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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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      Spray Foam Insulation 

      There is no better performing insulation than closed cell spray foam. Find out why.

      13 Cool Power Tools and Accessories That Will Make Your Job Easier

      These innovative power tools are so worth adding to your jobsite collection.

      Here’s Why Spray Foam Can Regulate Your House Temperature

      If you’re looking to keep the house at a comfortable temperature, it may be time to consider spray foam insulation....

      Flattening Rough-Sawn Wood

      Woodworkers all have their own system for flattening wood, some of which are pretty complex. This is one simple...

      How to Build a Retaining Wall

      The simplest, cheapest, back-friendliest retaining wall in history.

      How to Hang Drywall: Pro Tips for Cutting and Installing

      A good framing crew makes drywall hangers whistle while they work. Follow these great hanging suggestions, and you can make...

      The Difference Between Open-Cell and Closed-Cell Spray Foam

      Not sure which spray foam is the right fit? This should help!

      Kids Room Ideas That’ll Give You Instant Inspiration!

      Before your kiddo takes over decorating their room and adorns their walls with the latest posters from Teen Beat magazine...

      5 Tips for Cleaning and Maintaining Your Plumbing Snake

      Consistent maintenance of your drain-cleaning equipment reduces effort on site and prolongs its useful lifespan.

      Why Choose Mineral Wool Insulation?

      Mineral wool has some real advantages over the alternatives. If you have an insulation job coming up, we strongly recommend...

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      12 Exterior Home Trends You Can Forget About

      See what's going on in exterior home trends so you can create more curb appeal for your home.

      Everything to Know About Spray Foam Insulation Kits

      Closed-cell polyurethane spray foam has some pretty awesome qualities. It has a high R-value. It’s resistant to water, mold and...

      Tips for Tighter Miters and Better Coped Joints

      New to construction? Want to brush up on your trim techniques? Check out this story.

      12 Tips for Bending Metal with a Bending Brake

      A metal brake is the tool for bending custom metal flashing and decorative trim. Every siding contractor and most roofers...

      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...

      Best Practices for Trim Removal

      There’s an art to removing trim. Learn how to salvage the trim you want, while keeping the collateral damage to...

      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.

      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...

      15 Weird Objects Our Readers Found Lurking Behind Their Walls

      From old newsprint to weapons to mummified animals, we asked our readers to show us treasures they found behind the...

      This Spray Foam Will Fix Any of Your Concrete Problems

      Renovations for concrete can cost what feels like a mini fortune. But this foam material can fix those concrete problems...

      How to Paint a Room

      Read on as we walk you through all the steps, from choosing the paint to cleaning up when you're done.

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      What to Know About Coping Trim

      Here's a quick little rundown on what to know about coping trim for inside corners.

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      12 Charming Door Knockers That Add Curb Appeal

      Door knockers are an easy way to spruce up your entryway and give your guests a classic way to announce...

      Cutting and Installing Plastic Trim

      Learn the secrets of successful PVC trim installation.

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      8 Types of Gas Fireplaces

      Thinking about buying a gas fireplace? We break down the different types and give you the tools to choose the...

      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.

      8 Scary Ways Your Fireplace Could Be Toxic

      A roaring fire can really make wintertime more bearable. But could it be dangerous to your health? Sadly, yes. Here's...