Expert Advice on Improving Your Home

3 Common Roof Problems — And What You Can Do About Them

A house with a leaky roof can cause expensive problems. Here are three common roof issues and what you can do about them.
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7 Tips to Extend Your Roof’s Life

Roofs don't last forever, but you can extend their life with regular maintenance.
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How to Remove Black Roof Stains

Tim asks, “How can I clean the black stains off my roof and keep them from coming back?”

Your stains are probably caused by the airborne spores of a blue-green algae. While doing little harm to your shingles, the black streaks caused by the algae are unsightly. Read on to find out how to remove them.
Ice dams pull down a gutter on a brick home

Ice Dams on Your Roof: How to Prevent Them

Glistening icicles hanging from gutters and eaves look beautiful, but they can be destructive. Here's how to prevent ice dams from forming.
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How to Clean and Refinish Roof Valleys

Roof valleys occur where two sections of roof meet. Sheet metal is applied to the valley under the roof shingles to prevent the joint from leaking and direct rain water off the roof. If not maintained properly, roof valleys can become clogged with leaves and other debris, which can cause the metal to rust and the roof to leak. Watch this video to find out more.

How to Prevent Ice Dams on Your Roof

Need help preventing ice dams from forming on your roof? Here's a crash course on ice dams and what you can do before they cause expensive damage.
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When and How to Replace an Asphalt Shingle Roof

Asphalt shingle roofs are both inexpensive and durable, but they become brittle over time and will need to be replaced. Watch this video to see how to know if it's time to replace the roof on your home .
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How to Remove and Prevent Black Algae Stains on Asphalt Shingle Roofs

If you live in a humid area of the country, you’ve probably seen unsightly dark streaks on asphalt shingle roofs. Read this article to find out more.

Tackling Chores You Can’t Ignore

Young families like Chuck and Allison Kelley's have plenty of things vying for their time, energy and money; so we helped them catch up on some chores that shouldn't be ignored.