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Wood Roofing

  • Towns Shake Off Wood-Roof Ban ... For Now

    Are new wood roofs a fire hazard? Hearing arguments that today's roofing shakes have improved, two California town councils have decided to postpone a ban on wood shake roofs.

     
  • Replacing a Wooden Gutter (Subscriber content)

    A bowed, sagging wall complicated this custom repair.

     
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    Keeping Cedar Shingles Dry

    "Skippers" and "verticals" help provide ventilation

     
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    Ecoshel Smart-Shingle System

    These shingles are squared and fastened to each other in 45-inch-long panels.

     
  • Weaving Wood-Shingle Hips and Valleys - Epoxy Tip - Hail-Damage (Subscriber content)

    Weaving wood-shingle hips and valleys; epoxy tip; hail-damage scam

     
  • Weaving a Cedar Roof Valley

    Cedar roofs are common in Eastern Massachusetts, where I live and work.

     
  • Siding With Cedar Shingles

    Install a tight weather barrier, choose top-quality shingles, and use smart production techniques.

     
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    Replacing a Rooftop Deck

    Pedestal supports and preassembled wood tiles simplify installation and maintenance.

     
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    Steam-Bent Shingles

    Renovations are a vital part of the routine at George Washington’s Mount Vernon, Va., estate, which is open to the public 365 days a year. Recently, Steve Ritter’s company, Cedar Shakes and Shingles, was called upon to install decorative red cedar shingles on the bell-shaped roof of a reproduction...

     
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    Roofing With Cedar Shingles

    For a long-lasting roof, stick with the best shingle grades and use a ventilating underlayment.

     
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    Dressing Up an Eyebrow Dormer

    Use this no-math template method to match complex shapes with heat-formed PVC trim.

     
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    Adding Timber Rafter Tails To a Stick-Framed Roof

    A good plan and shop-made parts simplify this classy detail.

     
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    Products

    Replacement windows & doors; interior millwork; slate & tile roofing

     
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    Installing Curved Exterior Trim

    Accurate framing and full-size millwork templates guaranteed a precise fit.

     
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    Framing a Round Tower

    A Long Island contractor uses preassembled framing and a forklift to build a dramatic circular stairwell.

     
  • 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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    Products

    Flexible moldings, fast-grab adhesive, dimmable CF; panel, flooring, and asphalt roofing products

     
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    Water-resistant gypsum panels, heated shingles, snap-in bamboo flooring, chimney pots, more

     
  • Q&A: Comparing Cedar Shingle Species

    Q: How do eastern white cedar and western red cedar shingles compare for durability? I’ve heard that red cedar is more durable, but I wonder if the difference is enough to affect the service life of roofing or siding.

     
  • Q&A: Reroofing with Heavy Shingles

    Q: I intend to reroof over the original asphalt shingles on a 30-year-old house. I would like to install heavy 40-year architectural-weight asphalt shingles, without stripping the existing shingles. I am a little worried that the new shingles may add too

     
 
 
 
 
JLC Field Guide to Decking