Building Material Guides - Buying Guides

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A kit containing a variety of drywall anchors.
BUYING GUIDE

How to Choose Drywall Anchors


Knowing how to use drywall anchors for TV mounts and other projects is a crucial DIY skill

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BUYING GUIDE

What Is PPE and Why Is It Important


Discover the different types of PPE, also known as personal protective equipment

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BUYING GUIDE

How to Prepare for a Tornado


Learn how to prepare for a tornado to protect yourself and your home

A video highlights tips to use when buying a house.
BUYING GUIDE

What to Look for When Buying a House


Stick to your checklist to avoid buying the wrong home

A video examples various types of roofing.
BUYING GUIDE

Types of Roofing


Choose the right roofing material to fit your home and budget.

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

Shelter in Place Drill Checklist


Learn what you need to take immediate shelter

A man using a board and a float to smooth just-poured concrete.
BUYING GUIDE

Types of Concrete Mix for Any Project


Learn how to choose the right concrete mix for your project

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BUYING GUIDE

Types of Insulation


The right home insulation can save on energy bills

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BUYING GUIDE

Types of Pressure-Treated Wood


Extend the useful lifespan of your outdoor projects with lumber treated to resist rot

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BUYING GUIDE

Types of Lumber


Choose the best lumber for your building or renovation projects

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BUYING GUIDE

Types of Moulding


Accent various rooms of your home with beautiful, classic and affordable moulding
A video highlights features of different types of concrete anchors.
BUYING GUIDE

Types of Masonry and Concrete Anchors


Securely fasten objects to extremely hard surfaces with concrete anchors
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Types of Cabinet Hinges


Demystify the surprising number of cabinet hinges and drawer slides to be sure you’re selecting what’s right for your cabinetry
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BUYING GUIDE

All About Insulation R-Values


Before you insulate, find out the appropriate R-value for your region
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BUYING GUIDE

Types of Plywood


Use plywood to complete a range of DIY projects, from subfloors to furniture
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BUYING GUIDE

Types of Drywall


Get the right type and size to fix drywall problems such as cracking and peeling
A video highlighting features of drywall screws and fasteners.
BUYING GUIDE

Best Screws and Nails for Drywall


Learn which fasteners are compatible with drywall before you shop
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BUYING GUIDE

How to Choose Lumber


Buy the right lumber for your DIY building projects
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