There are a lot of roofing videos on the internet. Many are just promotional commercial videos with little actual useful roofing information. Many are quick snippets taken with a smart phone from workers goofing off while at work. A lot just show poor roofing practice and technique.
We've searched for, found and present here, the best roofing videos that show proper roofing installation procedures. Many of the roofing videos we have reviewed are lacking either roofing installation or video production quality. Often both. First we try to find videos with both qualities but failing that we will add videos with proper roofing techniques over production value.
After viewing hundreds of videos, we have found 15 good ones that we can recommend. So far there are videos on asphalt shingle installation, drip edge and chimney flashing, slate installation and repair, ice dam prevention and sheet metal soldering. We will continue searching and hopefully round out our list of the 20 best roofing videos on the net.
Video: Drip Edge Flashing Installation
This video illustrates the proper procedure for installing roof drip edge when installing ice and water shield, or ice guard membrane.
Video: Chimney Flashing Installation
This video illustrates the proper procedure for installing copper flashing on a stone chimney with slate roofing.
Video: Ice Dam Prevention
Stop ice dams from forming with proper installation of soffit vents and insulation baffles.
Video: Shed Roof Shingles
A basic installation of roofing shingles on a shed roof. Not great but good enough for an outbuilding.
Video: Roof Ice Dams
A good basic video of the some of the causes and solutions for winter roof ice damming.
Video: Ice Dam Snow Removal Tool
Here's a great tool for removing roof snow to help prevent or minimize ice dams.
Video: How to Nail Shingles
A quick video on proper nailing of asphalt roof shingles
Video: Soldering Zinc Roofing
Soldering a lap joint in zinc sheet metal.
Video: Lead Chimney Flashing
Great instructional video on installing sheet lead as chimney flashing on a slate roof with a brick chimney..
Video: Tile Roof Layout
Basic layout instructions for a new tile roof installation to achieve even spacing of tile courses.
Video: Lead Apron flashing
Another nice how to video from fixmyroof showing how to install a lead apron on a tile roof and brick wall.
Video: Roof Slate Repair
How to video from fixmyroof showing how to repair a single broken roofing slate.Be sure to watch all the way through to see alternative fastening options.
Video: Asphalt Shingle Replacement
Straightforward video on how to replace an asphalt 3 tab shingle.
Video: European Slate Roofing with Hooks
Video showing a restoration of a French Manor roof with slate secured with slate hooks.
Video: Drip Edge | Gutter Flashing
Installing custom drip edge to prevent water dripping behind a gutter.