Can you believe that fall is right around the corner? Labor Day has come and gone and, for most people, that usually signifies the end of summer and the beginning of fall. That means it’s time to put away the iced tea and get out the hot apple cider.

Check out what’s new in eco-friendly roofing materials, and how they can bring a big return on your investment, from our friends at Classic Metal Roofing. And back for the second straight month is TimberTech with information on low-maintenance decking options. Also be sure to catch up with America’s most popular personal trainer Karel Nunnink, as he gives his unique perspective on old habits and new beginnings.

With the beginning of fall come those beautiful fall leaves—beautiful as long as they are on the trees, that is. Left to pile up on the ground or against a home's foundation or siding, leaves can provide the perfect environment for fungus, mold, mildew, or unwanted critters. We’ve got plenty of ways to help you take care of the problem; check out how in our “Tools for Fall” editorial. Thinking of hiring a contractor? We have just what you need in our do-it-yourself guide to hiring a contractor.

Finally, don’t forget that you can win your way to energy independence by entering our Energy Efficiency Challenge, which features over $9,000 in total prizes. Visit the home page of our website for more information and to enter. And be sure to visit later in the month for an opportunity to transform your garage by entering our Great Garage Makeover Sweepstakes.

Thanks for all the tremendous support, remember if you have a home improvement, decorating, design or gardening question -- you can ask us on the radio show or find the answer online at Remember, no matter the problem, the answer is always On The House! See you in October!

  Morris and James Carey and Rebecca Cole

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Make Your Next Roof Environmentally-Friendly

Homeowners everywhere are taking their roles in protecting our environment seriously. The problem, though, is in determining how to have the greatest impact for your investment – the biggest bang for your buck. How do you find environmentally-sound products for your home which don’t break the budget and instead bring you a return on your investment over time?   Read more…

Here come the fall leaves, so choose a weapon

Ah, those beautiful fall leaves; beautiful as long as they are on the trees, that is. Left to pile up on the ground, leaves can provide the perfect environment for fungus growth, which can attack turf and shrubbery.   Read more…

Need Some Change?

by Karel Nunnink
The hardest thing that any of us have to face is change.

Change is the only thing that is constant and it gets harder to change our ways as we age.

We are addicted to our habits, just look inside any gym and you will see all the women trying to melt all the fat of their thighs. While the guys are trying to build massive chests.   Read more…

Don't call a contractor until you know what you're buying

You've decided to improve a part of your home. And you've decided not to do it yourself. Obviously, you will need to hire someone to do it for you.   Read more…

Enjoying the Outdoor Lifestyle Now and in the Future

A low-maintenance deck is an attractive option for homeowners who plan to stay put

Ten or 15 years ago, many homeowners were looking to “trade up,” often changing houses every few years.  Recently, the trend has reversed: more homeowners are keeping their current addresses and remodeling or building on.   Read more…

Radio Show September Calendar

September 06
On The House will share tips on what makes a hand tool ergonomic, and how to choose the right one to fit you and your project. Also, James, Morris & Rebecca will discect and analyze a recent survey which polled couples living in the same household about their own and their significant other's unused items lying around the house, and the effect it has on relationships.
September 13
The Carey Brothers will unconver 5 tips that any homeowner can do to enhance the look of their home. Rebecca Cole will introduce some new plant varieties for 2009 and a new drip irragation system to water your garden and landscape.
September 20
With Summer coming to a close, On The House brings you the Carey Brothers' Seasonal Maintenance Checklist - Fall edition. To prepare for the fall weather, the fellas will share their "To-Do" list to ensure saftey, longevity, and prevent potential problems around the house.
September 27
On The House will have a special sneek peak of Consumer Reports October issue which features their report on the best vacuums to buy including safety, overall performance, and how to choose the right one.

On The House Events
Keep checking out our website for more features & events throughout September:

Win the 2008 Energy Efficiency Challenge sponsored by Lennox, Eternal, & RE Williams. Win energy efficient prodcts for your home.
Keep an eye out for our new contest, the Great Garage Makeover Sweepstakes, coming to On The House later in the month!

In The Kitchen with Dom DeLuise

Here are some of Dom’s best recipes for you and your family to enjoy over the next month!

Dom's Rib Eye Steak — Steak is Good Any Time of the Year!

Dom's Sweet & Sour Marinade and Sauce — Try this delicious marinade and sauce on chicken or pork kabobs. Add pineapple chunks on the skewers to make it tangy and special.

Italian Tuna Salad — This is a wonderful "make ahead" dish to bring to a pot luck or picnic.

Ruth Buzzi’s Pork Roast — My favorite roast for my favorite time of the year.

Dom's Stuffed Chicken Breasts — One of my Favorites! - A Special Recipe for Labor Day Weekend

Here are some of Rebecca’s best garden tips to get you outdoors all month long!

One Hour Home Makeover — Dream the impossible in one hour, to quickly makeover your home with little fuss and minimal time involved.

How to Pet Proof Your Garden — I love my plants and we all know that our animals do also. Here are some tips to keep your pets out of your plants and garden.

How to Transplant in the Summertime. — Summer is never the best time to move or transplant garden plants. However, sometimes you have no choice but to move your plants during the hot months.

Designing a Home Office — Whether you’re an aspiring novelist, the family bookkeeper or a stay at home CEO, designing a home office isn’t just a matter of turning your extra bedroom into a work area

How to use High-Fashion Lights for a Low-Budget Price — Lighting is the number one most important thing you can do to change the look and feel of your bathroom. And you can do it all on a modest budget.

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