Wood Shakes and Shingles Instruction Articles

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A Better Rainscreen for Cedar Shingle Roofs

Roofing contractor Chris Yerkes makes the case for using Ventgrid12 plastic panels... More

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Nailing Wide Shingles
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Installing Continuous Flashing

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

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Wood Shingle Roof

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

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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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Can Roof Moss Damage Shingles?

Don't ignore that green roof growth; it might be causing expensive damage not only... More

Testing Florida's Gable-End Retrofit Rules

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

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Weaving Hips and Valleys With Wood Shingles

Traditional methods speed production and ensure a leakproof roof. More

Strengthening Roof-to-Wall Connections

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

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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. More

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