The April 4th edition of The KTSA Home Improvement Show was a magnificent time, thanks to our callers. Tons of awesome questions as always, so be sure to read the highlights below!
Jimmy called first, curious to whether his friend should apply a faced insulation or an unfaced insulation to his 1950s built home in Rockport. He also let us know the house did not have any exterior insulation.
We recommended that Jimmy’s friend definitely go with the faced insulation. This is because it provides a vapor barrier that is crucial in a humid area, such as Rockport. A vapor barrier is essentially a breather for a home, keeping vapor out and preventing liquid from getting in.
Tamara called next, asking for a recommendation for a foundation repair in the San Antonio area. We referred Tamara to Baird Foundation Repair. They are the oldest foundation repair company in San Antonio, and we highly recommend them.
Vinyl Siding Repair
Janet asked us how long vinyl siding on a house typically lasts. She told us her home was tract built in 1996, and the vinyl siding is cracking and brittle in her home.
We told Janet that, in most cases, houses built by tract building companies tend to use inexpensive vinyl that lasts about 8-10 years. However, we let Janet know that we would pleased to give her a free evaluation on her home and quote on repairs.
Teresa called and told us she had a plumbing issue. She said when she uses her washing machine, she has to make sure that it is on hot – otherwise she hears some loud banging sounds in her house’s pipes.
We let Teresa know that the issue she is experiencing is known as a water hammer. Air can get trapped in the cold water pipes of a home, and, as the air moves around, it can cause vibration. The vibration of the pipes cause them to come in contact with materials of the home, such as wood or metal, leading to the loud noise. We recommended that Teresa have her water system burped by a plumber.
Johnny and his wife, Colleen, are retired veterans. Johnny has served for 36 years in the military and he and his wife are medically disabled. He let us know that he has been trying to repair eight shingles on his roof, but is unfortunately having some trouble and in need of assistance in the Floresville area.
If anyone would like to perform such a kind act for our veterans, please give us a call at (210)-599-5555 and we would be more than happy to get our veterans in touch with you.