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Siding, roofing, and trim
Completely revised and updated.
Publication Information:
Newtown, CT : The Taunton Press, [2014]

Physical Description:
234 pages : color illustrations, color map ; 28 cm.
Siding, Roofing, and Trim, from the editors of Fine Homebuilding magazine, provides all the advice you need to get the details right and explains how to fix those that weren't done correctly the first time around. Written by the pros who actually do the work, this edition covers how to safely replace a roof (keeping in mind venting and flashing); how to achieve a long-lasting paint finish, while tackling the tricky issue of lead safety; how to get the finished look you want with trim; and much more. This all-new edition also provides the latest, top-level information from the pros on the tools, techniques, and trade secrets they use to get the job done.--COVER.
General Note:
"Builder-tested, code approved".

Includes index.
Siding. Factory-finished siding ; Keep siding straight with a story pole ; Keep siding dry with a vented rain screen ; Working with manufactured stone ; Dress up a block wall with a rock wall ; Making common siding repairs -- Painting. Lead-safe remodeling ; The art of pressure washing ; There's no escaping the scraping ; Spray or brush? ; Repainting a house : don't be afraid to spray ; 10 tips to paint like a pro -- Roofing. 5 roofs that will last a lifetime ; Will your nest asphalt roof go the distance? ; Low-risk reroof ; Synthetic roofing underlayments ; Installing a low-slope EPDM roof ; 4 ways to shingle a valley ; Stormproof your roof ; A crash course in roof venting ; An inside look at living roofs ; Save energy with a cool roof ; Venting a tricky old roof ; A durable roof-valley repair ; Time-tested approach to chimney flashing ; A smarter way to flash ; 10 roof goofs and how to fix them -- Trim. Repainting rotten trim ; Work smart with PVC trim ; Site-made moldings in a pinch ; Trimming the roofline ; The only way to trim exterior windows ; Low-maintenance eaves ; Culling elliptical trim ; Reproducing a corbel.
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TH2431 .S53 2014 Adult Non-Fiction Open Shelf
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Details, details, details ...they're what make the exterior of your home stand out from the crowd. This new edition of Siding, Roofing, and Trim--the latest installment in the FOR PROS BY PROS series from the editors of Fine Homebuilding--provides you with all the expert advice and instruction you need to choose, install, and detail these three main parts of your home's exterior.

Among the many fresh design topics covered in this all-in-one resource are how to: safely replace a roof, while keeping in mind venting and flashing for a weather-tight and long-lasting installation; apply trim details to achieve that finished look; choose a roof that will last a lifetime; paint like a pro with 10 expert tips; fix 10 typical roof goofs; plus energy-saving advice.

Author Notes

Since 1981 Fine Homebuilding has been providing information and inspiration to everyone who cares about quality home improvement and construction. The magazine is the best source of home improvement information and helps readers build projects better, faster, and more efficiently.