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Stay Shady with This Family Handyman Approved Sun Shirt

Have some fun in the sun wearing this Family Handyman Approved work shirt with built-in UV protection.

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Family Handyman Approved: DeWalt Job Site Table Saw

DeWalt has long been associated with great jobsite tools. This saw is no different.


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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.


Lumber Prices Are Down, So Why Are Homes Still Less Affordable?

Lumber prices have dropped, but homes are still prohibitively expensive. Here's why.

12 Things You Should Always Ask a Contractor Before Building a House

The idea of building a new home is exciting. However, if you don't ask your contractor the right questions prior...


Construction Employment Numbers Continue to Slide in June

The construction industry is having a hard time generating consistent job growth. How long will these labor woes last?

Construction Employment Slips By 20,000 Jobs in May

The construction industry is spinning its wheels as material shortages continue causing non-residential construction to sputter.


New Home Sales Dip in April Due to Cost Concerns

Housing affordability is becoming problematic as construction materials become more and more expensive.


Construction Production Drops as Material Costs Surge

Building homes is steadily getting more expensive, complicating matters for homebuilders and home buyers alike.


The Home Depot Launches $250,000 Trade School Scholarship Program

Interested in going to school to learn a skilled trade? The Home Depot wants to help you with that.

Department of Labor Withdraws Proposed Independent Contractor Rule

A controversial new labor rule has been withdrawn from consideration. But what comes next?


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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...


Residential Construction Employment Fully Recovers from Pandemic Losses

After a year of economic uncertainty, residential construction employment levels have climbed back to where they were pre-pandemic. But will...


10 Things To Do When You Have Contractor Problems

There's nothing quite like a home renovation that's firing on all cylinders. It's easy to get excited when your contractor...


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10 of the Toughest Home Improvement Jobs

Some home improvement projects may look easy, but once you get going, you quickly realize things can be tougher than...

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Crucial Differences Between Licensed & Unlicensed Contractors

Choosing an unlicensed contractor comes with legal liabilities for the homeowner.


Construction Industry Still Struggling With Skilled Labor Shortage

New analysis of U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics data shows construction firms still have trouble finding and hiring skilled laborers...


OSHA Releases Ten Most Cited Violations for FY 2020

Fiscal year 2020 was a complicated year for workplace safety.


5 Thing I Wish I Would Have Known as a Rookie Roofer

Just getting started in roofing? We talked with a roofing industry veteran to find out five things he wishes he...


5 Highest-Paying States for Roofers

To net top dollar in the roofing industry, you should move to one of these states


5 Best Resources for Women in Skilled Trades

Succeeding as a woman in a historically male-centric industry is no small task. Here are some of the best resources...


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...

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National Worker’s Group Criticizes OSHA’s COVID-19 Safety Standards

The National Council for Occupational Safety and Health is not happy with how the federal government has handled worker safety...


Home Builders and Remodelers Optimistic Heading Into Winter

Remodeling and home building are in high demand, and industry pros anticipate no letup over the next few months.


Homebuilding Sector Drives Construction Employment Surge

Residential construction led the way to another positive month for construction employment.


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Bosch’s New Thermal Camera a ‘Staple for Any Toolbox’

The camera gives DIYers and pros an easy way to accurately measure, visualize and analyze thermal variance on almost any...


How Contractors Can Work With Property Managers to Gain Business

Property managers who need to solve home issues for hundreds of tenants can provide contractors with an endless stream of...


An Inside Look Into a Truss Factory

We visited a truss plant and asked about the most common mistakes framers make when installing with trusses.