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.
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.
While there’s no such thing as a maintenance-free house, it is important to invest in the right materials that will go the distance for you and your home. Read our guide to the best materials to make your home a low maintenance one.
At the 2020 International Roofing Expo, GAF unveiled their Timberline® HDZ™ Shingle—and soon, you’ll see them up on the roof of the TOH TV Cape Ann Project House. Read on to find out how this revolutionary new architectural roofing shingle makes accurate nailing fast and easy.
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.
The black mold-like stains and streaks that appear on roofs, particularly light-colored asphalt shingles, is actually a blue-green algae.
Roofs are considered one of the most critical components of your house. From materials and roof shape to problems and repairs, read this comprehensive guide to ensure yours is up to par.
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
Four out of five homeowners opt for asphalt shingles—here’s the lowdown on choosing the right ones for your own roof.
Ask This Old House general contractor Tom Silva explains the best ways to keep your roof and gutters free from those dreaded 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.
Facade improvements, including a new roof and porch, give a simple one-story house an elegant new look
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
Wrap your home's exterior with these naturally non-combustible and fabricated fire-resistant materials
In this how-to video, This Old House general contractor Tom Silva shares tips for keeping a roof free of moss and mold
The new construction at Carlisle consists of foam-core panels that are strong enough to stay put for a century, and solid enough to keep the fuel bills low.
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.