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  1. 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...
  2. Roofing/Siding
    I used to have a roof fan to draw the air out of the attic. Got a new roof two years ago and have he ridge vent all the way across the top. I made sure that I have the proper soffit venting too so that the air flow is sufficient. What I found is this attic is HOT HOT in the summer. That ridge...
  3. Roofing/Siding
    What do I have to do to the gap at the peak of my roof if I eliminate the ridge vent? Can I just shingle over it or do I have to close that gap somehow?
  4. Roofing/Siding
    We recently bought a house, our roof has two different slopes: 1/12 and a more normal pitch. Currently, all of the roof asphalt shingles, but we're told that the 1/12 half of our roof will leak, and that we need to replace it with rubber. I can see enough information online to handle installing...
  5. Roofing/Siding
    I purchased a house in Feb '12. During the inspection, the inspector noticed a lot of mold on the roof deck. He suggested it was inadequate ventilation. We had the sellers bring in a mold remediation company and install soffit baffles. Upon reinspection the mold was gone and 7 soffit baffles had...
  6. Roofing/Siding
    I live in Tampa, Florida, on a lake with little shade. It's very hot and miserably humid! I recently had my roof replaced and the roofer sealed the existing ridge vent and installed 3 box vents. The roofer didn't tell me that he planned to change the venting system. In defending the change...
  7. Roofing/Siding
    I have a shingle roof that is getting on in age, and it has survived every hurricane to date with only minor problems. So we want to change the roof to a metal roof before the the next major storm makes that impossible. To do until next year. I received 4 quotes, and none mention replacing the...
  8. Insulation
    Ok so we built a 2 room addition on my parents trailer and I need some advice from you knowledgeable people out there and I need it bad! I will put pictures up so you guys know what Im talking about. Heres the situation. I have a 15ft x 30ft addition connected to a trailer with 1ft. overhang...
  9. Roofing/Siding
    We have a large living room (18x25) with a cathedral ceiling. Lately, we have gotten brown stained drips along the slanted ceiling from the center beam (fake) down, and the beam is getting wet and warped. We are in the middle of a very hot and humid summer (110 heat index) so I figured it was...
  10. Roofing/Siding
    Hi all, I just installed a ridge vent (Shingle Vent II) and began putting the cap shingles on. My roof receives very little sun, and thus the tabs are not adhering to the shingle below it. This is my first roofing project, and while I did research the steps to take, I feel as though there is...
  11. Roofing/Siding
    Sinc 2006 my new garage roof has been leaking from being improperly installed. I have learned a lot about roofing since then, but today, I learned something else which is confusing and thought someone could help. 1. The front of my garage is OK with a nice pitch, the back 1/2 16' is either 2/12...
  12. Roofing/Siding
    Just had ridge vents installed and our contractor cut thru the top of our roof trusses about 1/2 inch down on one side and 1/4 inch on the other side when installing. Will this affect the intergrity of the roof? R
  13. Roofing/Siding
    Is the ridge vent supposed to end about a shingle lenth from each end of the ridge? Got a new roof recently, and this is the way they did it. On two different sections of the roof) I don't see any other ridge vents that look like this.. Any suggestions? It is Certainteed.
  14. Roofing/Siding
    Hello, I'm reshingling a roof, which is a low-slope (2:12) cathedral style. It has no attic, only a 1.5" air space between two sheets of plywood, which is well vented into the soffits. There are spacers which run vertically from eave to ridge. The house gets very hot in the summer, and...
  15. Roofing/Siding
    Can someone explain to my why the ridge vent terminates at least 12 inches from the apex of the roof? Just replaced our roof and it seems noticable, especially on the gables, that the ridge vent does not extend to the end point of the roof. However, upon inspection of other homes of which...
  16. Roofing/Siding
    Hi, I'm new here with my first post and know little about roofs. We just had our roof replaced, and I have two main questions. #1) I could peer into the ridge vent not far behind the slats and see the nails holding it down. Is this okay? Do I need to be concerned about rusting or leaking...
  17. Roofing/Siding
    I recently re did my roof from light beige to grey shingles. two existing turbine vents were removed for aesthetics and a 15 ft ridge vent was placed at the top of my HIP roof. I live in Tulsa and immediately found that the up stairs A/C was not able to cool below 75 w/outside temp 103. The...
  18. Roofing/Siding
    I have a cold roof that was put on last year over the existing roof. It has a ridge vent and soffit vents. The original roof also had a ridge vent that is now closed off. Should there be an opening into the attic or should the air space all be above the original roof? Any advice would be...
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