To survive the next big storm, more and more houses will need a lift. It's a smart move seen around the country—and in the Spring 2013 season of This Old House.
Insulated concrete forms—combined with flame-resistant roofing and siding—make for one safe house.
What you need to prepare for a snowstorm so you have the essentials before, during, and after an emergency strikes.
When choosing a restoration company to preserve and protect your home after a crisis, it’s important to do your homework. In this ServiceMaster Restore review, we examine the company’s services, availability, and reputation to help you determine if it’s right for your restoration needs.
With thousands of locations across the country, SERVPRO offers professional cleaning and restoration services for homes and businesses that require mold removal or have been damaged by flooding, fires, or other disasters. Learn about the benefits and the drawbacks of the company in this SERVPRO restoration review.
Ask This Old House host Kevin O’Connor visits Underwriters Laboratories outside of Chicago to see first hand how dangerous fires can be.
No homeowner wants to deal with the destruction that a flood can bring, but the fact is that these natural disasters are a frequent occurrence in certain areas of the country and a possibility just about everywhere else. It’s best to always be prepared for the worst.
Ask This Old House host Kevin O’Connor learns about ways to make a home more resistant to wildfires.
Afraid of water in the basement? Avoid a flooding disaster with damage-prevention specialist Michael Milligan.
This Old House host Kevin O'Connor and Jim Cantore of The Weather Channel discuss how to prepare for the next big storm and list out what severe weather supplies you’ll need.
This Old House general contractor Tom Silva shows a homeowner several ways to protect windows during a storm.
Their numbers are still small, but home battery backup systems may be the wave of the future.
Easy, affordable things you can do to protect your home and property from storm damage.
Ask This Old House host Kevin O’Connor travels to Portland, Oregon to learn how to protect homes from earthquakes.
Ask This Old House master electrician Heath Eastman explains a few different methods for hooking up a portable generator to a house.
Meteorologist Jim Cantore discusses his biggest weather fear, lightning, and he shares tips with Kevin and Roger on staying safe during a lightning storm
Ask This Old House landscape contractor Roger Cook travels to central Florida to install a lightning protection system
Do these simple tasks before severe weather hits to help minimize or even prevent costly damage to your home
Ask This Old House host Kevin O’Connor meets a woman whose home is being rebuilt by Habitat for Humanity and pitches in with the rest of guys.
Ask This Old House landscape contractor Roger Cook helps the Houston Community Tool Bank put together a rental order for Harvey relief.
Ask This Old House plumbing and heating expert Richard Trethewey partners with SEND Relief to clean out mold-ravaged homes after Hurricane Harvey.
Ask This Old House host Kevin O'Connor speaks with meteorologist Jim Cantore about winter weather and how climate change is affecting it.
Getting your home back into shape after big weather may require more than a broom and a mop. Here's a collection of our best pro advice for managing the aftermath
Be ready when disaster strikes by keeping these items on hand
TOH editor Scott Omelianuk talks about the natural disasters that can give an all-grown-up homeowner a case of the shivers
Here's what you should do if a storm watch or warning is issued where you live.
Floods happen. So do collapsed ceilings, trapped critters, and smoke-belching fireplaces. But with our homeowner survival tips, you'll know just what to do when trouble strikes