Roofing

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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Should I Replace My Roof? Here’s What to Consider

A roof replacement is an expensive proposition, and you might not need one. Here's how to tell when a less expensive repair will solve your problem.

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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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The Eleven Percent: Meet Ami Feller, Roofing Contractor

Ami Feller discusses why she left corporate America, the challenge of hiring women crews and shingle industry advances she's excited...


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10 Types of the Best Roofing Materials

Looking to upgrade your roof? One of these roofing material options should work for you, your home and your climate.


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How to Build a Portable DIY Sauna

DIY a portable sauna? No sweat.

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Long Sleeve Sun Shirt for Outdoor Protection and Comfort: Tested & Reviewed

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.


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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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.


12 Tips for Finding and Fixing Leaks In Your Roof

You don't necessarily need a roofer to fix a roof leak, but you have to find it first. With these...


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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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...


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

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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?


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Long-Lasting Metal Roof Panels

DIY metal roof panels that look great!



How to Frame a Gabled Dormer

A gabled roof looks great from the outside and adds space and light inside.