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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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Should I add eaves and rakes to my roof [closed]

Typical home built in the 1960, gutters are attached directly to the roof. Top half is aluminum siding and bottom is brick. Been dealing with some water issues and think my fix is to rip all the ...
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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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Roof Replacement Done Wrong? [closed]

I just had a new roof put on. It looks worse than the old. I have three areas of concern. It was put on in cold weather so that may explain the shingles, but the bigger bumps and dips are concerning. ...
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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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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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Is Tri-Ply an acceptable underlayment for shingles?

My handyman wants to use GAF brand TriPly underneath the new shingles he's installing for the roof repair project. It's a small area and we had half a roll left over from the shed roofing project. Is ...
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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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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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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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How far should shingles hang over the drip edge of the roof?

Is it normal for asphalt shingles to hang past the drip edge a couple of inches on the rakes of the roof?
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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 important is roof felt in terms of keeping the house dry?

There are multiple rips in the roofing felt of my home to the point the roofing felt doesn't really exist towards the end of the roof area in large places. The roofing felt is in poor condition but ...
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How do I flash a roof valley into a nearby gutter?

The following roof valley bypasses the gutter and spills too much water over the adjacent roof overhang. I figure a bent piece of aluminum flashing installed appropriately could divert the valley ...
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How is installing roof sheathing horizontally stronger than vertically?

Prompted by a comment in this answer: What is better for a roof, plywood or OSB? Why is it stronger to install roof sheathing horizontally? Yes, it ties in more rafters, but in what manner is that ...
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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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What is this architectural shingle condition called? Is it reparable?

I have architectural shingles. I noticed on a few of them that the some of the lower portions of the top layer of the shingle are loose, as shown. What is this condition called? If I search for ...
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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 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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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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Do I need to caulk where my roof meets the siding?

I'm not sure if the seam needs to be caulked where the roof meets my wood siding. There are some areas where it looks like it was once caulked but the majority of it does not look caulked. Should the ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Water collecting on timber outbuilding ceiling (inside), possibly structure related, causing water damage (is the structure the cause?)

I have a problem with a timber outbuilding built this last summer. I'm wondering if the problem is related to the fact that I asked the contractor to omit the insulation and internal OSB skin (to save ...
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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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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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What coating to put on a flat roof so that it can be walked upon?

The house we've bought has an two-storey outbuilding. The access to the second storey is some steps up the outside and then a 5 x 1 meter walkway along the back, with a door half way along it. That ...
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Small 1940s colonial with no soffits, no eaves, two gables and needs ventilation

I have a 1940s colonial with no eaves, no soffits, and soffits can't be added. I do have two gable vents (original) and a power fan that was added (but is broken). I have early stage mold. The diagram ...
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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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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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