Roofing

Model Remodel Show: Metal Roofs are Forever

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Watertight membranes and flashings that lock into roof panels mean a durable roof in extreme weather conditions

Replace Tubular Skylights in a Tile Roof

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A great-looking method for nestling a tube skylight into a tile roof, without shiny exposed metal flashing

A Framer's Take on Fall Protection: #WorthIt

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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

Overlap Edge Metal Like A Boss

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A drip edge overlapping strategy that won't catch the eye

Water-Tight Crickets: Roll Roof Membrane for Tile Roofing

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The underlayment is the water control layer; valleys, crickets, and chimneys are the most vulnerable spots

Stormproof Roof Deck: Seam Taping Sequence

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Overlapping tapes with gravity in mind keeps water out of the house

The Right Tin Snip for the Job

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Left-, right-, and straight-cutting snips with single- and compound-leverage each have their place on a jobsite

California Valley: A Fast Way to Shingle an Open Roof Valley

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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.

Homebuilding Smackdown: Science vs. Hurricane

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The top reason to study engineering in college: Wall of Wind. Yay Science!