January 1, 1990
How one carpenter calculates the tough cuts.
There's more to laying three-tab shingles than just nailing them on as fast as possible.
Whenever we have to strip a roof -- always a horrible task -- we start by spreading a 4-mil polyethylene sheet over the ground near the house. Then we back…
November 1, 1989
Beneath the surface, it's not the same as it used to be.
January 1, 1989
Inwardly leaning arches defy gravity.
November 1, 1988
A technique for folding skylight flashing.
July 1, 1988
Soldered copper flashing for a rooftop watershed.
I work for a small architectural office in Boston that does work along the seashore. We sometimes design buildings with low-pitched roofs. When we do, we specify elastomeric membrane roofing…
September 1, 1987
Two ways to frame a basic gable dormer.
May 1, 1987
Hand-forming a standing-seam metal roof.
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