Expert Advice on Improving Your Home
Gutters filled with fallen leaves

Tips to Prevent and Handle Roof Damage in the Fall

Regular roof maintenance is important, especially before fall and winter.
Ceiling with water stains just above the crown molding

4 Signs Your Roof is Leaking — and What to Do About It

Leaking roofs can lead to major cosmetic and structural damage. Know the signs.
Making a homemade rain diverter from sheet metal.

How to Make a Rain Diverter

Installing a rain diverter over the doorway to your house will make life a little easier the next time you come home during a downpour. While diverters are available at many building supply stores, they are not hard to make if you have trouble finding them.
Flashing pulled away from chimney in need of repair.

Leak-Proof Flashing: Fixing Leaks Around Chimneys

Roof leaks around chimneys are often caused by problems with the flashing--the sheet metal that keeps the intersection between the chimney and roof watertight. Read on to find out how to properly install roof flashing around chimneys.
Replacing drip edge eave strip.

How to Replace Metal Drip Edge Eave Strips

Find out how to remove and replace rusty drip edge eave strips on your roof with low maintenance vinyl coated aluminum strips that never needs painting. Watch this video to see how.
Home builder installing timber roof trusses

Roof Trusses: Why They’re More Popular Than Ever

Fewer homes use rafters for roof construction — here's a crash course on why roof trusses are so popular.
Danny Lipford applies mortar to the chimney crown.

How to Install a Chimney Cap

Installing a chimney cap can help to prevent mold, mildew and moisture from damaging your home, while the mesh cage reduces fire hazards and keeps birds, squirrels and other animals out of the chimney.
“Today’s Homeowner” host Danny Lipford installs a rain diverter

How to Install a Rain Diverter

Gutters are a common way to handle rain running off a roof, but if your house doesn’t have gutters, you can still keep rainwater away from doors by installing a rain diverter. Watch this video to see how.
replacing roof vent

How to Replace a Roof Vent Jack

Roof jacks fit over plumbing vent pipes in the roof to prevent leaking. If you have squirrels in your area, the roof jacks may need to be replaced.