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#120 The Home Exterior


HandyMa'amŽ Beverly DeJulio focuses on the home exterior in this episode. From installing shutters and decorative trim to making beautiful door wreaths for any season, Beverly has lots of ways to take care of the outside of your home. Guest Tim Carter, author of the nationally syndicated column "Ask the Builder," stops by with some great techniques to help end basement water seepage. HandyMa'amŽ also demonstrates how to maintain gutters and down spouts.

Product Information

Home Improvement -- Install Shutters & Decorative Trim

  • Drill / driver: Black & Decker www.Black&
  • Awl: Buck Brothers
  • Door surround, window header, shutters: Builder's Edge
  • Workbench, toolcart: Rubbermaid
  • Tin snips, level: Stanley 203-225-5111
  • Safety glasses: Uvex
  • Drill bits: Vermont American
  • Ladder: Werner Ladder

Simple Solution #1 -- Wash Window Screens

Create It -- Make a Door Wreath

  • Scissors: Fiskars
  • Clear matte spray finish: Krylon
  • Designer's Choice glue: Loctite
  • Needlenose pliers: Stanley 203-225-5111

Maintain It -- Maintain Gutters & Down spouts

  • Scissors: Fiskars
  • Downspout cover, mesh screen: Frost King Buckets:
  • Leaktite Workbench : Rubbermaid
  • Work gloves : Wells Lamont

Simple Solution #2 -- Gutter Scoop

  • Utility knife : Olfa


Compute It -- The Home Exterior

Tim Carter, "Ask the Builder"

"The Home Improvement Net"

The National Roofing Association


Tim Carter writes the nationally syndicated newspaper column "Ask The Builder." He also hosts a radio program each week on WMOH-AM in Cincinnati, and a weekly television segment on WCPO-TV in Cincinnati. He demonstrates a simple technique for residential flood control, using a french drain, stone and a little ingenuity.


Beverly DeJulio's wardrobe provided by
Paul Harris,

Furnishings provided by
Marshall Fields, 1-800-480-1623

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