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How To: Clean your roof of black algae streaks

The most common culprit causing the black streaks on roofs is a blue-green algae called Gloeocapsa magma. Over the past 25 years this strain of algae has become more hardy and has migrated to less humid environments. It has now become a common sight on asphalt roofs across 80% of the United States. This Home & Garden how to video series shows how to clean your roof and get rid of the black streaks caused by algae. Learn how to inspect and use a cleaning system to get your roof looking brighter.

How To: Intersect roofs on Google SketchUp

In this Computers & Programming video tutorial you will learn how to intersect roofs on Google SketchUp house. This demonstration tutorial opens up a project where the building is already constructed and slanting roof is to be added. The building is in 'L' shape. Hence, the slanting roofs are in different directions and both have to intersect at one point on the center line. First the roof of the longer section of the house is made. Then that of the shorter section is made with a gap between ...

How To: Find a leak in the roof of your house

You might notice a brown water stain on a wall in your house and the source of the stain may be a leak in your roof. So, it's good to go up into the attic and look around to see if you can find the source of the leak. When you get up in the attic take a flashlight and look around at the boards that make up the roof. If you see any brown rings that is a sign that you have a roof leak. Water can leak through the roof and run down the rafter and into the wall. The best time to check for a roof l...

How To: Inspect your roof

There are a number of things that users must check on their roof to insure safety and prevent any leaking. For example, users should check that the roof vent is fastened and ensure that there are washers or caulk under the nails. On the chimney, make sure the flashing is fastened tightly and downwards. Users should also inspect the condition of the chimney. Remove any tree branches and clean the roof. This video will benefit those viewers who want to learn how to secure their roof from proble...

How To: Make an outdoor wood stove enclosure with roofing tin

There is really no limit to the recycling that a somewhat handy person can do given only some tools and a good supply of scrap. This video walks you through one recycling project, making a wood-burning stove enclosure for your yard using only old roofing tin. If you have access to a wood-burning stove and some old roofing tin scraps, then this video should be very helpful to you.

How To: Create a roof with inference locking in SketchUp

As a follow-up video to inference locking, this Google SketchUp tutorial shows how to combine a series of roof forms together using inference locking. You will also use arrays and copying to create dormers. Please keep in mind, this isn't a video on roofs, but an example of various inference locking techniques and how they work in Google SketchUp.

How To: Model a roof with the Follow Me tool in SketchUp

One of our favorite tools in SketchUp is the Follow-Me tool. It's the kind of tool that takes awhile to master, but once you've got it, you're free to model complex shapes in SketchUp that might have been considered impossible. In this SketchUp 6 software tutorial, Mike demonstrates how to use the Follow-Me tool to build a complex roof.

How To: Seal a leaky RV roof with EternaBond tape

In this how-to video, you will learn how to seal a leaky RB roof with EternaBond tape. First, you must have EternaClean to remove any old dirt or grime around the roof. Spray it and remove with a piece of cloth. Cut the tape into the sizes you may require. Lay them out and prepare the surface using EternaPrime. Place the EternaBond tape where you want it, as it will not come off once placed. Rub bubbles or creases out. Wider tape may be considered for bigger jobs. By viewing this video, you w...

How To: Control the moonroof on a 2010 Toyota 4Runner

This video tutorial shows the proper way to operate the controls for the moon roof in a 2010 Toyota 4Runner. They demonstrated how to open and close the moon roof by using the slide button. When you want to open the moon roof push the slide button backward and to close it you need to push it forward. Also if you just want to tilt the moon roof, first make sure the cover is open, then use the up and down buttons to operate the tilt.

How To: Maintain and inspect your RV roof

Check out this instructional RV video that illustrates how to maintain and inspect your RV or motorhome roof. What you want to look for is that all plastic components are not dry, rotted, and are in place. What happens if something on the roof is missing, like a lid to the sewer valve, is debris will go down in there and possibly clog up your tanks. So you want to make sure all caps are replaced. The next thing to look for is cracks in your ceiling; this can cause a potential leak area. So wh...

How To: Draw a cartoon cottage scene

In this video, we learn how to draw a cartoon cottage scene. Start out by drawing the outline for the house, a tree, the sun, and mountains. After this, add color to the mountains and everything else in the scene. From here, color in the sun and then start to create the cottage. Make sure to add details to it, like a roof and a door and windows. Then, color the ground green to make it look like it's set out in the wilderness. Once finished, add in shading to make it look more realistic and th...

