Roofs

Keep your home dry and keep its shape sturdy by understanding everything you need to know about roofing installation and repairs.

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What To Know About Solar Roof Shingles

Perfect for some, but not so much for others. Learn whether solar roof shingles may be a good fit for your home.

What You Should Know About Roof Dryer Vents

What's the best way to get rid of warm, moist air from your dryer? A roof dryer vent is worth...


How To Replace Damaged Shingles

If you have a shingled roof, you know high winds and flying debris can damage the shingles. Luckily, it's a...


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How Does the Solar Panel Tax Credit Work?

The new incentive program makes solar energy more affordable than ever for property owners. Here's how to take advantage of...


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5 Tips for Protecting Your Roof During Extreme Summer Heat

As heat records shatter, it's important to pay attention to the part of the house that protects you from the...

GAF Timberline Solar Energy Shingles Recalled Due to Fire Hazard

The affected shingles have been installed as part of larger home solar systems, so reach out to your contractor!


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What Type of Roof Does Your Home Have?

Do you know? The number of types of residential roofs, from simple and to ultra-complex, may surprise you.


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How To Clean Moss Off the Roof

I had moss and lichen growing on my roof, so I got rid of it before it caused any damage....


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Which Parts of Your Home Are Most Susceptible to Winter Storm Damage?

Winter weather can take a heavy toll on your home, so it's best to be prepared.


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How Much Does a Roof Replacement Cost?

Roofs are meant to last, so you might never have to replace yours. If you do, you'll probably need a...

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What Is a Gable Roof?

If this question is "peaking" your interest, read this guide on what they are, how they work and some popular...


Protect Your Roof—And Your Back—This Winter With a Snow Joe Roof Rake

Prevent time-consuming and costly roof damage this winter with the extendable Snow Joe Roof Rake.


If You See a ‘Tooth’ on Your Hammer, This Is What It’s For

Ever come across this type of hammer and wonder what it's for? Here's the scoop.


Flat Roof Repair and Maintenance

Without a significant slope, a flat roof is more vulnerable to water damage. A waterproof membrane prevents leaks but needs...


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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A Full Guide to Metal Roof Installation

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


A Full Guide to DIY Roof Installation

If you live in your house long enough, you'll eventually have to replace the roof. Here's how to do it...


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25 Ways to Fix Gutter Leaks and Other Roofing Issues

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


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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 You Have a Damaged Roof

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.

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12 Roof Repair Tips: Find and Fix a Leaking Roof

You can stop leaks yourself-no experience necessary. We show you how to track down and fix the most common types...


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,...


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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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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...


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...