May 1988 Table of Contents

Defeating Ice Dams

They tear up roofs and stain ceilings across the snow belt. But ice dams should stay away if you follow these guidelines. Read more

Details for Rooftop Decks

Roofers may not like it, but consumers often want rooftop living spaces. Before you build one, read these tips. Read more

Inspecting Sloped Roofs

A leading home inspector tells you how to identify and diagnose problems on asphalt, slate, wood, and tile roofs. Read more

Modified Bitumen: Top Choice for Residential Flat Roofs

Roofing chemists have developed asphalt-based membranes with rubber-like properties and long lives. One type has simple peel-and-stick installation. Read more

New Twists in Tiles, Shakes, & Shingles

NEB surveys the new species of concrete shakes, plastic slates, metal tiles, and other curious combinations that vie for upscale looks and modest price tags. Read more

Restoring and Treating Wood Shakes and Shingles

Cupping, splitting, and decay often cut short the life of cedar roofing. But newly developed treatments can boost a shingle’s lifespan and looks. Read more

Slate Roof Repairs

If you’re adding a skylight, or just need to replace a few broken slates, follow this simple step-by-step repair guide. Read more

Radiant Heating in Wood Floors

Radiant Heating in Wood Floors Read more

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