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Wood Roofing

  • Communities Mandate the Removal of Wood Roofing

    In an effort to curb the risk of wildfire destroying homes, more and more western communities push for the removal of existing wood roofing.

     
  • 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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    Products

    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