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  • Know Your House: What Kind of Roof Do You Have?

    Gable, hip, gambrel, mansard — the shape of your roof says something about your home’s connection to earth and sky Gable, hip, gambrel,…

  • Installing Metal Roofing Over Shingles

    Need a new roof? Covering your existing asphalt shingles with metal roofing might be worth the expense. Here are some pros and cons.

  • Do it right. Do it yourself.

    The Family Handyman is proud to announce the DIY University. Courses that give you the confidence and know-how to get the job done right.

  • Roof Flashing Techniques for Outside Corners

    Outside corners on dormers needs special flashing details to prevent water leaks. This article explains two foolproof methods for making sure…

  • Long-Lasting Metal Roof Panels

    Interlocking metal roofing panels are expensive, but they’re DIY—friendly, they look great, and they’ll last 50 years or more. Get an…

  • How to Roof a House

    Follow along as we shingle a house from underlayment to ridge cap. The article includes detailed photos, drawings and clearly written…

  • Prevent Black Streaks on Roof

    Black streaks on shingled roofs are a common, though mysterious sight. While not immediately damaging, they can prematurely age shingles. Here’s…

  • Drip Edge Roofing Fix

    The correct installation sequence for drip edge, roofing felt and ice and water shield can be confusing, since it changes from eaves to gable…

  • Roofing: How to Install Step Flashing

    Continuous flashing is sometimes seen where a roof meets a sidewall, but in the long run step flashing will do a better job of preventing water…

  • How to Install Shingles

    Learn the difference between “stair-stepping” and “staggering” shingles when roofing a house, and why staggering, though…

  • Comparing Flat Roof Vents and Turbine Vents

    Although more vent is generally better, replacing a turbine vent with a standard flat vent is acceptable, as long the vent is big enough for the…

  • How to Build a Cupola

    Roof-top cupolas can be used for both decoration and ventilation. In the days before roof and ridge vents, a cupola was the most effective way…

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