Pitch for a gable roof, the most common, is generally 1/4 or 1/3; which is equal to 1/4 or 1/3 the total span of the building, not counting…

Roofs and roofing

Roll the tarp over the damaged area, taking care that it extends at least 3′ on all sides. Pull the tarp tight and smooth out wrinkles. Nail the…

Roofs and roofing

Tobler’s roof measures 2,000 square feet and uses 40-percent solar tiles. That’s enough to harvest 9.85 kilowatts of power, and Tesla refused to give them anything larger. How…

Roofs and roofing

How do you manage a roof runoff? There are a couple options for controlling roof runoff: The installation of roof gutters, downspouts, and underground outlets adequately removes excess…

Roofs and roofing

Flex Seal doesn’t claim to be a glue; it’s a sealant. Flex Seal will adhere to most any surface such as: wood, metal, tile, concrete, masonry, fabric, glass,…

Roofs and roofing

The installed shingles have a wavy pattern, and the laminated layers seem to be the same from shingle to shingle. Instead of a random pattern, the laminations line…

Roofs and roofing