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  1. Roofing/Siding
    I'm about to begin attaching tar paper to my sidewall in preparation for cedar shingling. What writes well on tar paper? I've tried all sorts of writing instruments including a Sharpie and nothing works. All all nearly invisible. I need to mark level lines on the paper to adjust my courses...
  2. Roofing/Siding
    Greetings! I have a flat roof on a sun-room that was damaged by the high winds over the weekend. (San Fernando Valley, Porter Ranch) It was roofed with Bitumen and it is pretty much intact. One section has blown up onto my main roof. It is not damaged and can be rolled back in place. It is...
  3. Drywall & Plaster
    I have water damage inside my home - the drywalls are bubbling in many areas. A contractor who patched some cracks on the exterior of my home noticed that there was NO tar paper under the stucco he repaired - I am now worried that the WHOLE house may have been stucco'd without tar paper water...
  4. Roofing/Siding
    Hi, I have a leaking roof and asked for estimates the only difference that I have seen between two companies I like. The first uses GAF/ELK and 30pd felt. The second uses Certianteed and tar paper. The reason that the 1st company gave for the use of felt was that over plank supports it would...
  5. Building & Construction
    Why tar paper a basement cement wall?:huh: I recently saw Mike Holmes Tar Paper a bare cement wall, but I can't remember why he did it? Was it as a vapor barrier or because of some kind of problem with wood contacting it? I recently tore down a dry walled basement wall and found 2x2's on the...
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