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Metal Roofing

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    Building a Strong Cathedral Hip Roof

    A Massachusetts builder explains how he built a structurally sound vaulted hip ceiling without collar ties.

     
  • Q&A: Moss on Cedar Shingles

    Q. How can I kill moss growing on cedar shake roofs? And after I've killed the moss, what can I put on the roof to keep it from growing again?

     
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    Installing Metal Shingles

    There's more to metal roofing than standing seam and ag panels. An experienced remodeler provides an overview of roofing with aluminum shingles.

     
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    Products

    Embedded truss anchors, diminutive boiler, compressor relief; metal roofing; skylights

     
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    Metal Roofing Options

    Metal roofing is durable, attractive, and available in a wide range of styles, from basic galvanized panels to shakes, shingles, and tiles.

     
  • Q&A: Life Expectancy of Metal Roofs

    Q. We're working on a 120-year-old house that still has its original standing-seam metal roof. A roof painter told the owner that this roof has 50 years of useful life left. Can a metal roof really last 170 years?

     
  • Innovative Products 2002

    This year’s roundup of problem-solving tools and materials will help you build better and work smarter.

     
  • Trade Talk: Algae on Asphalt Shingles

    Algae on asphalt shingles

     
  • Q&A: Copper Roofing Over SIPs

    Q: Can copper roofing be installed over SIP roof panels? I have heard that high temperatures under copper roofing might damage the SIPs.

     
  • Q&A: Bending Metal Roofing to a Curve

    Q: Can regular sheets of metal panel roofing be installed on a curved roof with a radius of 28 feet?

     
  • Custom Hold-Downs for a Rooftop Deck

    This stainless-steel bracket anchors and supports a rooftop deck while preventing leaks into the living space below.

     
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    Framing a Barrel-Vault Dormer

    A design-builder explains how he laid out, framed, and finished a large archtopped bumpout in a conventional gable roof.

     
  • Innovative Products for 2001

    Every year, product and tool manufacturers vie for your attention with the latest, greatest releases guaranteed to help you work faster, better, cheaper. Here’s our pick for 2001.

     
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    Q&A: Leak-Free Metal Roofs

    Q: I am installing steel roofing panels with exposed fasteners. Where it is necessary to install two panels between the ridge and the eaves, how much should the panels overlap?

     
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    Roofing With Concrete Tile

    An experienced roofing contractor describes the details that make for a long-lasting, leak-free concrete tile roof.

     
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    Q&A: Boxing in a Metal Chimney Above the Roofline

    Q: My company has been asked to enclose a triple-wall metal chimney with a rectangular chase above the roofline. The chimney vents a fireplace, and extends about 4 feet above the roof. The homeowners want to box in the chimney with framing, sheathing, sid

     
  • Backfill: Roofing With Gold

    Gold leaf roofing

     
  • Installing Metal Panel Roofs

    A Florida roofing contractor tells how to select and install a screw-down metal roof.

     
  • Notebook

    Cordless battery update, lumber price predictions, “green” building defined, geothermal heat pump rebates curtailed, job-site theft, storm shelters in tornado alley, algae-resistant shingles, residential silos

     
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    Troubleshooting Roof Leaks: Problems & Solutions

    A small roof leak can create expensive problems. An inspector with years of experience surveys the trouble spots on both flat and steep roofs.

     
 
 
 
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