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Roofing

  • JLC July Letters

    Roofing with asphalt shingles, bias against vocational education, working with caulk guns.

     
  • Conventional Roof Framing: A Code's-Eye View

    When it’s boiled down, there are essentially two standard methods of roof construction, each having some flexibility. We explore both.

     
  • Ecoshel Smart Shingle System

    A numbering system on these 45-inch-long panels provides a guide for vertical joints on adjacent courses to be automatically offset.

     
  • Roofing With Asphalt Shingles

    More than 80% of U.S. homes have asphalt shingle roofs, and though easy to install, you still need to do it right. These details and best practices will help ensure a durable roof.

     
  • Boral Concrete Roof Tile Rated Class 4

    Boral's roof tile is designed to withstand hail balls of up to 2 inches in diameter at an impact speed of up to 70 mph.

     
  • JLC May Letters

    Tips for soldering a lap seam; the usefulness of the GRK lap harness; and the future of vocational training.

     
  • Communities Mandate the Removal of Wood Roofing

    In an effort to curb the risk of wildfire destroying homes, more and more western communities push for the removal of existing wood roofing.

     
  • How to Safely Frame a Roof on the Ground (Subscriber content)

    To eliminate the danger and discomfort of framing and shingling a roof, Lee McGinley takes the task to the ground.

     
  • Huber Radiant Barrier Roof Sheathing

    This Zip System sheathing panel features a barrier on the underside that reflects radiant heat.

     
  • Video Series: Soldering a Lap Seam for a Built-In Gutter

    A sharp point is needed to control the flow and direction of the solder, especially on vertical joints. For a pyramid-tipped, acetylene-fueled soldering iron, make sure that the tip is clean and that the four facets are flat and meet at a fine point.

     
 
 
 
 
JLC Field Guide to Decking