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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. 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.

  3. 3. 5 Things to Know: New Roof (00:01:02)

    DIY Basics for the 5 things you should know before putting on a new roof.

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

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

  5. 5. Rain and Roofing Are At Odds (00:03:22)

    Relentless rain has caused a time issue for roofing in remote Quiet Lake.

  6. 6. Demolition Demon (01:14)

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

  7. 7. 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
  8. 8. Essential Roof Safety Tips (01:47)

    Gear up for safety when making roof repairs.

  9. 9. All About Roof Flashing

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

  10. 10. How To Repair Porch Columns

    Utilizing old photos, "ghosting" from previous fixtures and pieces of the old column as guides, learn how to create new porch columns a...

    Time:
    Weekend
    Cost:
    $500 - $1,000
    Difficulty:
    Hard
  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. 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
  14. 14. Roof Construction (02:16)

    A bad roof can be a prime generator for mold; proper roofing can help.

  15. 15. 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
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