Homeowners install shingles by nailing shingles to the roof in a staggered pattern over a prepared roof deck. The shingles overlap to protect the roof. More »

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Before installing asphalt shingles on a low-slope roof, check to make sure the slope is 2-in-12 pitch or higher. A lower pitched roof requires a different roofing material. Unless the underlying roof is in good shape, re... More »

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Aesthetics, weight, cost, installation requirements and the climate are all considerations for selecting roof shingles. Though asphalt shingles are very popular, other options include wood, metal, clay, slate, compositio... More »

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Ice and water shields on roofs are designed to prevent leaks on the roof deck from rain and the formation of ice dams caused by melting snow and ice. Ice and water shields also act as an extra layer of protection at the ... More »

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Tips for repairing a cedar shake roof include learning how to make a temporary fix, taking time to clear debris from the roof, finding the proper way to loosen and remove damaged shingles, and installing replacement shin... More »

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Good asphalt roof shingles include those manufactured by CertainTeed, Owens Corning and Gaf. The best asphalt roof shingle option depends on the type of roof and the place where the house is located geographically. Good ... More »

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For the construction of the roof itself, roofing rolls made of metal or asphalt are commonly used, as are shingles made of shake wood, asphalt or rubber. Builders need additional wood and nails, including roofing nails, ... More »

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