Roof Construction

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Roofing 6 - Sheathing the Roof

Why pay a contractor when you can sheath your roof yourself?

How to Build a Wood Cupola

Wood cupolas make a trendy addition to your home's roof. Here's how to make your own.

Attach Gutters to Metal Roofing in 3 Steps

Everything you need to know to attach gutters to your metal roof.

How to Install Corrugated Metal Roofing

Follow these steps to install corrugated metal roofing.

How to Frame a Bay Window Roof

Installing bay windows are a gorgeous way to fill your house with natural light, but unfortunately for

How to Build a Gable Roof Carport

A gable roof carport is a great addition to any home that does not have an attached garage. Building

How to Properly Install Roll Roofing

Installing roll roofing is an inexpensive alternative to traditional shingle and tile. Learn how you can do it yourself.

Determining Gable Roof Pitch

Pitch is the term used to describe the steepness of a roof.

Painting Metal Roofing: 5 Mistakes to Avoid

Paint your roof like a pro by avoiding these 5 mistakes.

Roof Truss Spacing Made Simple

The key to building a proper roof truss is spacing. This comprehensive doit yourself guide will help you measure and install your trusses with ease.

How to Apply Roofing Tar

Protect a flat roof with roofing tar and save some money by tackling the project on your own.

How To Install Roofing Paper

Roofing paper is essential for a waterproof roofing system.

Foil Tape vs. Flashing Tape

They both have backing made from aluminum.

How to Build a Front Door Roof

By building a roof, you can protect your front door.

Tools Needed for Standing Seam Metal Roof Installation

There are several materials that can be used.

How to Install a Roof Cap

Keep water flowing down the roof instead of under shingles.

Roof Design 101

There's more than one way to cover your head.

How to Attach a Barn Hip Roof

All sides are sloping down toward the house or building.

Building Recessed Roof Dormers

Roof dormers light up the interior and add living space.

Parts of a Roof Truss Explained

A truss is the framed grouping of rafters.

Install Roll Roofing with No Nails

You need to use a propane torch.

Green Roof Construction: Mistakes to Avoid

Smart planning will save you big headaches later.

Stick vs Truss Roof: Pros and Cons

Stick roofs are adaptable, but trussing offers more support.

How to Measure for a Roof Truss

Roof trusses are usually installed 24 inches on center.

Understanding Roof Vents

We all want our homes to be warm in the winter and cool in the summer. One way to help achieve that goal is to have a properly insulated and vented attic.

Roofing

by Kim Kinrade Roofs were probably the first structures built by man. The skill to construct a shelter

Roofing 9 - Shingles

Applying Asphalt Shingles Composite (asphalt) or fiberglass shingles is the most common roofing now

Choosing the Right Roofing Color

If you're building a brand new home or replacing your roof, make sure you choose the best roofing color possible.

What Size Roof Turbine Ventilator Is Best for Your Roof?

Buying a turbine vent for your roof? Read this first.

Attic/Roof Ventilation - Installing a Ridge Vent

Considering a ridge vent? Here's why they're useful and how to install one.

Gable or Hip Roof: Pros and Cons

Gable and hip roofs are two types to consider during building or remodeling, but which is better?

How to Add a Gable Roof to Your Front Porch

Add curb appeal and value to your home with the addition of a gable roof to your front porch.

How to Install Clay Roof Tiles

Follow these steps to install clay roof tiles.

Roof Fan: How They Can Cut Your Energy Costs

A roof fan can lower your cooling bills dramatically, especially if your current attic venting is poor.

Soffit Vents: Controlling Attic Heat and Moisture

Soffit vents, also called undereave vents, are a type of attic ventilation that's typically installed

Why Roof Ridge Vents Work

Roof ridge vents are designed to provide air circulation to the attic and help prevent moisture buildup

Gable Roof Construction Tips

The gable roof is the most common roof you will find in home construction. It looks great, offers excellent

Reinforcing The Roof Framing in Your House

Even though your roof was professionally installed by someone who knows a lot about roof framing, there

Building a Patio Roof

A patio roof effectively protects your porch from elements, such as snow and rain. It can also provide

Deck Roof Construction Step-by-Step

A deck roof is not really that architecturally logical as snow and rain will shed off much faster on