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An improperly installed roof can lead to extensive damage. But now homeowners can learn how to do the job right with Smart Guide: Roofing. It shows readers how to install all of the most popular roofing materials correctly and efficiently. Through easy-to-follow, illustrated instructions, readers learn how to estimate the amount of materials needed for the job, install roofing and flashing, and find and fix roof leaks. Tips provide important information to those looking to hire a contractor. Additional chapters address ladder and rooftop safety and proper attic and roof ventilation.
Publisher: Upper Saddle River, N.J. : Creative Homeowner, c2003.
ISBN: 9781580111492
Branch Call Number: 695 TOH
Characteristics: 80 p. : col. ill. ; 28 cm.


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Oct 27, 2013

Almost identical in content to another library holding, "Roofing: Step By Step". Both are at most a general overview, better suited for the homeowner who wants to contract out needed roof repair and replacement and needs some guidance as to what to ask the contractor. For this task, there is merit to reading this book. However, for those wanting to do the work themselves, the "step by step" instructions presented are sketchy at best, and often ambiguous. And this book does not cover situations that the person doing a roofing job will almost certainly encounter. There is simply not enough information provided here for someone to do roof replacement and repair themselves.

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