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How do I vent shingle roof with no attic with valley thats gets ice dams?

I am getting my shingle roof redone in the next month or so. I have a house in Toronto (zone 5) and we get a decent amount of snow. My roof can get ice dams that kick water into the house. The house ...
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Does metal roofing need to extend past the drip edge? [closed]

Does metal roofing need to extend past the drip edge on a 4/12 roof?
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Can I use a simple rain diverter to direct water into the gutter?

Water has ruined the skirt board and siding because it runs off the roof and right down the wall since the gutter doesn't go all the way to the end of the house. Besides replacing the entire gutter I ...
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How do you balance and transport a container of concrete on a ridged roof?

I need to point the ridge of my roof which is at around a 30-40 degree angle. I've done some quick patches before but trying to juggle a small amount of concrete in a bucket with a rope attached while ...
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What is the order of operations for cleaning up the attic, insulating, adding and attic fan and re-roofing?

I want to do this in the most cost effective way and to minimize re-work. Some geo context… we live in Southern California where it doesn’t rain much generally, but the recent rains have shown the ...
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Asphalt Shingle Maintenance. Advice on on some quick repair. Exposed Nails

How are things looking on this roof? I first noticed the exposed nail heads that have worn off caulking. My plan is to re-caulk it myself (geocell 2300) while cutting some circular tabs of asphalt ...
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How to prevent damp on a wall with no soffit(roof overhang)

One wall of my 1890's victorian house has no soffit (roof overhang). This wall also suffers from damp coming through the solid brick walls and I don't get that on any other exterior wall. The bricks ...
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What is the best silicone sealer for a mobile home roof and best installation techniques?

Need some help here. We need to seal our single wide mobile home roof. I've read that silicone is best. From there I've seen multiple instalation recommendations from just clean the roof make sure its ...
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Do These Spots On My Roof Need Repair?

We had a new roof put on a few months ago. The other week, we had a day with very strong winds. I went up on the roof today to check that everything was ok. Saw a few spots. Don't know if these are ...
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New Soffit Vent Design Still Bad Idea?

I recently discovered that my 1-story ranch (hip roof) has both full baths venting to attic. Upon this discovery I’ve been trying to determine best approach for venting to outside. I’d prefer to not ...
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Cracked 2x12 Ridge Board

A medium sized white pine fell on our house and punctured our roof in a few places, and also left a crack in what I believe is our ridge board (not beam). The board is a single 2x12, and from the ...
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Installing CT-4 vent for dryer - found 2 strange small holes - what are they and should they be blocked/covered?

I recently had a CT-4 vent installed to exhaust my dryer through my attic(it was the only way). I turned on the dryer to test the connection and I felt some air blowing out. I found the culprit was 2 ...
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Solar panels on a screw down metal roof?

I have a "screw down panel metal roof" where the fasteners are exposed. I've been told that the screws need to be retightened every few years because the screws will come loose over time due ...
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Vent cap came off, there's no fastener holding it

I did bathroom remodels recently. Then there was a strong wind a few days ago, and one of the vent caps came off of the roof. Today I went up on the roof to find out there's no hooks on vent to hold ...
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How to address frost/condensation on underside of roof decking in attic

located in the midwest with cold winters... Decade old asphalt shingles on ~23 year old house. Recently noticed two minor water spots on the drywalled ceiling and when going into the attic noticed ...
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How do I repair a leak in my roof? [closed]

I'm dealing with a water leak issue after the recent ice storm. Noticed dripping around my sliding door jam and the crease where the ceiling meets the wall. I've cut a 4” square hole to drain water, ...
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How to properly top a parapet wall with coping stones?

I have a flat-roofed extension with a parapet wall (built by previous home owner). The parapet is topped with once weathered concrete coping. The extension is about 15 years old and - I think - the ...
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Should a canted bay window roof have soffit?

We have a two story house are repairing some leaks above the canted bay window in our living room on the first floor. We got the leak stopped, pulled out the ceiling and affected insulation. After ...
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Problems On Rolled Roofing Section Of New Roof?

We just had a new roof put on our house a week ago. The front of the house is all architectural asphalt shingles, and the rear addition is rolled roofing. The house withstood the first rain just fine ...
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New Roof Installed Last Week - Are A Few “Lumps” Normal?

Our roof was installed last week. Seeing a few “lumps” for lack of a better term. Close to front gutter. Is this normal? It’s December here in Southern California, and some rain is going to hit ...
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Can I use 2x6 rafters for my garage roof?

I plan to build a 24ft x 30ft garage (28ft x 34ft with 2ft overhangs). I was planning on using 2x8 rafters, but I'm wondering if I can get away with using 2x6 rafters instead. The rafters are 24 ...
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How to finish shingles on lean-to roof (top edge, free-standing)?

I’m nearing completion on an 8' x 6' wooden shed. I’ve shingled the roof based on information I’ve found online, but haven’t been able to find a good guide on how to run the top course. I have roofing ...
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Tips for insulation above unvented bay window roof

I have a portion of my kitchen under its own roof similar to a bay window. This piece of roofing is unventilated. There is paper-faced fiberglass batt insulation in the cavity with a vertical vapor ...
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Remove Rafter Ties Pergola

I bought a house that appears to have a pergola converted into a sunroom. It's supported by exposed 6x6s with 2x12 beams on which a roof was added at some point (likely later). The whole thing was ...
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Suggestions of what to do during Roof Replacement [closed]

I'm a fairly new homeowner of an older house who's learning to be handy and last month we had a leak in our roof. We knew coming into the home that we were going to have to replace the roof, so this ...
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noticing some water leakage from my townhouse neighbors downspout, how to diagnose the leak and blame my neighbor

I noticed some water leak marks on my wall under my roof corner and went up and found this. My townhouse neighbors downspout leaned over onto my property line connected to his drain hole with a big ...
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How do I handle the existing screws when replacing flashing on a metal roof?

