Chris Put A Garden On His Roof!!

Did you know you could turn your roof into a garden?

Chris Arrington with Arrington Roofing talks about how the roofing industry has changed in the last few years. The technology has grown to the point where you can put a garden on your rooftop which is exactly what Chris did at his Dallas office.

He turned his roof into a place to entertain, relax, as well as make money because of the solar panels he has next to his garden. It really is amazing how much has changed in the roofing industry and what is possible now.

Want more information about rooftop gardens? Or maybe you just need an experienced and trusted roofer.

Either way you should contact Arrington Roofing here!

Episode 1 of Texas Home Improvement the TV Show!!

Check out episode 1 of Texas Home Improvement! This episode has a series of quick segments on a variety of topics!

Get In Contact With The Experts From Episode 1!!

Topics Covered!

  • Radiant Barriers

    • Jim explains how radiant barrier works and why it’s a great DIY for home owners!

  • Rooftop Gardens!

    • Chris Arrington with Arrington roofing talks about how the technology in the roofing industry has changed dramatically allowing for some pretty exciting options. Including a rooftop garden!

  • Hawthorne Tables

    • Jacky Hawthorne talks about how he started Hawthorne tables and what makes them a unique and beautiful kitchen island option.

  • Cracks In Concrete Driveway

    • Jim answers a question about whether you should be worried about the small cracks in your concrete that show up over time.

  • Stihl Chainsaw Battle

    • We put two Stihl chainsaws up against each other. One electric and one gas. We wanted to see if the electric saw could hang with the gas powered saw.

  • Tankless vs Tank Water Heater

    • Thinking about getting a tankless water heater? Jim explains why he is such a fan of tankless water heaters.

  • DIY Home Remodeling

    • Before you hire a contractor for that major home remodel, check out what Frank Shelton has to say about the benefits of being your own GC.

  • Fixing A Ghosting Door

    • Have a door that closes itself? It might be a ghosting door and there’s an easy fix for that!

  • Design Challenge

    • We challenge Shellie Stewart with Floor and Decor to help us fix a hypothetical design problem that many homeowners face when updating their bathrooms!

  • Is Aluminum Wiring Dangerous?

    • Jim explains why people think that aluminum wiring is dangerous and what you can do to make sure that you don’t have any problems if you have aluminum wiring in your home.

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The "Before" - Stihl Robot Lawn Mower

The “Before” Video

I wanted to create a video to show you what my yard looks like “before” I’ve really seen the benefits of the iMow. I’ve already had the iMow for a couple weeks so it’s already changed my yard a bit but this process is really about how it helps my yard going into next year. There are some pretty big potential benefits that I’m hoping to see so I wanted the before videos to be as honest as possible. No crazy overgrown yard or anything like that.

This journey will take a while but hopefully you’ll stick around and watch! For more information about the iMow contact Plano Power Equipment!

For more information about the Stihl iMow please contact Plano Power Equipment!

I Got A Robot Lawn Mower!!

Stihl iMow

Recently Stihl and Plano Power Equipment came out to my house to install an iMow robot lawn mower in my yard. I will be documenting how the iMow handles the uneven landscape and sandy soil that exists at my house. This is not a paid endorsement they gave me the iMow to test out and I will be sharing my real life experiences with it!
Feel free to reach out to me directly if you have any questions about the iMow or you can reach out to the amazing staff at Plano Power Equipment (972) 423-5220


I have been push mowing my lawn for the last year and a half and it’s meant 2-3 hours a weekend spent sweating out in the yard. I didn’t get a riding lawn mower because the undulation in my yard would mean scalping it or uneven grass.

The installation process with Plano Power Equipment was incredibly smooth and straight forward. They came out to my house, we walked the yard and decided exactly where I wanted the iMow to mow. Once we had that decided they began installing the perimeter. This is done with a cable laying machine that installed the perimeter wire in the ground around my yard as well as two trees. This process took approximately two and a half hours. We hooked up the docking station to a power source and the iMow was ready to start learning my yard. I will be adding new posts as I watch how the iMow handles my yard.

Get more information about the iMow by contacting Plano Power Equipment

These Designer Tables Are Incredible!

When we saw these tables we knew we had to work with Jacky Hawthorne!

