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Complete Roofing Handbook: Installation, Maintenance, Repair, 2nd Edition

ISBN: 978-0-02-517851-9
536 pages
October 1992
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This text covers types of roofs; roofing and reroofing; roof and attic insulation and ventilation; skylights and roof openings; dormer construction; roof flashing details and more. It also contains information on code requirements, underlaying and attic ventilation.
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Table of Contents


1. Types of Roofs.

2. Roofing and Reroofing.

3. Roof Deck Preparation.

4. Roof and Attic Ventilation.

5. Skylights and Roof Openings.

6. Dormer Construction.

7. Roof Flashing Details.

8. Applying Strip Shingles.

9. Applying Specialty Shingles.

10. Roll Roofing.

11. Built-Up Roofing.

12. Wood Shingle and Shake Roofing.

13. Slate Roofing.

14. Tile Roofing.

15. Installing Gutters and Downspouts.

16. Roofing for Historic Buildings.

17. Historic Wooden Shingle Roofs.



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Author Information

James E. Brumbaugh has spent twenty years in the residential and light commercial construction industry. He is an accomplished educator fluent in several languages, and has written more than fifteen books on HVAC, construction, and the building trades.
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