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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 81 Roofing Projects

  1. 1. The Pros and Cons of Slate Tile

    Slate can be used for floors and roofs and gives your home an aura of prestige. DIY Network experts give the pros and cons of this meta...

  2. 2. 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
  3. 3. How to Add a Roof to an Existing Patio

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

    Time:
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    Cost:
    --
    Difficulty:
    Moderate to Hard
  4. 4. Insulating Attics and Roofs

    Learn how to increase your energy savings. Use these step-by-step instructions to easily insulate your attic and roof.

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    Cost:
    --
    Difficulty:
    --
  5. 5. 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
  6. 6. How to Repair a Leaky Roof

    Learn how to fix different types of roofs including flat roofs, asphalt shingles and flashing.

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    Difficulty:
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  7. 7. Roofing Component Basics

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

  8. 8. How to Repair a Damaged Roof

    We simulated the damage of a tree falling on a roof by dropping a piano from a crane. Such an accident can cause major structural damag...

    Time:
    Day
    Cost:
    $250 - $500
    Difficulty:
    Moderate to Hard
  9. 9. 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
  10. 10. How to Shingle a Portico Roof

    Adding shingles to a portico roof protects a patio.

    Time:
    Day
    Cost:
    $100 - $250
    Difficulty:
    Moderate
  11. 11. 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
  12. 12. All About the Roof Structure and Framing

    DIY Network explains the different parts of common roofing structures and the types of roof designs.

  13. 13. Roofing Buyer's Guide

    Time for a new roof? Get tips from the experts at DIY Network for replacing roofing and choosing the right material for your home and b...

  14. 14. Learn About Roof Structure and Design

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

  15. 15. 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
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