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.
2023 Class Schedule
**Please contact the class host library to register.
Tues. Jan. 10 - Saving Energy in Your Home (presented by Project Home & MG&E) -- (Sun Prairie Public Library -- 6:00pm-7:30pm) -- 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 efficiency and comfort. We will also discuss simple upgrades you can make that are proven cost-effective energy savers. REGISTER HERE! Sponsored by MG&E.
Wed. Feb. 1 - Basic Household Plumbing -- (Verona Public Library -- 6:00-7:30pm) -- 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. Sponsored by MG&E.
Wed. Mar. 15 - Spring Home Maintenance -- (Rosemary Garfoot Public Library-Cross Plains -- 6:00-7:30pm) -- 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. Sponsored by MG&E.
Wed. Apr. 12 - Drywall Installation & Repair – (Monona Public Library -- 6:00pm-7:30pm) - 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. Sponsored by MG & E.
Thurs. May 4 - Strategies to Prevent Basement Flooding – (New Glarus Public Library – 6:00pm-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. Sponsored by MG&E
Tue. July 11 - Saving Energy in Your Home (presented by Project Home & MG&E) -- (Fitchburg Public Library -- 6:00pm-7:30pm) -- 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 efficiency and comfort. We will also discuss simple upgrades you can make that are proven cost-effective energy savers. Sponsored by MG&E.
Tuesday, Aug. 15 - Bathroom Renovations -- (DeForest Public Library -- 6:00pm-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, 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. Sponsored by MG & E
Wed. Sept. 13 - Fall Home Maintenance -- (E.D. Locke Public Library - McFarland -- 6:00pm-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. Sponsored by MG & E.
Tues. Oct. 10 - Understand & Maintain Your Furnace – (Middleton Public Library – 6:00pm-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! Sponsored by MG & E.
Thank you to our 2023 sponsors!
*Opportunities available -- email Jason for more information.
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