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  1. How to Install Shingles

    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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  1. Do Light Colored Shingles Last Longer?

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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.

  2. Roof Removal: How To Tear Off Roof Shingles

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    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.

  3. Installing Metal Roofing Over Shingles

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

  4. How to Remove Old Roofing and Tear Off an Old Roof

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    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.

  5. How to Clean Roof Stains

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    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.

  6. How to Roof a House

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    Follow along as we shingle a house from underlayment to ridge cap. The article includes detailed photos, drawings and clearly written instructions for every step of the job.

  7. DIY Home Inspection Tools

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    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.

Other Articles for DIYers from Around the Web

  1. Asphalt shingle replacement, stop those roof leaks!

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    FromInstructables: exploring - workshop - featured

    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 ...

  2. How to Shingle a Roof - Bob Vila

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    FromBobVila.com

    If you are going to shingle a roof the do-it-yourself way, employ the technique described here for a high-performing, long-lasting installation.

  3. Solar Shingles - Bob Vila

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    FromBobVila.com

    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.

  4. Composite Roof Shingles - Bob Vila's Blogs

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    FromBobVila.com

    Composite roof shingles , whether made to resemble wood shakes or slate shingles , are often virtually indistinguishable from the real thing.

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Other Videos for DIYers from Around the Web

  1. How to Replace Asphalt Roofing Shingles

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    TFH Multi Playlist Videos

    Tim Carter, of http://AsktheBuilder.com, demonstrates just how easy it can be to replace a broken roof shingle .

  2. How to Pressure Wash Your Roof

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    TFH Multi Playlist Videos

    http://www.AsktheBuilder.com host Tim Carter walks you through how to use a pressure washer to clean moss, lichen and algae off your roof without damaging the shingles .

  3. Roof Flashing for Bathroom Fans

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    TFH Multi Playlist Videos

    A roof flashing for bathroom fans can be easily installed with these tips from AsktheBuilder.com host Tim Carter. He'll walk you through the steps of locating the hole, cutting through your roof, positioning the roof flashing and trimming shingles .

  4. How to Cope with Roof Moss

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    TFH Multi Playlist Videos

    http://www.AsktheBuilder.com host Tim Carter shares an easy way to keep your roof shingles free from moss, algae and mildew. With the natural wonders of copper, you'll never have to clean green scum off your roof.

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Blog Posts

  1. How To Install Shingles

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    FromAsk the Builder

    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.

  2. How To Remove Roof Algae

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    FromAsk the Builder

    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 ...

  3. Shingled!

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    FromDIY Diva

    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...

  4. Stormfront

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    FromDIY Diva

    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...

  5. August 28, 2012 AsktheBuilder Newsletter & Tips

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    FromAsk the Builder

    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.

  6. August 15, 2012 AsktheBuilder Newsletter & Tips

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    FromAsk the Builder

    In this issue, early American warfare, the GE dishwasher recall, clear urethane tips, LE Johnson pocket door winner, back-to-school advertising sale, deck stain test partial results, a reader comments on the Shed Video Series, online handyman classes and the Milwaukee 28-volt cordless circular saw.

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