House and Components

A house is much more than just a collection of rooms. Here’s everything that goes into making your house a home.

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9 Uses for Gutters that Aren’t on the Roof

Don't put those old gutters in the trash heap just yet! There are many clever and creative ways to recycle and repurpose gutters. Here are our favorite unconventional ways to use gutters.

Rain barrel diverters protect your foundation from overflows

This simple valve on a rain barrel downspout diverter keeps your house protected.


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Your Guide to Winterizing Everything

From cars, boats and lawn mowers to pools, gutters and grills. Here's how to winterize everything around your home.


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How to Install and Replace Gutters

Learn how to install strong, sleek-looking gutters.


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The Best Gutter Guards for Your Home

Which type will work best for your house?

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How to Build an Under-Deck Roof

Inexpensive roof panels keep it dry down below


How to Fix Overflowing Gutters

An add-on splash guard prevent gutter overflows.

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How to Get Your Gutters Ready for Fall and Winter

How to Get Your Gutters Ready for Fall and Winter


Whitewashing Stucco

Don't put up with dingy stucco exterior walls


How to Fix Gutters

Repair those leaky or sagging gutters


Deck: How to Build a Deck Planter

Assemble and mount this simple planter in less than an hour

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How to Quiet Gutters and Downspouts

Use this rope trick to silence the drips.