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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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 you a lot of money.

8 Scary Ways Your Fireplace Could Be Toxic

A roaring fire can really make wintertime more bearable. But could it be dangerous to your health? Sadly, yes. Here's...


6 Home Problems Inspectors Hate to See

Reuben Saltzman, president of Structure Tech in Minnesota, identifies potential home problems and what to do about them.


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How to Clean a Chimney

Cleaning tips for a wood-burning fireplace chimney.


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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.


Chimney Maintenance

Make your chimney last for decades with a few hours of simple maintenance

Here’s How To Avoid Chimney Fires this Winter

Here's How To Avoid Chimney Fires this Winter