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Part 1: An Interview With Roger German (The Basement Guy!)

by The Handyguys

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The Handyguys complete their basement finishing series with an interview of a basement refinishing expert Roger German.

Part 1 of 2 of Roger German’s interview, Part 5 of the basement finishing series.

Brian and Paul are fortunate for the opportunity to interview an author and basement finishing expert. Roger German is the author of Remodeling a Basement from the Taunton Press “Build Like a Pro” series of books. Due to the length of this interview, it will be split up into two parts.
basement book picturePicture from book cover

In part 1 of the interview, Roger discusses the following:

  • How Roger got started with his book
  • To DIY or not to DIY
  • Mistakes seen
  • You can do it cheap, do it fast, do it high quality – Pick two
  • Some code issues
  • HVAC, heating, venting, cooling options
  • Steel vs wood studs
  • Water mitigation

We wrap up the show talking about insulation, R values, vapor barriers, and mold prevention, etc. Thanks for listening. Buy the book or shop in our store to support the Handyguys Podcast. Next week will be part two of the interview.

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