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5 Roofs That Will Last a LifetimeOnline Membership Required

These premium products offer time-tested longevity, so your choice depends on price, appearance, and installation requirements

A House for the End of Cheap OilOnline Membership Required

Healthful, light-filled, and energy-efficient, this home reaches back to its California past and toward a sustainable future

Four Ways to Shingle a ValleyOnline Membership Required

A custom builder shows three conventional ways and one new method to weatherproof this crucial roof detail

Asphalt Shingling From the Top Down
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Asphalt Shingling From the Top DownOnline Membership Required

On steeply pitched roofs, working from the ridge down is faster, safer and easier on the shingles

Flashing Brick-Veneer WallsOnline Membership Required

Good masonry work blocks most rainwater, and proper flashing details expel what does get through

Shingle lifter
Tip: Shingle lifter

Reroofing With Asphalt ShinglesOnline Membership Required

Laying new shingles over old might avoid the cost of a tearoff, but you still have to replace the vents and flashings

Flashing a ChimneyOnline Membership Required

Installing the flashing along with the bricks makes for a more secure and much better-looking job

Q & A: Shingling a low-slope roof

Shingling from the top down
Tip: Shingling from the top down

Choosing RoofingOnline Membership Required

Up in the air about using asphalt, wood, slate, tile or metal to keep out the rain? There are lots of choices, and they all have advantages

Laying Out Three-Tab Shingles

Spend a little time measuring and striking lines, and the rest is fairly easy

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