Just had our on-demand water heater replaced. A few days later, I noticed rain leaking around the vent pipe in the attic. The vent pipe has flashing installed on the metal roof, similar to the pic ...
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Flatroof DYI vent in a maximum

My flat roof has just been redone by professionals. Before, I had a lot of mold in my attic (more of a crawl space), so we added a second maximum (now I have 2 of https://ventilation-maximum.com/en/...
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Rake Boards & Rake Cladding

What is the proper term roofers use for rake board cladding, as opposed to fascia board or fascia wrap? What should rake board cladding be called on a roofer's estimate or roofer's contract if it is ...
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Do I need soffit vents if I have an attic fan?

We are in the process of replacing our roof. Our roofs aren’t long enough for Soffit vents and we have loose insulation in the attic. Our roofer is installing a ridge vent at the top but no intake ...
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Fascia Wrap and Boards

I've been told I need to have fascia wrap removed to inspect and replace any damaged fascia boards. Then new fascia wrap would be installed. Is that difficult or impossible to do without having to ...
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How can I determine proper step flashing size and thickness?

I plan to use GAF Timberline HDZ shingles (fiberglass asphalt) when my house is reroofed. What would be the best dimensions for the step flashing? Would a 5"x5"x8" size for step ...
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Roof flashing material and thickness

For residential roofs, what is the most common metal to use for step flashing and apron flashing, and what would you recommend? Is there a particular thickness I should request for step and apron ...
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Vinyl Siding Holes

What would the reason be for holes or snips in multiple places on vinyl siding but all in the same relative location just at different parts of the roof, with all at the ends of a bottom panel of ...
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Scuffs on Newly Installed Roof

I just had my roof replaced. The roofer installed Owens Corning TruDefinition DURATION COOL PLUS asphalt shingles. When I was inspecting the roof I noticed some scuffs and chips. Asked the roofer ...
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No Birdsmouth on Rafters - is there a way to remedy this?

I just got a new house and I'm fixing up the garage. I've noticed there aren't any birdsmouth cuts on the rafters and instead, they used wedges. They tried to remedy it with some ties, but I don't ...
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Best way to join two timber rafters at the apex?

I'm adding a roof to a derelict (but strong) old shed. The image below shows the simple plan. 152x38mm rafters, upon which there will be 76x50mm purlins at 1,000mm spacing. IBR roof sheets will be ...
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Is it possible to pull up and replace a section of plastic ridge vent? [closed]

I need to remove a chimney, patch the hole, and shingle over the patch. The chimney is adjacent to the ridge. The ridge is vented and uses plastic vents similar to this: Some of the shingles that ...
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What are these foil covered copper shingles called? What can I learn about them?

I'm looking for anything on this style of shingle I need to help replace a few of these, and so far have not found anything in terms of vendor, date, supply, or even a name. Other than "copper ...
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Roof replacement - second opinion needed

I recently had my roof inspected and following are some of the pictures. According to the inspector, the roof has a lifetime of 6 months and has to be immediately replaced. They also mentioned that ...
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Roof Structural Issues

We are in the process of buying a house and our inspection report came back with some separation in the trusses of the roof on one side of the home. I don't anything about roofs. Can someone provide ...
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How to attach vent flashing

I have installed b-vent flashing on my roof which is at at 9/12 slope. I sank nails along the left, right, and top edges that are under the shingles. However, I'm debating if I want to attach the ...
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The effects of overinsulating my finished ceiling?

I am planning to cover my finished drywall ceiling with Rockwool 80 insulation for acoustic treatment. Insulation will be covered with wood panels for a nice finish. The ceiling is vaulted and there ...
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What is the exterior temperature of the wood in a barrel sauna?

I have a cedar AH barrel sauna with a Harvia 6kw heater that has not been connected yet. I am looking to add a "rain jacket" / waterproof tarp but am concerned about flammability of tarps. ...
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Will larger gutter solve overshooting problem?

Due to the structure of the roof, the water from several planes goes into one spot of the gutter, which causes severe overshooting problem even with clean gutter, as one can tell from the water marks ...
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What is the black stuff they put on NYC chimneys?

Mine has begun to crack so I want to give it another once over coat and also silver coat it - is the stuff they use Karnak 19 Flashing Cement or something else?
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Barn Roof Overhang Repair / Attaching Purlins

I have a ~3000sq/ft barn which has overhangs on either side. They are a bit "off the cuff" in their design and I'm working on repairing them. The "purlins" (I think that is what ...
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How to properly plug nail holes in roof shingling?

During last winter's rain storms, we had an issue with significant moisture in our attic (dripping water). Therefore, a roofing company nailed an emergency tarp to the roof to cover the affected area. ...
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Will 1cm deep pinholes from critter guard cause a leak in modified bitumen flat roll roofing?

When they installed the critter guard under my solar panels, they didn't trim back the sharp edges and in some areas up to 1cm of wire has penetrated my roof where this critter guard is pushed into my ...
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Flashing repair question

Does anyone have any suggestions on correcting this roof flashing? Leaking occurs during storms and when water is directed under the flashing that extends on the shed roof. The existing house roof ...
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