Roofs

Keep your home dry and keep its shape sturdy by understanding everything you need to know about roofing installation and repairs.

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    Which Exterior Renovation Adds the Most Value to a House?

    Not all exterior renovation projects are created equal. These are the ones that add the most value at resale.

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    How to Clean a Chimney

    Cleaning tips for a wood-burning fireplace chimney.


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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.


    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.

    How to Roof a House

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


    Comparing Flat Roof Vents and Turbine Vents

    Is one type better than the other?

    How to Shingle a Roof

    Pros and cons of two popular roofing methods for a how to shingle a roof project.


    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!


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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...

    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....

    Is Collecting Rain Water Illegal? If You’re in One of These States, Maybe!

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


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    Here’s How to Remove an Ice Dam From Your Roof Safely

    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 Install Aluminum Soffits That are Maintenance-Free

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


    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


    Add a Rain Diverter

    Channel water where you want it to go, without gutters

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    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.


    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...