If you're not a carpenter, you may be completely overwhelmed by the information in this video. They have a tough job. Just like electricians, there's a lot of math involved in carpentry, and one of the calculations laborers struggle with is constructing a hip roof. If you're n ...more
Roofing a Hip Roof
How to properly nail shingles on a roof The preferred order for nailing is 1,3,2,4 but 1,2,3,4 is also acceptable. When the nails are placed in or above the self sealing strip that is called high nailing. High nailing can reduce the strength of the seal and make blow off more ...more
In this online video series, learn from roofing expert Tom Shean how to roof a house using metal roofing tiles. Tom will demonstrate, step by step, how to frame for and install metal roof tiles. Learn from our expert how to install roof battens, how to frame roof valleys, how ...more
Tim Carter, of Ask the Builder, demonstrates just how easy it can be to replace a broken roof shingle on your 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
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
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
This week, I will be covering one of my favorite styles of roofing in Minecraft—the arched roof. This is basically just a roof that starts out steep and slowly slopes down until it meets in the center. I think this type of roof looks great in Elvish-styled buildings and can ma ...more
In this roofing video Bob Schmidt shows you how to use the foam padding from a sofa cushion to say secure and not fall while doing roof repairs.
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
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
Henry shows you how to install a 3 tab asphalt shingle roof in this video. This video covers everything from the type of roofing felt to use, making the starter strips, layout with chalk lines right through to making and installing the ridge caps. Video: .
For lazy children, winter snow means snowball fights, snowmen and snow days. For lazy homeowners, it can mean leaky roofs and costly repairs. Fortunately, where snowy roofs are concerned, a little bit of preventative maintenance can go a long way. As you're probably already w ...more
Roofing is pretty dangerous work, maybe one of the most dangerous is residential construction. But if you're following all of the necessary safety guidelines, the chances of getting injured on the worksite are minimal. Working safe doesn't take long, and you don't have to sacr ...more
You can create a really beautiful set up on your home using C9 bulbs. Line your roof line or accentuate your gables, and you can customize the lights as you wish. Use multicolored bulbs, and always be careful when splicing your wire. Set up outdoor Christmas lights on your roo ...more
Ask the Builder host, Tim Carter, walks you through how to use a pressure washer to clean moss, lichen, and algae off your roof without damaging the shingles of your home.
Papa Tom teaches veiwers how to easily make a terra cotta roof for a realistic looking house for a diorama or school project. This is easy to do and provides incredibly realistic finishing touch to any plain old miniature building.
There are many different styles of dollhouses out there, and they are all beautiful. In this tutorial, learn how to make shingles and put the finishing touches on a Tudor style house. There is a great sense of accomplishment when you make one of these classic toys from scratch ...more
In this Computers & Programming video tutorial you will learn how to intersect roofs on Google SketchUp house. This demonstration tutorial opens up a project where the building is already constructed and slanting roof is to be added. The building is in 'L' shape. Hence, the sl ...more
There is really no limit to the recycling that a somewhat handy person can do given only some tools and a good supply of scrap. This video walks you through one recycling project, making a wood-burning stove enclosure for your yard using only old roofing tin. If you have acces ...more
GAF roofing has a four nail pattern. The shingles come in 2 sizes: English and metric. In this video we will be using English sizes. Place the shingles in a row by row pattern. You may move left to right or right to left but never move up the roof. You may have the shingle han ...more
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
The most common culprit causing the black streaks on roofs is a blue-green algae called Gloeocapsa magma. Over the past 25 years this strain of algae has become more hardy and has migrated to less humid environments. It has now become a common sight on asphalt roofs across 80% ...more
You might notice a brown water stain on a wall in your house and the source of the stain may be a leak in your roof. So, it's good to go up into the attic and look around to see if you can find the source of the leak. When you get up in the attic take a flashlight and look aro ...more
Check out this instructional RV video that illustrates how to maintain and inspect your RV or motorhome roof. What you want to look for is that all plastic components are not dry, rotted, and are in place. What happens if something on the roof is missing, like a lid to the sew ...more
In this how to video Darren Baensch shows us storm damage to a tiled roof. He then demonstrates a nifty quick-fix to a broken tile on the roof above the lounge room. This tip could save you thousands of dollars in water damage to your roof. Fix a broken roof tile. Click throug ...more
Bob Fenwick shows us how to diagnose roof leaks and nail pops through shingle roofs
Watch this instructional model making video to make miniature roof thatching and tree material for dioramas, architectural models, Warhammer and game terrain. There are several kinds of scouring pads, craft fiber sheets, and fibers for constructing miniature trees and bushes. ...more
In this how to video, Darren Baensch explains how to cut corrugated roof sheeting. His tips include why two pairs of shears will make the job easier and why power tools may turn out to be a costly shortcut. With this tutorial you will be able to repair your roof and save time ...more
Tim Carter shows you how to dress up valley roof flashings so that they blend into your roof. Watch this video will make any valley roof flashing look much better.
Tim Carter demonstrates the right way to eliminate many roof stains, such as black roof stains and algae roof stains. Watch video for best results.
