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How to Give Your House a Yearly DIY Inspection

Fall is an excellent time to give your house its annual physical—before winter's harsh weather arrives.

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Wooden stairwell in a modern house
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How to Repair a Broken Wooden Stair Tread

A cracked or broken stair tread can lead to someone tripping and falling. This Old House general contractor Tom Silva reveals his quick fix for cracked wooden steps.

Tom Silva standing in a stairway with a low ceiling.
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How to Add Headroom to a Stairway

In this how-to video, This Old House general contractor Tom Silva corrects a heading-bumping staircase.

Staircase with white balusters
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How to Repair a Baluster

In this how-to video, This Old House general contractor Tom Silva mends a busted baluster.

Staircase with a handrail
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How to Install a Stair Handrail

In this how-to video, This Old House general contractor Tom Silva installs a staircase handrail.

How to Get Rid of Ice Dams

Icicles may be pretty but they can tear off gutters, loosen shingles, and cause water to back up into your house. Learn these fast fixes for ice dam removal, long term repair, and prevention tips.

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Insider Q&A with Ross Trethewey (January 6, 2022 at 2 PM ET)

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S12 E6, Tom Silva replaces Kevin O’Connor’s skylight
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How to Replace a Skylight

This Old House general contractor Tom Silva installs a new skylight into an existing roof opening