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How to Insulate Hot Water Pipes

Tuesday, November 24th, 2015

Insulating Water Pipes

Tips for Insulating Water Pipes by True Value

Insulating your hot water pipes is an inexpensive project that can reduce heat loss, raise water temperature, conserve water and ensure that you won’t have to wait as long for a hot shower in the morning.

That’s the value of heating things up.

First you need to measure your pipes. Starting at the water heater, measure the length of insulation needed to cover all accessible hot water pipes, especially the first three feet of pipe from the water heater.

how-to-insulate-pipesOnce you know how much you need determine which type of material you want to use. Most local True Value hardware stores carry a variety of pipe insulation products.

Ask the True Value Hardwarian if you need help choosing.

Neoprene or polyethylene pipe sleeves are the most commonly used insulation for electric water heaters. For a gas water heater, a fiberglass pipe wrap can be used. If you’ll be using fiberglass insulation make sure to wear gloves and long sleeves.


Wisconsin True Value | How to Seal Your Wood Deck

Monday, July 8th, 2013

Tips for Sealing a Wood Deck by True Value Hardware and Martens Reedsburg True Value Store

Watch this how-to video on properly sealing a wood deck for expert advice from your local True Value Hardware Store.

How to properly seal a wood deck

How to seal your wood deck for summer by True Value Hardware

While you can’t completely prevent your deck’s exposure to the elements, sealing your deck will help sustain it’s finish, while saving you time and money.

Deck Sealing Supplies available at Martens Reedsburg True Value Online Store (Free shipping to store location)

What you’ll need is a deck stripper, deck brightener and deck cleaner, a stiff brush or broom, an electric pressure washer, an orbital sander (for larger areas rent a deck sander), a hammer and nails, replacement wood if necessary, work gloves, safety glasses, and a sunny weather forecast of at least 24 hours. (more…)

True Value Garden Center & Greenhouse Open

Wednesday, May 29th, 2013

The Reedsburg True Value Garden Center and Greenhouse are now open for the summer gardening season!

Stop in to check out our seasonal specials on everything you need to care for your lawn, plant your vegetable garden or flower bed, and spruce up your deck or patio.


Don’t have time to stop in? Shop our online Lawn and Garden Center and have your garden supplies and tools shipped right to our Martens True Value Store for FREE! (some equipment or heavier items may incur a freight charge)

Annuals, Perennials, Shrubs, Trees and other nursery plants are available at our Reedsburg True Value Greenhouse and are not available online.

For expert advice for planting your backyard vegetable or flower garden, pruning your trees and shrubs or other gardening advice see our True Value Hardware store videos on our Lawn and Garden Blog Pages.

Lawn and Garden Maintenance: Tools You Need

Wednesday, May 1st, 2013

wisconsin-true-value-lawn-mowerEssential Tools For Easy Lawn and Garden Maintenance

Whether you have a big or small lawn, a garden area or a wide array of shrubs and flowers, there are essential tools that you need that will allow you to keep the area looking its best. Here are some essential tools you should have on hand:


A rake is a basic tool that just about anyone with any yard area around their home will have on hand. It is especially critical if you live in an area where trees and bushes flower or shed their leaves. In the Fall, your rake is likely to get a big workout, so make sure you keep it clean and maintained.


If you have any amount of lawn or grass around your home, having a mower is important for keeping that area trimmed and beautiful looking. There are mowers available in many sizes, and for many types of lawn and ground. If you have a small amount of lawn around your home, then a small mower that is just for lawns would work fine. If you plan on mowing an area that has a lot of weeds or is on uneven ground, then you might go for a mower that is more powerful and has larger wheels for better traction and stability. (more…)

Lighting and Decor for Your Backyard Retreat

Wednesday, April 24th, 2013

true-value-wisconsin-outdoor-lightingLandscape & Outdoor Lighting at Reedsburg True Value Hardware

Whether you use them to feature your outdoor decorations, provide safety for guests, or add security – landscape lighting from True Value provides versatile home improvement solutions.

Landscape lighting has many benefits, including increased visibility and safety, enhanced décor, and an opportunity to enjoy your outdoor living space into the evening. Accentuate your lawn and gardens, day or night, with our landscape lighting products that can match many themes while beautifying your home’s exterior. (more…)

How to Create Your Backyard Retreat

Friday, April 19th, 2013

How To Create a Backyard Retreat: Elements You Need to Design a Stylish Area for Entertaining this Summer.

Add Style and Comfort to Your Backyard Retreat at Reedsburg True Value Hardware Super Store and Home Center.

All the outdoor patio furniture  and decorative accessories you need are easily right at your fingertips. Whether you’re looking for the perfect garden bench, an outdoor patio table, or an outdoor patio umbrella, we’ve got you covered with your entire outdoor decor.

Shop our large selection of outdoor collections and find design ideas for any size backyard or deck online or stop in to Martens True Value Hardware Super Store in Reedsburg to see our great selection.

true-value-wisconsin-backyard-retreat-5Gazebo, Steel Frame, 10 x 10-Ft.
SUNJOY INDUSTRIES  |   model # L-GZ105PST-4F  |   item # 162454

SALE $199.00  Shop Online Store price. In-store price/availability may vary.

This gazebo has a rugged, long-lasting steel frame that will provide years of enjoyment. The double roof design allows sufficient air circulation.

Rust resistant, powder coated steel frame
Double roof construction
Stylish design
Dimensions: 118.1″x118.1″x106.3″ (more…)

Warm Up Your Backyard this Fall with an Outdoor Fireplace

Wednesday, September 5th, 2012

wisconsin-true-value-hardware-outdoor-fireplacesWarm Up Your Backyard This Autumn With a Custom Installed Outdoor Fireplace, Fire Pit, or Fire Bowl!

By Binh T. Le

There is nothing like spending a peaceful evening out on the patio with your family and friends. But even the most beautiful nights can have a chill. Don’t let the temperature drive you away – take back your backyard with an outdoor fireplace!

Outdoor fireplaces are really popular, and there are thousands of different ones available to suit your needs. The easiest way to view all the options available to you is to browse all your favorite online retailers, but your local home improvement store may also have them in stock for you to view in real life. See our True Value Outdoor Fireplace Selection.

An outdoor fireplace exists to match or complement any Décor. Metal and masonry are the most common materials because they are very effective at containing the heat and directing it safely where you want it. (more…)