A roof is one of the most important elements of any home. The roof not only blocks the interior from the harsh effects of mother nature, but it also comprises a hefty portion of a home's visible exterior. Whether you're building a new home or remodeling an older one, we'll teach you how to choose the right style of roof for your house and give you tips on how to maintain it.

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How to Roof Over Existing Shingles

Is your roof in disrepair? You might be able to lay new shingles over existing shingles and avoid the cost of tear-off.

How to Repair a Flat Roof

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You can repair a hot tar built-up flat roof with just a few materials. It's time to check this task off your to-do list!

How to Install Modified-Bitumen Roofing

Learn how to resurface a flat roof with modified bitumen, also known as rubber roofing.

How to Install Roll Roofing

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For an affordable roof option, consider roll roofing. This material is very easy to install and only requires basic carpentry skills.

How to Install Valley Flashing

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Protect your home against leaks with one of three ways to shingle a valley. We show you how to do it yourself!

How to Install 3-Tab Roof Shingles

Learn the techniques and workflow for laying the most common type of shingle.

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How to Apply Underlayment to a Roof

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Installing roofing felt, or "tar paper," is an important step when roofing a building. Here's how to do it.

How to Use Roof Jacks

Roof jacks provide a stable work surface, making it easier and safer to apply roofing. See how to use them.

Choose the Right Materials: Roofing

Top off your home with roofing that suits your style and fits your budget. Here's what's out there now. Related: Protect your investment in your roof with a home warranty plan