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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    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, how do you know what's best for your home? Here's a look at what's new in residential roofing materials and some trends to watch in the coming years.

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    12 Exterior Home Trends You Can Forget About

    See what's going on in exterior home trends so you can create more curb appeal for your home.


    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.


    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...


    6 Home Problems Inspectors Hate to See

    Reuben Saltzman, president of Structure Tech in Minnesota, identifies potential home problems and what to do about them.

    Parts of Your Home Prone to the Most Winter Weather Damage

    Knowing where your home is most vulnerable and taking precautions can save you thousands of dollars in repairs next spring.


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    How To Prevent Ice Dams

    Take action before the first snow to keep your roof in good condition.

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    7 Best Roof Rakes of 2020

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


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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.


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    How to Clean a Chimney

    Cleaning tips for a wood-burning fireplace chimney.


    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?


    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.


    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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    What to Do After Hail Damages Your Roof

    Don't get ripped off when storm chasers blow into town to repair roofs and broken windows. Here's what you need...


    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...

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    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!


    How to Build a Cupola

    Decoration, ventilation and a hangout for your rooster!