Roof Repair

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

How to Remove Old Roofing and Tear Off an Old Roof

We show you how to tear off old shingles safely and efficiently. We include tips on how to protect plants and the yard below and minimize to mess you have to clean up. With these directions you can move ahead and install new shingles without delay.

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.