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      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 or risk to do yourself. Here are 10 home projects most of us should always hire a professional to do.

      Apply Wall Texture Yourself and Save Big Bucks

      Choose an orange peel or knockdown-style texture that you can do yourself with this Homax product.


      Rain barrel diverters protect your foundation from overflows

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


      Add Value to Your Home With These 12 Easy Upgrades

      Outfit your abode with these high-impact, low-budget projects.


      10 Things to Know Before Buying a Garage Door

      A good garage door will last decades, maybe even a lifetime. So it makes sense to spend a little extra...

      How to Paint Your Front Door

      Spruce up your house by painting your front door. It's an easy DIY project.


      IBSx Award Winners Highlight Modern Home Building Innovations

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


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      9 Tool Hacks You’ll Use Time and Time Again

      Tools are usually designed with one task in mind, but many can be used for all sorts of jobs.


      20 Earth Conscious Home Ideas Through the Years

      Have you heard of the Earthship?


      3 Tips for Spray Foam Contractors

      Check out these essential tips for spray foam technicians.


      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...


      10 Most Common Uses for a Pressure Washer

      Got a pressure washer collecting dust in your garage that you're just not sure what to use for? Here are...


      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...


      How to Avoid Window Condensation in Winter

      Window condensation is a nuisance, but worse yet it can cause damage to your window and wood trim finishes, and...


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      10 Best Home Improvement Projects Under $250

      A little can go a long way when it comes to home improvements. For just $250 you can make some...


      Electrical Wire and Cable Basics

      Everything you wanted to know about electrical wires and cables.


      12 Best Home Improvement Projects Under $100

      A little can go a long way when it comes to home improvements. For just $100 you can make some...


      Toolipedia: Vinyl Siding Removal Tool

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


      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,...

      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.


      Here’s Why You Should Use Spray Foam over Fiberglass

      Trying to choose an insulation method? After comparing the two, spray foam is clearly the better option. Here’s why you...


      Toolipedia: Notched Trowel

      Toolipedia: Everything you wanted to know about notched trowels


      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.


      12 Pro Grade Power Tools You Can Buy on Amazon

      Most pros buy their power tools from dedicated hardware stores or other vendors. But, sometimes quality tools are available where...