March 1, 1984
When wood shingling a roof, keeping a ready supply of shingles close at hand can be a problem. The simple shelf shown in the drawing can be secured to the…
January 1, 1984
Insulated glass mounted flush with the roof in a low-cost, site-built design
December 1, 1983
This 1920s honeymoon cottage situated in South Lake Tahoe, Calif., features a truss roof garnished with scribed tree branches.
July 1, 1983
Building the return is the tough part
January 1, 1983
The ends of exposed rafters that extend beyond the roofline will decay if they're left unprotected. Paint or stain works for a while, but both have to be renewed from…
I've installed a lot of skylights in tar and gravel roofs. As a consequence, I've gummed up plenty of circular-saw blades trying to burn through the built-up roofing. Since this…
With only a few rules to follow, putting on a wood roof can be relaxing work with pleasant materials
How to combine a deck with a roof that won't leak
November 1, 1982
Have you ever tried cutting through a composition-shingle roof, only to find that your reciprocating sawblade has become totally fouled with tar and refuses to cut? It's frustrating to stop…
Have you ever noticed the wavy pattern on a roof with multiple layers of asphalt or fiberglass shingles? This is due to the uneven thickness of the shingles where they…
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