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Keep each area of your house interesting and unique by choosing the right materials, theme and aesthetic.

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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 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...


What to Know About Skylight Replacement

Skylights remain popular features in homes. But they require some maintenance. This guide will help you sort out if you...


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8 Signs You Should Get a Roof Inspection

Here are some of the warning signs it might be time to take a closer look at the roof over...

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How to Install Metal Roofing

Learn how to get roofing layers right with these metal roofing tips.


How to Roof a House

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

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25 Hints for Fixing Roof and Gutter Issues

A solid, leak-free roof with good gutters defends your home against the elements. Arm yourself with the knowledge to understand...


How to Cut Metal Roofing

Metal roofing is great for longevity, looks stylish and withstands the elements. Like any material, working with metal roofing requires...


15 Silent Signs That Your Roof is Failing

Make your roof last longer (and save yourself a ton of cash) by paying attention to these 15 indicators of...


Should I Replace My Roof? Here Are 21 Things to Consider

Knowing what to look for is the first step in determining whether it's time to replace your roof.

Roofing Material Options: What’s New in Residential Roofing Materials

Your home's roof isn't just functional, it also adds style. From shingles and tiles to solar panels and green materials,...


Which Exterior Renovation Adds the Most Value to a House?

Not all exterior renovation projects are created equal. These are the ones that add the most value at resale.


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10 Things Your Roofer Wants You To Know

There's more to roofing than knowing how to handle shingles and a nail gun. Homeowners: Get key insight here, direct...


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Metal Roofs vs. Asphalt Shingles: What Are The Differences?

Metal and asphalt shingles are two of the most popular residential roof materials. Consider their differences so you can make...


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How to Use and When to Replace Roof Tarps

Roof tarps are only temporary solutions, so make sure you install them properly and don't leave them on past their...

14 Expenses New Homeowners Waste Money On

It's easy for new homeowners to spend money on things they shouldn't. Make sure you steer clear of these unnecessary...


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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...


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...


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...


Should I Pressure Wash My Roof?

Pressure washing a dirty surface can be satisfying to watch, but that doesn't mean it's good for your roof.


How to Install Aluminum Soffits That are Maintenance-Free

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


6 Home Problems Inspectors Hate to See and How to Fix Them

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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Parts of Your Home Prone to the Most Winter Weather Damage

Knowing where your home is most vulnerable and taking precautions can save you thousands of dollars in repairs next spring.


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What Are Ice Dams?

Winter brings one of your home’s worst enemies — ice dams. Here's how to keep them from forming and damaging...


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How To Prevent Ice Dams

Take action before the first snow to keep your roof in good condition.


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7 Best Roof Rakes of 2022

Excessive roof snow can become dangerously heavy and lead to destructive ice dams. Remove some of that snow with a...


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Winterize Your Gutters Now to Avoid Regret Down the Road

Now's the time to prepare your gutters for the winter. We'll show you our favorite (and easiest!) way to clean...


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Roof Maintenance Tips to Help Homeowners Prep for Winter

When it comes to winterizing your home, forgetting to prepare your roof for cold winter weather can be a costly...