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Advice installing a vent on roof

Installed a new bathroom fan today and realized the ducting is way undersized. 9'x15' room and a very tiny fan with 3" ducting. I replaced it with a 110CFM Panasonic fan. So I can't use the ...
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Is fiberglass showing on roof shingles an indicator of immediate repair needed?

We have a storm coming in today so I spent the day yesterday cleaning my gutters which were chocked full of debris. They also a significant amount of roof material in my gutters (my understanding is I ...
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How to install k-style gutter guards

I have 5" k-style gutters and am attempting to install guards on them myself. I picked up samples of 2 different styles at my local big box store; both of these are advertised as fitting 4", ...
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Brick support angle iron too tight to shingles to replace shingles

We have a front garage with bedroom over half of the garage, with brick facing. The brick support angle is right on top of the shingles and does not allow shingle replacement. Can the old shingles be ...
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Osb over shingles

I want to reroof my garage, but I think my old shingles are asbestos shingles. I don’t want to remove them. The decking underneath is in fine shape. So my question is (because the shingles have a flat,...
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After all this handwringing, do i need a new roof really? [closed]

I finally nailed everything down with a contractor, shingle line, and approach and just yesterday I got the feedback that I may not need a new roof...yet. So, I'm asking the hivemind. I started this ...
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Should I clean moss and algae from my 9 year old asphalt shingle roof?

Does cleaning algae and moss off an asphalt shingle roof prolong its life? I have this on parts that are always in shadow. It's an asphalt shingle roof 9 years old rated 40 years. Generally in good ...
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Top course of cedar shingle on a lean-to roof

If the apex of the lean-to roof extends beyond the tall wall 6 to 12 inches, what does the topmost course of cedar shingles look like, up at the highest point on the roof? Is there flashing that ...
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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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Install new Shingles with Copper flashing

I had a roofing company install new roof with new shingles and copper flashing (pictures attached). Can the experts please provide suggestions if the copper flashing looks fine or does something needs ...
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How to properly repair water/bug damaged soffit and roof deck?

I removed some rotted soffit from one side of my garage this afternoon. I also ended up removing the fascia board (what the gutter mounts to) and the 2x4 that was behind the fascia because they were ...
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Should my dormer flashing look like this?

I was up on my roof investigating how bats are getting in, when I observed the following: There are no leaks... yet. Due to presence of yellowjackets, I didn't take a long look, but it appears that ...
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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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Should I replace a single powered roof vent with ridge vent according to my roofer's advice?

I am new to home improvement, and I'd like to ask your advice. I am the owner of a house in Maryland. Within a few weeks, we will install a new roof.  Currently, my roof doesn't have a ridge vent, and ...
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Metal roof over mold, lichens, moss

I want to install a metal roof over my single layer shingle one on my unheated garage. It has mold and MOSS and lichens. Can I put a metal roof over mold and moss and lichens?
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Removing rotten cedar siding shingles

I'm removing some rotten cedar shingles from the side of our house and they are nailed on so tight one over the other that I can't get my Dasco Pro shingle ripper behind the shingle to hook the nails ...
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Why is roof underlayment nailed in?

Roofing underlayment ("felt") is immediately covered with shingles which are nailed in. So what isn't it redundant to nail in the felt as well? If the only purpose is to keep it from sliding off ...
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Does age of asphalt shingles affect their resistance to hail damage?

25 year old house;we have had two roof replacements because of hail damage. The insurance paid for both replacements so apparently they were really damaged. The present roof was put on in 2013. We had ...
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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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Are cap staples eventually visible under asphalt roof shingles?

I am going to replace the roof on my barn using synthetic underlayment and asphalt shingles. I plan to use 1" cap staples on the underlayment as the manufacturer suggests. My question is: Once the ...
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How can I prevent rain from dripping off the roof rake edge?

Recently I have noticed that about 1-2’ from where the roof would drain into the gutter, water is dripping over the edge of the house on the side. What would cause that to happen? Nowhere else around ...
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How to know when an asphalt shingle roof needs to be replaced?

Is there a way to inspect a roof to know whether the asphalt shingles need to be replaced?
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What prevents water from getting underneath these roof shingles?

I see a lot of houses In my area with roof edges where one side of shingles overlaps the other. For example: Is anything special needed to prevent water from getting underneath the overlap?
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Why are hanging icicles on my home yellow?

