Roofing & Siding
A step-by-step guide for the right way to make kickout flashing from a piece of step flashing
Kickout flashing replaces the first piece on step flashing and redirects water away from the siding (ideally into a gutter). Without a kickout, water will eventually get behind the siding and into the wall, where it will wreak havoc for years before you notice any signs of a leak. All illustrations: Dan Morrison
Poorly installed or missing flashing at roof-wall connections is a common cause of water damage. Here's the solution
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The phones are ringing again at California’s 6,000 or so roofing companies, as weather systems launched by El Nino are set to drench the Golden State
Millennials love vinyl—if you’re talking about vinyl records. Vinyl siding? Not so much
Affordability, durability, and low maintenance see vinyl continuing to be the siding material the market favors
Insurance work is a hefty source of revenue for some roofing companies; it’s also fertile ground for scammers
Photo: Jaksmata/Wikimedia Commons
Just because OSHA inspectors aren’t on duty, it doesn’t mean cheating contractors can get away with anything
Millennial homeowners are relatively few and far between for the moment. But they want to be sold on their terms
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Some roofing companies are reconsidering the terms of their workmanship warranty
What’s a roofing warranty worth?