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Roofing: Materials & Installation

Whether you’re installing an entirely new roof or re-roofing, acclaimed how-to-do-it author William Spence shows how to do the job right. Focusing particularly on the materials and techniques used for residential housing, he covers everything from aesthetic considerations to fire resistance, from safety procedures to proper sheathing, underlayment, insulation, and ventilation. Learn how to make repairs, prepare the roof for the construction process, and choose the best materials for your home. In detail, find out how to apply asphalt shingles; wood shingles and shakes; slate, clay and concrete tile; and metal roofing, as well as built-up bitumen, roll roofing, and various available single-ply roofing. You want the security of a roof over your head; with this guide, you’ll know how to keep it in tip-top shape.

Paperback: 208 pages

Publisher: Sterling (May 1, 2004)

Language: English

ISBN-10: 0806992964

ISBN-13: 978-0806992969

Product Dimensions: 10 x 8 x 0.7 inches

Shipping Weight: 1.7 pounds

Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)

Best Sellers Rank: #991,058 in Books (See Top 100 in Books) #23 in Books > Crafts, Hobbies & Home > Home Improvement & Design > How-to & Home Improvements > Roofing #988 in Books > Crafts, Hobbies & Home > Home Improvement & Design > How-to & Home Improvements > Home Repair #3073 in Books > Engineering & Transportation > Engineering > Construction

This book answered all my questions with straight-forward, easy to understand instructions and illustrations. It not only answers "how" but also answers "why". It covers every type of roofing I could think of. I'm not sure if it would offer anthing new to a professional but for a do-it-yourselfer like me it was exactly what I was looking for. In particular, I had been having a hard time finding anything online that explained the composite shingle weaving technique for valleys. This book explained and illustrated it very clearly and gave other solutions for valleys as well.

It was send to us before schedule. It was very helpfull in the roof repairing. We talked it with my friends.

Recommend this to novice handyman DIY'er contemplating doing a roof own his own.


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