The icicles hanging on the front of my house are yellow on the tips. I also noticed a yellow line in the snow beneath the icicles. We moved into this home recently and I know they had the roof ...
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Slate roof removal for a shingle roof

I am getting a new shingle roof to replace a slate roof. Would a new shingle roof need a different underlayment that the slate roof does not have?
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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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Are these shingles properly installed?

I just had the shingles on my roof replaced with BP Everest 42 shingles. The old shingles were removed, new flashing, waterproof underlaying, etc was installed. My concern is really in the final ...
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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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Concerns with Buckles in New Build Roof

My friend is having a house built. Slab is poured, it's framed in, has the electrical, ductwork and roof. We went out to look and saw the roof had "buckles" or waves in it. There was another house ...
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How do I protect my new roof while working on siding?

I recently had new shingles installed on my home. Now I find that I need to remove a section of vinyl siding and replace a large window on front dormer. I am concerned about damage being done to the ...
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How do i properly use conduit across roof shingles?

I am grounding an antenna and I have two 10 gauge copper wires from the antenna and coax ground block to the ground rod and I am going to put the wires in some 3/8" flexible conduit. Is there a proper ...
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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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Multiple layers of roofing shingles?

I am replacing some flashing on a roof and therefore need to take up some shingles. Unfortunately, there appears to be four layers of shingles, so I will have remove quite a mass of shingling. Is ...
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How to make GAF Ridge Cap Shingles?

I have Timberline shingles but not the ridge cap ones How do I "make" the ridge cap shingles? https://www.gaf.com/roofing/residential/products/ridge_cap_shingles Since I don't have the 3-tab ...
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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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Best Practices for Metal Roof Directly on Existing Shingled Roof?

I'm preparing to re-roof my home. The current roof is shingled and I have recently repaired a few leaking spots. I've taken a look at a few options and I have a few concerns regarding code and ...
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Why are the shingles blowing off my year-old home?

My house is new construction and approaching its one year warranty anniversary mid April. The house has its back to a cornfield where it gets pretty windy.. i think the highest this year way 65mph.. ...
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asphalt shingles ridge nail placement

Where are the nails suppose to go on the asphalt shingles on the ridge of the roof? Below/On/Above the tar line? What have you personally see people do? So I take my 3 tab asphalt shingle and cut ...
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Any alternative to tar paper for roof damage from hurricane?

As a result of Hurricane Matthew, a roughly 12'x4' area on my roof had the shingles blown off. I found the matching shingles today and bought (2) bundles which should be plenty to cover the area. In ...
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Is it possible to reuse shingles/replace only part of the shingles?

My back porch roof is collapsing. You can see in this photo how the left side is bowed down tremendously: Obviously, I want to fix the roof and make it actually sturdy. I lifted the shingles there in ...
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Can hail-damaged shingles be repaired, or should they be replaced?

We had a nasty hail storm recently and while none of the shingles are pierced or broken there is extensive damage to the top layer but so far we had no indication that the roof is leaking. Based on ...
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Warranty claim on thermal cracking of asphalt shingles?

Two questions really: How bad is this thermal cracking? Is the roof shot / need replacing based on this issue? and... Given that this roof is fairly new - 3 years (located in Arizona), is it worth ...
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Low Sloped Asphalt Shingle Roof Remediation

The operative word here is remediation. This isn't a new install, so I'm looking at how to strategically work with what I've got. The previous owner put a new shingle roof on my garage about 4 years ...
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Why do you double the bottom row of asphalt shingles

I've been taught that when you lay shingles, the first (bottom) row on the eave should have a double row, and that the bottom one is placed upside down. Why?
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Adding an eaves drip edge to an existing roof installation

There is some water dripping behind the gutter, and I am thinking of installing a drip edge. From what I read a drip edge is installed under the ice water shield at the eaves. The ice water shield ...
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Leaking roof valley strategy

UPDATE: New album with additional photos here: http://imgur.com/a/RGfrP My parent's house has a pretty bad leak that has been going for a few years. Because of money and other issues with the house ...
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Ceiling leaks When it Rains, Roof Looks Good

My ceiling drips water sometimes when it rains (especially when it rains hard). It seems inconsistent though, so I think that it may have something to do with the angle at which the rain comes in. The ...
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How effective to use zinc strip to prevent roof moss

I live in Seattle. My 6 years old composite shingles start to grow moss this year. I read one post on YouTube that you can use a long zinc strip placed on top of your roof to prevent moss. I am ...