Low-Slope Roofing

JLC Field Guide: Low-Slope Roofing

Roll roofing used to be the go-to material for residential work. While it's still an inexpensive option for sheds or other outbuildings, the best materials for residential flat and low-slope roofs are now the single-ply membranes.

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Built-Up Hot-Mop Roofing
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Built-Up Hot-Mop Roofing

A roofing contractor with 30-plus years in the business tells why traditional... Read more

Steep-Slope to Low-Slope Transitions
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Steep-Slope to Low-Slope Transitions

Doug Horgan discusses a troublesome area that frequently gets overlooked: the... Read more

Low-Slope Reroof with EPDM
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Low-Slope Reroof with EPDM

Low-slope roofs can be leak-prone, especially in snow country. A New York State... Read more

Low Slope Roofing: Lessons Learned
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Low Slope Roofing: Lessons Learned

Choosing materials wisely is a good start. But success comes from careful... Read more

Draining Low-Slope Roofs
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Draining Low-Slope Roofs

Poor drain design along with inadequate pitch can result in catastrophic water... Read more

Getting Started with TPO Roofing
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Getting Started with TPO Roofing

This tougher alternative to rubber membrane can be installed without adhesive Read more

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Low-Slope Roofing Instruction Articles

California Bungalow Makeover
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California Bungalow Makeover

New roots, new bones, new space, and a new roof: in Berkeley, California, Blue Dog... Read more

Mysterious Leak in Roof Membrane on a 'Butterfly Roof'
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Mysterious Leak in Roof Membrane on a 'Butterfly Roof'

In solving the mystery of an ongoing but elusive leak in a Colorado roof, Steve... Read more

Testing Florida's Gable-End Retrofit Rules
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Testing Florida's Gable-End Retrofit Rules

Since 2007, Florida has required contractors to reinforce the wall-to-roof... Read more

Strengthening Roof-to-Wall Connections
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Strengthening Roof-to-Wall Connections

New Florida codes compel contractors to upgrade the roof-wall connections on... Read more

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Q&A: Stripping an EPDM Roof

Q. I have to strip off an EPDM roof. Is there anything special I need to know? Read more

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