November 1, 1982
Have you ever noticed the wavy pattern on a roof with multiple layers of asphalt or fiberglass shingles? This is due to the uneven thickness of the shingles where they…
The order of adding flashing around a skylight prevents leaks
September 1, 1982
Laying out a roof with this basic tool and a new generation of accessories
This direct approach involves full-size layouts and stringing rafter lines.
A primer on production cutting and raising a hip and gable roof.
July 1, 1982
Bending your own flashing on site usually produces wavy, crinkled pieces of sheet metal that make you wish you'd had them made up at a shop. Here's a fixture you…
Anticipate the flow of water to keep it outside your house, where it belongs
May 1, 1982
I recently added three dormers on a 12:12 roof, using a toe-board and roof-stair system that saved me a lot of time, risk and effort. As shown in the drawing,…
November 1, 1981
Carpenters in central California use this technique for cutting double bevels on hip or valley rafters fashioned from conventional 2x framing lumber. Set the tongue of the framing square on…
July 1, 1981
When snapping a series of chalk lines, as on roofs or siding, two people can hook their chalk box lines at the clip by inserting one line through the other,…
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