Roof Repair

Roof repair how-tos and tips to keep your home dry.

Roof Removal: How To Tear Off Roof Shingles

Tear off shingle roofing, step-by-step, including safety tips, how to work quickly and efficiently, roofing disposal, and closing up the roof before rain.

Roof Repair projects

  • Roof Repair: How to Find and Fix Roof Leaks

    We show you how to track down and fix the most common types of roof leaks. Most leaks take only minutes to repair.

  • Roof Flashing: Replace Plumbing Vent Flashing

    The metal or rubber flashing around plumbing vents can deteriorate or rust through over time, creating water leaks. Here's how to replace the…

  • 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.

  • How to Clean Roof Stains

    Do shingles on your north, west or other shaded roofs have streaky, moldy stains? Here's how to clean the ugly discoloration and keep it from…

  • 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…

  • Roof Removal: How To Tear Off Roof Shingles

    Tear off shingle roofing, step-by-step, including safety tips, how to work quickly and efficiently, roofing disposal, and closing up the roof…

  • Easy Shingle Repair

    Remove those ugly damaged shingles and stop potential roof leaks by following this simple three-step shingle replacement process.

  • Making a Skylight Leakproof

    For a leakproof skylight use a special flashing kit and installation techniques we show here.