Do it yourself and do it right with the definitive step-by-step roofing manual. If you want to save up to 60 percent, or even more, on roofing repairs or replacement, this book can help you. It's like having a professional at your side to prevent mistakes that could be costly. Even roofing apprentices and construction professionals can learn from the information and advice inside this best-selling guide.
Completely updated with new material and illustrations, this editon gives you: Full details on the newest tools and materials Inside information on all the latest roofing techniques used by professionals Step-by-step instructions on roof repair and installation Clear work-in-progress illustrations Precise descriptions of application patterns Complete details on concrete tile roofing and other hot trends Tips on choosing a contractor Detailed field studies and best practice information
A useful appendix contains answers to frequently asked questions. In addition, you'll find comprehensive lists for sources of products and tools, and information on roofing associations and institutes.
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Media praise for the previous editions:
"...a detailed manual on how to apply all popular types of roofing...contains a lot of useful information that will be of great help to those who want to do their own roofing." --The New York Times
"It is rewarding to find a book that takes the time in text and pictures to divide a job into many segments, then subdivides them into understandable sequences that don't leave out details you need to do the job correctly."--The Washington Post
"Scores of excellent photographs and diagrams are provided."--New York Public Library
"...well-illustrated...especially useful for its consideration of the trickier aspects of roofing, such as skylights, dormers, and vents."--Booklist
"With the aid of this guide, homeowners can successfully complete their own roofing projects at a fraction of the cost of seeking expert assistance...the handyman homeowner will find [it] an essential reference."--The Midwest Book Review
"If you're one of the 23 million families in America whose homes are more than 50 years old, this is definitely a must read...gives[s] you a complete rundown of what to look for when inspecting your roof, what materials are available--there are lots of new ones--and how to do the job yourself....There are plenty of good black-and-white photos and diagrams to help you understand the techniques of installing a roof."--Morris & James Carey, San Francisco Examiner; National Syndicated Home Improvement Columists
"...before calling a roofing contractor, take time to read...Roofing the Right Way."--Owen Whetzel, San Jose Mercury-NewsAbout the Author:
Background combines an unusual mix of skills. With a degree in journalism and several years' experience as a roofing contractor, I began editing technical how-to books. While working for my first publisher, I saw the opportunity to write a book in my area of expertize.
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Book Description Mcgraw-Hill (Tx), 1996. Book Condition: Good. 3 Sub. N/A. Former Library book. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Bookseller Inventory # GRP70008261
Book Description Book Condition: Good. Book Condition: Good. Bookseller Inventory # 97800700664964.0