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  1. General DIY Discussions
    Hi - Does it matter if a gable vent is off center? The truss's I built have a center support which will force me to put the vent on either side of the support. Does it matter ? Thank you
  2. General DIY Discussions
    Hello. I am building a screened in porch on the back of my two-story house, and trying to determine which roof type will work the best. I will be doing a metal roof so can get by with a shallower pitch. 15x20 deck (20' along house) Shed roof style is where I was going at first, but leaves me...
  3. 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...
  4. Roofing/Siding
    Hi Everyone, If someone has a moment, I could use some advice. I'm shingling a shed roof. The length of the structure is approximately just under 9' with over-hang and drip edge. I'm on the 7th row and I'm using full shingles but the drip edge and/or overhang might not be completely flush...
  5. Roofing/Siding
    Hi folks I'm working on a 10'x10' shed with a 4/12 gable roof. What is the ideal sized gap in the plywood at the ridge for the ridge cap vent? My target was 3" on each side, but I forgot to figure for the fascia board so I ended with a little more than 4" on each side to the ridge. Is this...
  6. Roofing/Siding
    Hi Folks, I'm a beginner working on building a 10'x10' shed. I've got my walls and rafters up and I'm gearing up to tackle the roof this weekend. I've got a whole mess of questions. First the background: 10'x10' shed 4/12 Pitch Gable Rafter Roof 24" o.c. 2x6 Fascia nailed on gable ends (no...
  7. Roofing/Siding
    Hi all new to the website (great forum by the way) and i have a few questions about building a roof over a deck i just built (12X32). I live in south Texas (1.5 years, moved from Wyoming) about 45 miles from Corpus Christi. We bought 10+ acres and put a Clayton (2006 repo) single wide (18X76)...
  8. Insulation
    The roof of my house has a Dutch hip/gable adjacent to an original finished attic room: The Dutch gable is not only open to the side attic… … but it connects the two side attics: This is an open channel and with a 14-gauge cable running through. The insulation appears to be falling out of...
  9. Insulation
    Hi, I am planning to insulate my garage. The garage is unfinished, but the builder has finished the portion of the garage that shares walls/ceiling with the living space. The house is only 6 month old. The rest of it is unfinished. When inside the garage, I can see at least four square openings...
  10. Roofing/Siding
    Question on roof venting Currently have a 1400 square foot house (1901) with gable vents and a functioning cupola. No soffit vents and no way of putting them in without lowering the ceilings in the entire house. We are replacing the shake roof with architechtural shingles next week and I am...
  11. Roofing/Siding
    I've been receiving roofing quotes on my 1930's cape cod home in RI. Here are some facts about our house: - Only venting currently are blocked off gable vents on either end of the house. Currently don't have any ridge vent or soffit vent. - Upstairs/attic is finished and is our bedroom with...
  12. Roofing/Siding
    We have a 2,300 sq. ft. single story, southwest-style home that was built in 2004. We get some heavy monsoons in the summer, but is usually pretty dry the rest of the year. During a recent heavy monsoon we had some roof tiles come off and a leak that did some ceiling damage. That has been...
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