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  1. Roofing/Siding
    Hi Everyone, I've been reading that roof sheathing shouldn't have more than 1/4" gap between the boards. I'm working on a shed and the gap between the boards at the peak of the roof is about 1/2". I'm wondering if this is going to cause issues when I do the shingles ? If so, should I...
  2. Building & Construction
    I just finished fastening the decking on my new deck when I realized that I forgot to put the joist tape!! What should I do? I can return all the tape (it's still unopened) and forget about it, or unscrew all the boards, apply tape, and re-fasten. I used decking screws, and the 20 some boards...
  3. Building & Construction
    We are considering this porch decking since its essentially being installed onto a sub-floor (with small sleepers) over a conditioned space, so we are shying away from wood because I'm concerned about cupping. Boards will never be longer than 8ft. I unable to find much info about this brand...
  4. Building & Construction
    Hello - I'm re-topping my deck and looking for a recommendation on fasteners ? Material will be the 5/4 Cedar https://www.homedepot.com/p/5-4-in-x-6-in-x-8-ft-Premium-Kiln-Dried-Cedar-Lumber-MR0510508/202302534 Suggestions would be appreciated. Thank you
  5. Roofing/Siding
    Dear gentlemen (and ladies), i noticed some water dripping from my roof. it occurs at the same time every day, in the late morning after a cold night. this is significant because during heavy rains there is no leak whatsoever. but it drips on warm mornings after cold nights. after i pulled...
  6. General DIY Discussions
    Hello, I am looking to redo my deck and would like to use composite deck boards. Over the weekend I went into a few home home improvement stores to see what is available and get prices. I noticed there seems to be two different styles amoungst many bands. I was hoping someone could provide...
  7. Building & Construction
    Good afternoon, I have read every resource I can find regarding proper techniques for preparing and installing t&g doug fir porch decking. One question that has not really been addressed is, should I gap the decking when I install it? A bit of background... We live in Seattle, WA (wet), and...
  8. Concrete, Stone & Masonry
    Hi... looking for some creative options and recommendations for my yard. It is a 15' x 15' rowhouse yard - solid concrete which is cracked and heaved. I'd like to make the surface flat and attractive, and waterproof (the cracks currently allow water to penetrate to the basement). My wife would...
  9. Painting
    I scrubbed and cleaned my decking last month ready for oiling, but things have got in the way and I didn't manage to get the oil onto it while the weather was good. The decking is already pretty old and I'm worried the winter will wreak havoc with it I leave it as it is, but it's in a shady...
  10. Roofing/Siding
    Hello Friends, I'm about to tackle the project of replacing my wood shake roof with asphalt shingles. My roof is about 3k sq ft, 5/12 pitch. It isn't very complex: L-shaped ranch with two valleys and 4-5 vent pipes + chimney. The house was built in the early 60s and has venting at the ends...
  11. Building & Construction
    Hello. I'm a homeowner considering one of the TimberTech "Capped Composite" products for two small porches at my home. My contractor mentioned that he doesn't like those hidden fastener systems that are typically used for composite decking projects and instead he likes to use screws and plugs...
  12. Building & Construction
    We recently bought a house, and they had a deck over the garage. Unfortunately, they covered the deck in tile with no waterproofing underneath AND the deck slopes toward the house. It's a mess, and we're planning on redoing the framing as they did quite the crazy DIY frame job and the only...
  13. Building & Construction
    I am in the planning stages for a partially covered deck. It will be 20' x 16' connected to the house frame. I put together my plan for structure and then sent it to an architect I am acquainted with to get their nod that it is strong enough to support the deck and roof. I'm confident it will...
  14. General DIY Discussions
    I work at a marina and we recently bought Evergrain composite decking for our docks. I had heard only good things from the people that run the lumber yard that we use. However, I have been searching the internet and have seen a lot of complaints about the material disintegrating and about their...
  15. Building & Construction
    Hey there everyone. I'm building a deck on a Victorian home. The deck will extend 10' from the house. The front of the house is around 23' wide. The deck will be an L shape, wrapping around 15' of the side or the house, extending 10' there as well. There will be 8 columns on the deck that will...
  16. New Member Introductions
    Hello, my name is Harry Montana and I am the executive manager of Hardydeck SRL, a privately owned hardwood mill, exporter and supplier located just accros the Brazilian border on the Bolivian part. The company moved from the state of Mato Grosso (Brazil) to Bolivia after working with hardwood...
  17. General DIY Discussions
    Hey, I am new to these forums but I am looking for some suggestion on Composite decking material. Let me know if you know decking material website. Your review would be greatly appreciated. Regards, B Yesher
  18. Carpentry
    Firstly, Good evening everyone! Wink here from Southern Md. I look forward to helping you guys/gals out, I'm more experienced with the Electrical questions but love to do just about anything around the house. I currently am in the process of replacing my pressure decking with Guard Deck all...
  19. Building & Construction
    How many pieces of deck flashing would be required for a 128 square foot deck? please email me your answer to ***email address removed for your protection, ask questions here, get answers here.***
  20. Painting
    Good Moring DIYers! Hopefully this weekend we will be staining our fence and deck in preparation for our total back yard overhaul. Our "new" fence is a year old and was power washed last weekend. Since then we have had good weather (in the 70-80's) but it looks like a few sprinkles today...
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