Five Great YouTube How To Videos

Whether you’re renovating a room in your home or building from scratch, the easiest way to learn how to do the job properly is to watch someone else do it. There are magazines, books and televisions shows offering advice to the aspiring handyman, but YouTube videos are just as good (and they’re free!). Here are some of the best videos which offer tips on maintaining your walls, floors, roof and more.

Replacing Windows

Are you ready to replace your cracked, worn and draughty windows with more eco-friendly units? In this video, you’ll learn how to remove the old windows, and you’ll also learn how to put your new windowsin. The process is relatively easy, and you won’t have to remove any interior moulding or exterior trim to finish the job.

Cleaning Carpet

No matter how careful you are, accidents and spills can happen. Wine, ketchup, and mud can all turn carpet into a stained mess, and if you own a pet, it can be even worse. A good rule of thumb is to clean up a spill as soon as it happens, but sometimes the smell or the stain is impossible to remove with quick blotting. If you want to give your carpet a professional-level cleaning without the high price tag, the video from VideoJug DIY will show you how.

Replacing a Door Knob

Whether they’re loose, broken or just out of date, door knobs are easily replaceable. Fitting new door knobs is a quick way to improve the look of your doors, or to fix a problem with a particular door. The job isn’t terribly difficult, but this video guide will tell you what tools you need and how to do it correctly.

DIY Roof Repair

If you have a problem with your roof, the best way to handle it is to call in a roofing professional. However, a roofer may not always be available, and there are some times when DIY roofing is the best solution. This roofing guide will show you how to mend broken roofing slatesand patch holes before they cause serious damage – most DIY repairs are temporary, so you may still need the help of a professional.

Repairing a Leaky Faucet/Tap

Dripping faucets are one of the most common home plumbing issues, and fortunately they’re also one of the simplest fixes. However, many people ignore the dripping, which wastes both water and money. A steadily dripping faucet can waste hundreds of dollars worth of water over the course of months – that’s your hard-earned money swirling down the drainpipe!  A few minutes and some simple tools can stop the dripping from both your faucet and your wallet.

No matter where you get your DIY information, you should always consider the source before using it. Some information isn’t as good or as reliable as others; if part of your video seems inaccurate, be sure to take the time to get a second (or even third) opinion. Watch the video all the way through before beginning, and follow all safety recommendations.

This post was written by James Harper on behalf of Ashbrook Roofing who can supply building and roofing materials for all kinds of DIY project. For more info on roofing slates for example please click here.

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