Maintaining Roof Shingles
These tips and general information on cleaning and preserving roof shingles will help keep a home looking maintained in the long term.
- Step back and take a look at the whole roof. Look for missing shingles, large areas of discoloration or sunken areas in the middle of the roof. Discoloration could signal an algae problem and a sagging, sunken roof could mean rotten plywood below.
How to Prepare Walls for Painting
The key to a successful paint job is in the prep. Learn how to remove wallpaper, strip wood and patch walls to get them ready for a new coat of paint.
Skylight Installation Tips
Is your kitchen or bath dark and dreary? A skylight will not only brighten up the room, but also add an architectural element that is sure to impress.
10 Tips for Maintaining a Wood-Burning Fireplace
There can be many advantages to using a wood burning fireplace. Among other things, it can save money on heating costs and supplement your main source of heat.
It's time to find out about the many kinds of siding materials that can be used to cover a home, from brick and wood to cultured stone.
Tiling a Foyer: Tips on Installing Medallions on Tile Flooring
Installing medallions to tile flooring is an affordable way to spruce up a foyer. DIY experts give tips on how to install the medallions on tile flooring.
All About Roofs: Pitches, Trusses and Framing
Learn about the basic types of pitched roofs and roof frame designs.
How to Prep Walls Before Painting
How to prepare walls before starting your next painting project.
What You Should Know About Installing Insulation
Save on utility bills by learning the basics of insulation installation.
Warming Your Home: Alternative Options
Learn how to supplement your heating system in specific rooms to lend warmth and ambience.
Roofing and Flashing Tips
A bad roof can be a mold generator. Check out these tips for keeping a roof maintained and preventing mold in a home.
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