Quick Column Summary: How to create room in attic Comparing roof trusses with roof framing Get a structural engineer involved DEAR TIM: My family is growing and I need to move my home office. I looked up into the attic over my garage that’s built with standard roof trusses. There’s plenty of room to create […]
Quick Column Summary: How to replace missing shingles Explore why they came off Remove old nails, don't shingle over them Follow manufacturer instructions on installation DEAR TIM: A powerful rain and wind storm damaged the asphalt shingles on my home. My neighbors are telling me I need a new roof. I think it can be […]
DEAR TIM: I'm in a pickle and not liking it. I moved into an existing home only to discover a few months ago the shingles on my roof are defective. Fortunately, the previous homeowner saved all his product brochures and I know the brand and type of shingle. But I've run into resistance with the […]
A roofing nail gun can save you time and energy. Nail guns for roofing are designed to drive roofing nails into the shingles at just the proper depth. Some current nail guns don't require pneumatic lines from a compressor.
Thousands of roof on homes and other buildings suffer from black streaks. The roof algae is doesn't harm the shingles, but looks bad. To remove roof algae a solution of oxygen bleach can be applied to the roof shingles and then rinsed off. A copper strip at the top of the roof can prevent future roof algae.
Cupolas and weathervanes can add a touch of class to a structure's roof. However, the cupola design must be properly sized for your structure. Here are some other tips when building a cupola for structural support and standing up to Mother Nature.