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  1. Roofing/Siding
    Hi Everyone, I've been reading that roof sheathing shouldn't have more than 1/4" gap between the boards. I'm working on a shed and the gap between the boards at the peak of the roof is about 1/2". I'm wondering if this is going to cause issues when I do the shingles ? If so, should I...
  2. Roofing/Siding
    That last folks that did our roof put in a ridge cap. Well, I found out later it probably wasn't necessary or even should not have been done, as we already have passive vents at four places in the roof. In addition to that, there are passive vents at the gables at both ends of the house. One...
  3. Roofing/Siding
    Hi there, I am new to roofing, so assume I know nothing! I found lots of dry rot in my crawl space, caused by water coming in from above. So I am cleaning it all out and trying to find the source of water ingress. I have just put a few more screws in along the drip edge which was lifting due...
  4. Building & Construction
    First time poster here so take it easy on me :biggrin2: I live in an old colonial with exposed beams in the main part of the house. To keep in line with that look, I put false beams exposed in the loft we are renovating. My wife wants a shiplap ceiling painted white and thought an exposed...
  5. Roofing/Siding
    Hi....Thanks in advance for your help. Just bought a house with a shop and I am not moved in yet. I need to give a Hearth store measurements as I am ordering a wood stove. When at the shop on my last permitted visit, I forgot to measure the height of the roof peak from the floor. Can someone...
  6. Building & Construction
    I recently raised an ex. section of roofing (dormer) from an 8 to a 3 pitch running along the end of the ridge on 1 side of the ridge I connected 2x6x16 @ 16"o.c. My question is: Where the rafters meet the ridge they are above the ridge by <1" and not flush. Is this a problem? I can tell you...
  7. Roofing/Siding
    I am used to 10% waste on gable roofs and 15+% on hip roofs, but what I am looking to figure out is a real life formula. Is it possible to take all of our data collected, such as perimeter, ridge, valley, and concise measurements, to come up with an exact waste factor on paper. It may not always...
  8. Roofing/Siding
    Hi, all. I'm new here...trying to be proactive about getting the project right. I need a new roof (the old sheathing is moldy and I want it gone, not just "remediated"). The house was built in 1995. I've been doing much research online and have pretty much decided that, given that I'm in the...
  9. 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...
  10. Roofing/Siding
    I have a problem with a very hot attic. I do not have enough roof or sofit venting... I Plan to install some roof vent this weekend. My house has aluminum sofit vents... However they are the punched type and are spaced out about every 8ft or so... I don't think they provide enough air flow...
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