July 1, 1984
Flashing and capping are the tricky parts of the job
Want an inexpensive alternative to storebought aluminum flashing, or a cheap roof for an outbuilding? Try your local newspaper. The aluminum litho plates used in photo-offset printing can't be reused…
May 1, 1984
Shingling with stone will give you a roof that lasts for generations
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
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