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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    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...


    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.


    DIY Roof Bench

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


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    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...


    DIY Dictionary: Style D Roof Edge

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

    Reader Project: How to Build a Cupola

    Making only a few modifications to The Family Handyman’s How to Build a Cupola project, reader Bruno Bucci built this...


    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


    How to Work with Scaffolding Safely

    How to rent, setup and use scaffolding when you have to work on your roof, siding or chimney.

    Roof Flashing Techniques for Outside Corners

    Make roof dormers and other outside corners leakproof


    How to Properly Use a Roof Safety Harness

    Be safe—use roof brackets, a safety harness and commonsense rules


    Know Your House: What Kind of Roof Do You Have?

    Gable, hip, gambrel, mansard - the shape of your roof says something about your home's connection to earth and sky.