Author(s): John Wickersham
More and more DIY enthusiasts are turning to building and roofing projects both as a challenge and to save money. Building or repairing a roof can be the most costly part of a building or renovation scheme, and this book aims to help reduce costs as well as provide the practical information required. There will always be the structural jobs which demand the help of an architect or engineer, and advice is offered on whether or not a job should be attempted. Specialist equipment is discussed, together with techniques, procedures and remedies. The topics covered include roofing structures, types of slates and tiles, roofing felts, insulation and ventilation, maintenance and repairs, drainage systems for rain-water, and roof replacement work.