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Three Roofing Tips
A roofing pro talks beauty strips, step flashing and starter shingles.
What You Should Know About Starter Shingles
A roofer shares the basics of starter shingles
Shingle Over Intake Vent (VIDEO)
An awesome alternative to soffit vents!
Roof Venting Basics
Roof venting 101
Build a Long-Lasting Retaining Wall
Retaining wall blocks are really heavy. You don't want to lift them twice. Learn how to build a rock solid retaining wall right the first time.
How To Find and Fix Roof Leaks
Roof leaks can occur in many locations and can cause major problems down the road if not immediately. Learn how to locate and fix leaks here.
How To Turn Your Truck Into An Inverter Generator (VIDEO)
Watch this video to learn one pro's solution to the portable power problem.
100 Year Deck (VIDEO)
Ipe is a Brazilian wood that ranks as one of the hardest in the world. But does that make it a good choice for decking? Find out here.
The Truth Behind ICF Waterproofing (VIDEO)
Matt Risinger shows us a terrific way to waterproof an insulated concrete form foundation.
Top Five Dumbest Building Products
Watch this video to find out what Matt Risinger thinks are the five dumbest products currently used in home building
Working with Liquid Flashing
Liquid flashing has been showing up on more jobsites around the nation. That’s because it works. Liquid flashing costs more per opening, but if it’s installed properly there’s no better way to achieve a watertight...
Painter’s Tape Test: Which Is Best?
The Idaho painter tests several tapes to find out which one preforms the best. Find out who was the clear winner.
Two Perfect Tools For Painters (VIDEO)
The Idaho painter shares why feels that these two painters’ tools are essential.
Plastic Glue (VIDEO)
What is the best way to turn two sheets of plastic into one larger one? The Idaho Painter will show you how.
Lacquer Or Paint For Cabinets… Which Is Better? (VIDEO)
In this video Chris Berry attempts to answer that question and walks us through his crew's method for painting cabinets.
Airless Painting Tips: How To Paint Down Spouts
Learn the best way to paint downspouts from the famous Idaho Painter. As usual, it all starts with proper prep.
Ladder Tip For Painters (VIDEO)
Prevent ladder bumpers from sticking to paint.
Cleaning Paint From Window Screens (VIDEO)
A simple and easy method for removing unwanted paint from window screens
A Painting Tool and Tips That Will Save Money (VIDEO)
A tool that saves time and money when working on houses with seamless gutters
Windows: Fiberglass Vs. Vinyl
Are vinyl windows right for your next project? Custom home builder Matt Risinger shares his opinions in this video.
Pro Tips For Digging Holes
Digging is bonehead simple. But as with any other job, a little know-how lets you do it smarter and faster and with less strain.
Replacing a Casement Window In a Brick Opening
In this video, Matt Risinger shows how to replace a casement window in a brick opening.
Three Ladder Safety Pro Tips
According to the CDC, 47% of fatal falls that have occurred in the last decade have involved a ladder. And
Create a Cut-Lid
In this video Chris Berry, the Idaho Painter, shares some advice on how cutting a hole in paint lids can
Vinyl Siding Tips
Vinyl has long been a popular choice for both new construction and re-siding projects, and for good reason: It costs
Working In The Cold
Here are a few tips that the Minnesota-based CPT crew has picked that will help you stay warm and productive when mercury starts to plummet.
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