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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. Roofing Aesthetics (05:09)

    Do-it-yourself contractors discuss budget, styles, and roof installation.

  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. Roof Restoration (03:54)

    Restoring the cedar shake roof gives Ryan's home a sweet boost in equity.

  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. 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
  7. 7. 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.

  8. 8. 1929 Electrical Wiring Updated (00:01:59)

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

  9. 9. 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...

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

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

  11. 11. Top 10 Roofing Tips

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

  12. 12. All About Roofing Shingles and Materials

    DIY Network explains the characteristics of the four most common roofing materials.

  13. 13. Roofing and Flashing Tips

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

  14. 14. 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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  15. 15. Roofing Component Basics

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

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