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Metal window screen and black spray paint. I have squirrels that eat my resin lawn furniture. I swear they are as bright as Stephen Hawking and more destructive than chain saws.


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If you're putting zinc strips on your roof, BE SURE to use roofing nails!! Zinc strips worked extremely well on my prior roof so that when I got a new roof, even tho "shingles with moss repellent" were used, they didn't work as well as just the previous strips had. So I had my son put up zinc strips again but he used regular long nails (which I wasn't ...


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Certainly seems like it should be some improvement over the traditional method - how much is not clear, since the bags will presumably pack down and lose most of the insulating air spaces under soil pressure, but even "more or less solid" LDPE would be a slight thermal improvement over soil, if you have access to a lot of cement bags. A rigid foam ...


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Concrete cannot be the top layer of any roof. Most likely you have just a concrete slab and not roof system (with layers of insulation).What you should do is to cover concrete with metal sheet for example. What is extremely important is that this metal sheet isn't horizontal; it must be under slope. Now if you want to get it done properly you should put some ...


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I don't like it when someone attacks a question, asked for education. Hopefully you will not take this as a thoughtless attack. I can provide you with the answer that comes is the result of college statics and dynamics classes. What I can not do is provide you with an answer that carries the weight that would be provided by the stamp of a public engineer ...


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In 2010 we built a 300 sqft sunroom addition to the back of our home in eastern Long Island NY. It is all glass and aircraft grade aluminum including the roof. The glass is skyscraper grade glass sandwiching argon gas. The glass is diffuse impregnated with titanium for self cleaning and 9 other substances for UV and heat control. Most of the roof is visibly ...


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There are a lot of factors that involve venting in attics. The size of your attic, the amount of sun your roof gets, climate, the amount of directional wind, and so on. To best serve your situations (in most cases) would be to install some sort of soffit venting and the ridge vent. Depending one where in relation to the attic floor the gable vents where ...


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With a 1950's house, this would be a good time (since you are re-roofing anyway) to consider adding a "double roof" to address both insulation and ventilation. From the existing roof deck, that would be 4-6" of rigid foam, 2x4's to make a ventilation channel above the foam, and plywood for a new roof deck, followed by the new roof.


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If you have access to the underside of the roof, removing the pipe and reconstructing the roofing is not difficult. Such a repaired roof is much less likely to leak than with the pipe sticking through over the years. By the number of steps, this might seem daunting, but each is very simple and an intuitive step in a lasting, trouble-free repair. The ...


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Don't repeat the mistakes of the past - go with EDPM (one big rubber sheet that covers the whole area) or acrylic (a thick, paint-like coating, reinforcing fabric, more coating), not shingles. The other workable but somewhat out there option would be standing seam or soldered seam metal. Acrylic can be done in colors. EDPM is generally white or black, ...


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The minimum is typically 2/12 pitch for asphalt shingles, although for low pitch roofs (4/12 or less) there may be a different installation specification depending on the manufacturer. Just make sure you follow the recommended install procedure to maintain warranty coverage (and pick a manufacturer that will be around long enough to honor it). In any case, ...


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My guess is that vinyl siding is either horizontal, or slightly sloped towards the house wall. Water under these conditions can move even if surface is horizontal. Solution would be to put a drip batten at the edge of the roof. It can be metal sheet or anything similar. This will stop the water from getting near the wall. Whenever water is freezing on your ...


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Even if you are absolutely sure there is no water leaking into the attic you still have a problem. I am guessing that the water is getting pushed up and under the drip edge. It is migrating under the soffit trim and dripping out where it meets the siding. Potentially the water may get behind the siding if it builds up far enough. There are a variety of ...


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If snow has piled up on the overhang and frozen, then an ice dam could have formed. Based on the picture it looks like the dripping is outside the house and only a small leak. It is possible the leak has always been there but you only now noticed it due to the icicle. I would suggest removing any snow or ice on the overhang. If there is no accumulation ...



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