Home Repair

Any household requires general home repair. Learn how to fix leaky roofs and sticky doors and use general home repair tips to knock items off your to-do list.

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Do you know how to remove stripped screws easily? We'll tell you seven ways without getting too frustrated.

By Mitch Ryan

You want to replace the shingles on your roof with architectural shingles, but you're not sure how to install architectural shingles. Learn how to install architectural shingles from this article.

By HowStuffWorks.com Contributors & Austin Henderson

Powder coating is like dry paint that sticks when heated. Learn whether you can use a heat gun to cure powder coating in this article.

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Cutback adhesives were once popular, but they're now known to contain carcinogenic material, so they need to be covered or removed before you apply a floor finish. In this article, learn about using epoxy floor finish over cutback adhesive.

By HowStuffWorks.com Contributors

A PVC conduit is an advantageous alternative to steel or metal conduits. Learn whether you can bend it with a heat gun in this article.

By HowStuffWorks.com Contributors

Would you like to refinish your hardwood floor? Learn how to refinish your hardwood floors in this article.

Use a foam rubber float at a 45-degree angle to apply your tile grout, and make sure the grout's consistency is between that of sour cream and that of peanut butter. Learn how you can make tile grouting easier in this article

By HowStuffWorks.com Contributors

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Installing a new garage door can be tricky, so make sure you know what you're getting into before taking on the challenge.

By HowStuffWorks.com Contributors

Installing an automatic garage door is complicated and dangerous, and should probably be left for a professional. Learn whether it's hard to install an automatic garage door in this article.

By HowStuffWorks.com Contributors

It may or may not be possible to save a flooded house, depending on the extent of the damage. Learn whether it's possible to save a flooded house in this article.

By HowStuffWorks.com Contributors

Owning a home can be a dream come true, but it's more than just relaxing weekends on the deck and intimate evenings in front of the fireplace. That's right; you have to work at it to keep it running smoothly.

By Sara Elliott

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Incandescent lights can help illuminate an area to make a task easier. Learn how to replace these essential lights with these six easy steps.

Find out how to install a fluorescent light in this article.

Millions of Americans live in apartments or townhomes where they share at least one wall with their neighbors. And in most cases, that wall doesn't drown out the noise. But there are things you can do to get some peace and quiet.

By Bambi Turner

If you'd like to change the look of your kitchen, but the price tag is too high to contemplate, there may be a less expensive solution. Now, you can cover your appliances completely, or even paint them for a new look.

By Sara Elliott

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It's a dark and stormy night, and you hear mysterious creaking noises in your home. Perhaps you explain them away by reassuring yourself that your house is just settling. But is that a more plausible explanation than paranormal forces at work?

By Josh Clark

Letting a house slip into disrepair is a surefire way to decrease its value -- but what are some of the more subtle qualities that can lower a home's worth?

By Jessika Toothman

You catch it out of the corner of your eye -- a dark creature crawling up the wall behind your couch. Then the unspeakable -- it dives at your hair. Good grief, it flies? And why is it here?

By Cristen Conger

There's no place like home -- unless yours has been overrun by cockroaches, mice and ticks. When the exterminator is on vacation and you need an immediate fix for your pest problem, what can you do?

By Josh Clark

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Their mission is covert and highly dangerous -- they've just got to heed their insatiable hunger for cellulose. But what happens when termites claim your house for dinner?

By Josh Clark

Your home is your castle, but it's also a huge financial investment. It won't hurt to use a little elbow grease and spruce things up -- starting with your cabinets.

By Charles W. Bryant

It's not just a homeowner's nightmare -- toxic mold can damage your lungs and suppress your immune system. Where does it come from, and how can you keep it out of your home?

By Josh Clark

What would happen if you stopped taking care of your house? Would it completely fall apart? How long would it take?

By Josh Clark

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Vinyl makes many consumer goods safer and more affordable. However, polyvinyl chloride (PVC) releases toxic fumes and when burned, it produces hazardous smoke.

By Josh Clark

When you sell your home, you want to maximize its value, but be careful -- you could end up spending more than you get back. Choose your home improvement projects wisely.

By Josh Clark