Black & Decker The Complete Guide to Roofing Siding & Trim: Updated 2nd Edition, Protect & Beautify the Exterior of Your Home

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Cool Springs Press, Nov 10, 2008 - House & Home - 272 pages

The best home insurance policy you can buy

The single worst enemy to any home is the weather. Even tiny breaches in a home’s exterior can lead to thousands of dollars in damage if water invades walls and ceilings. To protect families and guard investments, this book provides all the information homeowners need in order to maintain, repair, and install all types of roofing, siding, and trim. Roofing and siding installations professionals will also find this to be an indispensable source of state-of-the art information.

The Complete Guide To Roofing, Siding & Trim covers all traditional materials, from traditional wood lap siding, brick, concrete block, stucco, stone veneer and wooden shakes, to vinyl, raised metal roofing, and cementitious sidings. Important new tends in materials, like EPDM, architectural, fully bonded selvedge edge and pyramid shingles, are also discussed. In addition to complete installation information, the book includes comprehensive methods for repairing problems with existing surfaces, as well as routine finishing and refinishing information.

 

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Contents

Introduction
4
Inspiration Gallery
6
Planning for New Roofing Siding
15
Installing Roofing
61
Installing Siding
109
Finishing Walls with Masonry
153
Installing Exterior Trim Details
181
Painting Staining Siding
211
Roofing Siding Repairs
233
Conversion Charts
264
Resources
266
Photography Credits
267
Index
268
Copyright

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About the author (2008)

Chris Marshall (Sunbury, OH) is the author of dozens of books and hundreds of magazine articles on woodworking and home improvement. He is a contributing editor at The Woodworker’s Journal.

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