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Will Your Next Asphalt Roof Last a Lifetime?

We peel back the layers on a new breed of laminated asphalt shingles

Venting a Tricky Old Roof
Venting a Tricky Old RoofOnline Membership Required

Retrofitting undershingle intake and ridge vents helped to cool and dry this 120-year-old attic

Leak-Free Skylights
Leak-Free SkylightsOnline Membership Required

A peel-and-stick membrane under the flashing guarantees that the skylight won’t leak—ever

Q & A: Sealing a vented roof

Direct Water Into Gutters with a Kickout Flashing Diverter
Video: Direct Water Into Gutters with a Kickout Flashing Diverter

A proactive approach to flashing one of a roof's most vulnerable intersections

Dress Up a Vent Pipe With a Copper BootOnline Membership Required

Flash roof penetrations with a soldered copper pan and sleeve for an elegant detail that lasts a lifetime

Trimming the Roofline
Trimming the RooflineOnline Membership Required

Clean lines and durable details depend on careful framing and a systematic installation sequence

Installing a Tubular Skylight: Step 1
Video: Installing a Tubular Skylight: Step 1

Locate the skylight's position, then mark and cut the opening in the roof

Installing a Tubular Skylight: Step 2
Video: Installing a Tubular Skylight: Step 2

Proper flashing ensures a long life for the skylight and the roof

Installing a Tubular Skylight: Step 3
Video: Installing a Tubular Skylight: Step 3

In this final step, Mike Guertin works his way from the top down to connect the tube and let the daylight in

Tubular Skylights Should Leak Only Sunlight
Tubular Skylights Should Leak Only Sunlight

Mike Guertin demonstrates his step-by-step process for bringing the sun's rays into a dark hallway

Tubular Skylight Basics
Video: Tubular Skylight BasicsOnline Membership Required

Mike Guertin explains the ins and outs of how tubular skylights work

Direct water into gutters
Q & A: Direct water into gutters

Frame a Classic Shed DormerOnline Membership Required

If you start with a full-scale layout on the subfloor and plan for the finished details, the framing is relatively painless

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