Roofing the Right Way

Roofing the Right Way

Book - 1997 | 3rd ed
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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 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. Copyright © Libri GmbH. All rights reserved.
Publisher: New York : McGraw-Hill, c1997
Edition: 3rd ed
ISBN: 9780070066496
0070066493
9780070066502
0070066507
Branch Call Number: 695 BOL 1997
Characteristics: xiv, 397 p. : ill. ; 25 cm

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Aug 21, 2014

A reasonable overview of roofing terms and the overall process of re-roofing a house, focusing on asphalt composition shingle techniques. If you want to use this book as a reference to do a DIY re-roof of your own house, there's a couple of problems which would make this a poor choice. There's plenty of details, but the author often completely leaves out the main objectives of the procedure he's describing. For example, he seems completely unable to clearly explain the shingle pattern he's attempting to achieve. But he's happy to describe a 25 step method to achieve it. He'd have done better for the novice reader if he first explained the basic idea, then the plusses and minuses of his particular method compared to alternatives, and only then how it is done. The second problem, there are numerous text editing errors, such as referencing a certain page for more information, but if you turn to that page, it has nothing to do with that subject. Same problem with many of the photo captions: They often don't seem to match the photo. If you just want to get some terminology under your belt so you can talk with your professional roofer, this book is ok for that. But for anything beyond, there are better alternatives.

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