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Roof a House

Learn how to replace a roof or build a new roof for your house, garage or shed. Whether you want to install an asphalt or new metal roof, the experts at Family Handyman will teach you how to roof a house, garage or shed yourself. A damaged or worn-out roof can be one of the biggest repairs a homeowner can face. But replacing a roof can be a very manageable DIY project—when you have the right instructions. We’ll show you how to tear off an old roof and update it with either asphalt shingles or even longer-lasting metal roof panels—all in just a few days. In this online workshop you’ll learn how to: Determine whether to DIY your roof project or hire a pro, based on what’s required and safety factors. Prepare for a roofing project, including estimating and ordering materials, arranging deliveries and protecting your home and yard from damage. Tear off an old asphalt roof. Install a new roof using asphalt shingles. Install a new roof using long-lasting metal panels. Having trouble finding someone to replace your roof? Want to save money on replacing a roof? Building a new garage? Or do you just want to be prepared with the knowledge you need to roof a house? Family Handyman editors have been mentoring homeowners on everything from fixing it up to making it their own for more than 70 years. This team has proven that Family Handyman is one of the most trusted DIY and Home Improvement brands in America. By the Time You Finish This Workshop, You'll Know Exactly How to: Prepare for a possible roof failure with in-depth knowledge of how roof systems work. Build a new roof for a house, garage or shed. Remove an old or damaged roof. Install a new asphalt roof. Roof a house or other structure with metal panels. And so much more! This premium online workshop creates the experience of an in-person workshop but uses a flexible timeline that works around your busy schedule. That means you can log in and view each week’s content at whatever time works best for you.
  • Week 1
  • Mobile App
  • Introduction to Instructor-Led Courses
  • Meet Your Instructors
  • Week 1: Getting Started
  • Week 1 Discussion
  • Week 2 7d
  • Week 2: Preparing for a New Roof
  • Week 2 Discussion
  • Week 3 14d
  • Week 3: Install a New Roof
  • Week 3 Discussion
  • Course Completion and Next Steps
  • Congratulations!
Completion rules
  • All units must be completed
  • Leads to a certificate with a duration: Forever