This is how we do business here at Rough Addition. Beware — there’s some legalese ahead. And we may update this page from time to time as our policies change, so please check back often and don’t hesitate to get in touch if you have any questions.

Educational Purposes Only

The content on Rough Addition is intended for educational purposes only. It is not intended to be the last word on any home improvement project and should not be construed as legal or financial advice.

The opinions expressed herein are those of our writers alone and do not constitute official endorsements or recommendations. 

We strive for comprehensiveness and accuracy, but we can’t guarantee that our content is free from errors or omissions. Before undertaking any project described on our website, you should conduct further research using other sources and/or consult an expert with experience doing that type of work.

We can’t be held responsible for your personal safety, for the financial consequences of undertaking a home improvement project, or for the outcome of any project you attempt.

Affiliate/Monetization Disclosure

We may have financial or other relationships (affiliate relationships) with some of the product or service providers mentioned in our content.

We may earn a commission when you click on affiliate links provided by these affiliates. This does not result in any additional cost to you. 

That said, our affiliate relationships may affect the placement or coverage of affiliates’ products and services. We don’t accept freebies from product or service providers and do not publish sponsored content. All opinions expressed on our website are honest and genuine — and no, you don’t have to agree with them. 


We may display banner or in-line ads managed by a third-party network. We strive to make these ads as relevant to our visitors as possible and we hope you find them useful.

Again, their presence won’t increase your costs — this website is and always will be free to use! — and you’re under no obligation to visit or buy stuff from our advertisers.

Content Credit

We may display images, logos, and other content created by others. All such content is linked to the original source (as represented to us) and is believed to be in the public domain as per the U.S. Copyright Fair Use Act (title 17, U.S. Code).

Any content not linked and/or credited to another creator or owner is original to us. We reserved all rights to this content — see below for guidance on its use.

Site Design

We reserve the right to modify, move, or remove any content posted to our site without prior notice. This may occur for any reason, including in the course of scheduled site redesigns.

Using Our Content

If you’d like to republish any of the images posted to our site, please contact us for express permission.

Linking to any page on our site is perfectly fine, but please don’t republish entire blocks of text (or entire articles or posts) without our express written permission. Feel free to paraphrase or summarize our posts with a link back to the original URL.