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Title:
Roofing : step-by-step projects
Author:
Toht, David.
Personal Author:
Edition:
First edition.
Publication Information:
Upper Saddle River, N.J. : Creative Homeowner, [2003]

©2003
Physical Description:
80 pages : color illustrations ; 28 cm.
General Note:
At head of title: Creative Homeowner.

Includes index.
Language:
English
Added Corporate Author:
ISBN:
9781580111492
Format :
Book

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Summary

Summary

An improperly installed roof can lead to extensive damage. But now homeowners can learn how to do the job right with Smart Guide: Roofing. It shows readers how to install all of the most popular roofing materials correctly and efficiently. Through easy-to-follow, illustrated instructions, readers learn how to estimate the amount of materials needed for the job, install roofing and flashing, and find and fix roof leaks. Tips provide important information to those looking to hire a contractor. Additional chapters address ladder and rooftop safety and proper attic and roof ventilation.


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Library Journal Review

The roof is one of a house's most important components, but most people forget about it until it leaks. Part of the publisher's excellent "Smart Guide" series, this book provides a remarkable amount of information for its slim size and price. Roofing is hard physical work involving dangerous heights, so the authors emphasize safety, especially since the intended audience is the uninitiated. Finding the source of roof leaks is often tricky since water can travel long distances, but readers are shown the most likely locations and given instructions to make repairs. The application of both asphalt and wood shingles is covered in depth, which makes sense because these are the materials most commonly used by do-it-yourselfers. Shorter instructions are provided for other materials, including rolled, slate, tile, and metal; both slate and tile are beyond the ability of most homeowners, but the information is complete. An outstanding resource; essential for all public libraries. (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.


Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Materialsp. 5
Tools
Working Up High
Roofing Materials
Chapter 2 Repairsp. 13
Tracing Roof Leaks
Making Temporary Roof Repairs
Making Permanent Shingle Repairs
Repairing Wood Shingles & Shakes
Repairing & Replacing Flashing
Repairing Fascia & Eaves Damage
Chapter 3 Flashingp. 21
Tear-Off or Reroof?
Applying Underlayment
Applying Flashing
Valley Flashing
Chapter 4 Asphalt Shinglesp. 31
Selecting Composition Shingles
Estimating Materials on Gable Roofs
Installing the Starter Course
Applying the Starter Courses
Nailing Shingles Properly
Basic Shingling
Shingling a Stair-Step Pattern
Roofing the Valleys
Air Vents & Plumbing Stacks
Shingling Ridges
Chapter 5 Wood Shinglesp. 49
Roofing with Wood
Installing Shingles
Installing Shakes
Finishing Shingles & Shakes
Panelized Shingles
Wood-Fiber Panels
Chapter 6 Built-Up Roofingp. 59
Coping with Flat Roofs
Installing Roll Roofing
Double Coverage Roll Roofing
Chapter 7 Other Roofingp. 65
Slate Roofing
Tile Roofing
Metal Roofing
Panel Roofing
Chapter 8 Ventilationp. 73
Ventilating the Roof
Glossaryp. 79
Indexp. 80