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How to find what color my roofing is?

I'm looking to replace my roof and the company gave me a few color options. I can't tell right now what color my roof is or what color mostly matches. Is there a definite way to figure this out myself?...
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What do you think this roof construction is?

What roof construction is used to get the curved hips?
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what is the proper way to re-roof a home with exposed wood decking all around it ,so that nails will not protrudethrough the decking?

What is the proper way to re-roof a home with exposed wood decking all around it, so that nails will not protrude through the decking?
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Flat roof on garden office

We have recently had a garden building built in our garden by a bespoke company. However the roof has no gradient at all so we have standing water when it rains. Is this ok?
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20 year old “Spongy” Roof - It was solid 5 years ago - Do I need new plywood?

My Question(s) - : Is spongy plywood on a 20 year old roof OK or does it need to be replaced? This plywood was solid 5 years ago. More background (edited based on comments): I was walking on my ...
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Roof Vent Installed Incorrectly

We have a torch down roof with no crawl space and a contractor installed a vent in roof that now vents air from inside house out the roof. MY living room has two 8 inch holes venting out. what is best ...
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Ridgecap shingles

I live in Northern California. My roof is 8 years old and was intalled by a licensed contractor and has never leaked. However, a roof inspector says my roof is not up to current building standards ...
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How to fix roof shingles that has paint splattered on them?

Our painter got paint on our roof shingles when he was spraying our chimney. The paint is splattered across a 3’ x 3’ area. It is visible from street level. What is the easiest way to fix this? (...
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My rubber roof has developed a leak. Can it be fixed?

Anyone out there who could give me some advice please? I've got a rubber roof and it has developed a leak. It is small, yet fairly centralised. Can it be repaired, or have I got to replace the whole ...
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When is it necessary to paint a wooden fascia (barge) board?

Context: a Florida roof and gutter is to be replaced, however the fascia wood was rotten and replaced. The plan is to be covered by aluminum fascia and has a drip edge. When does it make sense to ...
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Stainless steel nails for roof?

Stainless steel nails for roofing is ~$1K premium. Assume that the commercial roof (self-storage building, with sloping roof) is on a Florida island, but not on the beach. What questions do I need ...
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Roof gable transition

The house I currently stay in has sunlight shining through from below at this point. I would like to know the flashing detail that a professional roofer might employ.
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How to measure 1/4" per 1' slope for rainwater drainage for a flat roof

During the last big rain here in AZ, I noticed a significant amount of ponding in the newly renovated areas of our roof. I first noticed the sitting water while it was still raining and about 2 days ...
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How to prevent water coming off non-gutter edge of roof?

On the side of our house that is perpendicular to the main roof ridge the roof (the ladders?) extends further by the ridge than it does down by the eaves. As a result, rain that hits close to the end ...
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What is this type of roof covering called

So, I built the framing for this structure some years ago not knowing exactly what it's called. Can anyone elaborate?
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What is the term for a gambrel roof with an extra angle on each side?

What is the this roof style? Can it even be done with timber! Its not Mansard or Gambrel. Though similar to Gambrel notice the extra pitch. Any pictures, design, sketches of where this has been ...
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Can new sheathing be laid over my original roof decking?

I have a 1960 ranch home and will be having my roof replaced in the near future. I currently have old space decking and the roofing company said that they need to put sheathing down. Is this ...
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i have a leak low sloping porch roof near incline over house

I have a leak. I think it’s leaking where the low sloping porch roof meets the small incline to my back windows. The nails popped out and i got a leak. I fixed it temporarily with some wet patch. It ...
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Design Mansard Roof

I'm trying to design a Mansard Roof in the UK. Some timber data is given here that local building control allows: http://www.home-extension.co.uk/roof-rafters-span-tables.html As you can see for a ...
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Issues with roofing in cold weather?

I've got a crew of workers at my house putting on a new roof, in 25 degree weather. The contractor said it wouldn't be a problem, although part of me wonders if he just didn't want his crew sitting ...
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Fixing the slope of a flat roof

I consider myself pretty handy, but when it comes to roofing I have very little experience. I have re-shingled a couple of roof's but that's it. My home is a 1915 victorian home built with a roof ...
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Is it necessary to use ceiling joists (ties) with conventional rafters?

I am going to be putting up an outbuilding with rafters. Is it necessary to use a ceiling joist with conventional rafters? This picture shows that I need one (https://www.carpentry-pro-framer.com/...
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Is it ok for vent pipe flashing/boots to have exposed nails?

I bought one of these Ultimate Pipe Flashings vent boot flashing units which come with these nail slots to secure the unit. Part of their instructions is to only fasten with nails within the slots ...
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Roofing nails protruding in attic dripping with condensation

After a re-roofing job there are hundreds of nail points sticking out in the attic. I use some of the attic space for storage so when standing up in there I get poked in the head, but also in freezing ...
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Roofing shingle replacement: Hand nailing vs nail-gun [closed]

I live in the North East. Architectural asphalt shingles (whatever those are) need replacement or might last 4 more years depending on who I talk to. One roofer tells me hand nailing is what he does....
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How should I seal exposed nails on the roof of an addition?

