November 1, 2006
The first rule of roof flashing is water runs downhill; the second rule is that the first rule isn't without exceptions
May 1, 2006
Healthful, light-filled, and energy-efficient, this home reaches back to its California past and toward a sustainable future.
January 1, 2006
Q: We recently had a roof replaced, and when there is any wind, the shingles stand straight up. We have lost many and are having trouble getting the roof fixed properly.…
July 1, 2005
Installation mistakes are often to blame for leaky roofs
May 1, 2005
A planned community's modest model home raises the bar for production houses.
Q: I’m building an addition to my truss-roofed house. The new gable roof will be perpendicular to the existing gable roof. What’s the best way to attach these two roofs? C.T.…
September 1, 2004
Q: My house has two layers of asphalt shingles that are in excellent condition, but I’d like to cover them with steel roofing. Is it absolutely necessary for me to remove…
September 1, 2003
Q: I built a timber-frame home eight years ago that is enclosed with structural insulated panels (SIPs). I installed heavy-duty architectural roof shingles over this code-permitted unvented roof, but the shingles…
March 1, 2003
Q: My cousin had laminated shingles installed on his home in northern Minnesota. The installed shingles have a wavy pattern, and the laminated layers seem to be the same from shingle…
January 1, 2003
A custom builder shows three conventional ways and one new method to weatherproof this crucial roof detail
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