Roofing

GAF Offers Glenwood Triple-Layer Asphalt Shingle
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GAF Offers Glenwood Triple-Layer Asphalt Shingle

The industry's thickest shingle brings durability with a wood shake look More

Looking Back at Hurricane Andrew — 23 Years Ago
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Looking Back at Hurricane Andrew — 23 Years Ago

Monday marked the 23-year anniversary of Hurricane Andrew. More

Venting Vapor
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Venting Vapor

Joe Lstiburek examines yet another dumb idea that happens all too frequently:... More

Roof Framing for the Professional
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Roof Framing for the Professional

What do you do when you're far from home and have to learn how to frame a roof? Go... More

Shakes and Shingles
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Shakes and Shingles

Wood shakes and shingles can provide an elegant and long-lasting roof, but it's... More

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Asphalt Shingles Asphalt Shingles

Asphalt shingles offer a good-better-best range for building owners to choose from, and of all prevalent roofing materials, they are easiest to install. More

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Clay and Concrete Tile Clay and Concrete Tile

Concrete and clay tiles are popular roofing materials in hot climates. But tile can provide a durable roof in any climate zone, provided steps are taken to deal with the prevailing conditions.  More

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Slate Slate

New slate is not installed much these days, so this section focuses on inspection and repair.  More

Tags: Roofing, Slate
Azek Reccommends Bonar Enkadrain 3801 for Rooftop Pavers
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Azek Reccommends Bonar Enkadrain 3801 for Rooftop Pavers

The Enkadrain 3801 mat is designed to effectively manage water drainage on flat roofs More

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Flashing Flashing

Choose a flashing material that is at least as durable as the roof covering. For example, it would not make sense to flash a 100-year-old slate roof with thin aluminum. Once the aluminum begins to leak, the slates would have to be torn off to replace the flashing. Copper flashing would cost more initially, but because it could last as long as the roof, its life cycle costs would be lower. More

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