Exterior & Framework
Load Bearing Wall or Not?
An exercise in which we determine if a wall is load bearing or not.
Roofing your own home: nobody ever said it would be fun or easy. And it certainly is no fun to pay out-the-nose for some possibly disreputable roofing company to do the work. Why not try to roof your own house? About Home Renovations has put together a multi-part roofing video to show you how it's done. Even if you don't want to roof your...
What is the Cost of Roofing Materials?
What is the relative cost of roofing materials?
House Siding Colors
Find your house siding colors in this picture gallery.
Exterior House Paint Colors
Get great exterior house paint colors. We've got exterior house paint color ideas that you can duplicate for your own home.
Water in Crawl Space?
Find out how to get rid of water in the crawl space. Water under the house will be no problem if you take these steps.
Mid Century Modern Home Failures
Failures of mid century homes you should be aware of before you begin remodeling.
HardiPlank Siding: Is it Worth the High Cost?
Is HardiPlank right for your home? Find out if the higher costs associated with HardiPlank are worth it.
What do you need to know about foam sheathing for your house's exterior?
Neutra and Modern House Numbers
You see Neutra font house numbers a lot now. Where can you buy them? Do you even want them?
Removing Interior Non Load Bearing Walls
Look at structural issues first before removing any interior walls - whether you believe those walls bear loads or not.
Install Cedar Siding Over Vinyl, Brick, Wood, and Other Materials
Which materials can you install cedar siding over?
How Much Does Siding Cost?
Find out how much siding costs without the necessity of speaking to anyone! Here's an online siding calculator that may help you figure out siding costs.
Jacking Up Your House By Yourself: A Cautionary Tale
It's your not already convinced that jacking up your house by yourself is a bad idea, read this cautionary tale about the woes of DIY house jacking.
Simple Tips: Use Ground Plastic to Prevent Moisture in Crawlspace
Preventing moisture--and thus, invasive mold--in your crawlspace is very easy to do with the application of ground plastic.
Can You Install Metal Roofing on Shingles?
Is it possible to install metal roofing over shingles without tearing off those shingles?
How to Straighten Out a Warped or Bowed Stud
It's quite easy to straighten out bowed or warped studs in non-load bearing walls to help them accept drywall.
"My foundation is sinking and tilting. Can slab jacking help?"
What is slab jacking? Learn how slab jacking might be a foundation repair method that will help level and stabilize your house.
Why (or Not) to Install Rolled Roofing
Homeowners often wonder why or even if they should install rolled roofing. We give a few answers here.
Survey of Best Roofing Materials
What are the best roofing materials that will last the longest? Our answers might surprise you.
Install Metal Roofing
Install metal roofing? You may have seen this in architectural magazines, but how about on your house?
What are the best shed roofing materials?
What are the best shed roofing materials?
The Basics of Standing Seam Metal Roofs
The hottest, newest roofing material is called the standing seam metal roof. Is it right for your house?
Should You Install Fiber-Cement Siding on Your House?
Fiber-cement siding is a great alternative to vinyl siding for many homeowners.
Termite Control Methods
Learn a few unexpected termite "triggers" that can bring termites into your house.
Is Crawlspace Ventilation Required?
Q: Is Crawlspace ventilation required?
Types of Roofing Materials
A list of common roofing materials available for your home.
What is painting season for a house exterior?
Find out the answer to "What is painting season for a house exterior?" A: Much later than you might think, and for often-surprising reasons.
House Paint Ideas for Exterior
Our pictorial guide of house paint ideas for exterior--using paint from major paint companies--can help spark ideas of your own.
House Siding Options: Picture Gallery and Review
Find out your house siding options in this picture guide: vinyl, plywood, aluminum, and more.
Remove Moss on Roof
A quick primer on how to remove moss on a roof, using dry and liquid applications.
Opening a Load-Bearing Wall
How to open a load-bearing wall when the wall is fairly short.