Bill McAnally http://iowapublicradio.org en Decks, Porches, Patios http://iowapublicradio.org/post/decks-porches-patios <p>Even though our Iowa spring has not yet "sprung," it's definitely a good time to build or make improvement to a deck, porch or patio.&nbsp; Our home improvement expert, Bill McAnally of Ft. Dodge, can both motivate you and steer you away from some of the big mistakes novices make.&nbsp; With Bill's advice, you can have the deck of your dreams.</p><p></p> Tue, 29 Apr 2014 20:43:03 +0000 Dennis Reese & Charity Nebbe 39886 at http://iowapublicradio.org Decks, Porches, Patios Stay Warm for Less http://iowapublicradio.org/post/stay-warm-less <p>Residential and commercial buildings can use a lot of energy. &nbsp;New building codes are being used in Iowa that can make for more efficient use of utilities. Home improvement expert Bill McAnally joins the program to talk about the guidelines and answer listener questions about home projects.</p><p></p> Thu, 30 Jan 2014 18:58:06 +0000 Charity Nebbe & Dennis Reese 35571 at http://iowapublicradio.org Stay Warm for Less Getting Ready for Winter http://iowapublicradio.org/post/getting-ready-winter <p>A couple of weeks ago air conditioners were running full blast, but a couple of weeks from now our furnaces will be doing all the work. Today on Talk of Iowa, host Charity Nebbe sits down with home improvement expert, Bill McAnally. They talk about changing filters and making sure your furnace is ready for the winter months.&nbsp; Bill also answers your questions.</p><p></p> Tue, 01 Oct 2013 16:06:54 +0000 Charity Nebbe 29921 at http://iowapublicradio.org Getting Ready for Winter Home Improvement Day With Bill McAnally http://iowapublicradio.org/post/home-improvement-day-bill-mcanally-1 <p>Humorist Dave Barry once identified the four building blocks of the universe as fire, water, gravel and vinyl. Home Improvement expert Bill McAnally knows what to do with all of those elements, and a few others.&nbsp; Today on Talk of Iowa, it’s Home Improvement Day. Bill McAnally answers listener's questions.</p><p></p> Wed, 14 Aug 2013 18:09:12 +0000 Charity Nebbe 27467 at http://iowapublicradio.org Home Improvement Day With Bill McAnally Basement Flooding: Recovery and Prevention http://iowapublicradio.org/post/basement-flooding-recovery-and-prevention <p>Iowa is having its wettest spring in history.&nbsp; With the torrential rains, many people are experiencing wet basements and even home flooding for the first time.&nbsp; Today, home-improvement expert Bill McAnally of Ft. Dodge discusses preventive measures, or if it’s too late for that, how to deal with damage you have sustained.&nbsp; We’ll also have a sump-pump primer.</p><p></p> Thu, 30 May 2013 20:55:09 +0000 Charity Nebbe 21642 at http://iowapublicradio.org Basement Flooding: Recovery and Prevention Home Improvement: Roof Repair http://iowapublicradio.org/post/home-improvement-roof-repair <p>People in the Waterloo/Cedar Falls area who just experienced a&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">hail storm may be checking their roofs for damage. &nbsp;H</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">ome improvement expert Bill </span>McAnally<span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;talks about how to know when you need a new roof, how to decide what kind to get, and why color is important.</span></p><p></p> Tue, 30 Apr 2013 18:16:22 +0000 Charity Nebbe 20021 at http://iowapublicradio.org Home Improvement: Roof Repair Home Improvement: Planning your project http://iowapublicradio.org/post/home-improvement-planning-your-project <p><strong>An extended winter offers the opportunity&nbsp;for more planning and preparation for home remodeling work before the projects get started. On Talk of Iowa, home improvement expert Bill McAnally joins the program to explain why now is the time to start project planning. He’ll also take all your home improvement questions.