Roofing

Danny Lipford installing a rain diverter on a roof.

Installing a Rain Diverter

Nothing is more annoying than having to walk through a waterfall coming off your roof to reach the front door every time it rains. Fortunately, installing a sheet metal rain diverter provides an easy and inexpensive solution to the problem. Read on to find out how.

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Homemade PVC Pipe Gutter Cleaner

Here’s a handy tip to help you clean out the gutters without having to climb onto your roof or a ladder. Create a long spray-wand from PVC pipe (1/2″ works well) with a “U” shape at one end.

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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.

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New roofing on house roof

How to Hire a Roofer for Your Home

A new roof is a major investment that typically costs thousands of dollars; and unfortunately, roofing is an easy entry business that requires little more than a pickup, a ladder, and some basic tools. Read on to find out how to choose a good roofer for your home.

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Roof Painting Platform

If you’ve ever painted dormers or half gables on the outside of a house you know that resting a paint can while working on a rooftop can really be tricky. Our solution: create a triangular platform with an angle opposite the roof (a bevel gauge and level will show you what the level needs to be).

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Sliding metal flashing under damaged roof shingle.

Metal Flashing Asphalt Roof Shingle Repair

Find out how use galvanized metal flashing and roof cement to repair a damaged asphalt roof shingle on your home. Watch this video to find out more.

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