Publisher: Cool Springs Press
Series: Black & Decker
Publication Date: October 30, 2018
Binding: Kobo eBook
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:
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.