With all the rooms inside of the house renovated, the competitors are next asked to turn their attention to the outside. They have ninety-six hours and a $15,000 budget to transform the exterior of their house, the team winning this challenge who are awarded what most see as the best prize so far: $5,000 worth of outdoor recreational equipment and a trip for two to Japan to use at least the new skis. As the exterior includes the roof, they are all given lessons in roof safety, which additionally freaks some of the already freaked competitors. Unlike the previous renovations, these ones are done in full view of the other competitors, who may try figuratively to keep up with the Joneses. And a move by one competitor leads to bad feelings between neighbors.