Flashing is the key to a skylight that won't leak water into the roof
Watertight membranes and flashings that lock into roof panels mean a durable roof in extreme weather conditions
Dry in a newly-sheathed roof with a roll of Zip System tape
A great-looking method for nestling a tube skylight into a tile roof, without shiny exposed metal flashing
Protect that expensive roof during installation
Before you jump on to the roof, dive into this overview of solar electric systems for roofs
A few minutes up front can save tons of time when you're in the air—and it can eliminate broken ribs, a broken back, or death
A drip edge overlapping strategy that won't catch the eye
Learn how to quickly lock out moisture and air in these three 30-second videos showing how to load, gun, and roll ZIP System tape onto ZIP System sheathing panels.
The underlayment is the water control layer; valleys, crickets, and chimneys are the most vulnerable spots
Roofs peel off from the edges, so it is critical to hold them tight
Five metal roofing installation tips from FEMA should reduce hurricane damage to homes
Like an out-of-plumb wall, an insulated and unvented roof can work well—or not.
Overlapping tapes with gravity in mind keeps water out of the house
There is more to metal roofing than standing seam and corrugated barn panels
Left-, right-, and straight-cutting snips with single- and compound-leverage each have their place on a jobsite
A California valley is faster than cutting all of the shingles up a valley. With shingles bedded in cement, it can be exported to other states.
Drip edge metal, valley flashing, dormer, chimney, and kickout flashing are types of roof flashing that shed water away from the connections between roofs, walls, chimneys, and other building assemblies
Part 2 in a miniseries on fall protection equipment and techniques
How to maximize your craft to match the materials of a lifetime roof