</strong></p><p></p> Mon, 25 Mar 2013 17:45:09 +0000 Charity Nebbe 18210 at http://iowapublicradio.org Home Improvement: Planning your project Home Improvement: Snow http://iowapublicradio.org/post/home-improvement-snow-0 <p>When you look at your house covered in a blanket of new fallen snow, if you look closely you can learn some important things. "Talk of Iowa's" home improvement expert Bill McAnally visits to explain what Mother Nature can help you learn about your house.</p><p></p> Thu, 28 Feb 2013 17:23:08 +0000 Charity Nebbe 16916 at http://iowapublicradio.org Home Improvement: Snow Home Improvement: New Year's Resolutions http://iowapublicradio.org/post/home-improvement-new-years-resolutions <p>Lose weight, save money, get organized...how about jazzing up your list of New Year's resolutions with some resolutions for your house?&nbsp; On today's&nbsp; home improvement day, expert Bill McAnally has made a list of home improvement resolutions he thinks you should consider this new year!</p><p></p> Thu, 03 Jan 2013 17:08:22 +0000 Charity Nebbe 12827 at http://iowapublicradio.org Home Improvement: New Year's Resolutions Home Improvement: Winterizing Your Home http://iowapublicradio.org/post/home-improvement-winterizing-your-home <p>The windows are shut and the furnace has been running. It’s time to make sure your home is ready for winter. Our home improvement expert Bill McAnally talks about winterizing your home and how to get the best value if you need to make a big investment in a new furnace or insulation.</p><p></p> Tue, 30 Oct 2012 16:18:20 +0000 Charity Nebbe 10011 at http://iowapublicradio.org Home Improvement: Winterizing Your Home Home Improvement Day: To Fix or Not to Fix? http://iowapublicradio.org/post/home-improvement-day-fix-or-not-fix <p>To remodel or not to remodel? That is the question. Talk of Iowa chats with home improvement expert Bill McAnally about how to assess your home and the features you don’t like and if remodeling is in question.</p><p>And, Iowa Public Radio has done its own remodeling. CEO <a href="http://iowapublicradio.org/about-ipr/our-people.html" target="_blank">Mary Grace Herrington</a> will discuss our recent program changes, as well.</p> Tue, 11 Sep 2012 16:23:35 +0000 Charity Nebbe 7776 at http://iowapublicradio.org Home Improvement Day: To Fix or Not to Fix? Home Improvement In A Time Of Drought http://iowapublicradio.org/post/home-improvement-time-drought <p>The heat has placed a lot of stress on gardens and other vegetation, but what about your home? Host Charity Nebbe talks with home improvement expert, Bill McAnally, about problems that can arise with your roof, deck, foundation, or other areas because of the dry weather and how to fix them.</p> Mon, 06 Aug 2012 16:57:08 +0000 Charity Nebbe 5826 at http://iowapublicradio.org Home Improvement In A Time Of Drought Home Improvement Day: Curb Appeal http://iowapublicradio.org/post/home-improvement-day-curb-appeal <p>Does your house look a little rough around the edges?&nbsp; Dingy siding? Rusty fixtures? Weeds growing up through the sidewalk?&nbsp; This hour, our home improvement expert Bill McAnally of Ft. Dodge&nbsp; joins us.&nbsp; He&#39;ll talk with Charity about how the investment of a little bit of elbow grease can pay off with a major spike in curb appeal.&nbsp; First impressions are everything, and that&#39;s no different for our homes.&nbsp;</p><p>&nbsp;</p> Wed, 13 Jun 2012 20:48:16 +0000 Charity Nebbe 3135 at http://iowapublicradio.org Home Improvement Day: Curb Appeal Home Improvement Day http://iowapublicradio.org/post/home-improvement-day <p>Climbing up on the roof to clean out the gutters is tedious and treacherous.&nbsp; It seems like everyone has a new system to sell you that will keep you off the roof forever.&nbsp; On today&#39;s Talk of Iowa, our home improvement expert Bill McAnally of Ft. Dodge joins us to talk about what works and what doesn&rsquo;t in the world of gutters and how to keep water flowing away from your house.</p> Tue, 22 May 2012 18:59:42 +0000 Charity Nebbe 2012 at http://iowapublicradio.org Home Improvement Day