Roof Construction

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person applying rubber roof coating
Rubber Roof Coating Options

Many types of kits are available at hardware supply stores.

Two white dormer windows extending from a gray shingled roof.
Estimating the Cost of Adding a Dormer Window

Adding a dormer window to your home can be expensive.

A flat roof.
5 Types of Flat Roof Insulation

It maintains temperature.

Green Roof Construction: Mistakes to Avoid

Smart planning will save you big headaches later.

rolls of flashing tape
How to Install Flashing Tape

Flashing tape seals the seams the of doors and windows.

Trusses.
How to Remove Wood Roof Trusses Safely

It is a time-consuming task.

Timber-frame construction of a roof truss.
4 Roof Truss Building Tips

A roof truss is a contiguous double rafter and joist unit.

flat roof with scenery in the background
4 Flat Roof Solutions

Flat roofs offer pros and cons.

barn with cupola
How to Build a Wood Cupola

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

Blue, metal roof
Shingle vs. Metal Roofing: What's Best for You?

Metal is durable, but is it the look you want?

Attic trusses.
How to Strengthen Attic Trusses

Attic trusses may eventually need strengthening.

How to Tie in a Flat Roof Addition

It adds to your home.

Roof eaves.
How to Box Frame Roof Eaves

The appearance of your home can be improved by eaves.

rainbow colored roof structure
Choosing the Right Roofing Color

You'll be living with it for a long time.

Stack of colorful steel roofing
How to Cut Steel Roofing Safely

There's more than one way to cut a steel roof.

An awning.
Building a Retractable Deck Roof

A retractable deck roof is an easy DIY project.

spray foam insulation
Insulating a Mansard Roof

Insulation is key for low heating costs.

roof frame
How to Convert to a Gable Roof

This guide will show you how to do it to yourself and save.

a gabled roof
Gabled Dormer vs. Hipped Roof Dormer

The roof dormer is an architectural structure.

wooden rafters
Calculating the Length of a Roof Rafter

It's important to calculate the rafter length correctly.

people working on a roof
Installing Membrane Roofing

Flat roofs are popular, but the materials can cause leaks.

a gable roof
How To Build Eaves For A Gable Roof

A gable roof consists of two sloped planes.

attic roof fan
Gable Fan vs. Roof Fan: Which is More Efficient?

A gable fan, like a roof fan, helps ventilate the attic.

a flat rooftop
How to Install Flat Roof Flashing

Flat roof flashing is an important part of a roof.

attic roof fan
Roof Fan: How They Can Cut Your Energy Costs

An attic fan lowers bills in a variety of ways.

Slate Tile Roofing
How to Paint a Slate Tile Roof

Slate tiles are regarded as a perfect choice for roofing.

roof tiles
How to Cut Clay Roof Tiles

It's crucial to select the correct tools.

a hole
How to Fix a Hole in Your Eaves Trough

It could lead to larger and more expensive repairs.

Roof Rafters
How to Place Collar Ties on Roof Rafters

Collar ties will help hold together the home's integrity.

Bracing Roof Trusses
Bracing Roof Trusses

Most new constructions today utilize roof trusses.

roof shingles
Can I apply roofing tar over shingles to seal a leak?

This will probably save you time and frustration.

wood framing
Replacing a Roof Truss with Stick Framing

It's highly recommended that you get professional help.

How to Tie in a Gable Roof Addition

When adding a new gable roof addition to your home, you will need to find a way of joining the two together.

Safe Ways To Increase A Roof Pitch

Increasing the roof pitch of the home can provide better drainage, and might be the best solution for a flat roof.

How to Support a Porch Roof

Adding a porch roof onto an existing porch can add a lot of character to the front of your home.

A turbine vent on top of a roof.
What Size Roof Turbine Ventilator Is Best for Your Roof?

Buying a turbine vent for your roof? You are going to want to read this first.

a roof truss
How to Measure for a Roof Truss

Installing a roof truss is a serious project that must be performed with great care.

Install a Flat Roof Vent in 5 Steps

A flat roof can sometimes be a challenge to add proper ventilation to.

arched dormer window in a tan roof
Installing Dormer Windows to Arched Top House Dormers

They're available in various styles.

Installing Rafter Ties

Rafter ties are used to put together two opposite rafters.