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More stories about Roofing

  • A Rot-Resistant Chimney Chase

    I do quite a bit of siding rehab work, much of it on relatively new houses.

  • Reroofing With EPDM Rubber

    Roll roofing was the wrong material for the flat roof under this second-story deck.

  • American Hydrotech GardNet

    A garden-roof-system component made of 0.5"-inch-thick polyethylene sheet.

  • Fiberglass Shingle

    CertainTeed’s Highland Slate is a single-layer fiberglass shingle that duplicates the texture and color of natural slate.

  • Mineral Surface Underlayment

    IB-3 StormStopper is a self-adhering (50-mil-thick) mineral surface underlayment that can be used to protect trouble spots like valleys and rake edges or the entire roof.

  • Weaving a Cedar Roof Valley

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

  • Abbaka Hy-Ex Ventilator

    A roof exhaust that is less obtrusive and better looking than standard ventilators.

  • 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.