Roof Construction

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Attic/Roof Ventilation - Installing a Ridge Vent

Considering a ridge vent? Here's why they're useful and how to install one.

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15 Rooftop Types to Choose From

Whether you're replacing your roof or designing a new home, one of these roofing types is sure to inspire you.

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Building a Patio Roof

A patio roof effectively protects your porch from elements, such as snow and rain. It can also provide

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How To Install Door Awnings

Door awnings offer extra protection for your entryway against the elements. They can be purchased as

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How to Insulate an Aluminum Roof

The aluminum roof is durable, low maintenance and easy to install. However, any metal roof risks a loss

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Aluminum Roof Paint: Best Options to Consider

Having an aluminum roof is becoming more and more popular. While they are more expensive than steel,

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How to Install Aluminum Roof Flashing

Roof flashing helps protect your roof from the elements, and aluminum roof flashing is a cost-effective

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Effective Flat Roof Drainage Solutions

Pooling water on a flat roof can cause problems such as pulled away flashing, popped nails, exposed railheads

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Roof Truss Bracing Done Right

When installing a roof truss, it’s absolutely critical to exercise extreme caution and follow all

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Essential Roof Framing Materials

Proper roof framing is a job that can be done without the aid of a professional contractor, but it requires

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Spanish Tile Roof Installation Guide

A Spanish tile roof is one of the most attractive roofing choices when choosing a tile type covering

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Guide for Rubber Roof Installation over Shingles

Rubber roof installations are rather easy and a great roofing option. A rubber roof provide a number

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How to Tie in a Gambrel Roof Addition

Any type of roof addition will need to be tied in for it to work properly. Tying in a roof simply means

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How to Build a Deck Roof on a Carport

Homeowners who already have a carport attached to their home can maximize their carport's potential by

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A Sizing Guide for Roof Rafters

Weather you're building a shed roof or adding a dormer to your second story, it is important to choose

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How to Install Corrugated Roof Flashing

Corrugated roof has been used for some time now. However, it has had a bad repute as a consequence of

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How to Cut Corrugated Metal Roofing

A corrugated metal roofing sheet is best cut with tools that have abrasive cutting wheels. The other

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How to Install Metal Roofing Over a Bay Window

-Installing metal roofing over a bay window is not for the amateur do-it-yourselfer, but someone with

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How to Install Gable Vents on Stucco

It takes some time and energy to install gable vents on stucco. But it is one of the important things

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How to Replace Gable Vents

When gable vents are not operating properly, the quality of air in the attic might become compromised.

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What is a Butterfly Roof?

A butterfly roof is house roof design that is built by joining two roofs with its edges elevated at a

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How to Install Foam Roofing

Foam roofing, even though it is one of the most economical of roofing systems, is not one of your traditional

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How to Lay Shingles on a Mansard Roof

Laying shingles on a mansard roof can be a little difficult because of its shape and structure. Typically,

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How to Shingle a Slanted Shed Roof

It is easier to shingle a shed roof than just about any other kind of roof. Anyone who is fairly familiar

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How to Ventilate a Gambrel Roof

The gambrel roof, also known as Dutch gambler or just gambler, resembles the top of a barn: it is symmetrically

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How to Replace Soffit Vents

Soffit vents are a good way of ensuring that your attic remains well-ventilated during the summer months,

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How to Install Foam Roof Insulation

-Foam roof insulation will help guard against thermal weak spots and increase your home's energy efficiency.

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How to Make Your Own Roof Caps

When working on a metal roof, there is still the need to install roof caps to seal the roof from any

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How to Repair a Roof Joist

The roof joist is what makes up the ceiling of a home. The joists are horizontal pieces of lumber that

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How to Install a Roof Joist

A roof joist is the part of the home that holds the load bearing of the roof itself. These roof joists

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Aluminum Fascia Installation: 4 Tips

Aluminum fascia installation is a simple job that requires a few tools and a little motivation. Here

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How to Build a Porch Roof on Top of Vinyl Siding

Building a porch roof is a complex and ambitious project that should not be taken lightly. Make sure

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How to Repair a Metal Barn Roof

It is not easy to catch a leak on a metal barn roof. Because of the texture of the material and the

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How to Shingle a Porch Roof

Adding shingles to a porch roof is no different than adding shingles to a roof of a home or any other

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How to Install a Continuous Soffit Vent

Adding a continuous soffit vent to your attic space will allow you to properly vent your attic space

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Soffit Repair: How to Repair Wood Soffits

Soffit repair is a fairly common home improvement project for homeowners. The soffit is the material

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Installing OSB Roof Sheathing: Mistakes to Avoid

Oriented strand board, or OSB roof sheathing, is a preferred material for roofing, because of its strength

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How to Install Strip Vented Soffits

Strip vented soffits provide natural venting to keep the attic space cooler during a hot day. This ventilation

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How to Remove Roof Joists

There can be various reasons of removing roof joists. One of the common reasons is to transform the existing

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Types of Timber Trusses

Timber trusses are hewn out of cut logs and utilized for making a truss for a roof structure. Most of