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Home Maintenance & Improvement Classes

A great resource for homeowners - Project Home's home maintenance classes are free and open to the public. Our goal is to provide you with information about maintaining your home, answer your questions and help you be more informed when hiring a contractor.  All classes are taught by Project Home staff.

Madison Gas and Electric continues its commitment to assist local homeowners by sponsoring the class series again, in 2020. Other sponsors have joined this effort, as well, to keep classes FREE for you!  Thank you to State Bank of Cross PlainsThe Lea Agency, LLC (American Family Insurance Agent)McFarland State Bank, All Comfort Services Mt. Horeb Public Library for sponsoring, or co-sponsoring classes this year!  

**If you are interested in sponsoring a program in your community, please contact Jason Hafeman at 608-246-3737 ext. 2104, for more information.

 

2020 Class Schedule

*Registration requested.  **Please contact the facility hosting each class to register.  

Tue. Jan. 28 - Home Energy Improvements -- (Middleton Public Library -- 6:30-8pm) -- Learn about the 3 most common culprits of energy loss. Understand how air sealing and insulating need to work together to improve the energy performance and comfort of your home.  Also discuss simple steps you can take that have proven to be cost effective energy upgrades.

Tue. Feb. 4 - Bathroom Repairs & Replacements - (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 were a bit of a struggle, or 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 or make sense in each situation.  Let's go over 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.

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.  

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.    

Wed. May 13 - 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!  Let us help you keep your basement dry!

Thu. June 4 - Strategies to Prevent Basement Flooding – (E.D. Locke Public Library – 6pm-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.  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!  Let us help you keep your basement dry!

Wed. Aug. 12 - Basic Household Plumbing – (Monona Public Library -- 6pm-7:30pm) - 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.  

Wed. Oct. 7 - 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 a warmer this winter. 

Wed. 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 Sponsor of the Class Series

2020 Session Sponsors

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Talking 2020 Classes and Education Efforts on TVW's Talk Wisconsin!

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