Lou Manfredini and 3MTM TEKK ProtectionTM Brand Offer Top Five Tips for Fall Do-It-Yourself Projects

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Save Money, Energy and Add Fall Flair With Smart Preparation and Tips from the Experts


ST. PAUL, Minn., September 13, 2012 – Active summer months can play havoc on your home, whether you’ve been playing host for the neighborhood kids or simply spending more time enjoying warm summer days. With cooler temperatures on the horizon, it’s the perfect time to tackle a few do-it yourself projects around the house and to save some money along the way.

Home improvement expert Lou Manfredini offers tips on affordable improvements that make a big difference in your home, and how to safely tackle all your fall projects so you can enjoy them for years to come.

“Smart preparation can make all the difference when you’re taking on projects around the house,” said Manfredini, host of HouseSmarts TV and home improvement contributor on NBC’s The Today Show. “Whether you’re adding insulation to help reduce heating bills or restoring tired floors or furniture, it’s important to protect yourself with the proper safety gear.”

Manfredini provides these tips for DIYers to help safely prepare for the months ahead.

Save money, save energy

There are many ways to improve the comfort and energy efficiency of your home, but one of the best ways is to add insulation to your attic. Your attic is like a hat on your head; warm air will rise and exit right out of the vents … air that you paid to heat.

Adding insulation can make a big difference in your heating bills, just make sure you take the proper safety precautions when installing it in your home. Wear long pants and a long sleeved shirt, eye protection and a respirator, like the like 3M™ TEKK Protection™ Sanding and Fiberglass Valved Respirator. This particular respirator features 3M™ Cool Flow™ Valve technology for heat reduction and easier breathing and will help protect your lungs from insulation fibers which may escape into the air.