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Time to buy a new dishwasher, front door, or kitchen sink? Need help finding the best kitchen cabinets, garage door, or water softener? Your goal should be to buy home products that include the features you want, are priced within your budget, and are most likely to be reliable for a long time. We’ll help you do that.

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How to Buy a Garage Door

Is your garage door an eyesore or falling apart? If it is, this guide will help you replace it with the best garage door for your situation—one that suits your home, is easy to operate, and will last for years.

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Metal Roofing Buying Guide

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.

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Gutter Guards & Leaf Catchers

Gutter leaf guards, screens, and filters can reduce problems with clogged, overflowing gutters. This expert buying guide will help you choose the right gutter guards.

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Don Vandervort home improvement expert imageDon Vandervort writes or edits every article at HomeTips. Don has:
Over 30 years’ experience as a remodeler and builder.
Written more than 30 home improvement books.
Served as Senior Editor at Home Magazine.
Appeared as a segment host on HGTV’s “The Fix” for 3 seasons.
Been a featured expert on MSN.com, US News, and many others.
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