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Editor's Notepad

Editor's Notepad

After the Hurricane: How to Repair the Damage to Siding, Windows, and Roofing

comments (1) November 2nd, 2012 in Blogs
DanMorrison DanMorrison, Member

Our thoughts go out to all of the families working hard to put their homes and lives back together in the wake of Hurricane Sandy. We hope you find something in this collection of articles and videos that can help you repair or rebuild.

We focus here on roofs, siding, and windows, as that is where much of the damage will be.

If you don't find what you need, or if you have any specific questions about repairing or rebuilding your home, please visit our forums on and

If you have a story about how you're recovering from the storm, feel free to share it in the comments below. If you have suggestions on repairing storm damage, please comment below.




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How to repair a flashing boot in a roof:



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A Durable Roof-Valley Repair






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Preparing the Valley of a Roof for Shingling


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Emergency Flat Roof Repair:


How to Estimate Materials for Roofing Projects



You can also search the full collection of how-to articles from Fine Homebuilding Magazine if you don't find what you need here. Many of the articles are available for free, but some are only available to online subscribers.

posted in: Blogs, roofs, water and moisture control, siding

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