These This Old House videos showcase all of our roofing projects, how-tos, and designs.
Decorative cedar brackets are often found under an overhang like a balcony or a roof. Some brackets may be structural, but in this case, these ornamental brackets are simply decorative and are part of the home’s original features. Watch as This Old House Host Kevin O’Connor meets with Builder Charlie Silva in his shop while he makes brackets himself.
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.
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.
Tom Silva helps a homeowner remove moss from his roof and prevent it from growing back
Ask This Old House general contractor Tom Silva compares the qualities of different types of roofing materials
Jason Senior of J&R Senior Sheetmetal Inc. illustrates how he forms copper panels for a standing seam roof
How do you apply rafter tails to the exterior of a structure after the walls have been sheathed? Home builder Jeff Sweenor developed a simple solution that's efficient to execute
Ask This Old House general contractor Tom Silva demonstrates the importance of a properly installed drip edge
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
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.
In this video, This Old House general contractor Tom Silva shares tips for keeping a roof free of moss and mold
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