Roof Waterproofing & Winterizing

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red house in winter covered in snow
How to Protect Your Roof in Winter

Protect your wallet by winterizing your roof.

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Safely Remove Snow From Your Roof

Say so long to snowy roofs with these handy hacks.

large icicles hanging from the side of a roof
What Causes Ice Dams?

Your warm house can melt the snow closest to the roof.

Gutters.
5 Tips for Maintaining Wood Gutters

Many older homes and buildings still have traditional wood gutters.

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Tips for Installing Flashing around a Stone Chimney

A stone chimney consists of a stone facing in place of brick or plaster. A chimney is an independent structure in the sense that it is not connected to the house frame. Due to this, the joints around a chimney are prone to leaks when it rains. When the joints are not properly sealed, water will leak

A set of snowy stairs outside a building at night.
Unusual Things That Melt Snow

When you don't want to shovel, try these alternatives.

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How to Attach a Leaf Guard to a Downspout

Collect troublesome leaves before they become a problem.

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Roof Flashing Installation Tips for Asphalt Shingle Roofs

Installing your own roof, as well as completing your own roof flashing installation, is one of the easiest ways to save money when it comes to home repairs. Professionals will line up to do the task, but the reality is that installing your own roof can be accomplished by anyone with a little knowledge

Man installing flashing around a chimney
How to Install Step Flashing with a Shingled Roof

Get the process well underway by taking these "steps."

heavy ice hanging off of a house
Make Ice Melt: Products You Can Use

Did you know about these ice melting options?

skylight with metal flashing
How to Cut Metal Flashing

Metal flashing has a number of different functions.

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How to Install Roof Flashing where 2 Roof Valleys Meet

You have to install roof flashing for a leak-free roof.

icy rooftops
How to Install Roof Heating Cables

Heating cables help prevent damage from ice damming.

a deck being built
How to Waterproof a Flat Roof Deck

A flat roof deck is a wonderful area in your home.

a Metal Roof
Tips for Installing Chimney Flashing on a Metal Roof

Installing chimney flashing on a metal roof is laborious.

gutter, downspout, and snowy roof
What are Typical Costs for Snow Guards?

Snow guards offer quality protection if properly installed.

leaves in a gutter
Installing Gutter Guards

Installing gutter guards can prevent problems.

A gutter downspout.
Why Bury a Downspout?

It's aesthetically cleaner and can improve home safety to bury your downspouts.

4 Alternatives to Downspouts

If you have lost patience with your battered, bent gutter downspout popping loose from the gutters during a rainstorm.

How to Paint Vinyl Gutters

Vinyl gutters tend to become extremely dirty and lose their coloring over a period of time.

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Ice Damming a Result of Excessive Attic Heat

If your home has a steep sloped roof, and is more than 20 years old, there is a 98 percent probability

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How to Install Step Flashing

Flashing installation is not as complicated as it sounds. The right tools and guide should be able to

Pro and Con: Lead Roof Flashing

Lead roof flashing has many advantages and disadvantages when it comes to sealing a roof against leaks.

Install Metal Flashing On a Roof Valley

Installing metal flashing for your roof project is a challenging but essential step to take to ensure the new roof is as weatherproof and strong as possible

A roof terrace with concrete tiling.
How to Waterproof a Concrete Roof

Concrete rooftops are common on commercial buildings.

A rain gutter.
How to Install a Rain Gutter

Everything you need to install your own rain gutter and protect your home from water damage.

aluminum gutter on roof
How to Cut an Aluminum Gutter

Correctly cutting an aluminum gutter is one of the most important steps before installing it. Check out these easy steps to do it right.

How to Attach Roof Flashing to Masonry Walls

When you are building something that has masonry walls and wants to put a roof in it, then you will need to install the flashing over the brick.

man working on chimney flashing
How to Install a Chimney Roof Flashing

Chimney flashing prevents water from seeping under the roof.

How to Bend Metal Flashing

The type of metal flashing you are using, will determine the exact process for bending the metal.

Installing Porch Roof Flashing To Prevent Leaking

If you have problems with your porch roof leaking, it is often due to poorly installed flashing or a lack of flashing altogether. This expert guide will show you how to do it yourself.

scooping leaves out of a gutter
Different Types of Gutter Guards Explained

Gutter guards prevent the accumulation of blockage.

man using roof rake to get snow off his roof
How to Make a Roof Snow Rake

Make your own roof snow rake with these quick and easy instructions.

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How to Make Your Own Snow Guards

Installing snow guards is very beneficial if you live in an area with frequent snow fall. These provide

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How to Remove Roof Flashing Properly

Roof flashing is used to seal your house from the elements. Roofs are designed to be waterproof for a

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How to Patch Leaks in Roof Flashing

Your roof flashing acts as the first line of defense when it comes to moisture complications. Roofs are

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How to Secure Gable Vents Before a Hurricane

Gable vents are needed whenever you have a gable roof and a chance of hurricane winds. Gable vents allow

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How to Repaint Aluminum Gutters

At some point, you may need to repaint your aluminum gutters. Aluminum gutters can start to look bad

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Roof Flashing Installation Tips for Corrugated Metal Roofs

Roof flashing installation is a component of any roof, that ensures protection against any type of weather.

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Tips for Comparing the Gauges of Aluminum Gutters

Aluminum gutters come in varying gauges or thickness. The usual measurements available are 0.019, 0.025,