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Vent pipes are usually an afterthought on top of a house. Roofing contractor Patrick Sheeley likes to give them a elegant look by flashing them with a copper boot. Sheeley's custom-made boots cost less than $50 for the materials and will outlive most prefabricated models.
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A little more expensive but a lot longer lasting, steel roofing is an easy-to-install, attractive alternative to shingle or tile roofsby John La Torre Jr.
Installation details can make the difference between a trouble-free roof and an expensive callbackby Scott McBride
Slate-roofing contractor John Mahan demonstrates how he uses a portable brake to cut metal for drip-edge flashing by John Mahan
When installed properly, this centuries-old roofing can last a lifetimeby Patrick Sheeley
A professional roofer demonstrates ways to use a stationary brakeby John Mahan
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