Roofing How To & DIY
Improve the value of your home by discovering our roofing step-by-step tips & ideas.
In this DIY Smarts project, general contractor Tom Silva shows a homeowner the proper way to reshingle an old shed’s roof.
Staying on top of these common issues will keep the water outside, where it belongs.
The hard part about patching a leak in your roof is finding the leak itself. Once you’ve accomplished that, repairs are often relatively simple.
In this video, General Contractor Tom Silva teaches three apprentices from our GenNEXT program his method for roofing a section of the house that will receive significant snow loads.
The black mold-like stains and streaks that appear on roofs, particularly light-colored asphalt shingles, is actually a blue-green algae.
Tom Silva helps a homeowner remove moss from his roof and prevent it from growing back
Jason Senior of J&R Senior Sheetmetal Inc. illustrates how he forms copper panels for a standing seam roof
Ask This Old House general contractor Tom Silva demonstrates the importance of a properly installed drip edge
Four out of five homeowners opt for asphalt shingles—here’s the lowdown on choosing the right ones for your own roof.
A step-by-step guide showing you how to secure shingles to a roof from start to finish.
Ask This Old House general contractor Tom Silva explains the best ways to keep your roof and gutters free from those dreaded ice dams
Master electrician for Ask This Old House Scott Caron helps a homeowner install heat cables on his roof to stop ice dams
These modern versions of old world home accents give the same look without the wait (or cost).
Renewable-energy expert Ross Trethewey demonstrates how photovoltaic solar panels work and the proper way to install them on a roof
This Old House experts install a standing-seam copper roof on a small addition
This Old House general contractor Tom Silva repairs a leaking flat roof with a new, long-lasting patch
This Old House general contractor Tom Silva shows how to super-insulate an attic
This Old House general contractor Tom Silva shows how to create a watertight seal around a vent pipe.
Icicles may be pretty but they can tear off gutters, loosen shingles, and cause water to back up into your house. Learn these fast fixes for ice dam removal, long term repair, and prevention tips.
Save yourself thousands in future repair, maintenance, and energy costs by not leaving these minor problems to get out of hand
In this video, This Old House general contractor Tom Silva shares tips for keeping a roof free of moss and mold
The homeowners, designers, and architect made mostly new construction on this 1830s farmhouse rehab look as if it had been there for nearly a century. Here's how
Need a soffit replacement? Here are pro-approved steps on how to rebuild your water-damaged roof edge, fascia included.
In this how-to video, This Old House general contractor Tom Silva shows how to replace an asphalt-shingle roof
In this how-to video, This Old House general contractor Tom Silva shares tips for keeping a roof free of moss and mold
This Old House general contractor Tom Silva shows how he installs roofing and siding to keep a house buttoned up and dry.
Flat roofs demand more attention than pitched roofs, but depending on your situation, flat might be the better bet.
High-tech solutions for the architect's notoriously leaky design at Wingspread
We share step-by-step instructions for the three most common asphalt-shingle repairs.