If you've ever had chickenpox, the virus still lives in your body and it can be reactivated to become a case of shingles — a painful rash that occurs in a band on one side of your face or body. A new study has shown that people who get shingles have an increased risk of heart attack and stroke. The risk was highest in people under 40 years old, people who usually aren't at risk for heart disease.
News: Defective Sugar-Loving White Blood Cells Could Be Why Cardiac Patients Get More Viruses, Like Shingles
People who have heart disease get shingles more often than others, and the reason has eluded scientists since they first discovered the link. A new study has found a connection, and it lies in a defective white cell with a sweet tooth.
This video will show you how to remove and replace the exterior cedar shingles on the side of your house will brand new shakes.
There are many different styles of dollhouses out there, and they are all beautiful. In this tutorial, learn how to make shingles and put the finishing touches on a Tudor style house. There is a great sense of accomplishment when you make one of these classic toys from scratch. This video will take you step by step through the shingles, and you will have a fantastic toy or collectible in no time.
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...
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 properly nail shingles on a roof
Ask the Builder host, Tim Carter, walks you through how to use a pressure washer to clean moss, lichen, and algae off your roof without damaging the shingles of your home.
Tim Carter, of Ask the Builder, demonstrates just how easy it can be to replace a broken roof shingle on your house.
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!
Tim Carter demonstrates the right way to eliminate many roof stains, such as black roof stains and algae roof stains. Watch video for best results.
Ask the Builder host, Tim Carter, shares an easy way to keep your homes roof shingles free from moss, algae, and mildew. With the natural wonders of copper, you'll never have to clean green scum off of your houses roof.
Your home’s roof is the first line of defense in keeping the elements out. A common problem among both new and old roofs alike is damaged shingles. Wind, falling tree limbs, or just normal wear and tear can damage shingles. It is critical to replace damaged shingles to prevent more expensive damage from occurring.
Watch this video from This Old House to learn how to repair shingle siding. Steps:
Watch this video from This Old House to learn how to reshingle a roof. Steps:
This video provides an introduction to building 15mm scale buildings for Warhammer or miniature dioramas. Simulate roofing shingles and with small pieces of cardboard. Create a haunted scene with real spider webs. Preserve tiny spider webs with a protective spray or make miniature spider webs out of milkweed. Build small scale grapevines with toothpicks, wire, and painted leggy moss.
Roofing is pretty dangerous work, maybe one of the most dangerous is residential construction. But if you're following all of the necessary safety guidelines, the chances of getting injured on the worksite are minimal. Working safe doesn't take long, and you don't have to sacrifice safety to do quality work and make a profit.
In this video tutorial, viewers learn how to install gutter screens. The materials required for this task are: tape measure, tin snips, drill with bits and sheet metal screws. Begin by measuring the gutter to determine how many screens to buy. Start at one end of the gutter and slide the back edge underneath the shingles. Then snap the edges in place and continue down the length of the gutter. Now drill holes in the edges of the screens and screw in the sheet metal screws to secure the gutter...
Moss can be a beautiful part of natures, but it can also wreak havoc on your roof shingles or garden plants and rocks. If you've got a moss problem, watch this video for some easy ways you can solve them.
Watch this instructional model making video to make miniature roof thatching and tree material for dioramas, architectural models, Warhammer and game terrain. There are several kinds of scouring pads, craft fiber sheets, and fibers for constructing miniature trees and bushes. You can punch roof shingles out of cardboard for very convincing shingled roof.
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...
Learn how to calculate the amount of flooring, shingles, siding and other construction materials you need for your next building or remodeling project in this free DIY carpentry video series from a remodeling expert.
News: Vaccine Can Prevent Bad Cholesterol from Accumulating in Blood Vessels, Potentially Prevent Heart Attacks
Heart disease is the leading cause of death of men and women in the US. Over half a million Americans die from it annually. Atherosclerosis — a build up of plaque in the arteries — is a common feature of heart disease and can be caused by smoking, fats and cholesterol in the blood, diabetes, and high blood pressure.
News: New Research Shows How Flesh-Eating Leishmania Parasites Hide in Our Bodies to Fight Future Infections
Transmitted by a sandfly one-third the size of a mosquito, parasitic Leishmania protozoa are responsible for a flesh-destroying disease that kills an estimated 20,000 people per year. Two new studies offer understanding of how the parasite provides immunity through persistence and why some people suffer more virulent forms of the disease.
Need to divert a little rain water fall from falling off of your roof? Let home improvement expert Danny Lipford show you how to install a rain diverter on your home's eave.
Sputnik, Apollo and the Space Race. If you watched the State of the Union address last night, you probably heard President Barack Obama mention those three things.
I feel sorry for all of you homeowners stuck in snow right now. The snowy, blizzard conditions effecting most of the country is causing some serious headaches across our nation. And it's not just the cold weather I'm talking about. I'm talking about ice dams— something that more suitably should have been called ice damns, because they pretty much damn your roof to hell.
For lazy children, winter snow means snowball fights, snowmen and snow days. For lazy homeowners, it can mean leaky roofs and costly repairs. Fortunately, where snowy roofs are concerned, a little bit of preventative maintenance can go a long way.
Recently, buyout talks between Google and Groupon ended with Groupon turning down Google's $6 million offer. But with Amazon backing LivingSocial, should they have? Your guess is as good as mine, but one thing's for sure— Groupon has a great voice, and they're sharing it with the world via their Public Groupon Editorial Manual.
Watch this video from This Old House to learn how to install a solar attic fan. Steps:
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Watch this video from This Old House to learn how to remove roof moss. Steps:
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Distorted and curled up shingles are often a sign of insufficient or complete lack of attic ventilation. Attic ventilation is crucial in keeping your home’s roof sound and your interior comfortable. Installing soffit vents will increase the airflow under your roof. This will extend the life of your roof and help alleviate ice dams and attic condensation in the winter. In addition, this will reduce your heat build-up in the summer and thus save you money on your air-conditioning bill.
Watch this video from This Old House to learn how to retrofit cellulose insulation. Steps: