Helping you plan your home improvement project, from start to finish

  • How Much Does It Cost To Replace A Roof?

    Replacing your roof is one of the unsexiest home remodeling projects, but you would be hard-pressed to find one more vital to your home’s well being.

    By Jacob Hurwith Jan 15, 2016
  • Ice Dam Prevention and Removal Solutions

    Ice dams are caused by warm roofs and cold eaves. When snow accumulates on a roof with insufficient insulation, the snow begins melting near the ridge where the hot air rises first.

    By ImproveNet Guest Author Jan 7, 2016
  • Advantages & Disadvantages Of Solar Energy

    Like any green movement, there are certain advantages and disadvantages of solar energy. See what solar energy is & all the pros and cons of solar panels.

    By Jacob Hurwith Dec 20, 2015
  • Contractor Spotlight: Tanks Roofing & Contracting

    Danny Harding took the big step and started his own business, Tanks Roofing & Contracting, back in 2012. We recently chatted with Danny to hear how he got started and some of his most memorable roofing projects.

    By Jacob Hurwith Aug 6, 2015
  • Roofing Tips: Gutters & Downspouts

    Gutters and downspouts are designed to collect water running off the roof and direct it away from the house's foundation.

    By ImproveNet Guest Author Apr 7, 2015
  • Roofing Insulation Case Studies

    As a consulting architect, occasionally some of my clients will bring in a particular construction anomaly or scenario that puts all of my "marbles" to the test.

    By ImproveNet Guest Author Jul 22, 2014
  • How Home Insulation Saves You Money

    If your new HVAC system was your new car, then your home’s insulation would be the engine, breaks and all the other parts that keep it running as smoothly and efficiently as possible.

    By Jacob Hurwith Jul 7, 2014
  • New Roof Inspection

    A properly installed, quality roof is crucial to maintaining a house's integrity. The roof must do more than just keep wind and rain out of the house.

    By ImproveNet Guest Author Jun 18, 2014
  • Re-Roofing vs. New Roof Guide

    Determining whether roof repair is in order, or if it is necessary to replace the roof depends on a few factors.

    By ImproveNet Guest Author Jun 18, 2014
  • Do You Need A New Roof?

    As a homeowner, you are responsible for all maintenance costs. One big thing in your home that may eventually need to be replaced is the roof.

    By Andrea Davis Jun 18, 2014
  • Roofing Tips: Gutter Maintenance

    Gutters are among the major defenders of your home against moisture buildup after storms.

    By ImproveNet Guest Author May 15, 2014
  • 5 Things To Know Before Fixing Your Roof

    Roof repairs are a tricky topic. While the costs associated with repairing a roof are not mind-blowing, the task of completing them can be tedious. However, there are few investments more vital to your home than your roof.

    By Jacob Hurwith Mar 26, 2014