HRRC’s “hands-on” workshops are available to residents of all communities, regardless of income. Most are held in our Teaching Center at 2520 Noble Road, two blocks north of Monticello in Cleveland Heights.
Workshop attendees pay a modest materials fee: $10 for Cleveland Heights residents and $15 for non-residents. (Scholarships are available to Cleveland Heights residents with low incomes.) Fees may be paid by cash or check.
Reservations are required. To reserve a spot in a workshop, call (216) 381-6100, ext. 16, or email email@example.com. Please include a daytime phone number so that we can contact you to finalize your reservation. First-time participants should also complete the online application for the Project Repair program.
Please let us know about repairs completed through Project Repair by completing a reporting form.
Gift cards for repair workshops can be a great present for new homeowners, home repair enthusiasts, and anyone who, due to life changes, is responsible for the maintenance needs of a home. Print out our order form and send it to HRRC with your payment.
Window Glazing & Glass Replacement
Monday, July 8th, 7 – 9 pm
Instructor: Lenny Goldfarb, Cedar Center Hardware
You’ll learn how to replace deteriorated glazing (the putty that seals the glass to the wood sash), to prepare for exterior painting or to replace a broken window pane.
Screen Repair & Replacement
Monday, July 15th, 7 – 9 pm
Instructor: Andy Gathy, Heights Hardware
You’ll learn how to repair small holes and tears in screening and how to replace an entire screen, whether the frame is wood or metal.
Sash Cord Repair
Monday, July 22nd, 7 – 9 pm
Instructor: Art Engleman, Western Window Service
If your double-hung window no longer goes up and down, the sash cords may be broken. Learn how to replace those ropes, so your window will function once again.
Repairing Wood Siding & Shingles
Monday, July 29th, 7 – 9 pm
Instructor: John Sobotincic, woodworker/handyman
If one of your lap siding boards has a small crack, we’ll show you how to repair it. You’ll also learn how to replace wood siding shingles and boards that are too damaged for repair.
Replacing a Concrete Sidewalk Block
Monday, August 5th, 7 – 9 pm
Instructor: To be determined
If you need to replace a small area of concrete, such as a sidewalk block, come and learn how to build the form, mix the concrete, and finish the surface.
Asphalt Repair & Sealing
Saturday, August 10th, 10 am – noon
Instructor: Tracy Hodge, Homescape
You’ll learn how to use cold patch, crack filler and sealer to repair and seal a drive. (Note: This class will be messy — wear old clothes!)
Snaking Sewers & Sewer Repair Options
Monday, August 19th, 7 – 9 pm
Instructor: Ernie Fisco, AAA Flexible Pipe
Come and learn about your sanitary and storm sewer systems and practice using an electric sewer snake to clear roots and other obstructions from these drain lines. You’ll also learn about alternatives to a complete dig-down if a drain line must be replaced.
Yard Drainage Options
Monday, August 26th, 7 – 9 pm
Instructor: Gil Gotlieb, Airguard Restoration
If you have a “soggy” back yard, come and learn about various options that might remedy your problem: the pros and cons of each, average costs, and whether you can do the work yourself.
Gutter Heating Cables
Tuesday, September 10th, 7 – 9 pm
Instructor: Chris Kamis, Absolute Roofing
If ice builds up along your roof line each winter, electric heating cables may help solve the problem. You’ll learn how these devices operate and how to install them.
Caulking & Weatherization
Monday, September 16th, 10 am – noon
Instructor: Paul Markuz, Kilroy Insulation
Learn how to seal those cracks and gaps that let warm air escape and air enter. We’ll demonstrate strategies for winterizing doors, making windows air-tight, and eliminating hidden heat leaks.
Insulating Your Home
Monday, September 23rd, 7 – 9 pm
Instructor: Paul Markuz, Kilroy Insulation
You’ll learn how to work with various types of insulation and where each is most appropriate, as well as which do-self projects can give you effective results.
Heating System Maintenance
Monday, September 30th, 7 – 9 pm
Instructor: Wesley Walker, BPI, Home Repair Resource Center
Learn what you can do yourself to make your heating system more efficient — and how to tell when it’s time to replace your furnace or boiler.
Check back for future workshops…