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  1. Roofing/Siding
    Hello, I'm trying to figure out how I can protect this dirt / floor area from rain. I've highlighted in red. My Main Problem When it rains water seems to pool in this specific spot from the rain (not from the water draining to this area from other places). I'm worried because there is raised...
  2. Roofing/Siding
    So I was outside playing baseball with the kids and happened to notice a sag in the roof, as you can see in the roof is nice and strait on the right and begins to sag midway through towards the chimney. Going to go into the attic in the coming days to see what's up, any ideas, tips, words of...
  3. Building & Construction
    Building a home in the arctic. See photo. Will have several feet of snow, winter temps to -30 F. Home is 24x40. Roof is 24x48, there is a 24x8' porch under the roof that will be open air. Continuous scissor trusses all 48', all the same at 5/12 pitch, with plywood sheathing and metal roof...
  4. Roofing/Siding
    We bought our home 5 yrs back and per inspection had the roof replaced. I don't know if the whole roof was replaced or only the parts that were bad but all in all when we moved in the contractor informed us everything was done correctly. Over the yrs the white paint on the top has pretty much...
  5. Building & Construction
    I am working on my design for a patio roof. I have gotten kit details from a few companies but they are more focused on the beefy look over actual need. the dimensions are 20 foot wide by 15 foot long. I will be using 6x6 as the posts and 4x6 as the rafters (in between 2 trusses made of 4x6...
  6. Roofing/Siding
    Hi all Recently purchased an extended semi (double story side extension with flat roof) I noticed today water stain on the old outside wall where the flat roof meets the pitched roof The main house has a slate roof Any ideas what this could be? Was not pleased to see water inside, but glad...
  7. Building & Construction
    I didn't know if this should go here or the masonary sectuon lol. Does this post seem structural to you? If so, how do i go about supporting it? I'd like to extend it about 6 feet to the end of the house for an actual porch, any ideas? But its too much i guess I'll just repair the bricks...
  8. Carpentry
    Hello all! I was hoping to get some insight into what I would need to do to add a tray ceiling going up rather than a dropbox coming down and reducing the headroom. The garage in question is 19’x 24’ with a hip roof. The tray would be off center as there is a 5’W room running the whole width of...
  9. Roofing/Siding
    Hello. New here. Have a sunroom roof from he!! Pic attached. When the rain is torrential it looks like it's raining inside the sunroom. A lot of water coming in everywhere. If rain is average, we just have some drips in one area that we catch in a bucket. I think when the rain is really heavy...
  10. Building & Construction
    Just bought a house with a metal roof that has a deck about 7ft off the ground & a metal roof. We've received a lot of rain and found that the connection of the deck roof to the house needs some help and I think that the deck roof needs more support underneath as well. One of the pics shows...
  11. Roofing/Siding
    Hi, I need some advice, I plan to install my own ductless mini split a/c. The plan is to go out the side of my house and thru the roof of the garage. Once there, I will route thru my crawl space. The problem is, I don't know how to best to this and not cause a leak... The lineset will come...
  12. Roofing/Siding
    Please help if anyone knows why this is happening. The water droplets only appear in this spot.
  13. Remodeling
    This weekend my husband went up to the roof to clean it and just check it out. This was his first time up there. We had an inspection on buying the house and the inspector said it was fine. Well my husband discovered two large south facing skylights that would shine into the attic, if they...
  14. Remodeling
    This weekend my husband went up to the roof to clean it and just check it out. This was his first time up there. We had an inspection on buying the house and the inspector said it was fine. Well my husband discovered two large south facing skylights that would shine into the attic, if they...
  15. General DIY Discussions
    Hello. I am building a screened in porch on the back of my two-story house, and trying to determine which roof type will work the best. I will be doing a metal roof so can get by with a shallower pitch. 15x20 deck (20' along house) Shed roof style is where I was going at first, but leaves me...
  16. Windows and Doors
    Hello All. I've got leaking skylights in my house. At first I thought it was a leaky roof so I had a handyman seal all the lights and shingles that could be an issue. A few days later the skylight in the bathroom and bed room were dripping black water even though it wasn't raining. It makes me...
  17. Roofing/Siding
    I have an old (70yr) home in South Florida which is quickly becoming too costly to insure due to drastic increases in wind mitigation (ie hurricane) insurance. The house has numerous improvements (all impact glass & steel doors, etc.), but I know the roof and structure are unimproved. I'd like...
  18. Roofing/Siding
    Hi Guys, I am sure i have made a mess with my fiberglass roof coating, but reaching out to see if professionals here might have a way out for me this one time. So, i have a home with front half of the roof Bitumen and other half fiberglass. When it was time to re-coat the Bitumen, i got an...
  19. Roofing/Siding
    Hello Everyone - I'm in NY and it's very cold right now. I just finished framing a shed and I want to get it roofed. I managed to get the underlayment and drip edge installed today, but I wasted a lot of underlayment due to tears from wind. I want to get started on the shingles but the...
  20. Roofing/Siding
    Hi All, I recently had my roof replaced. My house is older (1954), and it looks like wooden planks were initially used when the house was built. One thing multiple roofers brought up was the possibility of redecking if the gaps between the planks were too wide. The company I went with...
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