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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 80 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. Anatomy of a Roof

    DIY Network tells you all you need to know and say when reroofing your home.

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

    Try this strategy for locating water leaks in your roof.

  4. 4. 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.

  5. 5. Learn About Roof Flashing

    DIYNetwork.com explains how to correctly install flashing when constructing a new house or altering the exterior of a house. Flashing g...

  6. 6. Create Rafters for a Patio Roof

    Start with the rafters when adding a roof to your patio or deck.

    Time:
    Weekend
    Cost:
    $1,000 - $2,500
    Difficulty:
    Moderate to Hard
  7. 7. Top 10 Roofing Tips

    DIY Network counts down the top 10 tips for safely repairing a leaking roof.

  8. 8. How to Slope and Waterproof a Roof

    The DIY to the Rescue crew offers step-by-step instructions on how to give a flat roof a declining slope and waterproof it.

    Time:
    Month
    Cost:
    $2,500 - $5,000
    Difficulty:
    Hard
  9. 9. Integrated PV Panels (02:17)

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

  10. 10. Lay Plywood Over Patio Rafters

    Stage Two of the patio roof project has you laying plywood over the rafters.

    Time:
    Day
    Cost:
    $250 - $500
    Difficulty:
    Moderate to Hard
  11. 11. Roofing and Flashing Tips

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

  12. 12. 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.

  13. 13. How to Install Vinyl or Metal Gutters

    Brand new gutters can prevent damage to your roof, soffit and facsia boards. And new downspouts can help divert water away from your h...

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    --
    Cost:
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    Difficulty:
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  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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