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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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How to Frame a Gabled Dormer

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

Does Your House Have a Mullet?

A mullet may be most commonly known as a hairstyle, but homes have adopted the look as well!


Do You Need a Gutter Cleaning Robot?

Cleaning gutters is a daunting, unpleasant, yet important, task. Have you considered having a gutter cleaning robot do this work...


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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.


What are Seamless Gutters?

Seamless gutters are just as the name says, seamless. And, unless you own the right machine, they require professional, onsite...

What is a Chimney Pot?

Although the top of the chimney isn't often on your mind as you sit in front of a fire, you...


5 Downspout Upgrades All Homeowners Should Know About

Water puddling around a foundation from an ineffective downspout can create major problems, ranging from damp basements to structural damage....


Can You Go To Jail for Collecting Rainwater?

It's fine in most states, but some have stricter rules!


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How to Remove an Ice Dam From Your Roof

Combat ice dams this winter to prevent water damage in your home.


Installing Chimney Flashing

Leak-proof your chimney using this traditional, time-tested flashing method.


How to Build a Cupola

Decoration, ventilation and a hangout for your rooster!


This Hack for Getting Rid of Ice Dams is a Total Bust

This Hack for Getting Rid of Ice Dams is a Total Bust


The Pros and Cons of Roof Deicing Cables

DIYers have devised ways to deal with ice dams more safely, including one of the most popular of these options:...

Prevent Ice Dams

Take action now before the snow starts falling


Santa Won’t Be Visiting These Homes: Home Inspector Nightmares Holiday Edition

Santa's got a big job, and these homeowners made it a heck of a lot tougher.


Add a Rain Diverter

Channel water where you want it to go, without gutters


10 Roof Problems and What to Do About Them

Your roof covers the largest asset you own, so it pays to know the signs of trouble. Fortunately, many of...


5 Go-To Gutter Cleaning Products for Fall and Beyond

You should clean your gutters at least one a year. Prevent blockages from fallen leaves and other debris with these...


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How to Get Your Gutters Ready for Fall and Winter

How to Get Your Gutters Ready for Fall and Winter


The Easiest Way to Pick Up Dropped Screws

after you’ve had remodeling or roofing work done on your home, it’s not unusual to get a flat tire from...


DIY Roof Bench

Here’s a slick way to keep tools from sliding off the roof!


DIY Dictionary: Style D Roof Edge

Style D roof edge, also known as DL, drip edge or eave drip

Severe Weather Guide: How to Reinforce Your Roof

When severe weather hits, you're going to want to make sure your roof's in tip top shape. Here are some...


Roofing: How to Install Step Flashing

Why step flashing works and how to install roof flashing against a wall


How to Fix a Noisy Vent Hood Damper

Add-on dampers stop the noise


Prevent Black Streaks on Roof

Why it's there and how to deal with it


How to Prevent Ice Dams With Deicing Cables

Heat cables are a simple, inexpensive solution to ice dam problems


How to Clean Soffit Vents

The best way to clean soffit vents is with compressed air