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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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    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...


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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...


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    How to Install Metal Roofing

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


    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...


    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...


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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.


    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.


    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?

    The icicles hanging from your eaves and gutters last year may be a faint memory now. But winter is coming,...


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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 2020

    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...


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    Do Light Colored Shingles Last Longer?

    Opinion is mixed about color affecting shingle longevity, but unanimous about the importance of good ventilation under the shingles.


    How to Fix a Roof Drip Edge

    Felt over roof drip edge or drip edge over felt? Get the correct answers here.


    Metal Roofing Installation: How to Install Metal Roofing Over Shingles

    Metal roofing installation: What to consider when putting a steel roof over asphalt shingles.


    Comparing Flat Roof Vents and Turbine Vents

    Is one type better than the other?