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Roofing

  • ODL Energy-Star Qualified Tubular Skylight

    With 98% reflective mirror interiors, ODL claims that these skylights deliver 25% more light than the company's standard model.

     
  • Los Angeles Will Require Reflective “Cool” Roofing

    All new and remodeled roofs in Los Angeles will now be required to reflect sunlight, not absorb it.

     
  • Atlas Roofing High-Performance Shingles

    Although Atlas' new high-performance or HP Technology Shingles are no thicker than other architectural grade roof shingles, they're warranted to withstand 130 mph winds with four nails per shingle and a 6-inch course exposure.

     
  • Building Better Eaves

    Roof overhangs can be finished in a number of materials and constructed in a wide variety of different ways. Here's what you need to know to construct eaves that will survive the test of time.

     
  • The Adjuster's Tool Kit (Subscriber content)

    Insurance adjusters are on the road for days or weeks at a time and need to be prepared. Here's what you should have on hand.

     
  • Rigid Roof Board

    A closed-cell EPS bonded to high-density polyisocyanurate cover board, InsulFoam’s HD Composite has a UL Class-A fire rating.

     
  • 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?

     
 
 
 
JLC Field Guide to Decking