How To: Build a simple house in SketchUp

This video tutorial is in the Computers & Programming category which will show you how to build a simple house in SketchUp. Start with the floor plan, draw a rectangular main living space and attach a small extra room. Next you use the push pull tool and pull the house up to as high as you want. You can make it 21 feet. Now draw the roof line in the center of the house along the length and draw the lines for sloping part of the roof on either side. Now grab the center of the roof and lift it ...

How To: Make wood roof shingles by hand

In this video, we learn how to make wood roof shingles by hand. Start off with round oak wood, then split it with a splitting axe. Then, use a mallet to split them out further. Make sure to use clean and straight grained oak to do this. Now, remove the bark from the wood and split into thin sheets. Then, place into a cleaver brake and use a mallet to split down the different wood shingles. From each piece of wood, you should get 4-5 different shingles. When finished, you can hammer these toge...

How To: Create 3D roof tiles in MAXON Cinema 4D

This clip presents a quick lesson on how to model 3D roof tiles within C4D without using modules. Whether you're new to MAXON's popular 3D modeling application or are just looking to get better acquainted with Cinema 4D and its various features and functions, you're sure to enjoy this free video software tutorial. For more information, including complete instructions, watch this 3D modeler's guide.

How To: Install photovoltaic laminates for easy solar power

Installing clean, reliable, inflation-proof solar power is easier than ever thanks to the invention of thin-film photovoltaic (PV) laminates that can be bonded directly onto metal roofing panels. Unlike crystalline PV material, there's no need for obtrusive racks and heavy, expensive glass. Instead, unbreakable thin-film PV is produced using amorphous silicon, encapsulated in Teflon and other polymers. Watch this video to learn how to install PV laminates on your own roof.

How To: Install a tubular skylight

A tubular skylight is a fast and inexpensive way to bring natural light into your house. The tubular skylight has three parts a dome, reflective tubing, and a diffuser. First locate the ceiling joists in the area that you would like to install the skylight and mark them with tape. Make sure you stay in between the joints. Once you have the spot marked off with tape drill an exploratory hole through the ceiling into the attic. Shine a flash light through the hole up into the attic and onto the...

How To: Make a mini milk carton birdhouse

In this how to video, you will learn how to make a mini milk carton bird house. You will need a mini milk carton dye for this. Use the template to fold the paper. There will be score lines to help you with the folding. Once this is done, fold in the paper and take a punch to create a hole in the paper. Punch another hole in the paper. Next, apply adhesive to the two sides. Once this is done, fold the paper up along the lines to create the basic shape of the bird house. Next, take the green pa...

How To: Build a building in Google SketchUp

This video series takes you through every step of building a building in SketchUp and is taken from chapter 4 of "Google SketchUp for Dummies" in case you want to follow along. PART 1 explains how to switch to a 2D view to get you ready to build the floor plan. It's a good idea to have accurate measurements of everything you want to build before starting this project. PART 2 familiarizes you with the tools available in SketchUp to help you create your floorplan. PART 3 shows you how to draw t...

How To: Install Timberline roofing shingles

GAF roofing has a four nail pattern. The shingles come in 2 sizes: English and metric. In this video we will be using English sizes. Place the shingles in a row by row pattern. You may move left to right or right to left but never move up the roof. You may have the shingle hanging over the roof by 1/4 in. Install the leak barrier in high wind areas. Place the second shingle next to the first. Five inches of the underlying shingle should be exposed. Use a whole shingle for the first course. Th...

How To: Make a paper cap from a half sheet of newspaper

The man on the video explain how to make a cricket cap from just a half sheet of newspaper. You start off with a half sheet of news paper, and fold the sheet in half, and then fold it again into a quarter. Then it shows you to fold down the two tops sides as if you were making a "roof". Then you are to fold the roof to the mid point of the base. You are then told to open the whole sheet of newspaper again, fold in both of the long edges to about 4 cm. You are then to fold the sheet in half wi...

How To: Prevent leaks by putting shingles on properly

If you plan on installing a skylight to your home, there are something that need to be accounted for, including the shingles. With this next quick tip tutorial, you'll find out how you can prevent leaks by installing shingles properly on your roof. This is especially important when installing a skylight since you're putting a hole in your roof. So check out the video above and good luck!

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