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Here some DIY tips and information about roofs and roofing that a home handyman will find useful.
Eaves are the lowest part of a roof, overhanging the top of a wall.
Flashing is the name given to metal which is placed at the joints between walls and the roof to prevent water entering through the gaps.
A parapet is a low wall at the edge of a roof, usually formed by an upward extension of the wall below.
Pitch - The angle or slope of a roof.
Rafters are the sloping timbers which support the roof of a building.
Shingles are thin pieces of wooden building material, with one end thicker than the other, which are overlapped to cover roofs and walls.
Here is a selection of household cleaning and stain removal tips and information that you will find useful.
They are listed alphabetically to make it easier to find the information that you want. Click your mouse on one the letter shown below and you will be taken to the correct page for that letter.
Please be cautious when cleaning items or trying to remove stains. Before using a cleaner or stain remover always do a test on a small piece of fabric that won't be seen to check that it won't change the colour or damage the item.
Stain removers need to be handled with extreme care. Always read and take note of any instructions or warnings on the label. The chemicals used in stain removers are often poisonous and highly flammable so make sure that you keep them safely away from children and pets. Always ensure there is adequate ventilation when using stain removers as they often give off dangerous fumes. Don't smoke when using them. Be careful not to mix stain removers - if you try one stain remover and it does not work make sure that you have thoroughly rinsed it away before trying a different stain remover. It is best to wear rubber gloves when touching any cleaning or stain removing products to avoid damaging your skin.