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Roofing

  • Off the Rack: CertainTeed Apollo Solar Roofing System

    At just 12 pounds, these solar roofing modules don't require structural reinforcement and stilll resist wind uplift.

     
  • A Practical Prefab Dormer (Subscriber content)

    Building on the ground is faster and safer than framing on the roof.

     
  • Skinnier Shakes

    Fiber-cement siding manufacturer Nichiha recently introduced a low-priced line of shakes.

     
  • A Rot-Resistant Chimney Chase (Subscriber content)

    I do quite a bit of siding rehab work, much of it on relatively new houses.

     
  • Reroofing With EPDM Rubber

    Roll roofing was the wrong material for the flat roof under this second-story deck.

     
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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.