Black & Decker DIY Roofing

Black & Decker DIY Roofing

Shingles • Shakes • Tile • Rubber • Metal • PLUS Roof Repair

Editors of Cool Springs Press

$19.99

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Replacing the roof on your house is an achievable job that can be very rewarding: all you need is good information and a willingness to invest some sweat equity. BLACK+DECKER DIY Roofing gives you the information you need, from selecting and estimating roof coverings to tear-off, sheathing replacement, underlayment and water shield installation, roofing materials installation, and flashing.

While a contractor's hardworking crew can replace an average asphalt shingle roof in a day or two, it will cost several thousand dollars. And your roof covering choices are rather limited. By doing the job yourself, you can pocket the savingsor even upgrade to an entirely new type of roof, like cedar shakes, standing seam metal, or fiber cement.

With detailed step-by-step photos, you will see all of the most popular roof types installed the correct way, including:
  • Asphalt shingles (three-tab and architectural)
  • EPDM rubber membrane
  • Metal
  • Cedar shakes
  • Clay and concrete tile
  • Roll roofing
  • Faux slate
This guide also shows you how to install other elements of your roof system, including gutters, fascia, soffits, and vents. A handy repair section helps ensure that your work keeps your home well protected for as long as possible. Plus, a special section on working safely features all the tools and practices you'll need to stay secure working at heights.


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Editors of Cool Springs Press:
The editors and publishers at Cool Springs Press have combined their decades of experience to create more than 30 best-selling classics on gardening, landscaping, home repair, and remodeling. With the added expertise of the United States' most knowledgeable Do It Yourself writers and photographers, our state and local gardening books are tailored to specific regional environments across the country, while our renowned series of foolproof home improvement books have long been trusted on both the bookshelf and the job site. View our full catalog at CoolSpringsPress.com or connect with us on Facebook (facebook.com/QuartoHomes), Twitter (@quartohomes), or Pinterest (pinterest.com/QuartoHomes).

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