Ideas & advice: Home show returns to Myrtle Beach this weekend

MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WBTW) – The 36th annual Myrtle Beach home show will be this Friday through Sunday at the Myrtle Beach Convention Center. To preview the show, Rob Clemons, President of the Horry Georgetown Homebuilders Association, joined News13 NOW at 9 a.m. on Thursday.

Clemons explained what people should expect from the show – from more than 200 exhibitors, to workshops and “meet the pros” opportunities. There will even be some culinary demonstrations and a silent auction hosted by the Coastal Animal Rescue.

“We knew it was Valentine’s Day weekend, so we wanted to kick off with some really fun stuff,” Clemons said when asked about some of the food and wine that will be part of the home show. “There’s going to be a wine tasting. They’re calling it ‘Wine For Love.’ We have some food events about cooking and making some things you haven’t seen before. So workshops are always fun, but this year we threw a little Valentine’s twist on it.”

Watch the video to learn more about the home show. Also find details at

Also, joining News13 NOW on Thursday was Scott Dehollander with Window World. His business is one of many that will be at the home show. Skip to the 3-min. mark of the video to watch Dehollander share insights on what to consider when buying new windows and how to know if you may need new windows. Those tips include the following:

Considerations for New Windows

·         Types of windows

·         Energy efficiency

·         Strength (hurricanes)

·         Warranty

·         Financing

·         Codes

Indications You May Need New Windows

·         Seal failure / Cloudy glass

·         Air leaks

·         Rotten wood

·         Simple age / single panes


Another home show exhibitor, Martin Pettigrew with Monarch Roofing, also joined New13 NOW. His tips on what to consider when repairing or replacing a roof can be found at around the 6-min. mark of the interview. Pettigrew recommends any roof older than 18 years old get replaced. Other signs it may be time for a new roof may be obvious or only apparent with a closer look:

Indication You May Need a New Roof

·         Leak in attic

·         Stains, mold or mildew on ceilings or interior walls

·         Missing, cracked or curled shingles

·         Dark areas on roof

·         Excessive energy costs

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