Roofing Ideas & Inspiration
Explore inspiring roofing ideas that will drastically make your home more efficient & appealing.
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.
Wrap your home's exterior with these naturally non-combustible and fabricated fire-resistant materials
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.
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.
A sturdy roof is crucial in regions prone to harsh weather, like our Idea House in Eastham, Massachusetts. Here’s how ZIP System’s roof assembly with integrated underlayment offers immediate protection during construction, and long-term protection for years to come.
New flat roofing options are appearing. They wear better than older material, but they cost more, too.
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.
These modern versions of old world home accents give the same look without the wait (or cost).
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.
Here are the different types of dormers that have been designed over the years to let in light and add more space to attics.
Learn how ZIP System’s integrated panel and tape system for roof and wall assemblies kept the This Old House Idea House on Cape Cod construction moving swiftly and efficiently—and how it will continue to help the home achieve higher efficiency and protection for years to come.
Four out of five homeowners opt for asphalt shingles—here’s the lowdown on choosing the right ones for your own roof.
Facade improvements, including a new roof and porch, give a simple one-story house an elegant new look
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.