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  • For Pros by Pros: Siding, Roofing, and Trim (eBook)

Details, details, details…they’re what make your home stand out from the crowd. And when it comes to the exterior of your home, the details big and small can make all the difference. 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 aspects of your home’s exterior. The results can be beautiful!

Among the many fresh design topics covered in this all-in-one resource, you’ll discover how to:

  • Safely replace a roof while keeping in mind venting and flashing for a weather-tight and long-lasting new roof
  • Repaint your home so that the final product will go the distance
  • Choose from material options including stone and vinyl
  • Apply trim details to achieve that finished look
  • Tackle trickier issues like lead safety and installing siding the proper way
  • And so much more including 5 roofs that will last a lifetime, 10 tips to paint like a pro, 10 typical roof goofs and how to fix them, plus energy-saving advice

Taunton’s For Pros by Pros series is a category leader providing DIYers with hard-to-find, practical information on the important issues that builders and homeowners face, such as siding, roofing, and trim. With 350 photographs and 50 illustrations, this indispensable guide continues to be a must-have for pros, semi-pros, and passionate amateurs.


About the Authors Since 1981 Fine Homebuilding has been providing information and inspiration to everyone who cares about quality home improvement and construction. The magazine is the most trusted source of home improvement information and it helps readers build projects better, faster, and more efficiently.

Download your copy of Siding, Roofing, and Trim now.

Additional Information
Cover 190
Publication Year 2014
Photos 350
Drawings 50
Other Formats 71484
Isbn 978-1-62710-496-8
Author Editors of Fine Homebuilding
Pages 240
Format eBook (PDF)
Toc 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

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

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
Intro No

For Pros by Pros: Siding, Roofing, and Trim (eBook)

  • by Editors of Fine Homebuilding
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