Roofing

When Drip Edge Becomes A Double Agent

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Counting down the top 15 pages of 2016. This one is #9. The mission of water is to turn houses to mush. Some drip edge flashings may actually help water accomplish this mission.

Kickout Flashing That Won't Leak

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Counting down the top 15 pages of 2016. This one is #12. Ground zero for roof rot is often where roofs meet walls.

How to Retrofit Drip Edge Roof Flashing on an Existing Roof

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A look at types of drip edge flashing, how to cut it, and how to retrofit it to an existing roof.

Roof Flashing Guide

Edge metal, valley flashing, dormer, chimney, and kickout flashing shed water away from the connections between roofs, walls, chimneys, and other building assemblies

Ice Dam Podcast: What, How, Why, and Prevention

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A big problem, for roofs in cold climates, but what causes it and how can you fix it?

 

Roof to Wall Stucco Flashing Repair

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I get this question all the time: "Stucco all the way down to the roofing: right or wrong?" Answer: WRONG. and here's why...

 

How to Install and Flash a Tubular Skylight

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Flash the boot like any other roof penetration, and snap the tube into place—just make sure to align the hole between the ceiling joists...

 

Open Metal Valley Details for Asphalt Roofs

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Open metal valley flashing plus ice & water membrane - your whole roof will perform better

 

Elements of a Fall Arrest System

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One in three fatalities on jobsites is due to falls

 

Step Flashing 2 Brick: Its Complicated

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Flashing must extend all the way from the wall to the outside. Oh yeah, and it has to be watertight and eight people have to work on it...

 

Haiku: An Alternate Reality

A haiku about a dragon with an alternative agenda ...

Dormer Flashing Details in 4D

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Concentrate on the corners and think like water when overlapping the layers

 

A Reroofing Debris Trough Made With Pump Jacks and an Old Tarp

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Another peek into the Hillbilly Toolbox reveals a great idea for stripping roofs: a pump jack shingle trough  

How to Flash an Open Valley with W-Type Valley Metal

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Roof valleys are like gutters with a steep pitch; but the stakes are higher for valleys than they are for gutters

 

Two Ways to Flash Roof Edges

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Protect the eave from ice dams and sideways rain

Installing Lead Step- and Counterflashing

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How to install a roof to wall counter flashing and custom-cut one-piece step flashing into a brick wall.