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  1. Roofing/Siding
    Two weeks ago, I noticed a wet spot on the ceiling of our son’s nursery so I decided to cut away the wet ceiling to determine the cause. As soon as the wet ceiling was removed, sunlight and fresh air billowed in. I popped my head up there to see what looks like our roof rafters bowing which have...
  2. Painting
    Hello. I am researching exterior paint for a Historic Home (early 1900's.) I have narrowed the options down to the following below, but am still unsure as to which will withstand the frigid New England weather the best. Also, would a latex/acrylic work best, or would elastomeric or...
  3. Roofing/Siding
    2 Story 1903 Victorian Restoration Project. Balloon Construction, Cypress siding, shiplap interior, all original woodwork intact and unpainted. Location: East Texas Complete gut and restoration of all walls, casing, windows, molding, etc. This subject: Roof and venting with a balloon walled...
  4. Painting
    Does anyone have any experience with coating an old terne (standing seam steel) roof? One year ago next week our roof (dated 1900-1980's) was painted by painter recommended and supported by a Glidden pro rep. Old tarry coating residue was to be removed by pressure washing and scraping.. then...
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