Roll roofing is the perfect material choice for the DIYer interested in tackling small roofing projects — like a shed or porch roof that has a slight sloped roof or a flat roof. I’m a true DIYer when it comes to house projects and I’ve learned a thing or two that could help with your DIY project. Here are my easy to follow step-by-step instructions for DIY rolled roofing installation.
Looking for honest advice about roofing? Here, homeowners are sharing their personal experiences and advice for choosing the best type of roof for your house, how to solve a variety of roofing issues, even how to tell if your roof is environmentally friendly.
I’m a roofer and I’m here to tell you that roof colors matter. It depends on where you live. See when you’d want to choose reflective roof shingles and when you’d want to choose dark asphalt shingles for your house. And see how your energy bills will be different, based on the roof shingle colors you choose.
Radiant barrier roof sheathing has a highly reflective material facing the interior of your attic. It will seriously reduce your home’s energy consumption. If you like saving money and helping the environment you should really look into radiant barrier roof decking. Trust me you’ll be happy you did.
By using synthetic slate roof shingles that are made from recycled materials, you can earn LEED credits. EcoStar Majestic Slate roof tiles are one example.
Choosing green roofs for your home building project is a daunting project when you consider all of the options available in the roofing market today. If you want to make an informed choice in your next roofing purchase, you might want to take a few minutes to gather a few great links for some answers.
Choosing a clay tile roof presents a challenge because there are so many different styles, colors, types and grades. This guide should help you decide how to choose the best clay tile for your roof.
Installing a slate roof on this newly constructed Victorian home was no small feat. They used 100 square of roofing tile to complete this project including hand-cutting all of the slate at angles for the turret.
Layering asphalt shingles over existing roof shingles will save you a little money up front but there are a few cons to be aware of before going this route. You have a roofing warranty to concern yourself with first and foremost, and, secondly, structural integrity to consider.
Sustainable roofing choices are more abundant than ever before. Spend a few minutes finding out what is best suited for your green roofing solution.
Solar powered attic vent fans can be a great way to save some money on cooling costs as well as support solar technology. Included is a great video featuring Tom Silva of This Old House that shows you how to install it yourself.
A lightning protection system is probably one of the most overlooked potential components of a new or existing home. It might cost a few bucks up front but it could save you hundreds of thousands of dollars.
Here are some photos of an Isokern fireplace/chimney systems, mortise and tenon joinery, a reclaimed antique terra cotta roof installation, an exposed oak beam ceiling and an authentic stone wall being built. Great ideas!
Reclaimed antique terracotta roof tiles from Europe are just one of the crown jewels of this English cottage-style home. Terra cotta roof tiles are in very high demand these days so it makes this roof that much more valuable. It is a sensible choice for a home such as this because it is architecturally in character and it will last the life of the home with proper maintenance, much like many of the materials being used in this home-in-the-making.
The components and systems in your home have a definitive life expectancy. As you may have thought, sooner or later you will need to replace minor/major components and systems as the years go by. Noone ever said owning a home was inexpensive. Noone that had any intention of keeping his/her home in good running order anyway. I’ve selected quite a few great links to help you make wise decisions when the time comes to sink some cash into your personal fortress.