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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34 Silent Signs That Your House is Failing

Your house can't talk, but it can give you hints of failure, if you pay attention. Learn what your house is trying to tell you with these silent signs.

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.


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How to Clean a Chimney

Cleaning tips for a wood-burning fireplace chimney.


What is a Chimney Pot?

Although the top of the chimney isn't often on your mind as you sit in front of a fire, you...

Installing Chimney Flashing

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