Roof Construction

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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.

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.

How to Repair Rotted Eaves

Fix your eves to avoid rot and other issues.

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.

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.

6 Tips for Installing Metal Roof Insulation

Insulating your roof helps provide energy saving as well as sound reduction.

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!

How to Calculate Roof Truss Loads

Make sure your roof trusses are constructed correctly by using this calculation.

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.

Building A Mobile Home Roof

Building a mobile home roof is best done right over the existing roof. This will give you both a ceiling and a barrier between your living space and the extreme cold, heat, and rain.

How To Build A Sod Roof

A sod roof has become a popular choice as more people attempt to go green. This type of roof has been used for centuries and remains one of the simpler techniques to top a house in an energy-efficient manner.

Soffit Installation For Gable Roofs

Soffits provides a finished and professional look.

Install Metal Roof Flashing for a Skylight

Prevent any potential leaking around the edges.

How to Build Eaves for a Gambrel Roof

These roofs allow for extra attic space.

Roofing 6 - Sheathing the Roof

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

Attach Gutters to Metal Roofing in 3 Steps

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

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.

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.

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.