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  1. Roofing/Siding
    Hey guys first time homeowner and poster here. My attic has no vents and the insulation goes to the very edge. I plan on using a rake to pull back the insulation and installing them. A few questions. 1. How far back do I need to pull back the insulation 2. (Most important) what staples do I...
  2. Remodeling
    I own a 100+year old house. When we purchased it in 1986 there was an unfinished walk in attic that the previous owners had started work on, but never finished. The room is 15' x 26' with 3' side walls on the long side and a 12/12 pitch on the ceiling. The walls and ceiling,all the way to the...
  3. Roofing/Siding
    I used to have a roof fan to draw the air out of the attic. Got a new roof two years ago and have he ridge vent all the way across the top. I made sure that I have the proper soffit venting too so that the air flow is sufficient. What I found is this attic is HOT HOT in the summer. That ridge...
  4. Roofing/Siding
    We have a metal roof (4 yrs. old). Upon selling the house, the inspector said we must have proper ventilation in attic. We have soffits on eaves around the house. We have plain gable vents, but two are on one side of the house and none on the other side because of a fireplace on the end...
  5. Roofing/Siding
    We are replacing our roof (Cedar to Asphalt), so I believe the attic will generate a lot more heat, thus putting more importance on proper venting. My preference would be to go with the ridge vent, but not sure we have enough intake, output & ridge. Here are my measurements... Hip Roof...
  6. Roofing/Siding
    We have a large living room (18x25) with a cathedral ceiling. Lately, we have gotten brown stained drips along the slanted ceiling from the center beam (fake) down, and the beam is getting wet and warped. We are in the middle of a very hot and humid summer (110 heat index) so I figured it was...
  7. Building & Construction
    I purchased a 1920s-era house in 2009 that has some interesting issues I am trying to resolve on a bit of a shoe-string budget. The issue that I am soliciting input regarding is ventilation for the attic. When a significant remodel and addition was executed in 1970, a new hipped-gable roof was...
  8. Building & Construction
    I recently opted in for an upgrade on my attic insulation. At an added expense beyond the bid I was given I opted in for the installation of baffles at the edges of the roof to stop the migration of the blown fiberglass onto the soffit and also to insure adequate ventilation of the attic. I have...
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