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    Pros and Cons of Aluminum Siding

    Aluminum siding had its heyday in the mid-1900s and may look retro today. However, there are still good reasons for choosing it for your home.

    Why Do Some New England Homes Have a ‘Witch Window’?

    Here's the story behind this unusual home feature.


    This Family Handyman Approved Cordless Vacuum Is a Must-Have for Parents and Pet Owners

    You know how annoying it is to drag out your full-sized vacuum to deal with every little a sprig of...


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    What’s a Bladeless Ceiling Fan and Does It Really Work?

    Ever hear of a bladeless ceiling fan?  Neither had I.  So we tried one out, and I have to say...


    If You See Window Bars with a Potbelly, This Is What It’s For

    The window bars are for security — and the bump serves a purpose, too. Here's what we discovered.

    3 Unique Staircase Features You’ll Find in Historic Homes

    There's no denying the beauty of historic architecture.


    Try This Hack for Building an Inexpensive Glass Panel Door

    Make a glass panel door yourself without breaking the bank.

    What to Know About Polyaspartic Garage Floor Coating

    This floor coating is a durable, versatile option that will make your garage the envy of your neighborhood.


    How to Add a Covered Entryway to Your Home

    Take your home's basic facade to the next level. Add a roof over the entryway.


    What To Know About Fiber Cement Siding

    Fiber cement siding has emerged as a powerhouse in the residential siding market. Why is it so popular, and should...


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    This Amazing Family Handyman Approved Log Splitter Is All It’s Cracked Up to Be and More!

    Take a swing at this clever, well-made and easy to use Family Handyman Approved log splitter.

    How To Lock a Door Without Using a Lock

    Security never goes out of style. Here are some ways to guarantee it when your doors don't have locks or...


    How to Paint Aluminum Siding

    If your aluminum siding has developed a chalky residue or is faded, stained or just flat-out the wrong color, don't...


    We Tried This Ryobi Pressure Washer and Our Patio Has Never Looked So Clean

    This all-new Ryobi Electric Pressure Washer will spray away dirt and grime from almost any outdoor surface, and leave your...


    How to Maintain and Repair 7 Common Home Exteriors

    Maintaining your home's exterior is important. Here's how to maintain and repair seven of the most common exterior...


    Homeowner’s Guide to Drywall

    A drywall expert reveals some of his best tips and tricks so you can handle the job like a pro.

    6 Signs You Have a Costly Foundation Slab Leak

    If your home is built on a concrete foundation slab, watch for signs that water may be lurking beneath the...


    14 Brilliant Tips and Tricks for Cleaning, Fixing and Repurposing Gutters

    Whether it's gutter maintenance or giving old ones a new life, you'll definitely want to check out these clever tips.


    This Innovative Brush Makes Cleaning Vinyl Siding a Breeze

    Looking for an eco-friendly way to clean your vinyl siding? Give the American-made Siding Brush a try.


    Guide To Fire Pit Burners

    A fire pit burner is the heart of a gas fire pit, providing the warm glow of natural flame without...


    If Birds Peck at Your Windows and Mirrors, This is What it Means

    Birding experts Kenn and Kimberly Kaufman explain why birds engage in these behaviors, and what you can do to prevent...


    If You See a House with Two Front Doors, This Is What It Means

    You're going to adore the possible explanations.


    What Is a Green Roof?

    Green roofs are sprouting up everywhere, thanks to their aesthetics, sustainability and long-term cost savings. Is a living roof right...


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    Tear Through DIY Projects with the Family Handyman Approved Diablo Demo Demon Saw Blade

    If you're planning on adding a window, knocking down a wall or re-roofing your garage, pick up a Diablo Demo...

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    What To Know About Portable Saunas

    A portable sauna is a convenient, more affordable way to bring the rejuvenating qualities of the sauna experience to your...


    The 8 Best Gas Fire Pit Tables

    Gas fire pit tables enhance your outdoor living space while taking the chill off cool summer dining or brisk fall...


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    Give Your Bathroom a New Look with Family Handyman Approved Aura Bath & Spa Paint

    Remodels can be costly and become drawn out. But if you're looking for a quick way to breath new life...


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    This Family Handyman Approved Paint Brush Makes Cutting in Easy

    Looking for a sleek paint brush that can be used with any paint or stain?  Look no further than the...


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    The Best Outdoor Gas Fire Pits for Your Backyard

    An outdoor gas fire pit makes it possible to gather friends and family outdoors, even on chilly nights, all without...


    The 6 Best Wipe-On Wood Finishes

    The ease of application and breathtaking results make wipe-on wood finishes beloved by pro and beginner woodworkers alike. These are...