Miller's Guide to Framing and Roofing (Home Reference)

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9780071451444: Miller's Guide to Framing and Roofing (Home Reference)

Another natural follow-up to the titles we have on the inside of the house, as well as the next step in erecting the house for those who understand Sites, Footings, and Foundations. There are a lot of requirements in the Code for framing and the type of and application of roofs and roofing. Special emphasis will be placed on the type of construction required for those in tornado and hurricane areas. Putting in metal or steel framing - now becoming cheaper than wood will be covered. Discussions will include the use of drills and metal stud screws for those who are more familiar with wood “stick” construction. Provides essential information needed to plan, manage and complete the job. Tip boxes included throughout.

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GO WITH THE PROS FOR FRAMING AND ROOFING THAT'S A CUT ABOVE

There's simply no better place to get instruction in residential framing and roofing. Clear directions, along with 450 photographs and illustrations, help you with each stage of every job, from selecting equipment and materials, to acquiring new skills, to passing building inspections.

EVERY STEP OF EVERY PROJECT
This complete how-to guide covers the gamut of residential framing and roofing projects, from conventional techniques and materials through metal and insulated-concrete-form framing methods, to assessing energy factors -- even site preparation, and working with footings, forms, and foundations. It fully covers running a safe and sound construction site, drainage and waterproofing, termite protection, the uses of pressure-treated wood, and exactly what you need to know -- in both tools and skills -- to build the newest red iron, galvanized steel, and concrete-form frames.

WHY THIS BOOK IS BETTER
Whether you're a do-it-yourselfer, construction professional, or contractor, you'll find that Miller's Guide to Framing & Roofing has what it takes to make your projects go smoothly. Only Miller's Guide to Framing & Roofing offers you:

  • An inside-out guide to frames and roofs so clear and complete that even inexperienced builders can perform like pros
  • Expert guidance on the latest tools and materials, including the skills needed for metal and insulated-concrete-form framing
  • Confidence-building advice on meeting building code requirements, with full details on current standards
  • 450 illustrations that show you every stage of every job
  • Comprehensive help with planning, managing, and finishing every framing and roofing job, little or big

About the Author:

Mark R. Miller and Rex Miller have a proven record in easy-to-follow construction guides. Their Carpentry & Construction has been in print for more than 25 years and may be the most popular home building and home remodeling guide ever! One online reviewer said, "It has given me the confidence to build my own house, even though I can't swing a hammer without hitting my thumb." The authors have taught construction, management, and technical skills at the university level for many years.

Mark R. Miller is Professor of Industrial Technology at The University of Texas, in Tyler, Texas. He teaches construction courses for future middle managers in the trade. He is coauthor of several technical books, including the best-selling Carpentry & Construction, now in its fourth edition. He lives in Tyler.

Rex Miller is Professor Emeritus of Industrial Technology at State University College at Buffalo and has taught technical curriculum at the college level for more than 40 years. He is the co-author of the best-selling Carpentry & Construction, now in its fourth edition, and the author of more than 75 texts for vocational and industrial arts programs. He lives in Round Rock, Texas.

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