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Roofing

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    American Hydrotech GardNet

    A garden-roof-system component made of 0.5"-inch-thick polyethylene sheet.

     
  • Fiberglass Shingle

    CertainTeed’s Highland Slate is a single-layer fiberglass shingle that duplicates the texture and color of natural slate.

     
  • Mineral Surface Underlayment

    IB-3 StormStopper is a self-adhering (50-mil-thick) mineral surface underlayment that can be used to protect trouble spots like valleys and rake edges or the entire roof.

     
  • Weaving a Cedar Roof Valley

    Cedar roofs are common in Eastern Massachusetts, where I live and work.

     
  • An Energy Retrofit in Stages (Subscriber content)

    I'm a building energy consultant in central Wisconsin. I recently had a chance to perform a major energy retrofit on a modest ranch-style house just south of Lacrosse, Wis.

     
  • Soffit Baffles

    AccuVent attic ventilation baffles are designed to keep insulation in place while directing a constant stream of airflow from soffit to ridge.

     
  • Premium Gutters

    The 5N1 Gutter System is intended to be installed when the house is built.

     
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    Abbaka Hy-Ex Ventilator

    A roof exhaust that is less obtrusive and better looking than standard ventilators.

     
  • How Far Can SIPs Be Cantilevered?

    Q: When building with structural insulated roof panels, how far is it safe to cantilever (or project) the ends of a panel past the top plates? I like the idea of creating a protective overhang for the siding and windows.

     
  • Reroofing With Concrete Tile

    Double-layer asphalt felt underlayment, sealeddown flashing systems, and firm tile attachment are the keys to an effective tile roof in hurricane country.

     
 
 
 
 
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