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5 Things to Know Before Putting on a New Roof

A solid roof is all about its parts. Here's what you need to know before installing a new roof.

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Top 82 Roofing Projects

  1. 1. Expert Advice on Gutters and Downspouts

    The contractors from DIY's Be Your Own Contractor discuss an important topic that's related closely to roofing — gutters and down...

  2. 2. Valley Maintenance and Repair (01:35)

    Be a roof detective by learning how to find common places for leaks.

  3. 3. Tips for Cleaning and Repairing Gutters

    These basic tips from Brad Staggs, Ask DIY home repair expert, answer commonly asked questions about cleaning and repairing gutters.

  4. 4. Inspecting for Water Leaks (01:35)

    Try this strategy for locating water leaks in your roof.

  5. 5. The Roof Over Your Head (04:25)

    The art of successfully weather-proofing your home begins with the roof.

  6. 6. How to Repair a Roof Leak

    A roofline leak and an open attic vent are allowing both water and critters to enter this home. Learn how to repair a roofline hole and...

    Time:
    Under Half Day
    Cost:
    $50 - $100
    Difficulty:
    Moderate
  7. 7. Demolition Demon (01:14)

    Tear off roofing shingles easily, quickly and get nails at the same time.

  8. 8. Roofing and Flashing Tips

    DIY Network shares tips for keeping a roof maintained and preventing mold in a home.

  9. 9. How to Install a Tin Roof

    Metal roofs help conserve energy by reflecting heat in the summer, saving owners up to 40 percent on energy costs and making for a more...

    Time:
    Several Weekends
    Cost:
    $10,000 - $15,000
    Difficulty:
    Hard
  10. 10. How to Inspect the Exterior of Your Home

    Prevent problems before they begin -- DIY Network shows you what to look for and how to properly maintain the exterior of your home.

  11. 11. Integrated PV Panels (02:17)

    This European system seals and mounts PV modules in a solar roofing shell.

  12. 12. How to Repair a Gutter/Downspout

    A loose or missing gutter can cause water to collect near your house. These step-by-step instructions demonstrate how to repair a gutte...

    Time:
    --
    Cost:
    $1 - $50
    Difficulty:
    Easy
  13. 13. How To Repair a Sagging Support Beam

    Learn how to install a two-column design system to properly support a porch roof.

    Time:
    Two Days
    Cost:
    $1,000 - $2,500
    Difficulty:
    Hard
  14. 14. Roofing Component Basics

    DIY Network offers definitions that will cover the basics of roofing terminology.

  15. 15. Maintaining Roof Shingles

    DIY host Tim Hockenberry provides tips on cleaning and maintaining roof shingles in the long term.

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