Smart Guide: Roofing provides homeowners with the information they need to properly install, repair, and maintain the roof on their home. An improperly installed roof or a roof that isn't maintained can lead to extensive damage. But now homeowners can learn how to do the job right. This easy-to-follow book shows readers how to install all of the most popular roofing materials correctly and efficiently. Through step-by-step photograph and detailed illustrations, instructions, readers learn how to estimate the amount of materials needed for the job, install roofing and flashing, and find and fix roof leaks. Tips provide important information to those looking to hire a contractor. Additional chapters address ladder and rooftop safety and proper attic and roof ventilation.