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Home Maintenance 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.  Classes are taught by Project Home staff and other industry professionals.

In 2018, we are expanding the classes to more area public libraries!  See the new class schedule below and check our website for updates.

Madison Gas and Electric sponsors the education classes and Summit Credit Union is sponsoring a class in Sun Prairie this year.  This support keeps the classes FREE for you!

 

2018 Class Schedule

Wed. Jan. 17 - Cost Effective Energy Improvements -- (Sun Prairie 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.

Thu. Jan. 18 - Cost Effective Energy Improvements -- (Belleville Public Library -- 6:30-8pm) -- Learn about the 3 most common culprits of energy loss. Understand how air sealing and insulation 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.

Wed. Jan. 24 - Common Bathroom Repairs & Replacements -- (Verona Public Library -- 6:30-8pm) -- Bathrooms can be tricky projects to tackle, but some general knowledge can go a long way.  Join us for this class as our 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.

Thu. Feb. 8 - Basic Household Plumbing – (Mt. Horeb Public Library – 6:30-7:45pm) - 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.

Thu. Feb. 22 - Home Improvements: Common Unintended Pitfalls -- (Fitchburg Public Library -- 6:30-8pm) -- Most remodeling projects effect more than just the space you are improving.  Proper ventilation, appliance venting and potential comfort changes are often overlooked.  Learn how to avoid these common pitfalls.

Tue. Mar. 6 - Common Bathroom Repairs & Replacements -- (Sun Prairie Public Library -- 6:30-8pm) -- Bathrooms can be tricky projects to tackle, but some general knowledge can go a long way.  Join us for this class as our 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

Thu. May 10 - Basic Household Plumbing – (Waunakee Public Library – 6:30-8pm) - 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. May 16 - Painting & Prep: Tips from a Pro -- (Verona Public Library -- 6:30-8pm) -- Professional painter and longtime Paint-a-thon volunteer, Eric Welch, will share his expertise with you.  Tips, techniques, safety set-up and precautions, advice about painting products and supplies (both interior and exterior) -- get the answers to all your painting questions.  For more about Eric visit his website: www.ericwelchpainting.com

Wed. May 30 - Home Improvements: Common Unintended Pitfalls -- (Sun Prairie Public Library -- 6:30-8pm) -- Most remodeling projects effect more than just the space you are improving.  Proper ventilation, appliance venting and potential comfort changes are often overlooked.  Learn how to avoid these common pitfalls.  *(this is the rescheduled class from Mar. 13th)

Tue. Aug. 21 - Basic Household Plumbing – (McFarland Public Library – 6:30-8pm) - 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.

Tue. Oct. 9 - How to Prevent Basement Flooding – (Sun Prairie Public Library – 6:30-8pm) **Sponsored by Summit Credit Union** - Ever had water in your basement?  Whether it’s a reoccurring issue or has only happened during extreme weather conditions (like we experienced in the Summer of 2018) in most cases, it can be avoided.  Over the past 6 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!  Fall is a great time to tackle these projects to keep your basement dry next Spring, Summer and the years ahead.       

Wed. Nov. 7 - How to Prevent Basement Flooding – (Waunakee 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 (like we experienced in the Summer of 2018) in most cases, it can be avoided.  Over the past 6 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!  Early November is not too late to tackle these projects to keep your basement dry next Spring, Summer and the years ahead.   

 

Thank you to long-time sponsor MG&E and new sponsor, Summit Credit Union for sponsoring classes, in 2018!

 

 

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