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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 »

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 »

Solar roof shingles work in the same way as standard solar panels, using photovoltaic cells to collect energy from the sun and convert it to electricity. It is the same technology first used in space by human-made satell... More »

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Some shed roof covering materials are roll roofing, shake shingles, asphalt shingles and corrugated metal roof sheets. Roll roofing is a similar material to that which is used in asphalt shingles. However, generally roll... More »

Some of the best brands of roof vents as of 2015 include Speeedi, Broan and Air King, according to BestConsumerReviews. Roof vents help to keep moisture under control and give shingles a longer lifespan. More »

It typically takes three bundles of standard three-tab asphalt shingles to cover one square on a roof. Therefore, a 40-square roof would require approximately 120 bundles of shingles. A "roof square" is equal to 100 squa... More »