How to Shingle a House

How To : Repair shingle siding with This Old House

Watch this video from This Old House to learn how to repair shingle siding. Steps: 1 Make a story pole from a straight 1x3; mark locations of shingle courses on pole. 2 Use pitchfork to remove all damaged shingles from house. 3 Peel off any paper or housewrap; inspect the con ...more

How To : Reshingle a roof with This Old House

Watch this video from This Old House to learn how to reshingle a roof. Steps: 1. Pry off old roof shingles with pitch fork. 2. Nail down loose roof sheathing to rafters. 3. Cover roof deck with 30-pound felt underlayment; staple felt every 6 to 8 inches. 4. Nail drip-edge fla ...more

How To : Choose exterior paint schemes with This Old House

Watch this video from This Old House to learn how to choose exterior paint schemes. Steps: 1. For small, simple Queen Anne home, choose a three-color scheme; large, elaborate Victorians can support up to seven different colors 2. Choose paint colors for three main areas: the ...more

How To : Choose a leaf proof gutter with This Old House

Watch this video from This Old House to learn how to choose a leaf proof gutter. Steps: 1 Slide putty knife under roof shingles that are stuck down. 2 Insert gutter protector underneath the shingles, making sure it covers the front edge of gutter. 3 Fasten gutter protector to ...more

How To : Install a solar attic fan with This Old House

Watch this video from This Old House to learn how to install a solar attic fan. Steps: 1 In attic, mark location of solar-powered vent between two roof rafters. 2 Drive nail through center of vent location. 3 Install roof brackets and fall-arrest system to roof. 4 Scribe outl ...more

How To : Install a rain diverter with This Old House

Watch this video from This Old House to learn how to install a rain diverter. Steps: 1. Sand underside of flashing with 80-grit sandpaper to help paint adhere; wipe surface clean. 2. Spray-paint bottom surface and up-turned edge of flashing to match color of roof. 3. Cut flas ...more

How To : Retrofit cellulose insulation with This Old House

Watch this video from This Old House to learn how to retrofit cellulose insulation. Steps: 1 Locate two adjacent wall studs on an exterior wall. 2 Use utility knife to remove a shingle from the bottom of the wall; be sure the shingle falls between the two studs. 3 Use a 1 1/8 ...more

How To : Remove roof moss with This Old House

Watch this video from This Old House to learn how to remove roof moss. Steps: 1 Slide a margin trowel under shingles to unstick them from the ones below. 2 Slide sacrificial zinc strip underneath the loosened shingles. 3 Secure the strip with roofing nails. 4 Apply a dab of ...more

How To : Install gutter screens with Lowe's

In this video tutorial, viewers learn how to install gutter screens. The materials required for this task are: tape measure, tin snips, drill with bits and sheet metal screws. Begin by measuring the gutter to determine how many screens to buy. Start at one end of the gutter an ...more

How To : Install a tubular skylight

A tubular skylight is a fast and inexpensive way to bring natural light into your house. The tubular skylight has three parts a dome, reflective tubing, and a diffuser. First locate the ceiling joists in the area that you would like to install the skylight and mark them with t ...more

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