Black & Decker DIY Roofing

Shingles • Shakes • Tile • Rubber • Metal • PLUS Roof Repair
by Editors of Cool Springs Press
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Publisher: Cool Springs Press

Series: Black & Decker

Publication Date: October 30, 2018

ISBN: 9780760364505

Binding: Kobo eBook

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Replacing the roof on your house is an achievable job that can be very rewarding: all you need is good information and a willingness to invest some sweat equity. BLACK+DECKER DIY Roofing gives you the information you need, from selecting and estimating roof coverings to tear-off, sheathing replacement, underlayment and water shield installation, roofing materials installation, and flashing.

While a contractor's hardworking crew can replace an average asphalt shingle roof in a day or two, it will cost several thousand dollars. And your roof covering choices are rather limited. By doing the job yourself, you can pocket the savings****or even upgrade to an entirely new type of roof, like cedar shakes, standing seam metal, or fiber cement.

With detailed step-by-step photos, you will see all of the most popular roof types installed the correct way, including:

  • Asphalt shingles (three-tab and architectural)
  • EPDM rubber membrane
  • Metal
  • Cedar shakes
  • Clay and concrete tile
  • Roll roofing
  • Faux slate

This guide also shows you how to install other elements of your roof system, including gutters, fascia, soffits, and vents. A handy repair section helps ensure that your work keeps your home well protected for as long as possible. Plus, a special section on working safely features all the tools and practices you'll need to stay secure working at heights.