Expert Advice on Improving Your Home
a roofer laying tile on the roof

How to Budget for a New Roof

A new roof is not cheap, and failing to plan for one can be financially devastating. Here are some ways to budget beforehand, so there are no surprises!
Red metal roof on brick home, as seen on an overcast day

How Metal Roofs Protect Against Extreme Weather

How to better protect your family by choosing a metal roof.
Water from roof leak running down rafter in attic.

Tips for Locating Hard to Find Roof Leaks

Watch this video for tips on how to find the source of hard to find roof leaks by inspecting the roof rafters and decking from inside your attic.
replacing a roof

Replacing the Roof on Your Home

Watch this video to find out the basic steps to follow when replacing the roof on your home including how to remove the old roofing, repair the decking, install new underlayment, and put down new roofing.
Joe Truini looking for a roof leak in an attic.

How to Find Roof Leaks in Your Home

Roof leaks can be hard to find, since they often run down the underside of sheathing or rafters to show up far from their actual source. Watch this video to see how to find roof leaks in 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.

When It Rains, It Drips

Don't you just love it when you get an unexpected surprise? Unless, of course, it's like the surprise I got this weekend. It was one of those cold, gray, dull, rainy weekends that make you want to just stay in bed. I looked over and water was dripping out of the wall cabinets. Somewhere, somehow the roof was leaking. Read on to find out more.
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.
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.