking stupid? Finally, Hardie board? Help! Anyone I ask wants to sell me something.
What's a good shade of yellow for the exterior of a house that is in direct sunlight all day? [more inside]
Is it safe to powerwash asbestos/cement siding? [more inside]
I need to choose new exterior lights for my home. Will the bright (get it?) minds of Mefi help me? [more inside]
Where can I find good resources/tips for how to improve the curb appeal of my semi-detached house? [more inside]
I'm trying to locate outdoor wall-mounted coach-lantern light fixtures that have a built-in photocell... [more inside]