Storm Preparedness DIY Projects and Ideas

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BUYING GUIDE

Types of Flashlights


Choose the best flashlight for certain uses with this handy guide

A generator sits in front of an RV.
BUYING GUIDE

Choosing the Right Size Generator


Learn how to pick the right size generator for your needs

A home with hurricane shutters on the front windows.
BUYING GUIDE

Types of Hurricane Shutters


Find the right protection for your windows

A shelter in place notice posted on a door.
BUYING GUIDE

Shelter in Place Drill Checklist


Learn what you need to take immediate shelter

Water stains on the ceiling near a corner show evidence of a roof leak.
PROJECT GUIDE

How to Fix a Leaky Roof


Difficulty Intermediate
Time 2-4 hours

Fixing a roof leak is often an easy task but only after you find its source

A flame from a gas burner heating a pot on a stove.
PROJECT GUIDE

How to Light a Pilot Light


Difficulty Beginner
Time Under 2 hours

Here's how to light the pilot light in your gas appliances.

A person adjusts a carbon monoxide detector mounted on a ceiling.
BUYING GUIDE

Carbon Monoxide Sources


CO detectors help protect your family from poisonous gas that is colorless, odorless and tasteless

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PROJECT GUIDE

How to Install an Exterior Door


Difficulty Intermediate
Time Over 1 day

Give your home an easy makeover by installing a new entry door

A video explains how to choose a generator for your home.
BUYING GUIDE

Types of Generators for Your Home


Keep your home running smoothly during power outages with a backup generator

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PROJECT GUIDE

How to Remove Stains from Walls and Ceilings


Difficulty Beginner
Time Under 2 hours

Quickly remove stains for a clean, germ-free home

An open double-paned window.
PROJECT GUIDE

How to Replace Window Glass


Difficulty Intermediate
Time Under 2 hours

Perform your own glass repair with just a few simple steps
Two plywood panels stacked on a work bench.
BUYING GUIDE

Types of Plywood


Use plywood to complete a range of DIY projects, from subfloors to furniture
Black mold on the bottom corner of a wall
PROJECT GUIDE

How to Get Rid of Black Mold


Difficulty Advanced
Time Over 1 day

Follow these steps for safely eliminating black mold in your home
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BUYING GUIDE

How to Prepare for a Hurricane


Prepare your home for hurricane season and clean up damage caused by severe weather
Man wearing protective eyewear while installing wooden frame window from inside a house.
PROJECT GUIDE

How to Install a Window


Difficulty Intermediate
Time Over 1 day

Remove and replace your home's windows in one day.
Lean how to clean gutters in a few easy steps.
PROJECT GUIDE

How to Clean Gutters


Difficulty Beginner
Time 2-4 hours

Cleaning gutters is an important task that can help prevent water damage
A video showing how to board up windows with plywood.
PROJECT GUIDE

How to Board Up Windows


Difficulty Beginner
Time Under 2 hours

Protect your windows from debris blown by high winds
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BUYING GUIDE

How to Clean Windows


Discover the best ways to clean windows in your home
Floodwaters rise above the front yard of a house.
PROJECT GUIDE

How to Prepare for a Flood


Difficulty Beginner
Time Over 1 day

Make a plan to stay safe, protect your valuables and minimize water damage in case of flood.
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PROJECT GUIDE

How to Tarp a Roof


Difficulty Intermediate
Time 2-4 hours

Tarping a roof can curb leaks and prevent water damage
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