Roof Install & Repair

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How to Nail Asphalt Roof Shingles to Resist Wind Damage

Watch this video for some tips on how to install asphalt shingles on your home to reduce the roof damage caused by high winds from hurricanes, tornados, and other storms.

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Replacing a Roof Shingle

It’s best to replace a damaged asphalt shingle when the weather is warm, so the shingles around it won’t break when lifted. Watch this video to find out how to replace a damaged asphalt roof shingle on your home.

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Replacing the Roof on Your Home

Watch this video to find out the basic steps to follow when replacing the roof on your home including how to remove the old roofing, repair the decking, install new underlayment, and put down new roofing.

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How to Replace a Damaged Asphalt Roof Shingle

When replacing a damaged asphalt roof shingle, you can either replace the entire piece, or cut the shingle into sections and replace just a single tab. Watch this video to find out how.

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How to Clean and Refinish Roof Valleys

Roof valleys occur where two sections of roof meet. Sheet metal is applied to the valley under the roof shingles to prevent the joint from leaking and direct rain water off the roof. If not maintained properly, roof valleys can become clogged with leaves and other debris, which can cause the metal to rust and the roof to leak. Watch this video to find out more.

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replacing roof vent

How to Replace a Roof Vent Jack

Roof jacks fit over plumbing vent pipes in the roof to prevent leaking. If you have squirrels in your area, the roof jacks may need to be replaced.

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How to Repair a Leaking Skylight

Robert asks, “I had my roof reshingled and the skylight lens replaced, but my skylight is still leaking. How can I fix it?”

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Ice on a home roof

Ice Dam Cometh: How to Prevent Ice Dams on Your Home

If you’re fortunate enough to live in the Sunbelt or some other balmy region, chances are you’ve never heard of—or at least experienced—ice dams. I, on the other hand, live in New England, so every winter ice dams are as common—and as welcoming—as frostbite and sub-zero temperatures. Here’s how to prevent damage to your home.

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