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Snow Joe 48V iON+ 18-Inch Cordless Snow Blower Review: Is it Reliable?
Snow Joe is competitive in the electric tool market, with several snow blower models built for clearing paths, decks,...
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6 Places Where the Farmers' Almanac Winter Forecast Is Proving True
Every year, the Farmers’ Almanac releases its winter forecast for the country. They offer both a general forecast for...
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The Best Lawn and Garden Products Tested in 2022
Home maintenance means more than keeping up with indoor projects. For matters of curb appeal and changing seasons, ha...
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Ego Snow Blower Review: Does the SNT2405 Deliver?
Ego Power+ has entered the electric snow blower market with a model designed to tackle big storms. In a side-by-side ...
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The 5 Best Things to Pick Up at Home Depot Before a Snowstorm
This week, several states in the US may experience a white Christmas after all. Several news outlets are reporting an...
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How to Turn Snow Into Useful Water Reserves
Millions of people in the United States depend on the melting of mountain snowpack for hydropower, irrigation, and dr...
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5 Things You Can Use When You Don't Have an Ice Scraper
With winter comes snow and ice—covering the grass, on the walkways, and all over car windows. When you walk out to yo...
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How to Remove Snow From a Driveway Without a Shovel: 7 Solutions That Work
When snow falls, kids rejoice and break out their sleds—adults, on the other hand, reach for their snow shovels. But ...
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13 Last-Minute Cyber Monday Snow Blower Deals You Can Still Shop
If you missed the boat on all the Black Friday savings this past weekend, don't worry: Cyber Monday is your last chan...
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11 Great Black Friday Deals You Can Still Get on a Snow Blower
A lot of places in the United States have already experienced their first snowfalls of the year. But even if your dri...
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Stock Up On Winter Storm Gear During These Great Black Friday Sales
Earlier this fall, we shared winter forecast predictions on Bob Vila that included heavy snowfall. Then just before T...
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The Best Snow Blowers for Gravel Driveways of 2023
While just about any snow blower can remove snow from a paved driveway or sidewalk, not all are suitable for use on a...
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The Farmers’ Almanac Predicts Loads of Snow After an Exceptionally Dry Summer
Shake, shiver, and shovel. According to the Farmers' Almanac winter forecast, that’s what many of us will be doing du...
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The Best Lawn Mower Snow Blower Combos of 2023
Most homeowners and DIYers like the idea of getting more than one use out of their tools. It can help them justify a ...
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The Best Snow Removal Services of 2023
Snow removal is an essential chore during the winter months, but removing ice and snow on your own is tiring—and coul...
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25 Hilarious Snow Plow Names That Make This Weather Worth It
Getting through winter can be tough, especially if you live in a part of the country that gets heavy snowfall. Many r...
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The Best ATV Snow Plow Blades of 2023
While many of us often think of ATVs strictly as outdoor recreational vehicles, for those with larger properties, the...
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7 Ways to Melt Ice Without Salt or Ice Melt
When strong winter storms hit, many people stay safe and warm indoors until the poor weather has cleared up. However,...
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How Much Does Snow Removal Cost?
Typical Range: $48 to $179 National Average: $113Living in an area with cold and snowy winters means snow removal ...
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11 Snow Blower Mistakes to Avoid This Winter
A snow blower is a vital machine for homeowners who live in regions prone to heavy snowfall—it makes all the differen...
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The 50 Best Products for Surviving Winter
Don't let the cold weather ruin your winter. Instead, enjoy the season with these simple yet genius buys to keep you warmer, safer, and prepared for whatever the ...
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5 Ways Shoveling Snow Can Be Detrimental to Your Health
Those who live in areas where snow falls throughout the winter may marvel at its beauty, but dread the work it brings...
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6 Important Things Homeowners Should Know About Roof Pitch
While it may not seem very important when you first think about it, the roof pitch is actually a key measurement for ...
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The Best Single-Stage Snow Blowers of 2023
Clearing a snow-covered sidewalk or driveway after a fresh snowfall can be a back-breaking chore. While a full-size, ...
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Toro Recalls $1,200 Snow Thrower—Learn How to Get Yours Repaired for Free to Avoid Serious Injury
Toro Power Max Snowthrowers are designed to make the tough, time-consuming chore of cleaning up a lot of snow comfort...
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The Best Nonstick Spray for Snow Blowers of 2023
Snow blowers make light work of heavy snow, saving backs and shoulders from the strains of shoveling. However, snow w...
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The Best Roof Rakes of 2023
Wet snow can weigh as much as 21 pounds per square foot, according to the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)....
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How to Hire the Best Snow Removal Service After Searching ‘Snow Removal Near Me’
When the weather turns chilly and heavy snow blankets a home’s driveway, shoveling snow becomes a routine task. Altho...
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The Dos and Don’ts of Using Ice Melt
Even a small amount of solid ice can be treacherous on the walking and driving areas outside your home. Removing it w...
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The Best Snow Blowers Tested in 2023
When there’s snow on the ground for shoveling, it can be tempting to run out and buy a snow blower. After all, they d...
