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How to Find & Fix a Roof Leak | HomeTips

Expert advice on how to find, troubleshoot and fix a roof leak, including what to do in a roof leak emergency.

Repair Siding: Use a Kick-Out Flashing to Stop Rot

Install this special flashing to stop or prevent rot

10 Roof Problems and What to Do About Them

Your roof covers the largest asset you own, so it pays to know the signs of trouble. Fortunately, many of the danger signals are easy to see-you can sometimes even spot them from the ground. (Tip: Binoculars help!) A small leak can go undetected for years, causing huge damage before you notice anything. It's a good idea to inspect your roof regularly. Many contractors offer free inspections. But even if you have to pay, it's better than finding leaks after the damage is done. Here are a few…

Roof Soffit Repair: Advice From a Pro

Need a soffit replacement? Here are pro-approved steps on how to rebuild your water-damaged roof edge, fascia included.

Kickout Flashing Keeps Walls Dry

Kickout flashing can direct roof runoff away from the wall and into the gutter.

Leak-proof your chimney using this traditional, time-tested flashing method

Installing Chimney Flashing

Leak-proof your chimney using this traditional, time-tested flashing method.

Critter Quitter Small Size Plumbing Vent Repair for 2-1/2 in. and 3 in. Lead Flashing (1-1/2 in. and 2 in. Vents)

In many areas of the United States plumbing vents are sealed with lead. Unfortunately, squirrels like to gnaw on the lead and tear it open, potentially causing roof leaks. Over time, these leaks can cause significant damage. In addition plumbing vents are a major entry point for frogs, rats and other animals to enter into toilets. In the past the only way to repair this was to call a contractor, have them pull shingles, replace the lead and put a screen on the repaired vent. A repair that…

Installing Step Flashing to Prevent Roof Leaks - Fine Homebuilding

Roofing contractor Gary Herman shows you his 8-step process for installing step flashing the right way–a crucial part of any successful roofing installation to prevent water from finding its way into a house.

No Chimney Cricket A wide chimney forms a dam on your roof. Debris builds up behind that dam and holds moisture, which leads to rusted flashing and wood rot. Any chimney wider than 30 in. needs a “cricket,” or “saddle”: basically a small roof built behind the chimney. A properly installed chimney cricket will direct water and debris around the chimney and off the roof. If your chimney doesn't have one, watch for holes rusting through the flashing. If you're getting a new roof, be sure the…

10 Roof Problems and What to Do About Them

Your roof covers the largest asset you own, so it pays to know the signs of trouble. Fortunately, many of the danger signals are easy to see-you can sometimes even spot them from the ground. (Tip: Binoculars help!) A small leak can go undetected for years, causing huge damage before you notice anything. It's a good idea to inspect your roof regularly. Many contractors offer free inspections. But even if you have to pay, it's better than finding leaks after the damage is done. Here are a few…

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Roof Vents 101: Install Roof Vents for Proper Attic Ventilation - IKO

We explore different types of roof vents & how to install them. Learn when to add attic roof vents & attic ventilation requirements for a healthy home.

Improve Attic Ventilation: Introduction

A well-ventilated attic makes for a healthier house. Here's how to keep the air moving with soffit vents.

Roofing and Flashing Tips

DIY Network shares tips for keeping a roof maintained and preventing mold in a home.

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