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A New Roof Over the Old One A New Roof Over the Old One Online Membership Required

Cap a swaybacked roof with a layer of new rafters and foam

Tip: Production pipe-soldering

Q & A: Ring-shank nails for clapboards

Tailgate gravel shield
Tip: Tailgate gravel shield

Dust ControlOnline Membership Required

Nobody will notice your flawless miters if the home is covered in filth. Here's how to clear the air and contain the mess.

A Durable Garage Floor Finish
A Durable Garage Floor Finish

This excerpt from the Taunton book Garage Solutions shows how to apply a tough epoxy coating to this high-traffic area for a clean, durable and light-filled garage.

PVC-pipe patch
Tip: PVC-pipe patch

Protecting A House During Construction
Editors Pick
Protecting A House During Construction

A scratched door, a chipped tub, or a broken window can sour a project in a heartbeat

Restoring Window Sashes

Yes, they're worth fixing. Those old windows were built better (and from better wood) than anything you can buy today.

Leveling an Old Ceiling
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Leveling an Old Ceiling

Steel studs attached to the sides of ceiling joists create a flat surface for new drywall

Repairing Rotten TrimOnline Membership Required

Don't replace the whole board; cut out the damage and make a perfect patch

Q & A: Refinishing “ebonized” oak flooring

PEX: an Alternative to Copper PipeOnline Membership Required

Cross-linked polyethylene is tough and flexible, and you don't need a torch to install it

Rejuvenating an Old PorchOnline Membership Required

PVC rails and fiberglass columns keep the look classic and the maintenance minimal

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