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What is this metal roof trim that was torn loose by a storm?

Heard a banging, couldn’t put my finger on it while I was up in the attic but I found out where in the house it was. Walked outside and found the culprit. It’s the metal trim, perhaps this is the ...
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1880 Home with Ballon Framing - Roof Soffit Question

I have a 1880 house with balloon framing. On the 3rd top floor, the roof line extends beyond the top plates and there's a air gap at the end...I can right into my rain gutters from the inside and have ...
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Do I need a vapor control membrane inside the roof if I have a breathable underlay outside?

I am a DIY'er working on a cottage in a remote part of the UK. I don't really have access to a professional roofer so I've just been having a go at it myself with some labourers. So we have ...
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How could I insulate a thin hot roof and bring it to current Southern CA code?

So we started an exterior remodel today, and found that our roof construction is way more mickey mouse than I thought it was. Our house has vaulted 2nd floor ceilings through most of the 2nd floor ...
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Neighbours guttering running onto roof

Hi I have just got home to see our neighbour at the back has put guttering running straight onto our outhouse roof. I wondered if this was allowed or should the pipe be going right down to the ...
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Repair roof flashing that is tucked under gutter rather than over it

I noticed water dripping from behind the gutter. When I climbed up to investigate, I found that a piece of flashing was installed incorrectly. The gutter should be tucked under the flashing. But ...
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Use Rivets for old corrugated Metal Roof

I have an old barn with an rusty corrugated roof. The rafters are pretty rotten and the corrugated sheets come apart and I have slow leaks. The roof is nailed and some of the nails have worked their ...
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Installed Hardie board with tin roof

Installed Hardie board, silver side down as ceiling with tin applied as roof. Can this type of application withstand being the roof/ceiling in an outdoor kitchen with no side walls?
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How to fix capillary action on anti-condensation coating on box profile steel roofing sheets?

We have some carports here that were installed by a previous owner a few years ago. They have side walls, but are open front and back, and have a steel box profile roof. Big green sheets like this: ...
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Why did my torch-down roof patch fail?

I am looking to diagnose reasons why my first attempt at torch-down patching of my almost-flat roof (1/12) failed. I used this inexpensive torch fueled by a small, camping propane tank, for ...
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Strange Roof Framing - Are these ridge supports temporary?

Attached photo is of a mid century split level roof with gabel ends at 5:12 pitch, there are (5) irregularly spaced 2x4 post supporting the ridge beam which sit on a 16 feet long (2)2x18 wood beam. ...
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Cause of my roof leaking? (Victorian house with photos)

I was putting some stuff in the loft of my Victorian house (UK) and found the roof was dripping wet on the inside and it is wet pretty much everywhere, not just in one area. I have looked at the roof ...
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Could shingles that are not flat be caused by stapling the sheathing rather than nailing?

We recently asked someone to add a covered porch to a new construction. He reported back that the existing roof (which was built by a different contractor about 6 months ago) has some issues. He said ...
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What amount of shingle overhang on a rake side is acceptable?

A contractor is telling me that his roofer always installs shingles with "this amount" of overhang, yet I am hard pressed to find similar installs in my neighborhood. The box of shingles ...
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Is there a significant Difference between roofing and weeding torches?

I have a modified bitumen roof and I would like to go independent making patches for things like vents and other fixes. So far I have hired people to come and torch down material like this but I don't ...
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Is it okay to face nail the drip edge to the fascia?

A sunroom contractor is adding a screened in deck to my house. The drip edge was not delivered before the roofer installed the roof and he said that the drip edge could be installed later by lifting ...
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Can gutters be installed on top of shingles?

I saw the strangest thing in northern New York State in an area that gets a lot of snow. Gutters were installed on top of the roof, maybe over the 4th or 5th row of shingles up from the bottom. This ...
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Pest proofing turbine vent

I installed this turbine vent but noticed that small animals like rats, small birds or even small squirrels can get through the rotor gills when it is not spinning. I was thinking of putting a metal ...
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How to connect a horizontal metal carport roof to a shingle roof?

This junction, see photo, is currently leaking inside... a lot. I guess the question is how to connect a horizontal metal carport roof to a shingle roof. I am thinking some sort of flashing will be ...
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Copper or Aluminum flashing

Which is a better option between Aluminum flashing v/s Copper flashing ? Just spoke to a roofing company, they said copper flashing may spoil/change color of shingles (due to rain) and aluminum ...
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How can I locate and repair a leak on a flat roof?

I recently experienced a roof leak on a heavy raining day in the east coast. Picture 1: This is the interior ceiling. I tore open the ceiling sheetrock and could see that water was dripping from the ...
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Leaking from roof between a one-story sun room and main structure

After a big wind and rain, today I found that it is leaking from the roof at the seam between this one-story sun room and the two-story main structure. This is the first time it leaked at this ...
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Open eaves vs soffits

My house has a 12" overhang with open eave vents. I am planning to put in a ridge vent, and have read it mentioned that soffits work better with ridge vents. I can't see how it would make a ...
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What is the name of a roof section between converging valleys?

I have a similar situation as the member in this thread: How to flash a roof valley on parallel roofs However, I'd like to know if this roofing solution has a name. I'm thinking since it diverts ...
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Should I have my contractor redo the underlayment?

