Wonder Why Some Roofs Sag?20230118013913

Wonder Why Some Roofs Sag?

A conventional roof framework is a solid structure, resting on walls on a strong foundation. A roof may be a reinforced concrete slab. However, most C...
What Is the Rake of a Gable Roof?20221130014742

What Is the Rake of a Gable Roof?

The rake of a gable roof can be quite confusing, because a roof rake is a handy device for removing snow from the surface.  Especially as that term us...
Ice Dams Do Not Need Eavestroughs20221018054241

Ice Dams Do Not Need Eavestroughs

Ice dams may depend on eavestroughs in the sense of hanging over them, but they sure don’t cause icycles. However, it’s still easy to get angry with t...
Make a Shingle Roof Last Longer20220711225113

Make a Shingle Roof Last Longer

A good quality shingle roof, installed correctly could last as long as twenty-five years with good care. If not, it could show curling and buckling so...
What Oil Canning Is & Preventing It20220411072007

What Oil Canning Is & Preventing It

Did you ever wonder how easily an empty oil can distorts under pressure from your thumb? This is a characteristic of all thin metal sheet of which kit...
Inspecting the Edges of Your Roof20220301015709

Inspecting the Edges of Your Roof

The edges of your roof are not just there to carry rainwater and melt from your doors and windows. Although this can be just as important as having de...
Venting Cathedral and Vaulted Ceilings20220111022400

Venting Cathedral and Vaulted Ceilings

Cathedral and vaulted ceilings do away with roof trusses to create open, airy spaces. They were a great innovation in the Middle Ages, enabling mighty...
Should My Roof Valley Be Open or Closed?20211123081904

Should My Roof Valley Be Open or Closed?

This topic will make good reading especially if you are building a house, or replacing your roof. If you ask a cowboy contractor should my roof valley...
Gable and Roof Attic Venting Compared20210927081411

Gable and Roof Attic Venting Compared

An attic is the space directly beneath the pitched roof on any building. These often awkwardly-shaped areas may be used for accommodation, storage, or...
Roof Decking & How to Care For It20210406055837

Roof Decking & How to Care For It

Roof decking – also known as roof sheathing – distributes the weight of shingles and tiles on the timber rafters. It is also the home owner’s primary ...
PreviousNext