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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20 Home Renovations That Instantly Add Value to Your Home

These home renovations are so worth the upfront expense.

How to Prep Your Roof for the Fall

Don't wait until the first snowfall to get these tasks done! Keep that roof in tip-top shape by running through...

Estimating Software Technology

What? You’re not using geospatial generated estimates? Read this article to find out why you should start.

12 Bad Roof Maintenance Habits to Stop Doing Immediately

A healthy roof is one of the most important parts of your home. These bad roof maintenance habits could cost...

How to Install Aluminum Soffits That are Maintenance-Free

You'll never have to paint the roof overhangs again!

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How to Clean a Chimney

Cleaning tips for a wood-burning fireplace chimney.

How to Fix a Roof Drip Edge

Felt over roof drip edge or drip edge over felt? Get the correct answers here.

Metal Roofing Installation: How to Install Metal Roofing Over Shingles

Metal roofing installation: What to consider when putting a steel roof over asphalt shingles.

How to Roof a House

Our pros show you how to do it right—and save thousands!

Comparing Flat Roof Vents and Turbine Vents

Is one type better than the other?

Long-Lasting Metal Roof Panels

DIY metal roof panels that look great!

How to Shingle a Roof

Pros and cons of two popular roofing methods for a how to shingle a roof project.

How to Frame a Gabled Dormer

A gabled roof looks great from the outside and adds space and light inside.

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How to Remove an Ice Dam From Your Roof

Combat ice dams this winter to prevent water damage in your home.

Installing Chimney Flashing

Leak-proof your chimney using this traditional, time-tested flashing method.

How to Build a Cupola

Decoration, ventilation and a hangout for your rooster!

Prevent Ice Dams

Take action now before the snow starts falling

Add a Rain Diverter

Channel water where you want it to go, without gutters

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How to Get Your Gutters Ready for Fall and Winter

How to Get Your Gutters Ready for Fall and Winter

Reader Project: How to Build a Cupola

Making only a few modifications to The Family Handyman’s How to Build a Cupola project, reader Bruno Bucci built this...

Severe Weather Guide: How to Reinforce Your Roof

When severe weather hits, you're going to want to make sure your roof's in tip top shape. Here are some...

Roofing: How to Install Step Flashing

Why step flashing works and how to install roof flashing against a wall

How to Fix a Noisy Vent Hood Damper

Add-on dampers stop the noise

Prevent Black Streaks on Roof

Why it's there and how to deal with it

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How to Prevent Ice Dams With Deicing Cables

Heat cables are a simple, inexpensive solution to ice dam problems

How to Clean Soffit Vents

The best way to clean soffit vents is with compressed air

How to Work with Scaffolding Safely

How to rent, setup and use scaffolding when you have to work on your roof, siding or chimney.

Roof Flashing Techniques for Outside Corners

Make roof dormers and other outside corners leakproof