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  1. Building & Construction
    Our house is built with clearspan metal trusses with purlins fastened on top of the trusses. When it was built, a layer of some of that reflective foam insulation was put over the purlins and then the metal roof went on top of that. Now we are wanting to finish the inside, and I am wondering...
  2. Building & Construction
    I need some help. My exterior entry porch paint peels excessively and has to be repainted every year...or more. There is also some rot. There is no vapor barrier underneath. I think that's the problem. I cannot access the area under the porch however, without destroying it. Can I tile? Is there...
  3. Building & Construction
    I am going to start finishing my basement and want to know the correct order in which to apply materials. I live in PA and I have already dryloked all my basement walls. They don't get damp. I only have had a small water problem in about a two foot section in one corner but have taken care of...
  4. Roofing/Siding
    My wife & I just purchased a small loft home. The building is a cinder block construction, no real attic to speak of just a crawlspace. The roof has a ridge vent. there was no access to the crawlspace, in the process of renovating we cut a hole in the ceiling. What we found was that there is a...
  5. Building & Construction
    We're finishing our attic space and want to insulate it really well. I want to use a radiant barrier like Reflectix but am concerned about using it with faced insulation. If I have kraft-faced insulation and then put the radiant barrier on top of it will there be an issue with moisture? Also...
  6. Building & Construction
    My stone house in SE PA (philly area) has 18 in thick stone walls (2 courses of field/rubble stone). I am re-doing most of the interior rooms which involves removing the plaster walls down to the studs. Of course the house never had any or really needed that badly any insulation; however, i...
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