I spotted this interesting roof construction in Cuenca, Ecuador: Branch logs as rafters; purlins of split branch logs with thin brick overlaid in two strata
Sweat the details or you'll drown in them
Sixteen tips and a few good jokes, too
Two packages for high performance homes. Vented and unvented roof insulation retrofits and exterior wall insulation details along with rainscreen wall details for furring strips.
Flashing a humpy old roof valley requires a little give and take, and a backup plan
Dealing with dips and making clean overlaps
Roof valleys are like gutters with a steep pitch. Just because they are steep, doesn't mean they're not gutters.
Another use for your broken shovels
Roofing contractor Eric Garcia walks us (literally) through a low-slope reroof to talk about base flashing, scuppers, and how to detail the corners.
Using modern pneumatic tools, a roofer plies an ancient craft in Ecuador