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  1. 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"...
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    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...
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    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...
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    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...
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    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...
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    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...
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    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...
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    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.
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    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...
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    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...
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    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...
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    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...
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    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...
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    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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    We bought a 1984 3 bed ranch as an investment. We need to redo the roof. It's leaking in 3 spots, has one bad truss, and 2 layers of shingles. We need to replace the roof of course and are wondering a couple things. We see 4 bad pieces of sheathing already, viewable from inside the attic...
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    I'd like to install a new window to increase ventilation & install a new window a/c in this room as the long window in the picture doesnt open. The only way I'd get an ideal window placement is if I cut through the popout roof. I have 2 options for locations but both require cutting the roof...
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    As I type Hurricane Irma is blowing over our home. Our new roof was finished under an insurance claim two days before Irma arrived. The winds are about 70mph when gusting - so all in all not that bad (I mean, we still have power). The rooding work was finished on Friday afternoon by a...
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    Hello everyone, I'm thinking about replacing my old roof (it really does need a replacement). I'm choosing between asphalt and cedar shingles. I know that asphalt is cheaper and many of my neighbors have chosen it. But I’ve also heard that cedar is more durable. So I was wondering, is cedar...
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    I'm trying to prepare a scope of work document for my re-roofing project in San Joaquin valley so all bidders are quoting for the same. I am aware that some decking and facia board have dry rot and will need replacement. This is what I have come up with through internet search. I'm seeking...
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    I live in the mountains of New Hampshire and we get a lot of snow. I have a setup on my roof where there are three sides that come together in the lee of the prevailing wind that gets piled with snow (maybe as much as four feet even with only a 12-inch snowfall.) I've got a roofing guy who is...
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