These days the trend of luxury cars is increasing in India. People are more concerned nowadays about the comforts and features in their luxury roadsters. Apart from features like ABS, Cruise Control, Parking Sensors, Climate Control, Height adjustable seats, the feature of sun ...more
There are a number of things that users must check on their roof to insure safety and prevent any leaking. For example, users should check that the roof vent is fastened and ensure that there are washers or caulk under the nails. On the chimney, make sure the flashing is faste ...more
In this how-to video, you will learn how to seal a leaky RB roof with EternaBond tape. First, you must have EternaClean to remove any old dirt or grime around the roof. Spray it and remove with a piece of cloth. Cut the tape into the sizes you may require. Lay them out and pre ...more
One of our favorite tools in SketchUp is the Follow-Me tool. It's the kind of tool that takes awhile to master, but once you've got it, you're free to model complex shapes in SketchUp that might have been considered impossible. In this SketchUp 6 software tutorial, Mike demons ...more
As a follow-up video to inference locking, this Google SketchUp tutorial shows how to combine a series of roof forms together using inference locking. You will also use arrays and copying to create dormers. Please keep in mind, this isn't a video on roofs, but an example of va ...more
You can not have a house without a solid roof. Watch this video tutorial for a demonstration on how to install roof trusses.
Ask the Builder host, Tim Carter, shares an easy way to keep your homes roof shingles free from moss, algae, and mildew. With the natural wonders of copper, you'll never have to clean green scum off of your houses roof.
Learn how to install a power roof vent for your home. Install a power roof vent. Click through to watch this video on househacker.com
Range hoods are a necessity in any kitchen. A properly installed range hood will vent hot air and cooking odors outside as well as help keep kitchen surfaces free of grease. The trickiest part of installing a range hood is determining how to run the ventilation ducts. Dependin ...more
In this video, we learn how to make wood roof shingles by hand. Start off with round oak wood, then split it with a splitting axe. Then, use a mallet to split them out further. Make sure to use clean and straight grained oak to do this. Now, remove the bark from the wood and s ...more
If you live in an area where moss or algae is a common theme on most people's roofs, it's important that you get this removed soon. Over time, the moss can grow larger and potentially damage certain parts of your home. So in this tutorial, you'll be finding out an easy way to ...more
This clip presents a quick lesson on how to model 3D roof tiles within C4D without using modules. Whether you're new to MAXON's popular 3D modeling application or are just looking to get better acquainted with Cinema 4D and its various features and functions, you're sure to en ...more
Tim Carter explains how to easily install a roof flashing for a bathroom fan. Great video with great tips.
Check out this very cool way to prevent a build up of roof moss and algae. Use copper.
This video from Garden Time shows how to get rid of that pesky roof moss and the products needed to get the job done.
When I first saw Red Bull's Photo of the Month by photographer Serge Illin, I thought I was looking at some sort of skate ramp with an amazing back drop of skyscrapers. Look again- that's no skate ramp. What you'll see in the video and images below is 18-year old pro-BMXer Va ...more
Send April and Phil away for the day, limo, nice dinner all that. While they are gone, annouce a free concert to everyone in town and online, put a stage on top of the roof, with all the sound equipment needed for a band to play. Have spotlights in place, pyrotechnics and mayb ...more
Gutter protection comes in many different forms for your home, and to find the best gutter guard, Ask the Builder host, Tim Carter, prepares to test several different models on his house.
Up On the Roof: Urban Rooftop Farming and The Brooklyn Grange So sometimes something inspires me so much that it makes me want to run to the rooftop of my eastside L.A. apartment and shout out at the top of my lungs "LOOK AT THIS, THIS IS AMAZING!". The Brooklyn Grange is one ...more
The prank is one of the most cherished traditional forms of expression around the world, from Japan to the Middle East to the good ol' US of A. Without them, how would people settle their disputes with one another while having a good laugh at the same time? Every time a new ph ...more
The new and improved Bionic Man... sort of. This film was shot with a Canon 7d, Kessler Slider, and Glidecam. We used a Pentax Super Takumar 50 1.4 and Canon EF-S 18-55 for lenses. It was edited with FCP 7 and graded with Color 1.5. Thanks for watching! Written, Directed, Fi ...more
In this DIY project on video, learn how to paint the roof eaves and fascia of your home. Our expert will show you everything you need to know to get the job done. Get tips on preparing the eaves with a pressure washer, scraping off old paint, caulking, spackle, priming, and mo ...more
After you have installed the roof trusses, you need to trim the overhangs to prepare for timber fascia boards. Watch this video tutorial for a demonstration on how to mark out truss overhangs for cutting in preparation for fascia.
Henry shows you the right way to install roof sheathing (1/2" Plywood) including the proper spacing and importance of using H-Clips to extend the life of your roof. Video: .
Video: . This video will show you how to secure your kayak to a J bar roof rack carrier. We see people attach kayaks all the time the wrong way using these systems only to loose the kayak off the side of the vehicle. This video will show you what to do, what to look for, and ...more
This is a cool little trap that me and some friends came up with while messing around with TNT and redstone on a big platform in the sky. The reason we called it the 'Roof Lever Trap' is because it utilizes the ability to place levers on the bottom side of blocks, which was in ...more
This video series takes you through every step of building a building in SketchUp and is taken from chapter 4 of "Google SketchUp for Dummies" in case you want to follow along. PART 1 explains how to switch to a 2D view to get you ready to build the floor plan. It's a good ide ...more
Try beat boxing to make percussion sounds using only your mouth. Follow this Howcast guide to learn how to make basic beatbox sounds. You Will Need * Rhythm * A mouth Step 1: Create a kick drum Make the kick drum sound by expelling pressurized air through your mouth. At the ...more
The months of constant snowfall and freezing temperatures seems endless once the excitement of the first snowfall fades, and you become weary of traversing black ice and other slippery streets. My first experience with an icy sidewalk included a slip, smack, and heavily bruis ...more