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  • Eave Details: Practical Ways to Insulate & Ventilate

    How to get good airflow and high R-value at the eaves has long confounded cold-climate designers. Here, energy-efficient builders share their solutions.

     
  • Estimating Roofing Without Leaving the Ground

    A roofing contractor describes how with simple math and a little ingenuity, you can get fast, accurate estimates without laying a foot on the roof.

     
  • Fast Framing with Trusses

    Tips and cautions on how to succeed with roof trusses are offered by a Pennsylvania contractor. Also, how speed-minded production framers handle trusses.

     
  • Lightning Protection Primer

    Home electronics and other changes in construction are expanding the market for lightning protection. A leading expert explains basic system layout.

     
  • Residential Tear-Offs

    Stripping roof shingles is no one’s idea of a good time. But this survey of roofing contractors reveals tools and techniques that make the work neater, faster, and safer.

     
  • Rooftop Safety

    Statistics rate roofing 18th among America’s most hazardous professions. But your own site can be one of the safe ones if you employ good sense and decent equipment.

     
  • Shopping for Structural Metal Roofs

    Some metal roofing systems are better thought out by the manufacturer than others. This guide points out the critical components that can make or break a system.

     
  • Skylights: Design & Installation Basics

    To get the most from this ever-popular item, you need to think through the details of design and installation.

     

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