Metal roofing is a popular alternative to traditional roofing materials; it's lightweight, fireproof and durable. With no roofing shingles to fall off, metal roofing requires little maintenance other than an occasional painting to maintain its appearance. Metal roofing materials can be painted a custom color to match any building design.
Are you planning a new home or re-roofing an old one? This video from Roofingkey.com gives you a rundown of the ins and outs of tile roofing materials. While most people associate these attractive tile shingles with Southwestern or Mediterranean style architecture and warm climates, these versatile tiles can actually take on many colors and shapes and are compatible with many home designs.
Thanks to OldHouseWeb.com for letting us share this helpful video guide. In this video, Mark Clement, Practical Contractor for OldHouseWeb.com, introduces different types of roofing that can enhance a roof restoration project. The earliest roofs in the U.S. were typically constructed with either sod or thatch
Thanks to Mark and our friends at OldHouseWeb.com for letting us share this video. In this energy-efficient roofing upgrade, Mark tears off old shingles and installs new technology. He uses a vapor barrier instead of underlayment, and synthetic slate tiles. First, he removes the three-tab shingles using a circular saw and tear-off tools, throwing the singles into his trash trailer.
Thanks to Mark Clement and OldHouseWeb.com for letting us share this helpful video. As the energy-efficient roofing remodel continues, Mark finds a detail important to the project: 100-year-old house flashing. He uses a ripper to pry the old flashing off the plywood roof decking.
Thanks to OldHouseWeb.com and Mark Clement for letting us share this helpful video guide. In this segment, Mark cuts manageable pieces of the ice and water shield of 8 to 10 feet off the main roll and installs them that way. Because the shield is sticky, there's a bit of a learning curve with the installation process. A waterproof barrier is essential to the roof's long, leak-free life as well as its energy efficiency.
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Asphalt Shingle Roofing
Asphalt shingles are the most commonly used roofing material in North America mainly because they are economical and versatile, work well on steep-sloped roofs, are sunlight and weather resistant, require little-to-no maintenance and are reasonably priced. In addition, asphalt shingles are also easy to cut, fasten, and fit, as well as being compatible with many different kinds of flashing and edging products.
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