Model Remodel Show: Metal Roofs are Forever


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

Replace Tubular Skylights in a Tile Roof


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


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


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

Water-Tight Crickets: Roll Roof Membrane for Tile Roofing


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

Stormproof Roof Deck: Seam Taping Sequence


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

The Right Tin Snip for the Job


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


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


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