Roofing

How to coat an aluminum roof
How to coat an aluminum roof
Roofing
Aluminum roof coatings are some of the most durable materials that can protect your roof. They can withstand great stress and usage and still won't get damaged. They will protect your roof against winds, rain, snow, heat and it won't even crack. ...

How much does a tile roof underlayment cost?
How much does a tile roof underlayment cost?
Roofing
Tile roofing is one of the most durable, easy to maintain and upgrade roofing materials on the market. If installed properly it can last for decades. One important thing that you will need to have in mind before you install the tile roof, is t ...

Installing steel roof vents
Installing steel roof vents
Roofing
Roof vents are really important for your home. They reduce the air temperature in the summer and reduce the humidity level of the cold air in the winter. They allow a better insulation and heat exchange. The tools and materials that you will n ...

Cutting a roof rafter
Cutting a roof rafter
Roofing
This is not a simple tasks. It requires careful calculation and precise execution. Here's how you can do it and avoid mistakes. Measurements You will need a framing square. It is used bu carpenters to mark the desired dimensions. Place the ...

Framing a roof truss
Framing a roof truss
Roofing
A roof truss is the main structural support of the roof. It is a triangular shaped piece of wood and it bears all the wight of the roof. You can order some custom roof trusses, but you can also make them yourself, saving a lot of money. Some o ...

Power washing wooden eaves
Power washing wooden eaves
Roofing
The eaves are a very important part of the roofing system. They provide water protection. They come in many different styles and materials. Some of the materials are: steel, aluminum and wooden. If you do not know how to wash your wooden eaves, t ...

Installing door awnings
Installing door awnings
Roofing
This door addition offers extra protection against the elements. You can buy it as a unit ready for installation. You will only need a tape measure, a level, a pencil and a drill. Finding awnings The awning needs to be at least 6 inches wid ...

Heating roof tar
Heating roof tar
Roofing
Heating the roofing tar is important as it will assure the necessary durability and quality of the tar. Tar needs to be treated in order to be efficient, and this is the way to do it. Preparing the area Now find a safe place in your backyar ...

Installing clay tile roof flashings
Installing clay tile roof flashings
Roofing
Clay tiles are one of the oldest methods used for roof finishes. They are very light and durable and are also fire proof. Some of the tools and materials that you will need are: saw battens cant strips tiles waterproof membrane f ...

Framing a shed roof
Framing a shed roof
Roofing
Shed are a less expensive alternative to garages. You can use sheds for storage, as a workshop, home office, family room. You will need some tools and materials: timber nails hammer saw carpenter's square carpenter's pencil Me ...