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Bob Vila Radio: Fix Ice Dams—Fast!
If you live in an area of the country with cold winters, you are likely familiar with ice dams. These are the ridges ...
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How Much Snow Can a Roof Hold?
Late last year, Buffalo, New York, recorded a record amount of snow—and winter hadn't even begun yet. More than a few...
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3 Ways to Make Your Own Ice Melt
Solid ice can bring your everyday life to a grinding halt, if you don't have the means to get rid of it. Sure, you re...
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Bob Vila Radio: Prevent Roof Collapse with a Snow Rake
When it comes to snow on the roof, how much is too much? That depends a lot on the way your roof was constructed. mp3...
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The 8 Best Tools for Conquering Ice and Snow
While winter does have its upsides—cozy fires, hot chocolate, snow days—for many of us, having to deal with all the snow is a battle of unpleasant proportions. He...
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8 Quick Tips for Solving Winter Woes
Winter brings snowmen, sledding, and toasty evenings by the fire. It also brings a special set of maintenance issues that require a homeowner's attention. Proper ...
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The Gear You Need to Fight the Worst of Winter
There are plenty of ways — short of moving to Miami — that you can keep ice and snow under control this winter. For a stress-free season, rely on some improved pr...
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Pro Tips: The Best Ways to Deal with Snow and Ice
The severity of this winter has surprised many parts of the country. With more storms on the way, many homeowners are...
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The Unexpectedly Important Truth About Snow Measurement
The minute winter arrives, my kids are dying to put on their snow boots to go sledding and build snowmen. That is, as...
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10 Snow Shovels to Clear the Path (and Save Your Back)
Keep the snow—and backache—at bay this winter with one of these ten smart, ergonomically-friendly snow shovels.
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Icicles: Charming or Chancy?
I remember that as I child I loved to wake up on wintry mornings to find icicles hanging off the house. I’d check eve...
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Rock Salt vs. Sand to Prevent Slips
When I lived in a New York City apartment building, I never thought about shoveling snow. We had a wonderful superint...
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Quick Tip: Buying a Snow Blower
Before You BuyWhether you call it a snow blower or a snow thrower, before you shell out for one this winter, make sur...
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How To: Avoid Ice Dams and Water Damage
What Are Ice Dams?Many homeowners in the northern United States are all too familiar with ice dams. These are thick a...
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Quick Tip: Snow Blower Safety
'Tis the season for snowblowing, and it’s no joke that hundreds of emergency room visits each winter are caused by un...
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Redesigning the Third Floor
Bob meets with architect Gregory Rochlin to discuss the third-floor structural redesign.
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