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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Family Handyman Approved: Hart Brushless Reciprocating Saw

This reciprocating saw from Hart Tools is a powerful, all-in-one cutting tool with a brushless motor that DIYers will love.

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How to Install Metal Roofing

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


How to Roof a House

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


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...


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...

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.


Roofing Material Options: What’s New in Residential Roofing Materials

Your home's roof isn't just functional, it also adds style. From shingles and tiles to solar panels and green materials,...

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10 Things Your Roofer Wants You To Know

There's more to roofing than knowing how to handle shingles and a nail gun. Homeowners: Get key insight here, direct...


10 Home Renovations That Affect Insurance Rates

Some home improvement projects like a new roof or storm-proof windows will help lower your insurance costs, but others can...


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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...


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20 Home Renovations That Instantly Increase Your Home Value

These are the top renovations that increase home value. Some are easy and inexpensive updates that you can do over...

9 DIY Projects to Avoid When Humidity is High

Heat and humidity can not only wreak havoc on you physically, it can also be disastrous when it comes to...


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...


Estimating Software Technology

What? You’re not using geospatial generated estimates? Read this article to find out why you should start.


12 Bad Roof Maintenance Habits to Stop Doing Immediately

A healthy roof is one of the most important parts of your home. These bad roof maintenance habits could cost...


How to Install Aluminum Soffits That are Maintenance-Free

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

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How to Clean a Chimney

Cleaning tips for a wood-burning fireplace chimney.


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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...


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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.


Comparing Flat Roof Vents and Turbine Vents

Is one type better than the other?


Long-Lasting Metal Roof Panels

DIY metal roof panels that look great!


How to Shingle a Roof

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

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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...