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Home Maintenance & Improvement Education

Our public education for homeowners (and owners-to-be) is ramping-up in 2020, thanks to some new investors in Project Home's education initiatives!  You may know about our classes, but we are working on additional ways (with support from new sponsor Spectrum) 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.

Madison Gas and Electric continues its commitment to assist local homeowners by sponsoring the education series again, in 2020. Other sponsors have joined the effort, as well, to keep programs FREE for you!  Thank you to State Bank of Cross Plains, McFarland State Bank, All Comfort Services Mt. Horeb Public Library for sponsoring, or co-sponsoring offerings this year!  


 

2020 Class Schedule

*Registration requested.  **Please contact the class host to register.  

Tue. Feb. 4 - Bathroom Renovations - (From Floors to Shower Installs) -- (E.D. Locke Public Library -- 6pm-7:30pm) -- 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, will give you the basics for some of the most common bathroom upgrades and repairs (flooring, faucets and shower installs).  The right products and tools are critical to the success and longevity of any bathroom project

Tue. Mar. 3 - Drywall -- (From Installation to Texture) -- (Mt. Horeb Public Library -- 6:30-8pm) -- Have you ever cut and hung your own drywall?  What about taping & mudding or sanding & texturing?  Have you tried to patch damaged drywall and make it blend-in with the existing finish?  If you have done these types of projects and they didn't turn out as well as you hoped...you should join us for this class!  Sometimes techniques and strategies make a big difference...sometimes it's having the right tools...and sometimes it's knowing what products work best for each situation.  Let's go over the basics and all become better drywallers, because chances are, you will have to do drywall work at some point.  **If you missed this class, watch the video** 

**(This session has been cancelled in response to COVID-19.  A video version is now available on our You Tube channel -- projecthomewi)**  Mon. Mar. 23 - Spring Home Maintenance -- (Monroe Public Library -- 6:30-8pm) -- Once the snow has melted and Spring has sprung - it's not just Spring cleaning time...it's Spring home maintenance time!  At this class we will discuss the things 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.  

**(This session has been cancelled in response to COVID-19.  A video version is now available on our You Tube channel -- projecthomewi)**  Wed. Apr. 8 - Spring Home Maintenance -- (Deforest Area Public Library -- 6pm-7:30pm) -- Once the snow has melted and Spring has sprung - it's not just Spring cleaning time...it's Spring home maintenance time!  At this class we will discuss the things 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.    

**(This session has been changed to a video version only, due to COVID-19.  See the video version  (April 2020) - Strategies to Prevent Basement Flooding – (Verona Public Library – 6:30-8pm) - 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.  Over the past 7 years, the experts at Project Home have corrected water runoff issues for numerous homeowners and they want to share this information with you!  With a little bit of planning, a few rules and some basic landscaping tools, this is a problem most homeowners can address on their own (or with a few extra hands).  NO LARGE MACHINERY required!  Keep your basement dry!

*NEW DATE TIME & FORMAT!  Thu. June 11 - Strategies to Prevent Basement Flooding – Watch the Video of the Presentation (In connection with E.D. Locke Public Library – 7pm-8pm) - 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.  Over the past 7 years, the experts at Project Home have corrected water runoff issues for numerous homeowners and they want to share this information with you!  With a little bit of planning, a few rules and some basic landscaping tools, this is a problem most homeowners can address on their own (or with a few extra hands).  NO LARGE MACHINERY required!  Keep your basement dry!

**VIRTUAL PROGRAM**  Wed. Aug. 12 - Household Plumbing – (Monona Public Library -- 6pm-7pm) - Ever had problems replacing a toilet, sink or faucet? Join our plumber, Rich, to 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.  

**VIRTUAL PROGRAM -- Watch the video**Tue. Oct. 6 - Fall Home Maintenance -- (New Glarus Village Hall -- 6:30-8pm) -- 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. 

**VIRTUAL PROGRAM -- REGISTER HERE**  Thu. Oct. 22 - Saving Energy In Your Home -- (Middleton Public Library -- 6:30-7:45pm) -- 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. 

**VIRTUAL PROGRAM -- REGISTER HERE** Nov. 4 - Understand & Maintain Your Furnace – (Waunakee Public Library– 6:30-8pm) -  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 again to all of our sponsors!

2020 Public Education Sponsor

2020 Class Series Sponsor

2020 Session Sponsors

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

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