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Roofing Ideas & Inspiration

Explore inspiring roofing ideas that will drastically make your home more efficient & appealing.

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The Surprising Benefits of Skylights

Skylights are designed to bring more natural light into the home, and they can dramatically up the wow factor in any room. But beyond the aesthetic benefits, skylights offer real health benefits, too.  
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Innovations in Metal Roofing Panels | TOH 2021 Modern Barnhouse

With the ability to be snap-locked or mechanically-seamed, a brand new product from Bridger Steel offers a quicker and easier installation than traditional double-seamed panels.
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Roofing Innovations | 2020 Farmhouse in Fairfield County 

Learn how GAF’s Timberline American Harvest shingles combine texture, dimension, and beauty with exceptional durability to keep the TOH 2020 Farmhouse safe and looking beautiful for years to come.
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Metal Roof Styles: Colors, Paint, & Accents

From smooth and seamed to deeply embossed, and in a range of colors, there’s a metal-roofing profile to suit virtually every architectural style.
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Future House: Solar Reflective Roof Shingles

Ask This Old House home technology expert Ross Trethewey explores the design and testing of asphalt roof shingles that can reflect some of the sun’s heat away from the building.
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GAF HDZ™ Shingles Engineered for Accuracy Installed at the Cape Ann Project House

This Old House’s Cape Ann Project requires more than 6,000 square feet of roofing. Watch as we demonstrate how GAF’s Timberline® HDZ™ roofing shingles provide LayerLock™ technology and a wider strike zone, allowing shingles to be installed 30% faster and more accurately than standard shingles.
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Read This Before You Redo Your Roof

Four out of five homeowners opt for asphalt shingles—here’s the lowdown on choosing the right ones for your own roof.
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Antique Home Decor: 20 Easy Ideas

These modern versions of old world home accents give the same look without the wait (or cost).
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31 of Your Toughest Roofing Questions Answered

The TOH pros offer up their best advice for shingling properly, sniffing out leaks, and knowing when it’s time to reroof an old roof.
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Photoshop Redo: Dressing Up a Cookie-Cutter Ranch

Facade improvements, including a new roof and porch, give a simple one-story house an elegant new look
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Fire-Resistant Roofing and Siding

Wrap your home's exterior with these naturally non-combustible and fabricated fire-resistant materials
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Gables

The triangle formed by two sloping roof planes is a defining characteristic for a house. Take a look at some striking examples of the form these end walls can take.
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Cupolas

These diminutive structures sit atop a roof ridge and bring light and air into a dark attic space. Check out a few cupolas that also bring style and interest to their top spots.
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Roof Shapes

From gable to shed to barn-shaped, discover the different types of roof designs that give each house its distinct character.
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Roofing Materials

If you're building a new house or re-roofing an existing one, your choice of materials will have an enormous impact on the look of your home as well as on your bank account.
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12 Types of Dormer Roofs

Here are the different types of dormers that have been designed over the years to let in light and add more space to attics.
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3 Types of Flat Roofs

New flat roofing options are appearing. They wear better than older material, but they cost more, too.
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What to Consider When Buying Skylights

Even a small skylight can make a big difference in a dark room.