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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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How to Install Metal Roofing

Learn how to get roofing layers right with these metal roofing tips.

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...


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How to Use and When to Replace Roof Tarps

Roof tarps are only temporary solutions, so make sure you install them properly and don't leave them on past their...


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.


Should I Pressure Wash My Roof?

Pressure washing a dirty surface can be satisfying to watch, but that doesn't mean it's good for your roof.

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How to Clean a Chimney

Cleaning tips for a wood-burning fireplace chimney.


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7 Best Roof Rakes of 2022

Excessive roof snow can become dangerously heavy and lead to destructive ice dams. Remove some of that snow with a...

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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.

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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


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...