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  • Paperback: 416 pages
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional; 3 edition (1 Feb. 1997)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0070066507
  • ISBN-13: 978-0070066502
  • Product Dimensions: 18.3 x 1.5 x 23.4 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 3.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 579,146 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Media praise for the previous editions:
"...a detailed manual on how to apply all popular types of roofing...contains a lot of useful information that will be of great help to those who want to do their own roofing." --The New York Times

"It is rewarding to find a book that takes the time in text and pictures to divide a job into many segments, then subdivides them into understandable sequences that don't leave out details you need to do the job correctly."--The Washington Post

"Scores of excellent photographs and diagrams are provided."--New York Public Library

"...well-illustrated...especially useful for its consideration of the trickier aspects of roofing, such as skylights, dormers, and vents."--Booklist

"With the aid of this guide, homeowners can successfully complete their own roofing projects at a fraction of the cost of seeking expert assistance...the handyman homeowner will find [it] an essential reference."--The Midwest Book Review

"If you're one of the 23 million families in America whose homes are more than 50 years old, this is definitely a must read...gives[s] you a complete rundown of what to look for when inspecting your roof, what materials are available--there are lots of new ones--and how to do the job yourself....There are plenty of good black-and-white photos and diagrams to help you understand the techniques of installing a roof."--Morris & James Carey, San Francisco Examiner; National Syndicated Home Improvement Columists

"...before calling a roofing contractor, take time to read...Roofing the Right Way."--Owen Whetzel, San Jose Mercury-News

About the Author

Background combines an unusual mix of skills. With a degree in journalism and several years' experience as a roofing contractor, I began editing technical how-to books. While working for my first publisher, I saw the opportunity to write a book in my area of expertize.

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32 of 32 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 21 Feb. 1999
Format: Paperback
I have been roofing for 20 years and have come to recognize many bad roofing practices. I am sorry to say that many of those poor roofing techniques are promoted in this book. I could go on to list the many problems with this book but I am going to just leave it with one example. Any guide which directs you to flash with roofing cement, should be avoided.
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12 of 13 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 10 July 1997
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Pluses: lots of good, current how-to information with plenty of photos/illustrations.

Minuses: photos are black and white--they should be color at this price, and would be a lot easier to understand with the extra information color provides. Should be more consideration of *why* one might use a particular material or technique, instead it covers mostly the *hows*. The presentation is rather dry--the opposite end of the spectrum from the ...For Dummies books. A larger format would help make the photos and diagrams easier to follow.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 27 Mar. 1999
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I find this book well written and easy to understand. I feel that anyone reading this book should acquire a good working knowledge of roofing. I also feel the illustrations are good.
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i had not picked up that this was a US book. it is for felt tile roofing only, and it deals with that subject very well, but it is not a roofing book in the range of materials that we use here in the uk.
very good if you want to do your shed or summer house, other wise a dead end...
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0 of 1 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 27 Mar. 1999
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I find this book well written and easy to understand. I feel that anyone reading this book should acquire a good working knowledge of roofing. I also feel the illustrations are good.
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