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Roofing

  • Roof moss may look benign and even quaint on roof shingles, but left unchecked, it can cause severe damage both inside and outside a home.

    Damage From Roof Moss (Subscriber content)

    That green growth on your roof might be causing expensive damage to many parts of your home.

     
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    Framing a Hip Roof (Subscriber content)

    For a perfect fit, pay attention to how the roof will be stacked when calculating lengths and laying out cuts.

     
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    Mysterious Leak in Roof Membrane on a 'Butterfly Roof' (Subscriber content)

    In solving the mystery of an ongoing but elusive leak in a Colorado roof, Steve Clisset sees how a tiny leak can cause major problems.

     
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    Are Birdmouths in Rafters Necessary?

    Now that there are alternative methods using ripped strips and metal connectors, why are we still cutting birdsmouths in rafters?

     
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    Rigid Insulation Baffle

    The Smart Baffle is made from corrugated plastic and comes in versions for 16-inch and 24-inch framing

     
  • Solar Skeptics

    Reader feedback on "Deck Mounting a Photovoltaic System"

     
  • Roof Rules

    Reader feedback on "Roofers Face Flood of New State Laws"

     
  • Good Idea

    Reader feedback on JLC's "Roof Truss Repair" Q&A

     
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    Low-Profile Sidewall Flashing (Subscriber content)

    A less obtrusive and more durable alternative to kick-out flashings

     
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    Rubber Roof

    EuroSlate and EuroShake roofing is made from recycled rubber tires