We recently added a gable portico / overhang at our front door as part of a renovation. We used the same architectural shingles as the rest of the roof to make it seamless. However when the guys did ...
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Building Rafters for OutBuilding

I am going to be constructing an outbuilding for livestock. It will be 32 ft. x 32 ft. I plan to use rafters instead of trusses. Is it OK to use 2x6's with 48 in. OC for the rafters at a 3/12 pitch? I ...
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What kind of roof flashing is this and is it up to code?

This is in NJ. Roof was recently done and I've never seen this anywhere else. Looks like aluminum screwed in on both sides and the front. It's a very steep pitch. Either 10/12 or 12/12. Any idea what ...
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How do I flash two joining peaks of different heights?

I'm trying to figure out how to flash this part of a shed I'm building that has a peak meeting flush with a larger roof section next to it. But I can't figure out what this sort of roof section is ...
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How should I prepare roof underlayment to accept natural flagstone?

outdoor brick oven, the enclosure is 16 ga steel studs, covered with 1/2" outdoor rated cement board. The roof is sloped at about 4:12 pitch toward 1 corner of the enclosure. Stone contractors that ...
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Baaaad roof! Best option to fix

My mother's roof has been leaking for over 3 years now. Ceilings falling in in some rooms and leaks in most. She paid someone to put the roof on and he brought the all metal, put on 10 feet of roof ...
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Underlayment for a roof valley? should I put underlayment?

Should I put underlayment on the entire valley and then put the ice/water shield over it? Should I put the ice/water shield directly onto the wood of the osb valley then staple the underlayment ...
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New roofing job has split the tongue and groove boards that shingles are nailed to — should I be worried?

Our 1956 ranch style has tongue and groove boards on the roof that the new shingles are nailed to. We did not notice ANY splitting on these boards with the old roof. Now they are absolutely riddled ...
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How to redirect water pooling behind skylights

I have a pair of skylights in my roof that leak every time it rains. I've tried silicone and a roofing sealant along the edges.. still leaks. During the last storm heavy rain I went up to check it out ...
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What is the gap called between exterior wall and roofing?

I am trying to search but not even sure what this anatomy called, and what I am referring to is this horizontal gap where the exterior wall meets the roof. I saw that some houses have thin horizontal ...
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How can I conceal the underside of roof sheathing with protruding roofing nails?

I just had a new roof done and as you can see, they used long nails which protruded through the plywood and splintered the wood. I cannot afford to have someone scrape and paint the whole underside of ...
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Can I repair my own roof in MA [closed]

Can I as a homeowner in Mass pull a permit to repair my roof myself or do I need a contractor, I have a friend who does handy work but is not licensed can I still use him for the job.
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Is there any benefit to using vented aluminum soffit over solid wood soffit?

I'm wanting to cover over my home's old solid wood fascia and soffit probably with aluminum fascia and vinyl soffit. There's an option to have either vented or unvented soffit. Since my current ...
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How to calculate length of roof sides when distance across is known? a2 +b2 = c2?

I am building an A-frame PVC greenhouse. I plan to make the pitch 45 degrees for each side. I have a 10 foot gap across from each side of the wall. How do I calculator the exact length of each half ...
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Cooker hood venting close to eaves

I have had a new single story extension built to first fixtures; this includes a new kitchen area. Building Control (UK), will not sign off the extension until an extractor hood is fitted with ...
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Are tin roofs “permanent”?

My house has a tin roof over a porch. The house is about one hundred years old, and the tin porch roof is original, as far as I know. My question is whether the tin roof (which is currently in good ...
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Should new plywood be installed over old separating plywood?

I just had my roof replaced and the contractor said that the old plywood under the two sets of shingles were separating and rotted in some places. He also let me know that he installed the new plywood ...
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Nails coming through the visible underside of roof sheathing [closed]

I have a rental unit that has a large single slope roof. There is exposed roof decking all around the outside of the house. It is an older place and has been shingled and re-shingled previously. This ...
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tools and material to seal and shape concrete rooftop lip?

How can I seal the concrete lip in this building's rooftop? This lip is about 5" wide, and I need to seal it. At the same time, it needs to be even with the rest (ie.it needs to look "square" ). ...
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Did I install this roof vent correctly?

I’m installing a roof vent to exhaust a new kitchen cooktop. I put a 6” hole in my roof and fit this painted metal vent between the asphalt shingles. I have sealed around the roof penetration l, under ...
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Adding corrugated plastic panels adjacent to existing roof

I have a 30 x 15 stick built shed with composition shingles over 1/2" sheathing. I would like to take 12 lineal feet off the end, remove the roofing and sheathing and install corrugated plastic to ...
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Span of roof rafters, how to fix improper structure

I'm building a carport that is 30x24 ft including a 20x24 gable and 10x24 lean to. It currently has 2x4 roof rafters spaced 24" with collar ties about a foot below the gable peak, so 5-6 ft long ties. ...
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How to determine source of this roof leak?

As Irma pounds our house I was in the attic and noticed we have a roof leak but I can't figure exactly where it is coming from. The obvious place is where that exhaust vent is penetrating, but it is ...
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roofing shingles and underlayment [closed]

Can we revisit GAF Timberline vs OC Duration Trudefinition shingles? I've seen that in years past, both companies have had problems with their products. Is this still true? Is one now better than ...
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Roofing insulation nightmare

We bought a house built in 1972. It has cathedral ceilings and tongue and groove throughout. The house is u shaped and the tongue and groove is not only the ceilings but the north and south walls, ...