Top 6 Roofing Materials

Top 6 Roofing Materials

From wood shake to asphalt shingles, roofing material is an important consideration that contributes to the overall look and style of your home. Updating your existing roof allows you to add value to your home and communicate your home’s look and feel. While roof...
Staying on Top of Roofing Problems

Staying on Top of Roofing Problems

Q: We recently had a roof put on our house. When the contractors got started, one of them fell through the roof and into our kitchen. The contractor said our roof was too far gone to save, so he suggested the best way to fix the problem was to build another roof right...
How to Repair a Leaky Roof

How to Repair a Leaky Roof

Learn how to fix different types of roofs including flat roofs, asphalt shingles, and flashing.   Patch a Flat Roof Small holes in a flat roof can be patched with a specially made primer and patching system. The technique will vary slightly according to the...
Matching an Addition to the Original

Matching an Addition to the Original

Learn how to ensure your addition doesn’t look out of place with your existing home If you were building a new house—or even completely remodeling your entire existing home—you could let your creativity and personal taste lead you in almost any style direction,...
Designing a Roof Addition

Designing a Roof Addition

Consider these four options so the new portion of your roof matches the original one. If you want your addition to looking like it could be an original part of the house—instead of an afterthought—focus on the roofline. No matter how well the rest of the design...
Roofing Needs Require Some Math

Roofing Needs Require Some Math

To determine the pitch of the roof, measure over on a level line 12 inches from the edge of the roof on any part of the roof and measure vertically to see what the rise is.   Q: I hope you can help me figure out a number of materials I need to reshingle my...