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Looking to increase your home value or cap off a major remodel? Learning how to roof is a good place to start.

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5 Best Ways to Unclog A Drain Without Chemicals

Need to clear up a clog but don't want to mess with any chemicals? Here's how.

The Best Way to Clean Gutters

Doing your annual gutter cleaning? Here's the best way to do it—from prep work to gunk and debris removal.


How to Install Metal Roofing

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


How to Install Aluminum Soffits That are Maintenance-Free

You'll never have to paint the roof overhangs again!


How to Clean a Chimney

Cleaning tips for a wood-burning fireplace chimney.

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The Eleven Percent: Meet Becca Haggard, Roofing Contractor

A reader told us about a fantastic roofer who's "changing the entire landscape" in Kentucky. Learn how @AGirlOnTheRoof got into...


How to Build a Portable Sauna

DIY a portable sauna? No sweat.

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Stay Shady with This Family Handyman Approved Sun Shirt

Have some fun in the sun wearing this Family Handyman Approved work shirt with built-in UV protection.


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.


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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...


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Family Handyman Approved: Hart Brushless Reciprocating Saw

This reciprocating saw from Hart Tools is a powerful, all-in-one cutting tool with a brushless motor that DIYers will love.

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A Full Guide to Metal Roof Installation

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


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A Full Guide to DIY Roof Installation

Our pros show you how to do it right—and save thousands!


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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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...


10 Home Renovations That Affect Insurance Rates

Some home improvement projects like a new roof or storm-proof windows will help lower your insurance costs, but others can...


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How to Install 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...


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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...


9 DIY Projects to Avoid When Humidity is High

Heat and humidity can not only wreak havoc on you physically, it can also be disastrous when it comes to...


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...


Estimating Software Technology

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

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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...


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A Full Guide to Maintenance-Free Aluminum Soffit Installation

You'll never have to paint the roof overhangs again!


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How to Clean a Chimney

Cleaning tips for a wood-burning fireplace chimney.


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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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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.


Making a Skylight Leakproof

Use special flashing and these five steps