Frequently Asked Questions

Do you have questions about what the best product or technique for your project would be?


Paint Keeps Peeling

Dear Greg,

The paint keeps peeling off the clapboards on the front of my house and though I have had it painted several times it only lasts about 3-4 years. The last time I had it done a professional paint company sanded it down to bare wood, primed it with oil based primer and top coated it with 2 coats of 100% acrylic latex paint. Now 4 years later the paint is bubbling up and peeling off. Any idea what I should do?

Paula S., Harwich

Dear Paula,

It sounds to me as though the painter you hired did exactly what he was supposed to do as far as painting goes. Continue reading

Insulating Your Foundation

Greg, I am building a new home and although we didn’t hire you as our builder I have become very frustrated trying to get direct answers to my questions from the General Contractor in charge of building our home. My husband and I think that the foundation walls should be insulated but our GC says it isn’t necessary. What do you think?

Ginny and Bob

Ginny, I love this question. Each situation at each new house can be different and it doesn’t matter what I think because I am not an expert. Continue reading