Roof Construction

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A house with a gable roof
Gable Vents vs Ridge Vents

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

peaked trusses on a house
Adding Pitch to a Flat Roof

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

slanted roof
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.

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How to Lay Felt on a Flat Roof

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

Gambrel roof on a barn
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.

A gambrel roof on a barn.
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.

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Waterproofing Your Metal Shed Roof

Use these three steps to waterproof your shed roof.

Soffit vents in an attic.
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.

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How to Cut Roof Rafters

The right tool makes this task easy peasy.

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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.

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Best Metal Roofing Insulation Options

Find the choice that meets your insulation needs and your budget.

How to Install Skylights in a Flat Roof

Installing a skylight on a flat roof might seem an unlikely task. Concerns about drainage would urge the cautious homeowner to avoid the idea.

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How to Repair Rotted Eaves

Fix your eves to avoid rot and other issues.

Eaves on a roof, with a window.
How to Paint Roof Eaves

Eaves help to manage the rainwater system of the home.

How to Splice Roof Rafters Together

If your roof rafter connectors will not be visible after your construction project is completed, it may be possible to connect these rafters together using a rafter splicing technique.

Rafters in a home.
How to Build a Curved Rafter

There are 3 main types of curved rafters. This article will describe the steps required to fabricate one of them, an elliptical convex rafter joist.

Several exposed rafters in a construction project.
How to Straighten Sagging Roof Rafters

Sagging rafters are only the beginning of a bigger problem, so follow these steps to fix them up ASAP!

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Measuring Angle Cuts For Roof Construction

An angle cut is a very common cut needed for constructing rafters for any roof. Knowing how to make this

Guide To Installing Roof Brackets

The first thing to understand when installing roof brackets is to use these only on one-story roofs with a low pitch.

eaves of house with soffit
Soffit Installation For Gable Roofs

Soffits provides a finished and professional look.

skylight with metal flashing
Install Metal Roof Flashing for a Skylight

Prevent any potential leaking around the edges.

large building with a barn style gambrel roof
How to Build Eaves for a Gambrel Roof

These roofs allow for extra attic space.

A man working on roofing.
Roofing 6 - Sheathing the Roof

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

attaching a gutter using gutter hooks
Attach Gutters to Metal Roofing in 3 Steps

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

View from a flat roof of a home under construction.
Flat Roof Insulation Basics

A flat roof can be a little tougher than other types to insulate. Read on for some basic advice to prevent problems.

A worn sheet of corrugate metal roofing.
How to Install Corrugated Metal Roofing

Follow these steps to install corrugated metal roofing.

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How to Frame a Bay Window Roof

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

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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

Determining Gable Roof Pitch

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

A painted metal roof.
Painting Metal Roofing: 5 Mistakes to Avoid

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

A worker rolling roofing tar on a flat roof.
How to Apply Roofing Tar

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

A red tile roof with a chimney and roof flashing.
How to Install Roof Flashing

Roof flashing is used to direct water flow away from places where it can collect. Before the rainy season, check to ensure your flashing is in place and functional.

foil tape
Foil Tape vs. Flashing Tape

They both have backing made from aluminum.

standing seam metal roof
Tools Needed for Standing Seam Metal Roof Installation

There are several materials that can be used.

Applying Roof Shingles
How to Install a Roof Cap

Keep water flowing down the roof instead of under shingles.

A pyramid roofline against a blue sky.
Roof Design 101

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

man with tools in an attic
Building Recessed Roof Dormers

Roof dormers light up the interior and add living space.

A framed roof.
Parts of a Roof Truss Explained

A truss is the framed grouping of rafters.