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.


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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Home Soundproofing

Tips for a quieter home


Can You Staple Shingles to Your Roof?

Stapling shingles may be an easy roofing solution, but is not the most effective way to attach shingles to a...

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


How to Clean Roof Stains

Is your roof marred by streaks and stains? Here's how to remove that ugly discoloration and keep it from coming...

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:...


How To Install a Rain Diverter for the Roof

Channel water where you want it to go with simple, DIY-friendly rain diverters.


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...


What is a Birdsmouth Cut and How to Cut It On a Rafter

A Birdsmouth cut can create a joint to fix rafters and joists to wall plates. Click to learn more about...


Roof Removal: How To Tear Off Roof Shingles

Conquer the toughest, dirtiest part of reroofing


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


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 safeā€”use roof brackets, a safety harness and commonsense rules