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  1. Concrete, Stone & Masonry
    My home is wood frame with brick facing (I do not know how thick). I need to attach a patio cover (roof) to the outside wall (about half-way up a 2-story wall) but I do not know how to attach the counter flashing. My understanding is that the correct method for full brick would be to grind a...
  2. Roofing/Siding
    I thought I was going to us W- Flashing on my new porch roof... But apparently it's no longer available at the big box stores... Seems odd, it's kind of a fundamental component... What are people doing now? Thanks
  3. Building & Construction
    Hi, I'm new to the community and am looking for advice on a project. We are extending our deck as part of my son's Make A Wish dream. We have an EIFS-clad house in Illinois. The contractors "finished" yesterday and when I did a walk around I noticed some alarming things. Namely, the ledger...
  4. Roofing/Siding
    I just got new siding, does the dormer need a flashing apron? It doesn't look like it'll keep water away with just the shingles up against the bottom. I'll get up there this week to see if they added anything underneath.
  5. Roofing/Siding
    I could use some advice on how to direct water back around my chimney so that it does not run down the side of my house. I will replace the rotted fascia and patch the stucco but I’d like to focus this discussion how to properly flash and/or redirect the water flow at this gable end. This...
  6. Building & Construction
    Good morning. I have a chimney that was rebuilt from the roofline up in July 2020. A stainless steel cap was also installed and the flashing was replaced. The contractor was recommended to my boyfriend (who owns the house). It was a mistake hiring them. The job lasted about 3 weeks altogether...
  7. New Member Introductions
    I remodeled the inside of my home and now starting the outside which is completely over my head!
  8. Roofing/Siding
    EDIT: It's cedar clapboard, with 4" showing. I've noticed that the guys doing rot repair on my house have noticed a couple things that are different from how they do things. None of the clapboard joins have any flashing underneath them. None of the clapboards put up have been hand-primed on...
  9. Building & Construction
    We are currently enclosing a concrete slab patio. Using the existing 6x6 support beams, the footprint of the addition is several inches smaller than the concrete pad. This means the concrete extends all the way around. To make the bottom of the walls/floor water tight, we installed metal...
  10. Building & Construction
    Ledger board is firmly attached to house, sitting on stone foundation, and with 1/2in. spacers from brick wall. This allows for easy water flow down brick wall, behind ledger board, and out from underneath the board. [photos below will help understand the situation] I thought I would simply...
  11. Roofing/Siding
    I have a pic to show the type. It sits on top of a small brick wall that lines up with the next row house. I’ve looked at other options for the leak and corrected them. The leak has to come from this wall. I have some aluminum flashing that comes in a roll. It isn’t pre customized as I see...
  12. Building & Construction
    Good Afternoon, I purchased a home a few years ago with a large deck attached. I came to find that the deck was installed by the previous owners, and was not to code. It was rotting and leaning, footings were falling apart, wood was not treated, and the biggest issue... there was no flashing or...
  13. Roofing/Siding
    When my house was painted by the previous owner, they didn't fix this problem area with the flashing above the front porch (although the seller did give me some money to fix it). I will probably repair it myself, but wanted to show the problem in case there is some good advice on how to proceed...
  14. Roofing/Siding
    Good evening experts- I have a bay window roof that is interfaced to stucco and masonry with a wall flashing that has leaked (first picture). I see some possible gaps that may be the culprit (second picture). Climate right now is hovering a few degrees below freezing. Early next week I should...
  15. Roofing/Siding
    Hi, My wife and I purchased a home a few months ago. The roof is relatively new--only 7-8 years old. However, the flashing around our chimneys wasn't replaced when the roof was replaced. We have a leak in the attic around one of our chimneys, and the roofer said he believes it's the flashing...
  16. Building & Construction
    Hi, I have a new construction home under contract and noticed that the flashing looks pretty crappy in some places. The pictured shingles and the flashing (attached) were installed after the Hardie board. Looks like it was hammered in there. Just wondering if anyone else had encountered this...
  17. Roofing/Siding
    We got a shed custom built by a local contractor. The shed was built on a concrete pad. The issue we are currently dealing with is related to the improper installation of the vinyl siding. The bottom strip of vinyl siding was not installed low enough to protect the sheathing against water (or...
  18. Windows and Doors
    So around the windows and doors of our 3.5 year old home looks like what they call integrated J channel. I may be wrong, so please correct me if I am. We had a couple of siding/window contractors come give us quotes since our siding has fallen off in different areas and is ripping/bulging in...
  19. Roofing/Siding
    Hi all - hope someone here knows how to install housewrap, flashing, and siding around this door opening to make sure it's properly protected from rain and wind. I've looked all over the internet and not found any good videos or posts. This is what my rough opening looks like: I'm planning to...
  20. Roofing/Siding
    Greetings from Alaska My brand new metal roof is leaking. It was not installed properly, there is a gap between the flashing and roofing panel where it attaches to my upstairs addition. I was able to unscrew the metal screws and install the butyl tape in the seam and ice and water seal above...
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