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Thinking of re-roofing your home? So-called green roofs proffer many benefits for the environment and your community—...
Tile roofs come in many styles, and each has its own preferred applications and intrinsic beauty. An exotic sense of ...
There are two types of wood roofing—shingles and shakes. Neither boasts the practicality of a modern roofing material...
Durable composite roof shingles arguably improve upon the traditional slate and wood shake shingles they are engineered to mimic.
Coming up with alternatives for traditional shingle materials has proved a steep and slippery slope for a surprising ...
Making the right decisions about your roof ensures your home's optimal performance and safeguards your peace of mind.
Learn the truth about five common misconceptions that involve metal roofing.
Not just for barns or cabins any longer, today's metal roofs are enjoying renewed popularity. Here are ten stylish reasons why.
With styles that now imitate the look of wood, stone, and clay, metal roofing is finding renewed popularity in homes of all types.
Backyard accessorizing meets functionality in the classic, versatile weather vane.
Each morning after I get up, I pour myself a cup of tea and turn on The Weather Channel to get prepared for the day. ...
Whether you like the classic look of slate or the long life of metal, when it’s time for a new roof, there’s somethin...
Florida might be the hurricane capital of the U. S. , but every region has its perils: storms, wildfires, floods and ...
When it comes to keeping your home cool this summer, your roof—not your air conditioning system—IS YOUR first line of...
Follow our simple terminology and materials guide to choose your new roof.
Here are some key tips to help you avoid ice dams this winter.
Checking your roof for problem signs now could mean the difference between repair or replacement later.
It's a complete mystery to me how this could have happened to my roof in Florida. There are no palm trees around to d...
Learn everything you need to know about asphalt shingles—their type, style, color choices, cost and durability.
A durable and energy-efficient alternative to shingles, metal roofs are now more attractive than ever.
It’s not mold. It’s probably not soot. The black spots discoloring your asphalt roof are more than likely the pervasi...
Asphalt shingles are the most popular roofing material for homes today, accounting for nearly 70% of domestic roofing...
Looking to reroof your home with asphalt shingles? Check out some of today's top contenders.
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Work is being done on the roof—laying Deck-Armor and installing metal roofing and photovoltaic panels. Bob talks with Jeff Wolf from GroSolar about the photovolta...
Bob and architect Gregory Rochlin tour the exterior of Bob's 100-year-old Shingle Style home in Cambridge, MA.
Bob meets up with carpenter Bob Ryley, who is adding two third-floor dormers to the roof in keeping with the house's original one.
Bob meets with architect Gregory Rochlin to discuss the third-floor structural redesign.
Bob reviews how keeping water out of the basement is a central concern in any basement remodeling project.
Jeff Smith from Al Smith Gutters demonstrates the installation of a modern metal roof panel.
Bob reviews the construction of the pitched roof, from the framing to the shingling.
Bob talks with lead framing carpenter Dan Enright as he and his crew work on the shed roof over the kitchen/family room area.
Bob and general contractor Ted Riley watch the framing crew construct the garage roof using trusses.
A representative from Owens Corning tells Bob about the architectural shingles that have been selected to replace the old roofing material. And Velux VSE skylight...
Bob Fulmer (from Harraseeket Restoration, Inc.) joins Bob on the roof of the breezeway to install a double-lock standing seam copper roof.
Bob watches as gutters are installed along the copper-roofed breezeway.
Workers set the glulam for the roof ridge and, assisted by a crane, put down the roof panel system.
Carpenter Bob Ryley demonstrates the installation of architectural-grade dimensional asphalt shingles.
Bob discusses the advantages of hazard-resistant building techniques, specifically sheathing the roof, with Bryan Readling (from the APA).
Bob helps lay rafters and the ridge pole for the vaulted roof of the Lifespan House.
Bob meets with Brian Redding (from the APA) to learn more about roof framing techniques for resisting hurricanes and high winds.
Bob meets with the president of the Metal Roofing Alliance, who demonstrates the process of installing metal roofing panels.
Bob explains the engineering and construction of the truss system supporting the roof of the accessible home.
Roofing contractor Jack Viera demonstrates installing three-tab asphalt roof shingles.
The seventh Elmwood neighborhood project house has rotting sidewall and old asphalt roof shingles in need of replacement.
A new kind of rubber slate is applied to the roof, and the crew brings the spa down on a special plywood ramp, then carefully places it in the turret for installa...
Bob meets with contractor Ed Weller to looks at details of the roof flashing. Various elements are involved in flashing, including the drip strip, fascia, felt, a...
Bob helps demonstrate the installation of man-made slate roof shingles.
Bob confers with two carpenters, as they begin to install the Dutch gable roof system on the back porch. Once the ridge beam is secured, rafters are added.
Bob and carpenter Cortney Lofton install clapboard siding on the front porch of the bungalow. In addition, they reinforce the gable to correct an existing sag, th...
Bob confers with carpenter Cortney Lofton, who explains the framing technique used to replicate the front porch, before he sheaths the new back porch roof.
Bob and roofer Paul Morris demonstrate gutter installation techniques, including the on-site assembly of special features, such as corners and trim.
Bob and roofer Paul Morris begin mounting the skylight, by cutting a rough opening in the roof and laying a weather shield. Once the skylight is mounted and the f...
Bob meets with restoration contractor Richard Marks and roofer Joe Wells to go over the proper techniques for installing slate roofing.
The framing of an authentic California-Spanish hip roof begins over the master bedroom of the beach house in Malibu.
Contractor Joe Fitzgerald explains the installation process for the authentic barrel tile roof. Bob then gives comedian Tim Allen some expert help pouring a new g...
Bob looks on as the roofing crew installs a standing-seam metal-shingled roof.
Demolition continues on the roof, as the crew removes the sheathing, rafters, and some of the ceiling joists.
Bob and contractor Bob Ryley raise an exterior wall on the second floor and Ryley goes on to how to use a framing square.
Bob reviews the varous elements of the roof, including the fascia, soffits and sheathing. The shingles are applied in layers, each row adhering to the row beneath...
Contractor Larry Landers demonstrates how to install roofing shingles around skylights.
Bob reviews the new second floor and watches the gable end raised, the ridge pole set in place, and the rafters' installation.
Bob and carpentry contractor Bob Ryley complete the raftering job on the roof of the Cape Cod house.
Roofing contractor Kevin Benjer demonstrates the correct way to apply asphalt roofing shingles and a ridge vent.
The roofing crew strips several ancient layers of old roofing off the project house, leaving a section open for the installation of the new dormer.
The new shed roof is added to the second floor, complete with a gypsum drywall exterior to prevent the spread of fire.
Rich Melo of Newton Roofing Company joins Bob for the installation of the copper roof on the Rowley addition. The Dutch cleat system has a crimped edge and a rece...