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How To Clean Up After October's Freak Snow Storm

comments (0) October 31st, 2011 in Blogs
Fallen trees and roof damage are common sights across the Northeast this week.
Wet snow and leaf-covered trees were a recipe for disaster this past weekend.
Even the Fine Homebuilding offices have been affected by the storm.
Fallen trees and roof damage are common sights across the Northeast this week.Click To Enlarge

Fallen trees and roof damage are common sights across the Northeast this week.


Just two months ago we began the enormous task of recovering from record flooding and wind damage along the entire Atlantic seaboard caused by Hurricane Irene. On Saturday we were having a bit of déjà vu as a completely different kind of storm pummeled the Northeast. Though the circumstances were quite different, much of the damage to homes is the same. Among other things, falling trees have torn shingles off of roofs, cracked framing, and smashed windows.

If you need help figuring out how to put your house back together, take a look at this collection of how-to articles and videos:

 

REPAIRING ROOFING


picture of flashing boot for roof pipe

 

How to repair a flashing boot in a roof:

http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/13604/how-to-repair-a-roof-flashing-boot-in-a-flash

 

picture of magazine article

A Durable Roof-Valley Repair

http://www.finehomebuilding.com/how-to/articles/durable-roof-valley-repair.aspx

 

 



picture of man repairing roof valley

Preparing the Valley of a Roof for Shingling

http://www.finehomebuilding.com/videos/index.aspx?id=60454&c=7&ac=fp


picture of nailing pattern for roof shinglesNailing roof shingles in high-wind zones

http://www.finehomebuilding.com/how-to/qa/nailing-roof-shingles-in-high-wind-zones.aspx?nterms=63046,61632

 

 

 

picture of magazine article10 Roof Goofs, and how to fix them

http://www.finehomebuilding.com/how-to/articles/10-roof-goofs-how-to-fix-them.aspx

 

 

 

picture of magazine articleWill Your Next Asphalt Roof Last a Lifetime?

http://www.finehomebuilding.com/tool-guide/articles/will-your-next-asphalt-roof-last-a-lifetime.aspx?ac=ts&ra=fp

 

 

 

picture of man installing step flashingInstalling Step Flashing

http://www.finehomebuilding.com/how-to/departments/building-skills/installing-step-and-corner-flashing-on-a-roof.aspx

 

picture of man soldering roof flashing

How to Solder Copper Flashing (video)

http://www.finehomebuilding.com/videos/index.aspx?id=106456&c=1

 

picture of man making step flashingHow to Make Step Flashing (FAST!) With a Plywood Brake (video)

http://www.finehomebuilding.com/videos/index.aspx?id=102820&c=1


picture of man making step flashingHow to Use a Sheet Metal Brake to Bend Flashing (video)

http://www.finehomebuilding.com/how-to/video/using-a-sheet-brake-to-bend-and-cut-metal-for-flashing.aspx

 

Emergency Flat Roof Repair:

http://www.finehomebuilding.com/how-to/tips/emergency-flat-roof-repair.aspx

 

How to Estimate Materials for Roofing Projects

http://www.finehomebuilding.com/how-to/articles/estimating-shingles-for-roofing-projects.aspx

 

 

REPAIRING WINDOWS AND SIDING:


 

picture of window sill pan flashing How to Install Leak-Free Windows (8-part video series)

http://www.finehomebuilding.com/pages/window-flashing/

 

 

picture of man repairing vinyl siding Repairing Damaged Siding (6-part video series):

http://www.finehomebuilding.com/pages/how-to-repair-siding/



picture of magazine article Making  Common Siding Repairs (magazine article):

http://www.finehomebuilding.com/pages/Making-Common-Siding-Repairs.asp

 

 

 

picture of man repairing house wrap

Tape Housewrap Seams to Keep Water and Air Out (video)

http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/12985/building-skills-tape-housewrap-seams-to-keep-water-and-air-out

 

 

 

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