Roofing

Framing a mansard roof
Framing a mansard roof
Roofing
Mansard roof are a great addition to any home, be it old or modern. The advantage of having a mansard roof is that it offers more living space. Materials that you will need: wood pen paper screwdriver screws Frame design The ...

Cutting slate roof tiles
Cutting slate roof tiles
Roofing
Slate roof tiles are a great choice for every home. These tiles are very durable and can withstand harsh weather conditions. They have one disadvantage though, they will chip and crack. This means that you will need to have special cutting tools ...

Installing accent lights on eaves
Installing accent lights on eaves
Roofing
The eaves are an important part of your roof system. They also provide support for the gutter system. You can improve the look of the eaves, by installing some accent lighting. Purchasing the lighting fixtures You will need to buy lighting ...

Cutting steel roofing
Cutting steel roofing
Roofing
In order to properly cover all of your roof, you will need to cut the steel panels to get them to the right dimensions. You will need some safety equipment, as steel can be very hard to cut and can cause injuries. Here are the tools that you'l ...

Cutting corrugated metal roofing
Cutting corrugated metal roofing
Roofing
These metal roofing sheets are best cut by tools that have abrasive cutting wheels. Toothed blades are not very effective. Materials: measuring tape marker 6 inch cutting wheel gloves safety glass face shield Measurements F ...

Converting a hip roof to a gable roof
Converting a hip roof to a gable roof
Roofing
This conversion will bring up some serious changes to your roof. Additional supporting structures will be required, because the hip roof doesn't have the necessary support to withstand the weight of the gable roof. You will need the following ...

Cutting corrugated plastic roof
Cutting corrugated plastic roof
Roofing
Corrugated plastic roofing is very easy to cut. Here's how you can do it. Materials: marker tape knife band saw Preparation You will need a hard surface to lay the corrugated plastic sheets on. Also the surface needs to be stab ...

Working with roof tar
Working with roof tar
Roofing
Although constructing a roof is a job for an experienced person, applying a tar insulation on your roof is something anyone can do. Tar is still used to protect the roof against elements, especially water infiltration. Tar is usually used for fla ...

Building a dutch gable roof
Building a dutch gable roof
Roofing
A gable roof is a structure with a high pitch, angled towards your home. It's not easy to build but also easy to modify. This is a roof mainly built in areas where rain and snow are common. It will withstand extreme weather. ?Tools and materia ...

What mistakes to avoid on gambrel roof installation
What mistakes to avoid on gambrel roof installation
Roofing
Here are a few common and costly mistakes that you will need to avoid when installing a gambrel roof. Wrong nails The nails used for the structure need to have the needed length. They need to properly fix the joists together. If the nails a ...