Learn the difference between “stair-stepping” and “staggering” shingles when roofing a house, and why staggering, though faster, is more controversial.
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Light shingle colors have been shown to lower attic temperatures, but whether this means light shingles will last longer than dark shingles is more problematic.
Get a fast overview of how to install an asphalt shingle roof. Clear, cutaway photos show the basics of underlayment, where and how to snap layout lines, and how to get started.
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.
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 coming back.
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.
Use these tools and tips to discover major problems before buying a home, including problems in plumbing, electrical, walls, shingles and others. Such problems could cost you big bucks later.
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If you have a leaky roof, and your roof has standard asphalt shingles , you can repair it yourself. There are MANY instructions on the Internet, and an excellent Instructable How to replace a damaged shingle by sbrown. You should view these valuable instructions, they provide information that I will ...
The advent of low-profile solar shingles may increase the ease of installation and the aesthetic appeal of residential sun power, but some hurdles remain.
Composite roof shingles , whether made to resemble wood shakes or slate shingles , are often virtually indistinguishable from the real thing.
Wood shingles are machine-cut and tapered for a trim, crisp appearance. By contrast, wood shakes look more rustic, as they are hand-split on one side.
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Tim Carter, of http://AsktheBuilder.com, demonstrates just how easy it can be to replace a broken roof shingle .
At the Owens Corning factory, we learn what goes into making roof shingles .
Learn how to get your roof into tiptop shape.
Learn how to prevent leaks and other roof problems.
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Knowing the proper way to install roof shingles is critical. Pay particular attention to the written directions from the shingle manufacturer. The shingle offset is important to avoid a leaking roof.
Thousands of roof on homes and other buildings suffer from black streaks. The roof algae is doesn't harm the shingles , but looks bad. To remove roof algae a solution of oxygen bleach can be applied to the roof shingles and then rinsed off. A copper strip at the top of the roof can prevent future ...
For the last five months, I’ve had approximately 1,380 pounds of roofing shingles weighing on my soul. Now, I didn’t know the exact weight of this project until I had...
Last spring, right before I moved into the place (and on the exact same day the roof was torn off to replace the shingles , excellent timing) tornadoes blew through the...
In this issue, works continues of the shed project, shingles installed as well as windows, paid tool reviews, paint sprayer tool review, turning a door around to open out doesn't always work, a tool review of a roofing nailer and big news at Stain Solver.
Paslode has done it again. I'll never forget the first time, many years ago, I drove my first nail with a Paslode gun. It's like your first kiss. I was spellbound by the freedom of no hoses and compressors - and I had been a pneumatic nail-gun user for many years! I got that same [...]
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