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Siding, Roofing, and Trim: Completely revised and Updated

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Details, details, details ?they?re what make the exterior of your home stand out from the crowd. This new edition of Siding, Roofing, and Trim?the latest installment in the FOR PROS BY PROS series from the editors of Fine Homebuilding?provides you with all the expert advice and instruction you need to choose, install, and detail these three main parts of your home?s exterior. Among the many fresh design topics covered in this all-in-one resource are how to: safely replace a roof, while keeping in mind venting and...

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Overview

Details, details, details …they’re what make the exterior of your home stand out from the crowd. This new edition of Siding, Roofing, and Trim—the latest installment in the FOR PROS BY PROS series from the editors of Fine Homebuilding—provides you with all the expert advice and instruction you need to choose, install, and detail these three main parts of your home’s exterior. Among the many fresh design topics covered in this all-in-one resource are how to: safely replace a roof, while keeping in mind venting and flashing for a weather-tight and long-lasting installation; apply trim details to achieve that finished look; choose a roof that will last a lifetime; paint like a pro with 10
expert tips; fix 10 typical roof goofs; plus energy-saving advice.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781627103862
  • Publisher: Taunton Press, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 4/1/2014
  • Series: For Pros By Pros Series
  • Edition description: Revised
  • Pages: 240
  • Sales rank: 672,697
  • Product dimensions: 8.50 (w) x 10.70 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Meet the Author

Fine Homebuilding has been providing information and inspiration to everyone who cares about quality home improvement, renovation, and construction since 1981.

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Table of Contents

Siding
Factory-Finished Siding
Keep Siding Straight with a Story Pole
Keep Siding Dry with a Vented Rain Screen
Working with Manufactured Stone
Dress Up a Block Wall with a Rock Wall
Making Common Siding Repairs
 
Painting
Best Practices for Lead-Safe Remodeling
The Art of Pressure Washing
There's No Escaping the Scraping
Spray or Brush?
Repainting a House: Don't be Afraid to Spray
10 Tips to Paint Like a Pro
 
Roofing
5 Roofs That Will Last a Lifetime
Will Your Next Asphalt Roof Last a Lifetime
Low-Risk Reroof
Synthetic Roofing Underlayments
Installing a Low-Slope EPDM Roof
Four Ways to Shingle a Valley
Stormproof Your Roof
A Crash Course in Roof Venting
An Inside Look at Living Roofs
Save Energy With a Cool Roof
Venting a Tricky Old Roof
A New Roof Over the Old One
A Durable Roof-Valley Repair
Time-Tested Approach to Chimney Flashing
A Smarter Way to Flash
10 Roof Goofs and How to Fix Them
Asphalt Shingling From the Top Down
 
Exterior Trim
Repairing Rotten Trim
Work Smart with PVC Trim
Site-Made Moldings in a Pinch
Trimming the Roofline
The Only Way to Trim Exterior Windows
Low-Maintenance Eaves
Master Carpenter: Cutting elliptical trim
Reproducing a Corbel

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