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The Best Heated Jackets of 2023
There are times when the weather gets so uncomfortably cold that it feels impossible to keep warm. At a football game...
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The Best Electric Snow Shovels of 2023
A soft layer of pristine snow on the ground is beautiful—until you remember you’ll have to shovel the sidewalk and dr...
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The Best Winter Work Gloves Tested in 2023
Work doesn't stop just because the temperature drops, but getting jobs done in the cold can be downright painful with...
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The Best Snow Shovels Tested in 2023
Removing snow from your driveway the old-fashioned way might not be fun, but it’s a good-for-the-earth way to clean u...
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What's the Difference? Snow Blower vs. Snow Thrower
Today’s snow removal machines make quick work of clearing the white stuff from driveways and sidewalks—saving your ba...
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16 Winter Emergency Supplies You Should Always Keep in Your Car
When you're driving on the coldest, most blustery days of winter, stow these items in your car and you'll be ready for just about any problems the weather may bring.
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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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The 14 Best Tools for Conquering Ice and Snow
Make sure you’ve got some of these tried and true tools to help you combat the ice and snow Old Man Winter dishes out this season.
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How Much Snow Can a Roof Hold?
When weather stations predict frigid temperatures and record snowfall, concerns rise that roofs may not make it the f...
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10 Places You’re Forgetting to Winter-Proof
To avoid maintenance misfortunes, it's important that you prep your house for winter. Certain spots might be obvious—like cleaning the gutters—but chances are you...
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10 Surprising Tips and Tricks for Dealing with Ice and Snow
What do you do when the weather outside is frightful, but you still need to get out and go to work, school or shopping? Snow and ice removal is a major hassle and...
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This Lawn Fungus Might Be Lurking Beneath the Snow in Your Yard
After a long winter, the return of songbirds and colorful splashes of early blooming bulbs are welcome signs of sprin...
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23 Brilliant Hacks to Help You Weather Winter
Preparing for winter doesn’t have to be a chore! Read on for 23 fun and fast DIY ways to keep your home warm and weatherproof, no matter what the season brings.
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Sick of Shoveling? The Pros and Cons of Having a Heated Driveway
Shoveling snow is a pesky chore that can literally be a pain in the back, but, for many folks, it’s necessary just to...
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All About Outdoor Radiant Heating Systems
This article has been brought to you by SupplyHouse. com. Its facts and opinions are those of BobVila. com. If you’re...
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Solved! What to Do When Your Snow Blower Won't Start
Q: After our first snow of the season, I got the snow blower out of the shed but the darn thing wouldn’t start. It ra...
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How To: Defrost a Windshield
If you’ve ever parked your car outside during an onslaught of sleet or a frigid winter’s night, you’re familiar with ...
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8 Easy Ways to Winter-Proof Your Car
You can’t stop the cold weather from coming, but you can be ready when it hits. Before the temperatures plummet, take these 8 precautions to winter-proof your car...
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8 Clever Hacks for How to Shovel Snow
Dig the big shovel out of the garage and rev up the snow blower, because snow is on the way. These tricks and hacks for how to shovel snow will help you conquer t...
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Expecting Snow? Do These 7 Things ASAP
Follow these tips to ensure your home and family are ready for the snowy conditions.
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Bob Vila Radio: Solutions for Icy Surfaces
We want our driveways and walks not to be the scene of injury during the long, icy winter. But if you're taking the p...
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Bob Vila Radio: The Issue of Icicles
Icicles: They're a natural part of winter's beauty. But if you're a homeowner, it's crucial to recognize that for all...
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Bob Vila Radio: Melt Driveway Ice the DIY Way
Winter storms sometimes have a way of sneaking up on us. If that happens, and you get another surprise—no ice melt on...
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How To: Make Windshield De-icer Spray
A dirty, grimy windshield is bad enough, but nothing will slow you down more than one covered in ice and snow. Using ...
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Bob Vila Radio: The Easiest Way to Clear a Snowy Driveway
Some folks consider the winter to be their favorite season. But very few do not dread the task of shoveling the walk ...
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All You Need to Know About De-icing Systems
Of all the hazards that strike fear into the heart of the average homeowner, surely ice dams must rank near the top o...
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Genius! The $0 Sled You Can Build in 10 Minutes
For kids, nothing beats the thrill of the first snowy day of the season. While they get busy building a snowman, you ...
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Genius! DIY a Roof Rake with Hardware Store Supplies
When the snow started to pile up on handyman Bill Bachand's roof, he did what any responsible homeowner would do: run...
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The 13 Best Snow Blowers of 2022
The first snowfall of the season can be beautiful, but it won't be long before it buries your driveway and walkway. Having the right snow blower at the ready will...
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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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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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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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Never Shovel Snow Again After This One Improvement
Though winter's worst storms are likely yet to come, many homeowners around the country have already had ample opport...
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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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8 Innovative Snow Shovels to Help You Clear the Path
With winter weather on the way, the hunt for the best snow shovel continues! Keep the snow—and backache—at bay this winter with one of these smart, ergonomic snow...
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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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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 u...
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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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