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
The underlayment is the water control layer; valleys, crickets, and chimneys are the most vulnerable spots
There is more to metal roofing than standing seam and corrugated barn panels
Roofs peel off from the edges, so it is critical to hold them tight
Like an out-of-plumb wall, an insulated and unvented roof can work well—or not.
Torches have one job. Your job is to be aware of the dangers
Overlapping tapes with gravity in mind keeps water out of the house
Left-, right-, and straight-cutting snips with single- and compound-leverage each have their place on a jobsite
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.
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.
Part 2 in a miniseries on fall protection equipment and techniques
How to maximize your craft to match the materials of a lifetime roof
How to bend a lock-hem drip edge on a sheet metal brake
The top reason to study engineering in college: Wall of Wind. Yay Science!
Climate, neighborhood, landscaping, and the home owner's preference. This infographic walks you through the details of each option tree.
A look at types of drip edge flashing, how to cut it, and how to retrofit it to an existing roof
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
Dry in a newly-sheathed roof with a roll of Zip System tape
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