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  1. Roofing/Siding
    Hello all, Can anyone please answer which roof vent I need for this pretty flat EPDM rubber roof application if either of these is the correct one? I live in South East PA and we do get some snow in the winter at times. Can anyone help with telling me how to go about installing one of these...
  2. Roofing/Siding
    I have not lived in a cold climate before. I am looking to buy a home on a steep hill. Using a roof rake on one side of the roof will be easy. On the other side, because of the steep hill, it looks like there will be no way to do it. The hill is too steep and the roof is too high. My...
  3. Roofing/Siding
    I'm having the roof reshingled, so now is the time to fix the bathroom exhaust going into the attic. Option A is a 15 foot run to the side wall. Option B is through the roof. We can have 2 feet of snow stick around for weeks on the roof here, so I'm wondering if a 4" pvc pipe through the roof...
  4. Roofing/Siding
    My Cape has a full length dormer in the back and I cannot climb up on it. I would like to get up there in the winter and shovel off the snow. I am thinking of installing a roof hatch door on my attic ceiling For example...
  5. General DIY Discussions
    A large 28" exhaust fan on the roof that is mushroom shaped allows snow accumulation during storms to blow in. Does anyone have a simple solution? One year I covered it with a leaf bag and duct tape. Not the best solution. I googled a magnetic cover which would be cool but only covers for small...
  6. Roofing/Siding
    Hi, I purchased a home that has a large low-pitch complex hip roof in central Minnesota. The shingles and vents are probably less than 5 years old. In winter, snow accumulates on my roof and can be 2 ft in some places. The last roofer used LPV or "turtle" style vents. There about 12 of them...
  7. Carpentry
    Hello, We bought a house last winter with a trex deck built on the back. The deck was constructed so that the slats fit together tightly and form a waterproof slab. The problem is we live in Colorado where we get a ton of snow! So the snow starts to melt, forms puddles, then freezes in a sheet...
  8. Landscaping & Lawn Care
    Hello, I'm new to the forums and homeownership. I have a house adjacent to a paved alleyway. Currently, I have a chain link fence and some evergreens that act as a privacy screen. My issue is that debris accummulates on the alley side of my property line and causes all sorts of weeds to...
  9. Drywall & Plaster
    I noticed a thin crack in the drywall valence in my living room about a month ago, and now it's gotten much worse, to the point where the valence sags and the top of the front door rubs against it. I looked up under the valence and it appears it's been patched before, which would indicate to me...
  10. Roofing/Siding
    Our house is in an area that gets heavy snow; great lakes snowbelt, so think 200"+ in a bad year. Despite a steep roof pitch on our cape-cod style home, we've had intermittent leaks on the south-facing upstairs dormer for a long time. It finally got so bad last year (and we were sick of...
  11. General DIY Discussions
    So I recently inherited a JD 828(?) snowblower from my mother in law, worked great the first few days this snow season, then today as i was clearing some moderate to large snow drifts (light snow only), the auger stopped turning. I cleared the front out and made sure there was nothing freezing...
  12. Roofing/Siding
    We live in a three-year-old home in Fargo, ND. We have four bathroom exhaust fans that vent through our roof. Each of them, to some degree, "chatter" and clatter when the wind blows. Even more of a problem is that snow blows in during periods of heavy snow/wind, eventually blocking the duct...
  13. Roofing/Siding
    We live in a 3-year-old home in Fargo, ND. Last year we received a significant amount of snow with wind though not as much as experienced in other regions of the country. The net result was we got some snow in our attic through three turbine roof vents - enough to result in some water damage to...
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