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.
March 1, 1987
Whenever I'm nailing down the first row of plywood on a roof that will have soffits, I use a pair of jigs shown in the drawing to position the panels.…
November 1, 1986
Turning your attic into living space may be the remedy for your growing pains.
Bandsawing gingerbread takes method and practice.
September 1, 1986
When we have to work on a steep pitch where nailed-on footholds are impractical, such as metal or fiberglass roofs, we like to stand on a ladder that hangs from…
July 1, 1986
Most of the older houses where I live have asphalt shingles laid right on top of the original wooden shingles. When it's time to tear them all off in preparation…
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