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More stories about Roofing

  • How Far Can SIPs Be Cantilevered?

    Q: When building with structural insulated roof panels, how far is it safe to cantilever (or project) the ends of a panel past the top plates? I like the idea of creating a protective overhang for the siding and windows.

  • Reroofing With Concrete Tile

    Double-layer asphalt felt underlayment, sealeddown flashing systems, and firm tile attachment are the keys to an effective tile roof in hurricane country.

  • Siding With Cedar Shingles

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

  • On Site With Zip System Sheathing

    Get faster dry-in and a tighter building envelope without housewrap.

  • Rescuing a Spreading Roof

    A horizontal beam and steel tie rods resist rafter thrust with little disruption to the rest of the structure.

  • Restoring a Standing-Seam Roof

    Properly maintained, this elastomeric coating can protect a metal roof indefinitely.

  • Roof Venting in a Wet Climate

    Q: I'm planning to reroof an expanded Cape Cod on a barrier island off the East Coast, where strong winds and moisture from the ocean are common.

  • Making a Business of Ice Dams

    Though it’s not for the fainthearted, dealing with ice damage can be a profitable sideline

  • VTCR Single-Sided Valley Truss Clip

    Simpson's new VTCR single-sided valley truss clip eliminates the need to bevel the bottom chord - or use wedges - when installing a valley truss over a supporting roof.

  • Framing to a Fixed Elevation

    Use this simple technique to adjust for height above plate when figuring roof cuts.