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  1. Roofing/Siding
    Curious if anyone has an opinion on the looks of my new flat roof. I recently had my gutters cleaned and the guys who were cleaning at informed me that the roof edge & gutter installation look suspicious. The flat roof was recently installed by a contractor I hired and I'm not impressed with...
  2. Building & Construction
    I am wondering if anyone might have some suggestions on solving this drainage issue with our vinyl deck. We used to have 2 separate decks but upon rebuild we have them joined with a narrow walkway. There was previously a downspout where the new walkway currently is. Initially, we were going to...
  3. Roofing/Siding
    Hi, We have several gutters that are constantly getting clogged and then water overflows and slides along the side of our house and windows damaging the wood and paint. I'm too old to climb up a ladder to clear them out every 6 weeks and was going to do the following: take off the end caps...
  4. General DIY Discussions
    I have a house that is about 150 years old. It is a brick house and has a flat front porch that is stone. It also has a add on which is my dining room. It has a flat roof. Main house is shingles and the two flat roofs were some kind of flat roof stuff. I got a quote for the flats. It was like...
  5. Painting
    Hi everyone, In the middle of residing a house, decided to pull down the gutters to repaint them so final product looks finished. Went down to the depot and picked up aluminum primer spray paint, cleaned the gutters and sprayed on the primer (2 coats). Then I I sprayed on white enamel spray...
  6. Roofing/Siding
    We recently had a contractor replace our downspouts because of a leak in the top s piece. The main straight part of our downspout has always been one piece. When they replaced they put on the wrong color and had to re do. When they re did it they used two pieces instead of one 10ft section and...
  7. Roofing/Siding
    Our contractor told us that they would be replacing all the decking on our roof because we had 3/8" plywood. They would be using 7/16" because the new shingles were heavier and that's more standard these days. On our front porch I notice a ripple/raised area about 6' long and 1' wide. The...
  8. Roofing/Siding
    I could really use some professional advise here. I removed a piece of rotten trim I found while cleaning the gutters. The problem is pretty apparent in the photos with the gutter removed. Water followed the roof at the bottom of the rake and found its way in because there was really nothing...
  9. Roofing/Siding
    Hi guys, I'm a little behind the ball... I am currently hiring a roofing/gutter contractor but I have drain tile and underground RWL system starting tomorrow. I need to indicate where the RWL downspouts will go to my drain tile guy. I have attached my proposal based on 5" k-style gutters and...
  10. Roofing/Siding
    I'm working on repairing the porch on my fixer-upper built in 1890. The gutters, and supporting wood structure, need serious help. Here's a Flickr link to a photoset. http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/sets/72157633694367732/ The curve is giving me a logistical headache. The gutters...
  11. Roofing/Siding
    I don't know which to tackle first. My gutters sag in the middle, some have come away from the studs, water leaks all over the place. I've paid 3 contractors who didn't fix the problems. What soffit vents exist, are partially covered by external trim and while investigating in the attic, the...
  12. Roofing/Siding
    Hi, Last week I returned home after the holidays to find the guttering on the back of my house completely fallen down. Turns out ice built up and pulled it off as it was installed with gutter spikes instead of hangers. Anyway I am the middle unit in a town house and the section that needs...
  13. Roofing/Siding
    Need to have gutters installed on and old dutch colonial with fascia that is half slanted and half straight and have a few questions hope someone can help with. When we bought the house there were some hangers left over on the upper roof, you can see in the pic. Front and back of house are the...
  14. Landscaping & Lawn Care
    During heavy rains in the Galveston County, TX area my covered back patio floods about 2-3 inches. How can I fix this? Two possible answers that make sense to me: First I have a large roof that can collect a large amount of water. Between the garage and the house it seems the gutter gets...
  15. Roofing/Siding
    Hello everyone, We just had a heavy rainstorm and my basement collected a lot of water. I've been in this house for approximately one year and this was the first time that I noticed water in the basement. During the storm I observed water leaking from underneath the soffit above the basement...
  16. Painting
    These gutters were apparently painted with an ammonia-containing latex that formed blisters which later ruptured and formed scabs (tubercules). I had to sand to bare metal and use JB Weld putty inside the gutters in some areas that were pitted completely through. The BM technical...
  17. Roofing/Siding
    Hi. We just had our roof replaced and have found our gutters have been scratched in the process. Along most of the roof line on the top of the gutter they are scratched from the old shingles sliding off the roof. In a couple of areas they are scratched on the front (and maybe a little dented...
  18. Building & Construction
    My rear gutters' downspout drains into a hole with rocks on the bottom. I think the hole only goes down 3 feet until I touch rocks. I haven't found any drains on the front of the house so does this mean this is a storm drain vs a french drain?We have a lot of downpours here where we've...
  19. Roofing/Siding
    We recently had work done on our garage roof (ice and water shield installed, new shingles...), new, seamless gutters with Leaf Relief gutter guards, and other more minor work. The contractor had worked up an estimate on the spot using Xactimate. Only later did we realize how much he had...
  20. Roofing/Siding
    We're having to repaint some weathered fascia. I've bought the sander and am ready to paint, but my dad said that unless we get a drip edge installed here, it will just happen again. But everything I see online about installing drip edges seem to be geared toward shingle roofs. Looking at the...
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