• All about Roofing
    All about Roofing
  • Energy-Smart Details
    Energy-Smart Details
  • Ultimate Deck Build 2015
    Ultimate Deck Build 2015
  • Radiant Heat Comparison
    Radiant Heat Comparison
  • Install a Vinyl Privacy Fence
    Install a Vinyl Privacy Fence
  • 7 Small Bathroom Layouts
    7 Small Bathroom Layouts
  • Video Series: Tile a Bathroom
    Video Series: Tile a Bathroom
  • 7 Trim Carpentry Secrets
    7 Trim Carpentry Secrets
  • Clever daily tip in your inbox
    Clever daily tip in your inbox
  • Deck Design & Construction
    Deck Design & Construction
  • Read FHB on Your iPad
    Read FHB on Your iPad
  • Remodeling Articles
    Remodeling Articles
  • Design Inspiration
    Design Inspiration
  • Tips & Techniques for Painting
    Tips & Techniques for Painting
  • 7 Smart Kitchen Solutions
    7 Smart Kitchen Solutions
  • Basement Remodeling Tips
    Basement Remodeling Tips
  • Magazine Departments
    Magazine Departments
  • Master Carpenter Videos
    Master Carpenter Videos
  • 9 Concrete Countertop Ideas
    9 Concrete Countertop Ideas
Pin It

Top-Down Roofing: How To Install Shingles on a Steep Turret

Smart framing and layout make this job seem easy


Imagine framing a turret roof on site, two stories up, as simply as building a common garden gazebo. In this video, contributing editor Rick Arnold and his crew assemble a turret roof in the middle of a house’s second-story floor deck, which allows them to frame, sheathe, and shingle most of the structure without using ladders. Then, after the turret roof is assembled, it can slide into place and be integrated with the siding and roofing.

July 23, 2008

Plus get a free gift
Become a Fine Homebuilding Member. Start your free trial now