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Home Maintenance & Improvement Education

With support from sponsors, we continue our public education to help homeowners:

  • Understand how their homes work
  • Maintain their homes
  • Qualify contractors
  • Do their own repair or improvement projects

Project Home's home maintenance sessions are free and open to the public. All presentations are given by Project Home staff.


 

2021 Class Schedule

*All classes are virtual so registration is required.  **Please contact the class host to register.  

Thu. Jan. 21 - Saving Energy In Your Home -- (Monona Public Library -- 6pm-7pm) -- Understand your house as a system as we examine common sources of energy loss and how air sealing and insulation work together to improve energy efficient and comfort.  Also discuss simple upgrades you can take that are proven cost effective energy savers. 

Wed. Feb. 24 - Bathroom Renovations -- (Verona Public Library -- 6:30pm-8pm) -- Bathrooms can be tricky projects to tackle, but some general knowledge can go a long way.  Join us for this class as our Master Certified Remodeler and Universal Design Certified Professional, Bob Weirough, gives you the basics for some of the most common bathroom upgrades (flooring, faucets and shower installs).  The right products and tools are very important to the success and longevity of any bathroom renovation.

Wed. Apr. 7 - Strategies to Prevent Basement Flooding – (Fitchburg Public Library – 6:30pm-7:30pm) - Ever had water in your basement?  Whether it’s a reoccurring issue or has only happened during extreme weather conditions, in most cases, it can be avoided.  With some planning, a few rules and basic landscaping tools, most homeowners can address this problem on their own.  NO LARGE MACHINERY required!

Wed. May 12 - Basic Household Plumbing -- (Middleton Public Library -- 6:30-8pm) -- Ever had problems replacing a toilet, sink or faucet? Learn the basics, the importance of the right tools and things to look out for. Also receive info on how to deal with drain problems and maintain your drainage system.

Wed. Sept. 22 - Drywall Installation & Repair – (New Glarus Public Library -- 6:30pm-8pm) - How did your last drywall project go?  If it was a bit of a struggle, or didn't turn out as well as you hoped...you should join us for this class!  Techniques and strategies make a big difference...sometimes it's having the right tools...and sometimes it's knowing what products work best in each situation.  Let's cover the basics and all become better drywallers, because chances are, if you own a home...you will have to do drywall work at some point.  

Tue. Oct. 12 - Fall Home Maintenance -- (Waunakee Public Library -- 6:30-7:30pm) -- It’s getting colder and winter will be here before you know it!  At this class we will discuss how to prep your home for those frigid Winter months and the items you need to check on, each year, in order to keep your home safe and healthy.  If you stay on top of these maintenance items, it will help you avoid problems and costly repairs down the road – and keep your home warmer this winter. 

Mon. Nov. 8 - Understand & Maintain Your Furnace – (Mount Horeb Public Library – 6:30-7:30pm) -  Learn about what you can do to help maintain your heating system and what to ask for when your furnace is serviced by a heating professional. Plus we will have our training furnace on hand to review the components of a forced air furnace.  And as always, bring your questions!

 

Thank you to our 2021 sponsors!

2021 Homeowner Education Sponsor

 

 

2021 Session Sponsors

*Opportunities available -- email Jason for more information.

 

2021 Promotional Partner

 

 

Fall Home Maintenance Tips from Project Home - 10/6/20

*On WPR's Central Time program to talk about maintenance, home ownership & our classes