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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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    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.


    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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    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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    20 Home Renovations That Instantly Add Value to Your Home

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


    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!

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    How to Build a Cupola

    Decoration, ventilation and a hangout for your rooster!


    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


    Santa Won’t Be Visiting These Homes: Home Inspector Nightmares Holiday Edition

    Santa's got a big job, and these homeowners made it a heck of a lot tougher.


    Add a Rain Diverter

    Channel water where you want it to go, without gutters