Hawthorne Tables Has Created A Generational Piece Of Furniture That Is More Than Just A Table.

Jacky Hawthorne took his years of experience creating aluminum staging and other products and turned that into the base for these beautiful designer tables. Each table is built on a frame that simply put will last your grandchildren a lifetime. On top of these aluminum frames sits a variety of style options to fit your home. Each table can be customized for your specific style. These tables have more versatility than almost anything else on the market because they can be used as an island in your kitchen or used outside on the patio. The wheels are incredibly strong and durable and have a locking system to keep the tables exactly where you want them.

This is not your normal kitchen island. This is a generational piece of furniture that will become the centerpiece of any kitchen or outdoor entertaining area. Get your designer rustic table today by filling out the form below! Jacky will reach out to you personally to create the perfect table for you!

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A Quarter of the Drinking Water In North Texas Might Not Be Safe!

This story is from our sponsors at BP Lonestars website.



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While this might come as a surprise to many of you, we’ve seen the problems with DFW drinking water first hand for over 20 years. We’ve seen all kinds of contaminants in the drinking water across the area. Even the “safe drinking water” has been found to have high levels of contaminants that have been shown to lead to adverse health problems. That’s why we are so passionate about providing safe drinking water to our customers. We believe it is so important to their long term health.


  • reduces headaches

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  • regulates body temperature

  • maintains healthy fluid

  • levels in the body

  • flushes out toxins & waste products

  • increases energy

  • helps with weight loss

  • bathes the cells of the body

  • may help with asthma & allergies

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  • reduces risk of dehydration

  • serves as transport for nutrients

  • helps kidneys

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  • moisturizes air in the lungs

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The Stihl Robot Lawn Mower Is Amazing!!

"I was really excited to follow up with Rodney Behrends about how his iMow robot lawn mower had been working for him. I couldn't have been more impressed!"

I went over to Rodney Behrends house to follow up on a previous video we did showcasing the Stihl iMow robot lawn mower. Rodney is the regional sales manager for Stihl. He had the robot installed so that he could see for himself how the mower worked and if the benefits really did meet with what Stihl was saying about the mower. 

Some of the benefits that are supposed to come along with this mower are.
- Healthier Lawn
- Less Watering Needed
- Fewer Weeds
- Thicker Grass
- Less Time Spent Maintaining Lawn

After a full spring and summer season Rodney was ecstatic to let us know that the iMow has been as good as advertised. You can see for yourself how healthy and strong his yard has become this year. 

The Stihl iMow Retails for $1,299 for the smaller option and $1,999 for the larger mower. 

You can get more information about the iMow at your local Stihl dealer.

DIY Foundation Watering!! SAVE MONEY!!

You Don't Have To Pay Thousands of Dollars To Get A Foundation Watering System! But Having One Can Save You A Ton Of Money!

Jim explains exactly what you need to buy in order to set up the perfect automated foundation watering system for your home. It's not complicated but you need to make sure you know what you're doing and don't over soak or under water your foundation. 

Products Needed
1. Soaker Hoses (as many as you need to go around your house)
2. Watering Timer
3. Water Filter (Screen Filter)
4. 2 "y" Brackets
5. Backflow Preventer
6. Anti Siphon
7. Pressure Regulator

Follow the step by step process Jim lays out and you'll have a system up and running in no time! 

Let Us Know If You Install A Foundation Soaker At Your Home!


Whole Home Water Filtration Under $3/day

Clean Water Doesn't Have To Cost A Fortune! 

Whole home water filtration has so many benefits. No more harsh chemicals in the water, drinking water from any tap, save money each month on not having to purchase drinking water, removes plastic waste. But for most people the cost of a whole home system has made those benefits a pipe dream. Our guys at BP Lone Star have changed all of that. They have a fantastic whole home water filtration system that they can install in your house and it costs as little as $0 Down and $80/month with approved credit. 

Check out some examples of how the system looks installed. They can put the tanks in lots of locations around the house to make sure it doesn't take up too much space. They can even burry it in your yard if you'd like. 

Get More Information by Calling: 214-970-0636

Onduvilla Up Close - PHOTOS!!

Check Out How Onduvilla Looks Up Close!

