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Those nails are used only for holding down the roofing underlayment. They excel at doing so whether it be old school tar paper, or the newer more durable, hi tech roof underlayments.
Instead of simply putting those bags there empty, you should fill them with an insulating material, like rice husks, lava rock, or any other lightweight, air-trapping material you can find. For that matter, you don't even really need to put them in bags.
That 2x4 is probably your problem, if snow and ice build up in the gutter (aka eaves trough) high enough then water will flow into the spot where you can see debris there now. The best thing you could do, without moving the eaves trough and cutting the roof back, is probably to flash with metal. First, I would cut a piece of wood at an angle to sit on top ...
Get the curling ones fixed. As you're getting quotes for that, ask for a quote for an entire re-roof and decide for yourself. (If it was me and I had the money, I'd re-roof entirely to save the bother of having segments out-of-sync, but I understand the way new home ownership goes.)
You may want to take a look at your roof vents (stacks). There's a plastic boot around the vent that cracks over time. Rain water can leak through & travel down the pipe to the slab. If this seems likely, there's something called a Perma-boot (Home Depot, Lowes, etc.) that you can install yourself. It fits over the existing roof vent boot. Good luck!
NAIL holes - not an issue. Larger holes should be patched, unsound plywood should be replaced with sound plywood, etc.
Correct; no need to waste time filling them in. The underlayment and roofing materials themselves act as the waterproofing. The nails for the shingles are going to penetrate the roof deck anyway.
Yes, rain water is perfectly safe for drinking purpose and qualifies all WHO tests till the time it hits your rooftop where it interacts with the dirt stored there. However, still this water can be used if the first flush of water is diverted from the roof tops. It is estimated that during a storm first 10 minutes of roof top water from a CGI sheet will ...
One of the first things you might want to do is look into the building codes in your area to make sure that the work performed meets code. In Montgomery County, Ohio planked sheathing is considered spaced sheathing. Therefore as roofing contractors, due to code, we have to install 3/8 or 7/16 OSB over-top of the existing planks to meet building code. Many ...
If there's enough space over the windows your are better off with option #1. If money, looks or the if you don't have enough space over your windows on the ledge, go with (I am assuming from the picture) 3x vmax-at 1(square) or vmax-at 2 (triangle) on each side of the house... Add 1 maximum 301 vent per 1000sf at the top of the roof and you shall have no ...
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