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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 22 Shingles Projects

  1. 1. Roof Shingles Defined (04:05)

    At the Owens Corning factory, we learn what goes into making roof shingles.

  2. 2. DIY Home Flashing Installation (00:01:00)

    Stop home water damage before it begins with these flashing install tips.

  3. 3. 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
  4. 4. How to Shingle a Portico Roof

    Adding shingles to a portico roof protects a patio.

    Time:
    Day
    Cost:
    $100 - $250
    Difficulty:
    Moderate
  5. 5. Better Roofing Options (00:01:00)

    Recycle old asphalt shingles and upgrade to one of these efficient options.

  6. 6. Roof Restoration (03:54)

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

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

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

  8. 8. Applying Cedar Siding (00:58)

    Here's a quick guide to installing cedar siding.

  9. 9. Better Roofing Options (00:01:00)

    Recycle old asphalt shingles and upgrade to one of these efficient options.

  10. 10. How to Install Asphalt Shingles

    When building a small shed, or any small building, asphalt tiles are a great way to protect the roof. DIY hosts Tony Siragusa and Jason...

    Time:
    Day
    Cost:
    $500 - $1,000
    Difficulty:
    Moderate
  11. 11. Demolition Demon (01:14)

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

  12. 12. Tubular Skylight Install (07:20)

    In only three hours, Amy and homeowner Tom install a tubular skylight.

  13. 13. Wall Shingles (02:21)

    Ahmed Hassan blogs about the wall shingles being used on the Blog Cabin.

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

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

  15. 15. Bathroom Skylight Installation (05:28)

    Host Amy Matthews helps a homeowner install a skylight.

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