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This video details the five most common mistake when installing asphalt shingles. If you're attempting to replace or repair your roof, make sure you don't make these mistakes! Go now to http://www.RoofingIntelligence.com to get the entire multi-part video series with all the information you'll need to install a shingle roof yourself. This video series is available to stream immediately online or to purchase as a DVD. The most common mistakes include: putting the nails in the wrong place, using shingles on a flat or low slope roof, poor pipe flashing, using the incorrect overhang, and racking architectural shingles. Chris is a professional roofer from Athens, Georgia and has created RoofingIntelligence.com to help home owners and other roofers install their roofs easily and correctly.
Watch the full episode: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RVCfwHxIblA This Old House general contractor Tom Silva helps a homeowner install a rain gutter, downspout, and rain barrel. (See below for a shopping list, tools, and steps.) Click here to SUBSCRIBE to the official This Old House YouTube channel: http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=thisoldhouse Shopping List for Installing a Rain Gutter: - Aluminum gutter - Aluminum downspout - Aluminum elbows, end caps, mounting straps, and downspout outlet - Gutter hanging brackets, for securing the gutter to the house - Sheet metal screws, used to fasten together the gutter and downspout parts - Gutter sealant, for creating waterproof connections between gutter parts - Two 2-inch-thick concrete pavers, used to create a solid base for the rain barrel - Rain barrel and diverter, used to collect rainwater Tools List for Installing a Rain Gutter: - Chalk line - Tape measure - Drill/driver - Level - Caulk gun - Crimping tool - Hacksaw and tin snips - Hammer and cold chisel (or hole saw), used to cut a hole in the gutter - Ladder Steps for Installing a Rain Gutter: 1. Snap a chalk line across the fascia, creating the proper pitch toward the downspout end. 2. Measure the fascia to determine the length of the gutter. 3. Apply gutter sealant to an end cap, then press the cap onto one end of the gutter. 4. Secure the end cap to the gutter with a crimping tool. 5. Use a hacksaw and tin snips to cut the gutter to length. 6. Use a hammer and a cold chisel (or a hole saw) to cut a round hole in the gutter for a downspout outlet. 7. Apply gutter sealant to the flange of the downspout outlet, then screw the outlet to the hole in the gutter. 8. Temporarily screw the gutter to the fascia, positioning it about 2 inches below the chalk line. 9. Install hanging brackets onto the gutter, positioning one in front of each rafter. 10. Raise the gutter to the chalk line and fasten each hanging bracket by screwing through the fascia and into the rafter tail. 11. Set two 2-inch-thick concrete pavers on the ground directly below the downspout outlet. 12. Set a rain barrel on top of the concrete pavers. 13. Use a hacksaw to cut and assemble the downspout and elbows. 14. Screw the upper end of the downspout to the downspout outlet protruding from the gutter. 15. Fasten the downspout to the house with mounting straps. 16. Install a diverter in the downspout, positioning it even with the top of the rain barrel. 17. Attach a short length of downspout to the underside of the diverter. 18. Connect the diverter's flexible hose to the port on the side of the rain barrel. Follow This Old House and Ask This Old House: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ThisOldHouse Twitter: https://twitter.com/thisoldhouse https://twitter.com/asktoh Pinterest: http://www.pinterest.com/thisoldhouse/ G+: https://plus.google.com/+thisoldhouse/posts Instagram: http://instagram.com/thisoldhouse Tumblr: http://thisoldhouse.tumblr.com/
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www.protradecraft.com | SUBSCRIBE please Protect the eave from ice dams and sideways rain Step one in steep slope roofing is the edge flashing. One common method is to lay the edge metal under the eaves membrane, and over the rake membrane. The layering uses gravity to direct water out of the assembly. Another way is to storm proof the edge by folding the membrane down over the gap between roof deck and fascia, layering metal flashing on top sealed with another strip of flashing membrane. Regardless of how you do it, make sure that the eaves membrane extends at least 2 feet inside the outer face of the wall, It probably means a second course of edge membrane. Step by step: Overlap seams about 3 inches, depending on what the manufacturer specifies. Install drip edge metal to the eaves beginning at the back of the house, working toward the most visible section of roof, to avoid gaps that catch the eye. Seal the top edge of the eaves metal with flashing tape or a thin strip of roof membrane. Rake membrane only needs to be a single width and should extend up all of the rake edges. Work the edge metal up the rake from the bottom. The upper pieces should overlap the lower ones. Visible gaps between the flashing are less important than the water-injection system that would result from slipping upper pieces under lower ones. The bottom of the rake metal should extend past the eave flashing. Sweating the details at the edges will keep ice dams and windblown rain out of your roof. — Technical support from Doug Horgan, of BOWA, a Design, Build, Remodel, and Consultation company in McLean and Middleburg, Virginia and Don Shaw, of IKO roofing. Doug is also a member of our technical advisory team. Twitter: @TradeCraftsman | twitter.com/tradecraftsman Pinterest: @ProTradeCraft | pinterest.com/ProTradeCraft/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/protradecraft Subscribe to Pro Trade Craft's YouTube channel for regular updates
http://www.eavestrough.ca The importance of a drip edge is essential to the long term workings of an eavestrough sytem. It keeps the water flowing properly into the eavestrough. Over time the overhanging shingles in the video will curl down and in some areas of this home leak water out behind the eavestroughs. To prevent this some roofing companies leave the shingles extra long, maybe 3 or 4 inches of overhang. However this can interfere with proper eavestrough installation and make the eavestrough difficult to clean out. Also it can interfere with proper leafgaurd performance. Visit www.eavestrough.ca for more information or call our office at 416.615.0443. Our Google Place page: http://g.co/maps/t9xqc