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How to Buy a Water Softener

Tired of hard water spotting your dishes, clogging your pipes, and negatively affecting bathing and laundry? This expert, unbiased water softeners report will help you choose the right water softener.

How to Find and Fix a Roof Leak

Expert advice on how to find, troubleshoot and fix a roof leak, including what to do in a roof leak emergency.

How to Buy a Pellet Stove

Pellet stoves look similar to wood stoves or fireplace inserts, but the similarity ends there. Instead of burning wood, they burn small pellets typically made from recycled wood shavings.

Gas Hot Water Heater Repairs

Gas hot water heater need repair? If your gas water heater doesn’t heat, get hot enough, or stay lit, this expert DIY advice will help you fix some of these problems yourself.

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Metal Roofing

How to buy metal roofing, with in-depth consumer reports on metal roof materials and types, advantages and drawbacks to consider when buying metal roofs Read more about metal roofing…

How to Plant & Grow Flowers

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Plan the perfect fence! You can meet your needs AND be a good neighbor. MORE…

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Now is the time to get your air conditioner ready to handle summer heat.

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Check out all of the things you can do with an inexpensive thermal imaging camera.

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HomeTips’s founder, Don Vandervort, a nationally-known home improvement expert, has more than 30 years of experience as a home improvement writer and television personality.

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