Ask This Old House general contractor Tom Silva compares the qualities of different types of roofing materials
Ask This Old House host Kevin O’Connor, general contractor Tom Silva, plumbing and heating expert Richard Trethewey, mason Mark McCullough, and carpenter Nathan Gilbert share more home inspection nightmares
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
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
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
A color update and period-style touches give an 1880s house even more charm
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.
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.
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.
This Old House general contractor Tom Silva shows how he installs roofing and siding to keep a house buttoned up and dry.