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  1. Roofing/Siding
    I may not be using the right terminologies as a homeowner here so pardon me. We're doing an addition to our house. While looking at the plan the roof should be seamless or evenly built. But now we noticed that the rafters and facia of the addition are much taller than the old part of the house...
  2. Roofing/Siding
    Hi All, I need a new roof and spoke with two roofing companies. They both require 50% of a rather expensive roof upfront. We´re talking about the equivalent of a mid sized car here... And they wouldnt start before almost half a year out. I am worried to give away so much money for such a long...
  3. 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...
  4. Roofing/Siding
    Bought a house and had a part of our roof redone due to a leak. Originally covered in shingles (the pitch is too low for shingles) so a new roofer suggested we go with rolled roofing. That's what we did. Less than 6 months after installation I saw these bubble streaks (veins?) all over that...
  5. Roofing/Siding
    Hi, all! New homeowner here with almost no experience fixing/building things. I've had numerous roofing crews out lately to provide estimates on a re-shingle. Estimates vary hugely. My wife and I can't afford the more expensive crews, and the more affordable crews can't fit us into their...
  6. Roofing/Siding
    Picked an Owens Corning Contractor and he uses synthetic Tri-Built for underlayment.It appears the synthetic is equivalent to 15#. I'm in a northern climate and have had ice dams. The estimate budget was such that I'm wondering whether there is any benefit to me asking for a "better"...
  7. Roofing/Siding
    Need some help. My contractors disagree and my research does too. PROBLEM: I have a 1940s house in N. Illinois with no eaves and no soffits (see image below of how it is NOW) and ventilation problems. Owned for last 10 months. Soffits aren't possible. I have no intake now, and its causing...
  8. Roofing/Siding
    I never post on these but my family cannot sleep at night due to our issue. Since we bought this house in 2019, we have heard a rattling/vibrating sound coming from what we can only imagine is the roof. It happens only on very windy days but when it does happen, it goes on every 5 minutes...
  9. Roofing/Siding
    Hi All I need to replace my roof(2300 sqft roof area). A contractor gave me a quote of 13500USD for IKO Cambridge shingles and 14500 USD for CertainTeed Landmark shingles. I am unable to decide if the price is quoted right and the which shingles to consider. Please help. location: California...
  10. Roofing/Siding
    Hi All, Trying to figure out how to attach a deck/shed/porch roof to my house to cover my existing deck. The issue is that the second story is cantilevered and I've read that you're not supposed to attach to that cantilever (see picture). My thought is to put a ledger board on both the...
  11. Roofing/Siding
    Hello all, I need to place drip edge around my house to seal gaps allowing rodents to come in. Two areas on the second story are extra tricky. One gutter edge is on top of the roof of the garage (right side when facing front) and the other is on top of the patio roof (front of house). My...
  12. Roofing/Siding
    I have two stories home with the two stage tile roof. Downspout from the top roof comes down near the top ridge to the bottom roof (above patio) and flows down. The bottom gutter is just 1 ft in length. But water is just flowing out from the edge of the tile. I find there is a metal sheet close...
  13. Building & Construction
    I have something which appears to be mold in my attic. I am going to try a mold bomb, which I just heard of for the first time, to get rid of it. However, my question is how do I keep it from coming back? The mold does not appear to be on the gable ends or the insulation.
  14. Roofing/Siding
    Roofing my new shed, my last run of shingles is too short for ridge vent to cover and if I put another run of shingles, the nail line is in the vented opening for the roof. They don't make a wider ridge vent to cover what I have. Not sure how to run another row without loosing integrity of...
  15. Roofing/Siding
    I own a house build in 1863. There are multiple small second story porches with living spaces below. I need to replace the roof material which is doubling as the porch floor on these small porches. There is rolled asphalt there now which is not really suitable for traffic and I have no idea what...
  16. Roofing/Siding
    I work for a company that installs, repairs, and replaces Velux Skylights. I can't tell you how many times I've heard people call them "skyleaks", however the main reason a skylight starts to leak is because it wasn't installed correctly, or because the roof is leaking (not the skylight). Sure...
  17. 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...
  18. Roofing/Siding
    Good Day Had a post from a while ago on some leaking roof issues Still having issues with the roof. Still can't identify the source, just that there's damp prink. At the point where I'm going to have it re-done Any recommendations on honest reasonably priced roofers in the Hamilton/Ontario...
  19. Roofing/Siding
    Hi everyone, I had a contractor replace my siding this spring and now after the first big rain storm of the season I have water damage in my house. I believe it is due to the siding company not installing the siding properly and leaving nail holes, cuts and gaps in my old flashing. It appears...
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