Keep your roof in top shape with these projects and tips that show you how install and repair shingles, improve ventilation and control water flow from your roof.
How to Fix Gutters
Seal leaky gutters and straighten sagging and bulging gutters. We'll show you how to restore good drainage and your self esteem at the same time.
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Roof Repair: How to Find and Fix Roof Leaks
We show you how to track down and fix the most common types of roof leaks. Most leaks take only minutes to repair.
How to Clean a Chimney
Regular cleaning with a shop vac and standard chimney cleaning tools will prevent dangerous creosote fires. Here's what you need to know before you get started.
How to Install Asphalt Shingles Properly
Get a fast overview of how to install an asphalt shingle roof. Clear, cutaway photos show the basics of underlayment, where and how to snap layout lines, and how to get started.
When to Clean a Chimney Flue
There's no one-size-fits-all rule for how often to clean your chimney flue. But in this article, we'll explain how to check your chimney to know when it's time for cleaning. Having a clean chimney can eliminate chimney fires.
Making a Skylight Leakproof
For a leakproof skylight use a special flashing kit and installation techniques we show here.
How to Prevent Ice Dams With Deicing Cables
Heat cables are a good solution to ice dam problems. They are inexpensive and easy to install if you have an outside outlet nearby. Photo Courtesy Of Easy Heat Inc.
Do Light Colored Shingles Last Longer?
Light shingle colors have been shown to lower attic temperatures, but whether this means light shingles will last longer than dark shingles is more problematic.
Roof Removal: How To Tear Off Roof Shingles
Tear off shingle roofing, step-by-step, including safety tips, how to work quickly and efficiently, roofing disposal, and closing up the roof before rain.