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  1. Roofing/Siding
    The end of November a new roof was put on. Long story short I am going to push my contractor to re-due my ridge vent correctly. I have no 1" slot on either side of the ridge board. In limited places there is a "butchered" cut. Reading thru these threads I understand it can be corrected but...
  2. Roofing/Siding
    Hi Everyone, If someone has a moment, I could use some advice. I'm shingling a shed roof. The length of the structure is approximately just under 9' with over-hang and drip edge. I'm on the 7th row and I'm using full shingles but the drip edge and/or overhang might not be completely flush...
  3. Concrete, Stone & Masonry
    Can using roof asphalt shingles on the ground (as a weed barrier) near the foundation of a home cause water to puddle up and sit there for too long? I am concerned about the way water flow will be diverted toward the house. There is a mostly level flower bed where I want to place asphalt...
  4. General DIY Discussions
    You absolutely can use screws in singles. They hold better, they seldom go through the single as nails and staples often do. I used sheet rock screws and home made rubber washers, they have held for years.
  5. Roofing/Siding
    Some people in my congested urban neighborhood of Victorians have a hard exterior siding with multiple, staggered large shingles (Maybe 12" x 8"). There looks to be a metal backing attached to the side of the house. The shingles are hammered into the metal backing with nails. They are not...
  6. Roofing/Siding
    Hi there, I am new to roofing, so assume I know nothing! I found lots of dry rot in my crawl space, caused by water coming in from above. So I am cleaning it all out and trying to find the source of water ingress. I have just put a few more screws in along the drip edge which was lifting due...
  7. Roofing/Siding
    Hi newbie here, I have a 1951 house in Los Angeles, and have a little issue with the front eaves/rafter tails with some water rot. 8 years ago my sister had the city help my mom out and the city added a layer of shingles to her roof, double shingles. I noticed the added weight has caused some...
  8. General DIY Discussions
    I have leak over one of my bedrooms. I stretched out a large tarp to cover the area, and made sure to lap the tarp over the peak of the roof as well. I had the tarp pulled pretty tightly,and put capnails at every grommet point on the tarp. It was pretty taut and flat, and thought I was good to...
  9. Roofing/Siding
    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...
  10. Roofing/Siding
    Looking to replaces a shingle roof on a home and taking multiple bid. The roof is 3,126 sq. ft with eight hips, four ridges, 4 valleys, one chimney, a dozen box vents and a moderate slope, mainly 7/12. Planning to use a laminate shingle that needs three bundles per square. Several bids came in...
  11. Roofing/Siding
    It's time to re-roof, and we're considering both metal shingles and asphalt shingles. We'd prefer metal, but they are more expensive. The first quote was from a company that does nothing but metal roofing. They regularly install metal shingles over the existing asphalt shingles, with a layer of...
  12. Roofing/Siding
    I've attached an image that shows the roof on backside of my house. House/roof is 13 years old. Have never noticed these "rivulets" coming up from the bottom of my roofing, and only when the sunlight is such that the shadows cast allowed me to notice them. Any ideas on what could be causing these?
  13. Roofing/Siding
    We have been getting roof estimates. Found a great contractor in the area with a decent estimate to redo our roof with Atlas Pinnacle Pristine HP Lifetime Shingle/ 4 Square Flat Modified Bitumen Roof. I can't find a lot of information about this Atlas shingle out there probably primarily do to...
  14. Roofing/Siding
    Hello Everyone, I was working in my attic this afternoon and noticed a leak above my garage. It's not leaking a lot, but I definitely need to get this addressed. I'm not planning on doing this myself, but was wondering if someone can tell how a competent roofer would handle this? I want to...
  15. Roofing/Siding
    Hey guys! I was wondering if you think 300$ (contractor quote) is a fair price to replace 20 shingles on our roof (home located in Lubbock, TX, and we just had strong winds with some shingles on the ground). Thanks!
  16. Roofing/Siding
    I bought a house that needed a new roof last April, and had a contractor install it in May (10 months ago). I'm in Wisconsin, and now that the snow is melted my husband and I noticed that a part of the shingles are buckling in an area. My husband got up on the roof and pushed on it, and he...
  17. 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...
  18. 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!
  19. Roofing/Siding
    I had just recently discovered that my roof is leaking after a really heavy rain and wind storm. My wife noticed the paint on the corner of the ceiling is starting to peel. I looked closer and I can see where the paint is beginning to bubble in spots. My ceiling starts flat then shoot up at a...
  20. Roofing/Siding
    Hello, I have a residential home in Atlanta and our home was built in 2005. The only identification is "Myerstown" on the plastic strip at the underside. Who manufactures this shingle? Is this line of shingle still made? I ask because our shingles are coming falling apart. The glue is...
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