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April 2017
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Knowing Your Home: Masonry Basics

April 6 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
1st Choice Roofing, 11309 Franklin Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44102 United States
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LakewoodAlive is partnering with 1st Choice Roofing Company, Cleveland, Ohio, Cleveland, Ohio and Nehls Masonry L.L.C to provide a basic understanding of masonry maintenance and repairs. Participants will have an opportunity learn the basics of tuckpointing, pointing and repointing your masonry bricks and block in foundations and chimneys. Frank of Nehls Masonry has been in the business for a long time and has seen it all. He is prepared to provide hands-on demonstrations as well as helpful tips and tricks…

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Knowing Your Home: Front Yard Curb Appeal

April 8 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Lakewood Public Library, 15425 Detroit Avenue
Lakewood, OH 44107 United States
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Join Lakewood Alive at the Lakewood Public Library for a presentation by Bob Rensel on creating a beautiful front yard landscape that complements your house and is easy to maintain. Bob is a retired horticulturist from the Cleveland Botanical Garden and will talk about selecting the right plants for your yard and how to arrange and care for them. We'll also address what to do with unhappy and overgrown plants, how to fertilize and when to prune. Well designed and…

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Knowing Your Home: Garage Repair & Replacement

April 22 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Cleveland Lumber Company, 9410 Madison Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44102 United States
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Join LakewoodAlive Cleveland Lumber Company and the Great Garage Company for a workshop specifically designed for aging Lakewood garages. Reserve your free spot here Our host will be focusing on: - general garage repairs like foundation rot, issues related to dirt floors and no foundation, doors, roofs and carpentry issues - Leaning garages and what can be done - Replacement- what to expect when going through the process - Garage kits - Working with contractors and architects to get what…

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May 2017
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Knowing Your Home: Historic Roofing Material Maintenance

May 18 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
1st Choice Roofing, 11309 Franklin Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44102 United States
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Join LakewoodAlive and 1st Choice Roofing Company, Cleveland, Ohio for a workshop that will highlight various historic roofing materials like slate, clay tile, cement, metal and wooden shingles. These historic materials have been on our homes since they were built, roughly 80-100 years ago. They are strong and long lasting materials that like most things, need attention. This presentation will focus on best practices of maintenance, repair and in some cases replacement. Our presenters will highlight the strengths and weaknesses…

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Knowing Your Home: How to Contract a Repair

May 25 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Lakewood Public Library, Madison Branch, 13229 Madison Avenue
Lakewood, OH 44107 United States
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This workshop will focus on the process of working with a home repair/improvement contractor. We will start with the basics of understanding your repair and then work our way through the process of getting estimates, scheduling the job and then making sure the repair has been completed in a workmanlike manner ensuring a well done job. The goal of this presentation is to help remove the guess work from the daunting task of home repair and improvement projects, getting the…

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June 2017
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Knowing Your Home: Windows 101

June 15 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Nicholson House, 13335 Detroit Avenue
Lakewood, 44107 United States
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Join LakewoodAlive and our presenter, Fred Cortright for an informative workshop about windows. We will help answer the age old question, "How do I make my windows stop leaking?!?" Our presentation will focus on repair and replacement of windows with a major focus on wooden windows. There is a lot of confusing information out there right now about windows. Every three minutes there is a commercial on the radio or television telling us that we need to rip out our…

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