Educational Books

Quality Improvement Techniques in Construction
by Steven McCabe

The Complete Guide to Home Roofing Installation and Maintenance
“How to Do It Yourself and Avoid the 60 Ways Your Roofer Can Nail You”
by John W., Jr. Chiles, John W. Chiles

A former roofing contractor offers insider tips designed to save homeowners labor and ensure a quality job, whether they do it themselves or hire a contractor. Chiles covers everything from overlaying the original roof to vents and chimneys to caps and valleys, pointing out what to look for in a professional contractor and materials standards.

“Roofing the Right Way”
by Steven Bolt

Do it yourself and do it right with the definitive step-by-step roofing manual If you want to save up to 60 percent, or even more, on roofing repairs or replacement, this book can help you. It’s like having a professional at your side to prevent mistakes that could be costly.

“Roofing Handbook”
by Robert Scharff

A hands-on reference to all technical aspects of roofing, including how to stay up-to-date, save time, and void mistakes.

Roofing (Quick Guide)
by David Schiff, et al

“Roofing Construction & Estimating”
by Daniel Atcheson

“Roofing : The Best of Fine Homebuilding (Best of Fine Homebuilding Series)”
by Press Taunton

“Roofing : Design Criteria, Options, Selection”
by R. D. Herbert

“Roofing & Siding”
by Sunset Books and Sunset Magazine (Editor)

Thatching and Thatched Building
by Michael Billett

The Slate Roof Bible
by Joseph Jenkins

Everything you wanted to know about Slate Roofs including how to keep them alive for centuries.

“Roofers Handbook”
by William Johnson

Roofing Framing
by Marshall Gross

“Roof & Siding Essentials”
Black & Decker Quick Steps

“Patio Roofs and Gazebos”
by Donald W. Vandervort, Sunset Books, Fran Feldman

Extend your living area in the garden with these fabulous ideas for projects that will enhance outdoor space and add architectural appeal to your home with a patio roof, gazebo, or garden retreat. Includes over two dozen projects, complete with detailed plans and color photos.

“How to Hire a Home Improvement Contractor Without Getting Chiseled”
by Tom Philbin

An experienced home contractor offers reliable advice to readers on how to avoid the scams and get the most for their money–now updated to reflect the latest prices, materials, and consumer-protection information. 90 photos. 86 diagrams &charts.

“How to Hire a Contractor : And Other Things Your Parents Never Told You”
by Mike L.G.C. Watts, Mike Watt

“Understanding Homeowners Insurance”
Published by Dearborn Trade