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

  • 5 Ways To Prevent Your Basement From Flooding

    Basement flooding is one of the most stressful, yet prevalent issues homeowners face on a yearly basis. Flood damage is not only difficult and timely to remove, but it can also ruin Super Bowl parties or lifelong memories for you and your family.

    By Jacob Hurwith Apr 5, 2014
  • What to Know About Roof Installation

    Unlike some other home improvement projects, roof installation is one homeowners can NOT afford to tread lightly. Your home’s roofing is not only key to the property’s value, but it greatly affects the home’s exterior, keeps inclement weather outside and helps families maintain household budgets by improving energy efficiency.

    By Jacob Hurwith Mar 26, 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
  • Why Pitched Roofs Are Better Than Flat Roofs

    Other than installation costs, there are numerous benefits a pitched roof can offer compared the more standard flat roof. Homeowners may not think about their roof often, but it plays a key role in the home’s value and future expenditures.

    By Jacob Hurwith Mar 26, 2014
  • Tips For Attic Fan Installation

    You may not spend much time thinking about attic ventilation, but if you own your own home, you owe it to yourself to give the subject serious thought.

    By ImproveNet Guest Author Mar 20, 2014
  • How To Clean Your Gutters

    Now firmly into the fall season, a homeowner chore you can’t ignore is gutter cleaning. Whether you see it or not, leaves and dirt are starting to pile up and failing to remove these natural elements can ruin your home’s foundation, damage your roof or even cause a leak in your home.

    By Jacob Hurwith Nov 4, 2013
  • Roofing Tips: Roof Insulation

    Insulation is part of the whole roof system and designed to prevent both cold and heat from entering the house.

    By ImproveNet Guest Author Oct 21, 2013
  • Roof Flashing Types: Copper, Aluminum, Metal & More

    Flashing is used to prevent water from working under the roofing material in specific areas, such as valleys, around chimneys, vent pipes, skylights, and where roof planes change.

    By ImproveNet Guest Author Oct 21, 2013
  • How to Measure Roof Pitch

    Finding out what the size of your roof is starts out with finding the roof pitch. "Pitch" refers to a roof’s incline.

    By ImproveNet Guest Author Oct 21, 2013
  • Metal Roofs Vs. Composition Shingle Roofs

    When deciding what kind of roof to install on your home, two popular kinds people usually come down to are metal roofs or composition shingles.

    By ImproveNet Guest Author Oct 21, 2013
  • Roofing Tips: Roof Maintenance & Care

    Once you have the roof that you want it is important to maintain your investment. No matter what type of roof you have, the key to the longevity relies on maintenance and care.

    By ImproveNet Guest Author Oct 4, 2013
  • Roofing Tips: Roof Slope & Style

    If you've noticed water collecting on your roof, the problem is probably with the slope. As well as determining drainage, slope also affects style.

    By ImproveNet Guest Author Oct 4, 2013