Roof Construction

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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.

Hip Roof Truss Construction: Mistakes to Avoid

Less common than a standard seam construction pattern, a hip roof truss construction increases your home's aesthetic appeal and sets it apart.

Rubber Roof Coating Options

Many types of pre-packaged, rubber roof coating kits are available at your local hardware supply stores.

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.

How to Add a Bird Mouth to a Roof Rafter

Adding a bird mouth to a roof rafter should be the last step in the completion of your rafter but is

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.

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.

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 Install a Turbine Roof Vent

Installing a turbine roof vent provides one of the most effective ways possible of keeping an attic or loft cool.

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.

How to Frame a Shed Roof

You can build a shed roof yourself to save money.

How to Install a Modified Bitumen Roof

Modified bitumen roofs are needed for low slopes.

How to Repair Leaky Metal Roof Flashing

Metal roof flashing keeps your roof safe from bad weather.

Asphalt Roll Roofing Installation

Asphalt protects roofs from water.

5 Ways Metal Roofing Increases Home Value

Durable and fire proof, metal provides safety and savings.

Roof Building and Framing: Process and Preparation

Roof framing is a precise aspect of wood frame construction.

How to Cut Corrugated Plastic Roofing

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

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.

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.

How to Insulate Roof Rafters

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

Gable Vents vs Ridge Vents

When you have a gable roof construction you will want to vent the attic.

Estimating the Cost of Adding a Dormer Window

Adding a dormer window to your home can be expensive, but if you figure out where you can save, it might be within your budget.

Adding Pitch to a Flat Roof

If you have a flat roof, you may decide to add pitch.

How to Build a Slanted Shed Roof

One of the most important steps in building a shed is adding a roof. Luckily, it's easy with these five steps.

How to Lay Felt on a Flat Roof

Felt on a flat roof helps keep the roofing system waterproof.

The Pros and Cons of Having a Gambrel Roof

Gambrel roofs require more maintenance. These roofs are easy to frame and have excellent drainage capability.

Calculation Tips for a Gambrel Roof

If you are thinking of a building project that involves a gambrel roof design, here are a few tips to help you calculate the angles.

Waterproofing Your Metal Shed Roof

Use these three steps to waterproof your shed roof.

How Far Apart to Space Soffit Vents

Use these four calculations to set up your soffit vents.

Why A Hip Roof May Be Best For You

Using a hip roof rather than a gable roof will add a much nicer appeal to the shape of the house.

How to Cut Roof Rafters

The right tool makes this task easy peasy.

Repairing Holes in Corrugated Roofing Sheets

A few guidelines to help you repair holes in corrugated roofing.

Installing Metal Roofing Vents Step-by-Step

One problem with metal roofs is that the metal can heat up a home considerably during the summer. Installing metal roof vents will help alleviate this.