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  1. Roofing/Siding
    I'm building a 42 x 50 pole barn. I'm planning on heating it and would like it to stay cool in the summer. This is my plan. Lay foil-bubble-foil on the purlins, then 1x4 vertical furring strips 2' apart, then 1x4 horizontal strips 2' apart then asphalt underlayment(TARAH no. 15 ASTM) seemed...
  2. Roofing/Siding
    I just had my roof done and the roofers left one section open as I'm putting metal down. The put down normal ice water and felt. My metal roofer just came and looked at it and said it all needs to be high temp ice/water. Can I just put that right over the top of other new ice/water? assuming...
  3. 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...
  4. Roofing/Siding
    I installed 2 used Velux opening skylights in the roof of a new sunroom. Cut and framed the openings, installed both skylights and used "Protecto Wrap" (6" peel and stick membrane) to seal both skylights. Also used the membrane to cover the all the seams between the OSB panels. Then put 2...
  5. Roofing/Siding
    Hurricane Maria took a portion of our roof and leaking did interior damage to our drop down ceilings. Last May we had a licensed contractor replace the purlins, galvalume, soffits and gables. We just got the drywall crew here to repair the drop down ceilings. Now that the ceiling is open in...
  6. Roofing/Siding
    Last year we had a new metal roof and ridge vent installed on our double-wide mobile home. Before, with the original shingle roof we had an ice jam only on the 6-8 foot edge below where the h2O and furnace pipes protrude from the roof which is understandable. Last winter with the new metal roof...
  7. Insulation
    Need to add insulation to metal roof gazebo. Adding a bead board ceiling. Need to install insulation and vent. Can I use foam insulation board? Leave a space between the metal and foam board so it will act like a baffle to vent the air. Don't want condensation. Here's a pic of the drawing of...
  8. Roofing/Siding
    After a winter in Pittsburg, NH (just south of Quebec, Canada), we discovered the vacation home (a Fleetwood double wide mobile home... 28x52) has heat loss in the roof and, not being there all the time in the winter, this caused about a foot of ice to build up on the 3 pitch roof. Not good! We...
  9. Building & Construction
    Hi! I am building a roof (single plane like a carport) over my patio and looking to attach a ledger board under my gutters so as to not to mess with the house roof. I have two questions. 1. Can I cut away part of the lower eaves support, as well as the 1x strip, so I can slide a 2x10 ledger...
  10. Roofing/Siding
    I'm up here in MN, based on intense weather and weather tightness, I'm debating on using high temp ice & water on whole roof (28 sq roof, 1-story home), versus just ice & water along outside wall and valleys. The cost difference is only about $500 more. Here is the product I'm looking at...
  11. General DIY Discussions
    The roof above a sun porch on a house I own has a small leak. The house was built in the 1890s and the roof is metal, and possibly original to the house. I assume it's tin, although it may be a different metal. The leak appears to be the result of some small pinholes scattered around the edge...
  12. Insulation
    New garage with metal roof for wood shop. Not currently heated or cooled, but intend to add this in the next year. It is insufferably hot in the loft in the summer (western MA). Want to insulate the ceiling for heat reflecting in summer and then the floor joists to retain heat in winter. Walls...
  13. Roofing/Siding
    I'm trying to re-roof over my existing using metal roofing. its a mobile home 14x54. the issue is it has a cheap round metal roof. will the rake bend slightly? or could I make cuts on the rake to bend it and seal it with silicone? and how much can I overhang? I can get 16's and run across. the...
  14. Roofing/Siding
    I am about to install a new metal roof. The company that sold me the metal said I needed to use a hot pipe boot on my triple wall pipe. The metal is dark green and the only hot boot that is available is orangish red which I feel is going to stick out like a soar thumb. My questions are: Does...
  15. Roofing/Siding
    Hello, I'm new to this DIY chat so go easy on me. I have a low slope roof that is metal with aluminum coating. When the home was inspected at purchase I was told it looked good, just needed a coating. I've since had a couple different professionals on the roof who told me the same. I've...
  16. Roofing/Siding
    We have a metal roof (4 yrs. old). Upon selling the house, the inspector said we must have proper ventilation in attic. We have soffits on eaves around the house. We have plain gable vents, but two are on one side of the house and none on the other side because of a fireplace on the end...
  17. Roofing/Siding
    I recently had a double standing seam acrylic coated galvalume roof installed on my new house. There were a couple hiccups during the installation (see http://www.diychatroom.com/f9/rain-during-roof-installation-problems-anticipate-outside-180514/ if you are so inclined) but aside from a minor...
  18. Roofing/Siding
    I live in hawaii, i bought a older house with a cottage *that has a carport, that I screened in, years ago. The original roof was aluminum. The rafters are 2x 6 *- 48 " oc . The room is 12.5 ' wide , the rafter looks like it sits on a ledger board and slopes down to a beam. The whole rafter is...
  19. Roofing/Siding
    I have a metal roof in my shop and I'm putting in a wood stove. I am using a rubber boot flashing around the triple wall. My question would be. Should I put put the chimney through the flattest part of the metal roof or on the ribs. Anyone have suggestions or experience in this matter?
  20. Roofing/Siding
    Hello All, I have a 30 x 40 stick garage that was built last summer. Attached is a photo taken last summer while under construction: http://www.emptynestestatesales.com/Images/garage4.jpg My husband and I hired my brother, who is a union carpenter in SF, to come up to the Upper Peninsula of...
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