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.

  1. How to Roof a House

    Follow along as we shingle a house from underlayment to ridge cap. The article includes detailed photos, drawings and clearly written instructions for every step of the job.

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  1. Installing Metal Roofing Over Shingles


    Need a new roof? Covering your existing asphalt shingles with metal roofing might be worth the expense. Here are some pros and cons.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

  6. Making a Skylight Leakproof


    For a leakproof skylight use a special flashing kit and installation techniques we show here.

  7. 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.

  8. 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.

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