Some flat roof replacement options include built-up roofing, single-layer membrane roofing and modified bitumen roofing. These materials are ideal for flat and low-slope roofs in both commercial and residential settings. More » Home & Garden Home Maintenance

Although flat roofs are the simplest roof-type to build, installing them can still be challenging because they need to be properly sealed. There is a significant potential for leaks because flat roofs do not have a slope... More » Home & Garden Home Maintenance

Good materials for flat roofs are traditional hot tar and gravel, modified bitumen, ethylene propylene diene monomer and PVC. A built-up roof uses tar and gravel. This is an attractive and relatively inexpensive option, ... More »

Some tips for flat roof construction include calculating the joists' maximum span, ensuring that the joists do not twist and finishing the roof using rubber sheets, tar, gravel or rolled asphalt. Apply the finishing mate... More » Home & Garden Home Maintenance

To install a metal ridge vent on a roof, remove the shingle caps, cut off the roof peak, attach, install ridge vent shingles, and attach roofing straps. The required supplies include a ladder, a pry bar, roofing nails, a... More » Home & Garden Home Maintenance

To install roll roofing, first remove dirt and debris from the roof with a broom, place the roofing in the sunlight, and allow it to warm up for about two hours. Use chalk and a tape measure or level to mark straight lin... More » Home & Garden Home Maintenance

Moss growing on an asphalt roofing shingle is cause for concern because it can cause shingle wear and premature roof deterioration. A moss covering traps moisture, which causes increased frost damage, cracking and wear. More » Home & Garden Home Maintenance