Our roofing maintenance tips can help you keep your home cost efficient, safe & cozy.
If you don’t take care of problems with your roof before the cold weather arrives, those issues can worsen over time, creating an even more expensive roofing headache in the spring. Here’s what you need to know to prepare your roof for winter.
Sealants cover roof leaks and protect the remaining area from water and sunlight damage. To learn more about preserving your roof, read our review on the best roof sealants.
Staying on top of these common issues will keep the water outside, where it belongs.
The Ask This Old House crew share more Home Inspection Nightmares with Kevin O’Connor including some wild growth on a roof and chimney and an over-caulked plumbing fix.
Are roof leaks covered under a home warranty? Keep reading to learn about home warranty roof coverage and how to protect your roof over the long-term.
The black mold-like stains and streaks that appear on roofs, particularly light-colored asphalt shingles, is actually a blue-green algae.
Ask This Old House general contractor Tom Silva demonstrates the importance of a properly installed drip edge
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
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.
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
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.