SLIDESHOW: Complete Guide to Roofs
Everything you need to know to build or repair a roof right.
From rafters to roof vents, and sheathing to shingles, this comprehensive collection of Fine Homebuilding articles, tips, material reviews, and videos covers everything you need to install or repair a roof right.
Cap a swaybacked roof with a layer of new rafters and foam
Measure from the rafter’s bottom edge for exact layout
Clean lines and durable details depend on careful framing and a systematic installation sequence
Retrofitting undershingle intake and ridge vents helped to cool and dry this 120-year-old attic
Measuring along the bottom of the rafters and using a site-built jig simplify the process
The first rule of roof flashing is water runs downhill; the second rule is that the first rule isn’t without exceptions
These premium products offer time-tested longevity