Up Close Photos Of Onduvilla

People all over the country are seeing the incredible value and performance that comes with this product! We are excited to be a part of helping spread the word about this shingle and even more because Jim got this shingle installed on his own house. We've been working with Onduvilla to showcase examples of new houses that are getting this roof! 

These photos show that Onduvilla doesn't just look good from a distance but it looks great from up close! 

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See More About Onduvilla

If you'd like to get more information about getting Onduvilla installed on your house, send us a message and we will put you in touch with the right roofing company in your area! 

Another War Story From Deavers Engineering

Larry Deavers Sent Over Another Story of A Home Owner That Really Needed To Call Him Before He Started The Project Not Afterwards!!!



    I had a client that called me and he was concerned his ceiling was failing in.  I went to his house and found he had hired a contractor to open an area between the kitchen and the den area.  The contractor had removed some walls and had created an open area of about 18 feet.  The contractor had used a beam that was not sufficient to carry the load and the beam was sagging about 3 inches.  The home was a 2 story house and it had second story load plus load from the attic/ceiling.  The owner would not pay for the work because of the problem.

     The contractor is now taking legal action against home owner because of failure to pay.  The home owner is left with a house that is in a mess and does not know what to do.


       City of Houston requires if you remove load bearing walls you get an engineer to prepare a report.  This regulation by City of Houston is to help home owners not hurt them.

- The home owner listed above has an outstanding bill with contractor of about $35,000.00
- He has a kitchen and den that he has not been able to use for close to a year
- He is now facing legal action by contractor for failure to pay
- If you are a home owner and you are considering this type of remodeling seek a structural engineer.

For the cost of less than $1,000.00 all this could have been avoided

If you are a contractor get an engineer to help when you are doing this type of work. it will save you in the long run!

Contact Deavers Engineering - 713-828-8901


Radiant Barrier Stops Attic Hotspots!!

Radiant Barrier Works!

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Even with decent insulation, the attic entry is always a trouble spot for houses. Cool air in the summer and warm air in the winter makes its way out of the house. This can make your house uncomfortable but it can also cost you a lot of money on your electric bill. Brock Emmons with DFW RBI explains how the right Radiant Barrier product can get rid of this attic hotspot. You can save thousands of dollars a year with Radiant Barrier installed on your house and it will make your house so much more comfortable! 

Brock Emmons - Attic Hotspot Fix!

Onduvilla In Action - PHOTOS!!

Onduvilla Has Become One of the Fastest Growing Shingle Brands in the United States!

Photos Of Onduvilla

People all over the country are seeing the incredible value and performance that comes with this product! We are excited to be a part of helping spread the word about this shingle and even more because Jim got this shingle installed on his own house. We've been working with Onduvilla to showcase examples of new houses that are getting this roof! 

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See More About Onduvilla

If you'd like to get more information about getting Onduvilla installed on your house, send us a message and we will put you in touch with the right roofing company in your area! 

Jim Dutton's Clean Water


Jim is a huge proponent of drinking as much water as you can. He knows the benefits that go along with it as most people do. For years Jim had a Reverse Osmosis system in his home so he and his wife would have clean drinking water right from the tap. But it eventually needed to be replaced. Jim got the guys at BP Lone Star to come out to his house and install a great RO system right under the sink. As he has said on the show, his wife was so excited the next morning to get up and get her first cup of coffee with their new water! 

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But the benefits of a Reverse Osmosis system are much bigger than just a good cup of coffee in the morning. It encourages you to drink more water because it's easily available. It can save you thousands of dollars over the life of the system because of all the water bottles and jugs that you won't have to buy! It's also much easier on our environment because of all the plastic that won't end up in a landfill. 

The Reverse Osmosis system Jim had installed by BP Lone Star starts at $799 depending on what filters you need for your water situation. Right now BP Lone Star is offering a special discount for THI listeners. They will take $100 off the cost of your RO system if you mention Jim Dutton and Texas Home Improvement. 

So if you want clean water at your finger tips, now is the perfect time to give BP Lone Star a call! 214-970-0636

War Story From Deavers Engineering

I Asked Deavers Engineering To Send Me A War Story And What He Sent Truly Highlights The Value An Independent Engineer Can Offer. 

