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  1. Roofing/Siding
    Hello Friends, I'm about to tackle the project of replacing my wood shake roof with asphalt shingles. My roof is about 3k sq ft, 5/12 pitch. It isn't very complex: L-shaped ranch with two valleys and 4-5 vent pipes + chimney. The house was built in the early 60s and has venting at the ends...
  2. Carpentry
    My wall composition will be: 2x6 studs, 1/2" plywood, 1" IKO Enerfoil (R7), perhaps a breathing mesh? and Cedar Shakes/Shingles. I'm wondering what you folks recommend for a fastener (length/type)? I was thinking 2" staples with a 7/16" crown... Thanks!
  3. Roofing/Siding
    I have a garage about 10 years old, I am ready to insulate the rafters and finish the inside. I have seen where rain has come in and snow has blown in some times. I am worried about mold and rot after I finish. Should I hang plastic over the insulation? How do I control future damage.
  4. Roofing/Siding
    My first post here. I am Owner/building a 51' geodesic dome home in upstate SC. Have purchased the Reinke Alum shakes and am planning on using synthetic felt for underlayment. However, I came across a great deal on some roofing material and need to know if I can substitute this product for the...
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