Roof Construction

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Steel roof trusses
How to Build a Steel Roof Truss

A steel roof truss offers strength and rot protection.

A roof vent on a metal roof.
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.

How to Install Metal Roofing

Metal roofing can hold up under all types of dangerous weather conditions.

a roof under construction
Stick vs Truss Roof: Pros and Cons

Stick roofs are adaptable, but trussing offers more support.

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.

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Roofing 9 - Shingles

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

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Roofing 3 - Ordering Trusses

Ordering the Trusses Roof framing ranges from the simplicity of prefabricated roof trusses to the

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Roofing

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

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Fly Rafter

A fly rafter is attached to the overhang, blocking, and the sheathing of your roof. It’s used beyond

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Barge Rafter

A barge rafter is on the outside roof rafter, usually on the overhang of a gable. This ends up being

A saltbox roof.
Saltbox Roof Pros and Cons

Colonial-era saltbox roofs offer interesting pros and cons.

How to Properly Cut Gambrel Roof Angles

A gambrel roof design is popular for barns or sheds.

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How to Build a Reverse Gable Roof

A gable roof or A-frame looks like an inverted V when viewed on end. This type of construction is popular

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Roof Safety: 6 Essential Safety Tips

Before you even think about laying down your first shingle, review your roof safety rules first. Even

A pitch roof.
How to Build a Pitch Roof

A church steeple is a type of pitch roof.

Differing layers of roofing materials
How To Install Roofing Paper

Roofing paper is essential for a waterproof roofing system.

A stack of sheets of corrugated plastic.
How to Install Corrugated Plastic Roofing

Corrugated plastic is a cost-effective roofing option that's easy to use. Check out this step-by-step guide and install yours with ease.

How to Replace a Wood Soffit with Vinyl

The wood soffit is prone to moisture damage and therefore could rot in time.

Tips for Using Copper Sheeting as a Backsplash

Copper sheeting is a popular metal used to make a kitchen backsplash. It creates a sleek and elegant design.

Choosing the Right Wood for Your Eaves

Wooden eaves have been used on roofs for centuries. A variety of different woods are available but which one is best for you?

How to Prevent Mildew and Mold from Returning on Eaves

There is nothing that can compare with the clean and well-groomed appearance of your eaves.

How to Replace Rafter Tails

If you have damaged rafter tails, your roof is at risk of flooding, rotting or potentially even collapsing.

Building a Gable Roof Over a Deck

Knowing how to build a gable roof over a deck will only save you money,

How to Add a Gable Roof to Your House

Adding a gable roof to your existing roof is a great way to increase the value of your home.

How to Build a Hip Roof

A hip roof is basically a roof with sloping sides. Like all other building jobs, it requires precision.

How to Install Roof Jacks

If you are planning to fix or remodel your roof, don't forget that before you even start your project you’d better install those roof jacks.

Types of Roof Vents for Metal Roofs

The roof vents that you install on a metal roof is important to the overall health of the entire home.

Worker Spraying Blown Fiberglass Insulation between Attic Trusses
How to Build Scissor Trusses

Scissor trusses are a specific type of roof truss, that is created when there is a difference in the pitch of the roof planes and a vaulted ceiling.

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How to Build a Porch Roof Addition

For a more useful porch space, install a small roof addition in seven steps.

5 Roof Joists Spacing Tips

Roof joists are an important feature of roof installation that not only support the weight of a roof but also helps distribute the weight.

How to Repair a Leaky Porch Roof

A leaky porch roof is caused by numerous reasons, but it is most likely due to damaged roof flashing.

Steel Roofing Insulation: 6 Installation Tips

Working with steel framing has unique requirements.

A home with a flat roof.
How to Install a Modified Bitumen Roof

Modified bitumen roofs are needed for low slopes.

A roof with flashing.
How to Repair Leaky Metal Roof Flashing

Metal roof flashing keeps your roof safe from bad weather.

metal roof
5 Ways Metal Roofing Increases Home Value

Durable and fire proof, metal provides safety and savings.

Roof trusses under construction
Roof Building and Framing: Process and Preparation

Roof framing is a precise aspect of wood frame construction.

using band saw
How to Cut Corrugated Plastic Roofing

With the right tools and steps, corrugated plastic roofing is easy to cut.

building concrete roof
How to Build a Flat Concrete Roof

Although building a flat concrete roof can be challenging, it can be done in just twelve steps with the help of a few friends.

A flat roof
Planning to Build a Flat Concrete Roof

A concrete roof is not suitable for every home. It’s more ideal in areas that experience hurricanes because they can withstand extreme winds.

roof rafters that are not insulated
How to Insulate Roof Rafters

Insulating your roof rafters is as easy as following these three steps.