Metal Roofing Installation: How to Install 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.
Severe Weather Guide: How to Reinforce Your Roof
Reinforce Your Roof A properly constructed roof in areas subject to high winds has trusses attached to walls with hurricane tiedowns, properly…
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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,…
25 Hints for Fixing Roof and Gutter Issues
A solid, leak-free roof with good gutters is your home’s best defense against the elements. Arm yourself with the knowledge to understand…
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…
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.…
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…
How to Shingle a Roof
Learn the difference between “stair-stepping” and “staggering” shingles when you have to know how to shingle a roof,…
How to Fix a Roof Drip Edge
The correct installation sequence for drip edge, roofing felt and ice and water shield can be confusing, since it changes from eaves to gable…
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…
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…