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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Roofing Details That Work

Doug Horgan shares his leakproof details for ice dam protection, step flashing,... More

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Low-Slope Roofing Details That Work

Positive slope and easy drainage are keys to success More

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Built-Up Hot-Mop Roofing

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

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Leakproof Steep-Slope to Low-Slope Roof Transitions

Doug Horgan's details for a troublesome area that frequently gets overlooked: the... More

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Troubleshooting a Failed TPO Roof

On a low-slope roof, a single flaw can cause big problems. Here's a case study in... More

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A Versatile Fluid-Applied Roofing Solution

An alternative to EPDM and other single-ply roof membranes, Acrylabs is a... More

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Repairing Stone Patios Over Living Space

Thorough waterproofing is essential for a leak-free job More

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Low-Slope Roofing Instruction Articles

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California Bungalow Makeover

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

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Solving a Mysterious Leak on a 'Butterfly Roof'

How a tiny but ongoing and elusive leak in a TPO roofing membrane can lead to... More

Testing Florida's Gable-End Retrofit Rules

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

Strengthening Roof-to-Wall Connections

New Florida codes compel contractors to upgrade the roof-wall connections on... 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? More

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