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  • You may refer to a truss as the rafter, but it's basically the skeleton of the roof, carrying the weight of the frame and supporting the walls of the building. Trusses are very important to preventing the walls from bending or flexing, more so...

    How to Build Wooden Roof Trusses

    How to Build Wooden Roof Trusses

    by mlowell26

  • Flat roofs have been a daunting task for contractors and homeowners alike since they were invented. They are hard to waterproof, hard to maintain, and hard to insulate. For today's purposes, we will stick with the insulation issue. In order to...

    Insulating a Flat Roof

    Insulating a Flat Roof

    by Energy Guild39

  • Roofing your own home can save you a lot of money. It is a physical job but, with the invent of newer materials and a little know how, the work can be accomplished by a "do it yourselfer". It does take physical ability and two or three people who...

    "Do It Yourself" Steel Paneled Residential Roofing

    "Do It Yourself" Steel Paneled Residential Roofing

    by C.S.Alexis29

  • Repairing a shingle roof can be necessary after a wind storm, but it doesn't have to be a disaster. In this article, you will learn how to replace asphalt roof shingles that have been damaged.

    How to Repair a Roof and Replace Asphalt Shingles

    How to Repair a Roof and Replace Asphalt Shingles

    by Dan Harmon9

  • Mansard and gambrel style roofs have always been hard to insulate. What materials should be used to save energy on this type of house?

    Insulating Mansard and Gambrel Roofs

    Insulating Mansard and Gambrel Roofs

    by Energy Guild1

  • A green roof is a solution to the gradually waning greenery in cities. It is partially or completely covered with vegetation and growing medium that is laid over the waterproofed roof-membrane.

    Green-Roofing: How and Why

    Green-Roofing: How and Why

    by Haimanti Roy0

  • A metal roof is light, waterproof, easy to install and carry out maintenance. It has already been galvanized and painted by the manufacturer. A well maintained metal roof can last for over 30 years without any repainting. Which means that you can even prolong its life by taking good care of it!

    Tips for Installing a Metal Roof

    Tips for Installing a Metal Roof

    by Andrew Rainey1

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