Do Light Colored Shingles Last Longer?

Opinion is mixed about color affecting shingle longevity, but unanimous about the importance of good ventilation under the shingles.

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How to Fix a Roof Drip Edge

The correct installation sequence for drip edge, roofing felt and ice and water shield can be confusing, since it changes from eaves to gable ends. Here's how to keep it straight.

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Metal Roofing Installation: How to Install Metal Roofing Over Shingles

Need a new roof? Covering your existing asphalt shingles with metal roofing might be worth the expense. Here are some pros and cons.

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How to Clean a Chimney

Regular cleaning with a shop vac and standard chimney cleaning tools will prevent dangerous creosote fires. Here's what you need to know before you get started.

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How to Roof a House

Follow along as we shingle a house from underlayment to ridge cap. The article includes detailed photos, drawings and clearly written instructions for every step of the job.

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Comparing Flat Roof Vents and Turbine Vents

Although more vent is generally better, replacing a turbine vent with a standard flat vent is acceptable, as long the vent is big enough for the square footage of the attic space.

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