Shakes and Shingles

Shakes and Shingles JLC Field Guide
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.

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

Tags: OSHA, Safety, Roofing
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Wood Shakes and Shingles Instruction Articles

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

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

Weaving Hips and Valleys With Wood Shingles
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Weaving Hips and Valleys With Wood Shingles

Traditional methods speed production and ensure a leakproof roof. Read more

Tags: Roofing, Wood
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Why Paper a Roof?

Q.What is the purpose of tar-papering a roof other than to keep water out until the shingles are laid down? It seems that if water does get past the shingles that the tar paper, having all of those staple and nail holes, would do little to keep the water out. Read more

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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? Read more

Tags: Roofing, Metal, Wood
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