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Create Rafters for a Patio Roof

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

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Top 82 Roofing Projects

  1. 1. How to Adjust Gutters and Caulk Flashing

    These step-by-step instructions show how to reattach roof gutters, loosen and adjust their pitch, and seal roof flashing.

    Time:
    Under Half Day
    Cost:
    $1 - $50
    Difficulty:
    Easy
  2. 2. 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...

  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. How to Add a Roof to an Existing Patio

    These three projects add up to a sturdy, long-lasting roof for your patio.

    Time:
    --
    Cost:
    --
    Difficulty:
    Moderate to Hard
  5. 5. All About the Most Common Types of House Construction

    DIY Network explains the basic types of home construction, including foundations, walls and roofs.

  6. 6. Step 7: Shingle the Roof (03:21)

    Here's how to add shingles to the roof of the doghouse.

  7. 7. Foolproof Fix for Roof Boots (01:28)

    Keep your roof watertight with this super-fast fix for roof boots.

  8. 8. How to Add a Decorative Cupola to a Garage

    This 6' copper-top cupola will add elegance and beauty to the roof of a garage.

    Time:
    Day
    Cost:
    $500 - $1,000
    Difficulty:
    Moderate
  9. 9. 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
  10. 10. Porter Cable Air Compressor (02:58)

    Check out these pancake-style compressors that go mobile!

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

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

  12. 12. Easy Shingles Repair (01:15)

    Learn how to get your roof into tiptop shape.

  13. 13. Maintaining Roof Shingles

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

  14. 14. How to Install Gutter Covers

    Learn how to keep debris out of your gutters by installing gutter covers with these step-by-step instructions.

    Time:
    2 hours
    Cost:
    $100 - $250
    Difficulty:
    Easy to Moderate
  15. 15. 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
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