OUT-sulation For Your Home Print

OUT-sulation For Your Home

Here's an overview of this week's four-hour homeowner radio broadcast

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OUT-sulation For Your Home (running time 7-11AM)

7am wakeup 2

Sanderson Ford logoStart your mornings off with Rosie on the House as we talk about interesting people, places, and things around Arizona! Tune-in to find out something new and interesting - sponsored by our friends at Sanderson Ford!

8am talkingtrees 2

Outdoor Living Hour - Talking Trees with John Eisenhower

Integrity Tree ServiceJohn Eisenhower with Integrity Tree Service joins us to talk about all things trees including how you can prepare your trees for Monsoon Season. With high winds and storms on their way, you'll want to #MonsoonPrep.

9am DIYhour 2

Homeowner Topic: Open Lines!

John Gluch Rosie Real Estate Phoenix Top Realtor LogoThe lines, email and text are open for your DIY questions! Plus in honor of National Homeowner Month we will have our newest Rosie on the House Certified Partner John Gluch of Gluch Group on answering any real estate questions you may have!

10am topicoftheweek 2

Homeowner Topic: Out-sulation

Are you starting to notice that it's getting harder to keep your house cool? Tune into Rosie on the House and learn different ways you can insulate your home to prevent hot summer air from seeping into your home! Learn what to look for in your windows and doors to make sure they are keeping your home as cool as possible. Also, discover an easy do-it-yourself project that can help prevent hot air from getting in around your electrical outlets.

Weekly Blog

7:00AM - The Weekend Wake Up

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Talking about some of the stories of the day and Arizona events. 

Arizona Game & Fish Canyon Lake Big Horn Sheep Expedition.

Arizona State Parks are open including activities at Kartchner Caverns State Park.

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Rundown of today's show.  

Rosie gives his tool tips for Father's Day gift ideas.

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Channel 3 Arizona Family's Meteorologist Royal Norman talks about our long dry spell and the start of the Monsoon Season.

Monsoon Season is now a designated period from June 15th thru September 30th.  The old way to determine the start of the season was 3 consecutive days of 55 degree dewpoints.

Explains the differences between humidity and dewpoint.

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Register to win the next Rosie On The House Staycation from Sanderson Ford

We talk about the current winners going to Greer, AZ and the next Staycation to Williams, AZ

8:00AM - Outdoor Living: Talking Trees with John Eisenhower

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Talkin trees with Integrity Tree Service's John Eisenhower.  

The tree of the month is the Phoenix Datoliphia date palm.  Regal, elegant looking and produce dates.  Different from fan palms.

Integrity Tree Service's Tree Calendar.  Care for your trees year round.

The palm tree has an interesting  root system anatomy.  One of the reasons it rarely will uproot and blow down in storms.

Time to prepare your trees for monsoon storms.  Trimming, pruning and reducing 'end weight' on the outer branches.

Example of 'end weight' are seed pods on mesquite and palo verde trees.  Removing them lightens the weight on the branches to prevent uprooting.

CALLER:  Has date palm pigmy plants in pots.  Wants to keep them in pots and told to perforate the bottom for drainage.

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John responds to the caller's potted palm plants.  Eventually they will be placed in landscape.

Caller has 2nd Question:  Needs to remove old roots from an African Sumac plant in the area when she wants to plant the palms.

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Besides the monsoon, John discusses other 'risk assessments' for trees.  Including arborists who can go thru a level of training for tree risk assessment qualification.  Lists examples of what they look for.

TEXT:  Needs to have 20 foot saguaro cactus' removed from backyard.  Note that saguaro cactus are protected under state law but John explains some exceptions.

Saguaros can be infected by bacterial necrosis.   Garry (producer) talks about his experience with having to take his saguaro down because it was infected.

CALLER:  Looking for suggestions of good privacy trees/plants after removing oleanders because the root system damaged the block wall.

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John describes some of the consulation services certified arborists perform at Integrity Tree Service.

9:00AM - Open Lines

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Its National Homeowners Month!  You can always find a ton of homeowner information 24/7 at Rosie On The House.com

Rosie discusses avoiding scams and gives an example about radiant barriers.

Talks about a 56,000 square foot home in Los Angeles, 7 staff & 7 family bedrooms for sale priced at 175 MILLION DOLLARS!  

Rosie gushes over his new favorite door knob made by Brinks Security.

 

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Rosie discusses the current state of contractor work.  Remodeling is at an all time high along with a shortage of skilled labor, they are backed up in getting your project started.

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Welcome Phoenix Certified Partner John Gluch Realty to talk about the fundamentals of home ownership celebrating National Homeowners Month.   Talks about the current state of the market.

CALLER:  Has some cracks in a masonry fence, wants to know what to use to fill the cracks.

CALLER:  Wants advice on what to look for and ask during a final walk thru purchasing a home.  (ROSIE HAS SOME GREAT ADVICE)

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CALLER:  Wants to know whats better:  going solar or adding insulation to the home.  

A good start is a whole home energy audit from Rosie Certified REEis Air Conditioner or GREEN ID.

10:00AM - OUT-sulation

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The topic of the hour is OUT-sulation.  What about putting rigid foam boards on the exterior of your home and spreading stucco over that? You may have heard the term "out-sulation" and maybe you wonder if that's the answer.

CALLER:  Has O'Hagen vents on a tile roof.  Underneath the dents, the insulation is blown all over and wants to know how to re-spread the insulation.

Rosie note about attic insulation:  Disturbing just 5% of a perfectly insulated attic can reduce its efficiency by 50%.

Using attic fans to remove heat doesn't work.  Rosie explains.

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Sun Screens, Awning, Extending The Roof, Shade Trees are more examples of OUT-sulation.

Something small that will cost significantly less than installing new windows or adding extra out-sulation and yet can have a big impact: insulating your outlets.

CALLER:  Has a thickness question about outsulation before installing stucco.

Romey has another suggestion for outsulation better than stucco called Enduramax High Performance Wall System

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Rosie taken to task on the term 'negative pressure'.  

Romey compares Enduramax to Stucco.

Previous caller also wants to know thoughts about using an evap cooler to ventilate the attic.

CALLER:  Wants to reduce the temperature thermostat on his water heater and should he drain it.

CALLER:  Has an 8 year old house, R30-38 insulation in the house.  Garage not insulated.  Does it pay to have it redone?

CALLER:  Does it make sense to insert foam around windows in rooms not being used.

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CALLER:  When redoing insulation, do you take the old out first.  

CALLER:  Has an 1940 adobe home and wants to install 5 inch baseboards.  Should you nail or nail and glue the baseboards on the adobe walls.