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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.

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.


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...


Marvin Windows Gives All Employees A Paid Week Off

One of the biggest window manufacturers in the country is shutting down operations for a week to give its employees...


Family Handyman Approved: Zircon HD900 MultiScanner

An easy-to-use stud finder and scanner, ideal for all levels of DIYer.

Pros and Cons of the Most Commonly Used Types of Residential Insulation

There are a wide variety of insulation types used in the construction industry. Learn the pros and cons of each...


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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Family Handyman Approved: Genie Wall Mount Garage Door Opener

This wall-mounted garage door opener provides great functionality without sacrificing style.


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What to Consider When Installing Glass Garage Doors

A glass garage door isn't just for garages — it also lets you open your living space to the outdoor...


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Pros and Cons of Attic Insulation Types

What’s the best attic insulation? That depends on your definition of “best”. An expert home inspector goes through which attic...


Save Money With Home Energy Audit

Find out where you're losing energy—and what you can do to stop it

The Pros and Cons to Renovating an Old House

The pros and cons of renovating an old house


10 Hazards You Haven’t Thought of at Home

Learn more about the hazards you haven't thought of at home


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20 Home Renovations That Instantly Increase Your Home Value

These are the top renovations that increase home value. Some are easy and inexpensive updates that you can do over...


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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...


10 Home Projects You Should Always Hire a Pro For

For all but the most advanced DIYers, there are some home improvement projects that just aren't worth the money, time...

Rain barrel diverters protect your foundation from overflows

This simple valve on a rain barrel downspout diverter keeps your house protected.


IBSx Award Winners Highlight Modern Home Building Innovations

Game-changing home building products were front and center at the 2021 IBSx.


3 Tips for Spray Foam Contractors

Check out these essential tips for spray foam technicians.


Estimating Software Technology

What? You’re not using geospatial generated estimates? Read this article to find out why you should start.


Trim Carpentry Tips

Trimming is detailed work that requires patience, skill and just a little bit of a perfectionism. Here are some great...


Push Sticks Prevent Impalement

You can prevent injuries (and potential impalement) when using a table saw by building a small push stick. Learn how...


Electrical Wire and Cable Basics

Everything you wanted to know about electrical wires and cables.


Toolipedia: Tile Nipper

Everything you wanted to know about Tile Nippers

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Toolipedia: Vinyl Siding Removal Tool

Toolipedia: Everything you wanted to know about vinyl siding removal tools.


Five Essential Hand Tools For Trim Carpenters (VIDEO)

Find out which five hand tools you will need while, if you want to be a trim carpenter.


Toolipedia: Notched Trowel

Toolipedia: Everything you wanted to know about notched trowels


Toolipedia: Tile Cutter

Toolipedia: Everything you wanted to know about manual tile cutters


Trailer Safety Checklist and Tips You Need to Know

Hauling trailers can be dangerous, but for many people in the trades it is a daily necessity. Get a trailer...


Zip Ties In A Panel

Can zip ties/cable ties be used inside a electrical panel?  Find out the answer from an electrical inspector.