I’m having my roof redone and on the roof where my roofer is going to install standing seam metal roof he put down Winterguard HT fastened with staples (because it was cold so it didn’t stick well). ...
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sistering a 2x6 to current 2x4 rafter

I purchased a home with a car port attached to the detached garage. The current carport rafters are 2x4 spanning 12' (24" o.c.) with CORRUGATED FIBERGLASS panels for roofing material. The ...
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Is this degree of lifting/rippling normal for a newly installed roof?

Had a roof replacement done recently including new underlayment, architectural shingles, and flashing. I'm noticing a number of red flags such as visible/exposed keyways between shingles. However, one ...
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Soffit vent distance from facia

I am installing soffit and vents from the outside on my house which is framed and dried-in (new construction). It is a large Victorian style, white farmhouse look. 2 story, already sheeted (roof and ...
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Redecking while Re-roofing

My house is in CA (USA, we don't have many stroms / heavy winds) and i am undergoing a re-roofing project. House is about ~65 year old the current "plank decking" looks in decent condition. ...
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Can I install a ridge vent on simple truss shed roof (no ridge beam)?

I am building an 8x12 shed and leaning toward a ridge vent/soffit vents for my ventilation. The gable vents won't really work with the aesthetic on the sides. I'm building simple trusses using 2x4s ...
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Ventilating a flat roof

My ensuite bathroom has a major humidity problem. I took the fan out (it's one of those combo heat lamp + light + fan units) expecting the fan to be broken, but found another problem - it's just ...
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New Roof Looks Like It Has Damage Already

So I had a new rood put on and I had all these marks on the new rood where to me it looks like granules are missing and a shingle they used was torn and glued down. I just want to make sure im not ...
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What is the purpose of these roof joists/braces in old house can they be removed

I am working with builder to replace the ceiling in the loft of my 200 year old house. The old ceiling has been taken down and we are going to put joists between rafters for the new ceiling, attaching ...
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Replace plywood sheathing under metal roof

I have a metal roof with exposed fasteners, and I have some mold in the attic on my plywood roof sheathing. The source of the moisture that caused the mold is already fixed. My mold inspector says ...
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Roof mount a schedule 40 PVC pipe, looking for angled/adjustable roof flange

I bought a telescoping flag pole kit from Harbor Freight and am using it for a small anemometer. The kit comes with a piece of schedule 40 PVC pipe that the pole slides into. I'd like to mount this ...
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Finding nails and staples all over yard after roof replacement

I just had the roof of my house replaced. The roofers had tarps spread around the house and swept the yard after the work with what looked like a magnet after they finished but I'm finding a lot of ...
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How to drill through soffit corner?

I need to run some network cabling for a camera but I’m very close to a corner and I don’t want to do more damage than good. It’s very tight so I can’t get there in the attic, but if I could drill up ...
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Onduline / corrugated bitumen roofing: better to use nails or screws for fitting?

I'm about to lay Onduline on a 25° roof and am undecided as to which fasteners to use. Most guides seem to use the nails, and many don't even mention the availability of screws. In my mind screws will ...
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How to remove Onduline roofing nails?

Our Onduline roof is overdue for replacement and leaking, but what's the easiest way to remove the old roof? Some of it has screws but most of it uses the capped Onduline nails. They seem to be very ...
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2 angle braces on attic of a gable roof

My house in Northern California has a gable roof. In the attic, there are two 2x4 angle braces (one at each gable end) that connect from the ceiling joist (gable-end) to the ridge board (mid-span). ...
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Flat roofing to shingles on a barn roof

I have an old home with a bathroom added on using a gambrel / barn style roof. I need to fix a leak in the top nearly flat section, and I am considering roll / edpm style roofing. Is there anything ...
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What can I do about roofing and framing nail 'shiners' under eaves?

I had new roof decking installed the installers missed the rafters under the eaves, in many places. So I have these like 3" nails sticking down visibly under the eaves. In the attached photo ...
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Can I use corrugated metal roofing panels as soffits and paint them?

I have several sheets of Corrugated Steel Roofing (see picture) from a replaced roof, and I would like to re-use them as a soffit under a porch, and paint them white or black. How should I prep the ...
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Spots on underside/interior of old wood shingles?

https://i.imgur.com/OKqmVr4.jpg Garage has an uncovered interior ceiling which is just old cedar shakes ( there is asphalt shingles over it - about 15 years old). I’ve been noticing a heavy tar/...
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How to clean off old elastomeric

We have a flat roof that sprung a leak last year, I'm just getting around to repairing it. What I found is that the existing elastomeric coating was not put in correctly - it is bubbling (meaning the ...
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Ridge Beam Crack?

My wife and I are roofing our home, we are retired and living on a budget. I came across a rather deep and long crack on what I believe is the ridge beam and I am wondering if it's something I should ...
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How much heat can roofing underlayment take?

I need to trim some nails sticking out the bottom of the roof deck. These are good-sized ring-shank nails that roofers couldn't hit the rafters with when they were putting down new plywood over old ...
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Help for roof ideas for very large cat enclosure [closed]

I am building a very large enclosure for our cats. Approximate will be 20’ x 30’ 30’ x 30’ (pie shaped lot so one of the four sides is shorter.) One side will use the house (stucco) as a wall. Two ...
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Can I use a wood top plate on top of a steel track to build a roof-bearing steel frame?

I am building a room within my garage using double studs, double track, steel framing. The outer dimensions for this room are 23' l x 16' 6" w x 10' h, and will share no common walls or ceiling ...
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Drywall is off, can this wall come out?

I know the most sure way to figure this out is to have an engineer look at this but am hoping to get some insight here from someone knowledgeable in this area. We live in a condo and have a truss roof ...

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