Roof replacements can be extremely costly — at least in the mid-thousands — and the bigger the roof the higher the cost. If asphalt shingle roofing hasn't yet reached its limit of 20-25 years, try replacing individual shingles, especially "if they're brittle, many granules are missing or they've curled," says Tim Carter, builder/remodeler and founder of AskTheBuilder.com.
The cabana-style structure is open on all four sides for maximum flexibility with indoor-outdoor entertaining. The goal of the design was to create a structure that integrates with both the main home and the landscape, and also offers easy outdoor entertaining during all seasons.
This dog house, featured on HGTV All American Handyman, is perfect for a pint-sized family pet. Vented sides, a functional front door and a welcome mat make it a comfy outdoor spot for your four-legged best friend.
The lovely blue color of this farmhouse style home shines in the sunshine. Surrounding trees and a grassy front yard frame the house in bright shades of green. White trim and a gray roof cap off the stylish and inviting home.
Varying heights in architecture brings interesting levels to the exterior appeal of this Italian villa style home. Neutral walls shine against dark brown roof shingles, a neutral driveway and wood garage doors.
The white exterior of this house creates a beautifully bright look in the sunlight. A black front door matches the window framing. The brown mulched yard compliments the shingled roof and allows the plant life to shine. Blooming flowers and turquoise pots add extra color to decorate the yard.
Inspecting your roof regularly is a must. If you see signs of damage, no matter how small, tackle them right away; if moisture reaches the wood sheathing underneath the shingles, the potential repair can get expensive in a hurry.