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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. All About Roofs: Pitches, Trusses and Framing

    DIYNetwork.com breaks down the different types of pitched roofs and roof frame designs.

  2. 2. Quick and Easy Roof Fixes (01:26)

    Here is a fast fix if you have a leak in your roof.

  3. 3. 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.

  4. 4. Demolition Demon (01:14)

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

  5. 5. How to Cut a Roof Opening for a Skylight

    These instructions will walk you through the process of cutting a roof opening to install a skylight.

    Time:
    Weekend
    Cost:
    $1,000 - $2,500
    Difficulty:
    Hard
  6. 6. Essential Roof Safety Tips (01:47)

    Gear up for safety when making roof repairs.

  7. 7. 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
  8. 8. Learn About Roof Structure and Design

    DIYNetwork.com explains the different parts of common roofing structures and the types of roof designs.

  9. 9. Simple Roof Water Test (01:38)

    Check for roof leaks with this super-simple water test.

  10. 10. All About Roof Flashing

    DIY Network explains how to correctly install flashing when constructing a new house or altering the exterior of a house.

  11. 11. Outdoor Spring Maintenance Tips

    DIY Network's Home Maintenance show provides tips on maintaining gutters and downspouts as well as preventing drainage issues.

  12. 12. How to Do Simple Roofing Repairs

    Get step-by-step instructions from DIY Network on how to replace missing or damaged tiles and shingles on your roof.

  13. 13. How to Frame the Roof of a Portico

    Adding a portico with a roof is a great addition to the front of a home.

    Time:
    Under Half Day
    Cost:
    --
    Difficulty:
    Moderate
  14. 14. 1929 Electrical Wiring Updated (00:01:59)

    The 1929 electrical wiring and fuse boxes are brought up to today's codes.

  15. 15. Roof Protection (02:37)

    Learn the latest trends in roof protection from the Home IQ experts.

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