Expert Advice on Improving Your Home
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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.
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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.
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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.

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.

The Search for Hidden Roof Leaks

The other night, I was getting dressed to go out for the evening when I heard the most ominous sound a homeowner can hear: Drip . . . Drip. To my chagrin, a rivulet of water was making its way down the bathroom wall and dripping off the chair rail. Turns out, there was not one but SIX leaks, scattered here and there around the attic! Read on to find out more.
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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.
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.
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How to Repair an Asphalt Shingle Roof

Watch this video to find out how to repair damaged roof shingles, replace a roof flange, and clean and maintain roof valleys on your home.
“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.