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.
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...
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.
What Animal May Be Living in My Chimney (And How Do I Get Rid of It)?
If noises from your chimney have you wondering what's going on in there, you could have unwelcome animals that need...
Fireplace Cleaning: When to Clean a Chimney Flue
How often to remove creosote to prevent chimney fires and do a fireplace cleaning.
How to Get Rid of Woodpeckers: Woodpecker Deterrents
While woodpeckers are easy on the eyes and favorites of birdwatchers, you really don't want them around your home. Woodpeckers...
How to Use a Charcoal Chimney
No need for chemicals such as lighter fluid, start your grill with a charcoal chimney instead. Here's how to use...
Installing Chimney Flashing
Leak-proof your chimney using this traditional, time-tested flashing method.