Foundation Story


I had a young man call me and he had a contract with a major builder to build a house in the Rosenberg Area.  He had selected a choice cul-de-sac lot and paid a premium for the lot.  He and his wife were going to watch their dream home being built.  He watched them prepare for the foundation and then finally the day arrived and the foundation was poured.
He went out the next day and the foundation had a crack in the concrete that went all the way across the house from left to right and extended down to ground.  He was very concerned and called me out to give my opinion.  I met him and inspected the crack and determine that the crack was a failure crack and needed to be fixed.
I wrote him a letter telling him the foundation needed to be replaced.  Builder got their engineer to counter my letter saying everything was ok and that I had no idea what I was talking about.
He asked me to meet with their on site people and discuss the issue.
I met with their management and buyer and told them it was a cold joint in the concrete and that the concrete should have 2500 psi concrete for everything to be ok
I said  the only way to prove concrete is ok is to core the concrete.  I told them to get a core company to come out and take 3 cores in the center of the crack and test those cores to see if they are ok.
They did and when the cores were taken they broke in 2 pieces showing no strength

The builder returned the young man his money after about 3 months


If something looks wrong there is a chance it could be wrong.

I charged the man $400.00 which saved the young man thousands of dollars

Contact Deavers Engineering - 713-828-8901


Remodeling Ideas

Need Some Remodeling Ideas?

We couldn't be happier to have DFW Improved on our team. They've got some great ideas for home renovations to get you ready for the fall and holidays! Check out these photos of some amazing projects they've done in the area! 

If these photos don't get you excited about the possibilities that your house holds here are a couple more! If these photos do give you some ideas you need to reach out to DFW Improved! (972) 299-8939

Stihl iMow Robot Law Mower

It's every guys dream! Mowing the lawn WHILE you golf!! 

This lawn mower is one of the most exciting tools that Stihl is coming out with in my opinion. It turns a job that most people don't enjoy and turns it into something you don't even have to think about. Rodney Behrends with Stihl showed me how the mower works. 

Some of my favorite features are.

1. You Set The Schedule: The iMow will mow on a schedule that you set. This allows you to get your lawn mowed whenever is convenient. You can have it mow the lawn during the afternoon or even over night. 

2. It's QUIET!: I was really surprised that the iMow makes as little noise as it does. This quiet motor noise is what makes it possible to mow during the night without worrying about annoying your neighbors. 

3. Professionally Installed: The iMow is installed by a certified Stihl dealer to make sure that it works correctly. This means it's even easier to get a worry free lawn. All you have to do is go purchase the mower and they take care of the rest. 

4. GOLF: In my opinion the time savings alone make the iMow something to seriously consider. Imagine all the time you spend mowing, weeding, taking care of your lawn, is now available for other things you're passionate about. Such as golf! 

Let me know what you think about the iMow!! I will add the follow up videos as we produce them!

Stihl RMA 460 Lawn Mower Review

I Really like This Mower, I Just Needed To See If It Would Work For Me!

First Review Of RMA 460

Follow Up Review

I was impressed with this lawn mower the first time I tried it out. The only issue I ran into was the battery life. So I went back with a second battery and tried it out again. The results were exactly what I was hoping for! I would absolutely recommend this lawn mower for people with a small yard who like to take care of it on the weekends. It's so easy to use and definitely powerful enough to cut the grass. Just make sure you realize that if you are cutting really tall, think grass, you will wear the battery down faster than a maintenance cut every weekend or so. 

In DFW you can pick one up at Plano Power Equipment!

Stihl HS 45 Hedge Trimmer Review

I Didn't Realize How Fun A Hedge Trimmer Could Be! 

I'll be honest, I didn't have much experience with a hedge trimmer until I started these reviews. Having said that I went into it with a completely open mind and little expectations for how it would work. But I can honestly say that this was one of my favorite tools to use. It made trimming the hedges so incredibly easy and fast! It cut really precisely so I didn't feel like I was destroying the bushes. I felt as though I was just giving them a really good hair cut. 

There are a few key points about this trimmer and they are. 
1. It's Really Balanced
2. It's Very Powerful
3. It's So Much FUN!!

Ok so maybe the last one isn't a key point. If you're in the market for a hedge trimmer I can't imagine you'll find a better tool for the job. But please feel free to send me your recommendations!