Tips to keep your roof in good shape also know if your roof needs repair or replacement or if you should just repair the roof or flashing.
It's not unusual for fascia board – the vertical edging around a roof – to come loose. Find out when to repair and when to replace fascia, and which screws secure it best.
LESLIE: Terry in Illinois, you’ve got The Money Pit. What’s going on at your house? TERRY: I’ve got water coming in my foundation. I live on a concrete slab. And I have 2 foot of block work on top of the slab, on one side of my house, before the plate starts. And I believe Read the full article…
Get options for reducing drafts from older windows, and well as factors to consider when deciding whether to replace them altogether.
How-to tips on grilling green.
When heavy rains bring basement flooding, learn the easy way to make sure it never happens again.
When an addition roof is not properly attached to the original building, leaks happen. Find out how to add flashing to repair the bad installation.
Finding the source of a leaf goes from tricky to trickier when air conditioners and other units provide countless opportunities for water to get inside. Learn a simple way to deduce the source of a roof leak, as well as advice on what to do once it's found.
Broken bathtub stoppers can cause a tub drain to become clogged. Learn the steps to fix a bathtub drain stopper to restore the water flow wiuthout a major plumbing expense.
Beware of the roof repair scams. High-pressure, high-panic pitches that evolve from unsolicited calls or scheduled visits by service people all have the same target: your wallet. In particular, watch out for the following these common rooftop rip-off scams: Roofing replacement, Chimney sweep and gutter repair.