Shakes and Shingles

JLC Field Guide: Shakes and Shingles

Wood shakes and shingles can provide an elegant and long-lasting roof, but it's important to select the right grades and to use a ventilating underlayment.

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Wood Shakes and Shingles Featured Articles

Roofing With Cedar Shingles
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Roofing With Cedar Shingles

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

Step Flashing vs. Continuous Flashing
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Step Flashing vs. Continuous Flashing

Do a little homework before abandoning the decades-long practice of using step... Read more

Do Synthetic Underlayments Make for Better Roofs?
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Do Synthetic Underlayments Make for Better Roofs?

While some old pros are sticking with organic felts because they're low-priced and... Read more

Fall Protection for Roof Work
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Fall Protection for Roof Work

Youíll need a written plan, proper training, and the right equipment to comply... Read more

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Wood Shakes and Shingles Instruction Articles

Installing Continuous Flashing
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Installing Continuous Flashing

Code specialist, Glenn Mathewson, takes a look at a recent IRC provision allowing... Read more

Wood Shingle Roof
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Wood Shingle Roof

Matt Risinger jumps at the chance to do a wood roof the right way. Read more

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

Damage From Roof Moss
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Damage From Roof Moss

That green growth on your roof might be causing expensive damage to many parts of... 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

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