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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
    Dear gentlemen (and ladies), i noticed some water dripping from my roof. it occurs at the same time every day, in the late morning after a cold night. this is significant because during heavy rains there is no leak whatsoever. but it drips on warm mornings after cold nights. after i pulled...
  3. Roofing/Siding
    Hi there! My wife and I are building a 10'x16' storage shed. We've put up all of the siding, roof rafters, and we are on to the roof sheathing now. Our floors are square, our walls are square, and everything up to this point has gone rather smoothly, but when we started to install the roof...
  4. Roofing/Siding
    Replacing old plywood siding that was installed directly on studs. No sheathing. Live in Midwest. Can I add Tyvec house wrap and attach it directly to studs then attach new 4x8 panels over the wrap? I want to avoid adding more thickness - so that means no sheathing behind house wrap. Or, just...
  5. Roofing/Siding
    Well...it's time to reside... I live in San Diego and am about to tackle residing my house. The house currently has wood siding nailed directly to the studs. No sheathing, no insulation and no barriers all the way to the plaster. I am planning on doing the following: Replace existing siding...
  6. Insulation
    This is a low-budget rehab on a small, inexpensive, mid-century 'modern' house; near-flat roof with soffits, in the Pacific Northwest. The house will be torn down whenever it sells (probably within 10 years). For now, because it has zero wall insulation, I'd like to add some insulation in...
  7. 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...
  8. Roofing/Siding
    I live in NYC and have a flat roof which we use as a roof deck. I was tired of the ugly silver coating and decided to buy some green tennis court paint which not only looks much nicer but has a textured grip. I did a couple of coats over the reflective coating in a 16x16 area and I went up a day...
  9. Carpentry
    I'm starting work on my 1920-1940 house. It currently has 1x8 shiplap sheathing on the interior and pattern 117 pine siding on the exterior. I'd love to get rid of the sheathing and replace it with let-in bracing (to make drywalling and trim work easier, trim currently sits only 1/16-1/8" out...
  10. Building & Construction
    I'm about to start framing the 2x4 walls on my single story home addition. The house and new addition sits on a crawl space. In the original house (built in 1965), the wall sheathing (1/2" plywood) begins at the bottom of the bottom plate. This wall is then flush with the subfloor sheathing and...
  11. Carpentry
    I'm a beginner attempting to construct a 10x10 shed on a concrete foundation in my back yard. I've been debating about what exact height to make my shed. I don't have any real requirements due to storage, so I wanted to pick a height that may reduce the need for work or materials. 8 foot...
  12. Roofing/Siding
    My Tennessee home was started in May 2012 and the roof was put on in late June. We moved into the house March 2013. The shingles or sheathing on the homes roof is lifting /deflecting causing ripples in the roof. This was noticed for the first time a couple of months after the singles were...
  13. Building & Construction
    I'm in the middle of building a 10'x16' shed and have some questions about framing the walls and roof. I have built the floor and sheathed with 3/4" plywood. I'm confident about constructing the actual walls but had questions about sheathing it. If I sheath the walls before putting up do I...
  14. Building & Construction
    I have a lot of questions about a variety of subjects for this project. My plan is to replace all the masonite siding on my house, with help from my brothers, with 8" (7" reveal to avoid facenailing) hardiplank lap siding and harditrim. Its a tall task, literally, with the house going up 3...
  15. Roofing/Siding
    Hello All, I have a 30 x 40 stick garage that was built last summer. Attached is a photo taken last summer while under construction: http://www.emptynestestatesales.com/Images/garage4.jpg My husband and I hired my brother, who is a union carpenter in SF, to come up to the Upper Peninsula of...
  16. Building & Construction
    My contractor has used roofing nails to put sheathing up on one of my walls , is this ok? Will it cause any issues I should be aware if?
  17. Building & Construction
    I have a detached garage that was built in the 50's, and it's all T-111 siding nailed straight to studs, with no paper or sheathing underneath. I'm currently remodeling the whole thing, and the siding is next up. I've talked to 3 different contractors and am getting some different input, so I...
  18. Building & Construction
    Hi everyone, I've built a pirateship playhouse and opted to use decking as the siding (to look more shiplike) and did not use any plywood sheathing underneath. It seems rigid enough at first, but now that the wood has dried out, the framing has a lot a lateral movement. I'm hoping for ideas...
  19. Building & Construction
    What type of nails we should use for sheathing of a storage shed. 1. When we put plywood or osb(we are not sure what we will use?) on roof rafter..what nails we should use ...should we use 8d vinyl coated or cement coated sinkers or just 8d bright common ? 2. What size and type of nails we...
  20. Roofing/Siding
    I'm in the pacific NW so it's really wet here but I don't know what to expect in terms of how wet the sheathing should be but I did discover mold along exterior walls in bedrooms when moving some boxes. I washed the walls with bleach, moved the boxes away from the exterior walls & opened...
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