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Membrane Roofing

  • Torchdown Roofing Basics

    A metal roofing contractor explains why he uses single-ply modified bitumen for low-slope applications and how he installs it safely.

     
  • Low-Slope Reroof with EPDM

    Low-slope roofs can be leak-prone, especially in snow country. A New York State remodeler explains how he installed a self-adhesive membrane to protect the living space under a nearly flat roof.

     
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    Installing EPDM Rubber Roofs

    Half-lap, move over. For leak prone flat and low-slope roofs, it’s difficult to beat the cost and performance of this single-ply rubber roofing.

     
  • Preventing Ice Dam Leaks

    With heavy snow and unusually cold temperatures, heat loss from skylights can cause ice dams and leaks, even on vented roofs. When you can’t prevent ice dams, here’s how to protect against the leaks they can cause.

     
  • Leakproof Details for Shallow Roofs

    Conventional steep-slope roofing materials can be made watertight even on low slopes. Here are some details and techniques that work.

     
  • Building a Rooftop Deck

    A contractor tells how he detailed outdoor living space on a flat roof to protect the building below.

     
  • Focus on Energy: Ice Dams

    Damn the ice dams!

     
 
 
JLC Field Guide to Decking