Roofing

Moisture Management Guide: Three Design Rules

When plumbing lines burst, people notice. Unfortunately, a lot of the moisture damage in houses has nothing to do with bulk water. 

Flashing A Humpy Old Roof Valley

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Flashing a humpy old roof valley requires a little give and take, and a backup plan

Slipping (Sticky) Roof Membrane Under Existing Step Flashing

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A three-foot stick can hold a section of step flashing out of the way while you work the membrane into place.

Roof Valleys: Begin with Peel and Stick

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Roof valleys are like gutters with a steep pitch. Just because they are steep, doesn't mean they're not gutters.

Base Flashing a Low-Slope Roof

Roofing contractor Eric Garcia walks us (literally) through a low-slope reroof to talk about base flashing, scuppers, and how to detail the corners.

Roofing in Ecuador

Using modern pneumatic tools, a roofer plies an ancient craft in Ecuador

Tile Roofs: Concrete or Clay?

Clay is more durable, concrete is more affordable—both are great choices that will outlive your customer

Green Roofs Are Not a New Thing

The original “green roof” technology, thriving in the lush sierras of Tamazula, Mexico

Moisture Management Design Rule 1: Control Liquid Water

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Rain is the biggest water threat that houses face, but there are some slow and steady mechanisms that can snowball on you, too