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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 ...
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new roof + new skylight windows

The roofers are installing a new roof on my house today. Since one of the skylight windows cracked, should I get them to replace the window at the same time, or should I get one installed by a ...
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Should this roof be fixed now (shingles)?

My wife and I just bought a house, and it looks like the previous owners did a partial repair job on the roof. Shingles on the front of the house look OK, but the back not so much. I see some granules ...
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Where new roof shingles meet old, how to fix poor seal?

So about 6 years ago we had all the shingles in our house replaced. Last year we added on a room to the house, and luckily they were able to find and use the same shingles on the addition. However, I ...
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Conflict with roofer [closed]

I hired a local roofer to redo my roof. One of the items in the contract is to "INSTALL 7/16” OSB SHEATHING OVER EXISTING ROOF BOARDS." The roof boards are rough sawn 3/4 inch thick pine, with a 1/2 - ...
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What (animal?) made a 0.75" diameter hole through my asphalt shingles?

Something made a tidy 3/4" diameter hole through my 8-year old 3-tab composite roof shingles. (~45 deg pitch, if it matters) I suspect it was a woodpecker (they used to go at the side of the house, ...
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How can I build a shed in two halves and join them without the roof leaking?

I am building a shed and I need to build it in two halves so I can take it off the foundation if I need to. The problem is that due to the dimensions, I have to split it in such a way the split line ...
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What are the advantages and disadvantages of elastomeric coatings versus shingles?

I'm ready to reroof my house and want to consider an elastomeric coating rather than replacing the existing shingles. I'd use a local contractor either way
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What should I do about shingles that are stuck to the sheathing?

I'm so pleased to find this diy.stackexchange. I'm in the middle of replacing a small roof above an entry-way. It is an area of about 100 square feet (9.3 square meters). The top layer of shingles ...
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What's the true longevity of exposed fastener metal roofs?

I want to replace my roof. Exposed-fastener metal roofs are popular and common where I live, but nobody nearby has owned one long enough to really comment on the longevity. I worry that over time, the ...
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Why should I repair/replace roof just because it's old?

My roof is old. Shingles are worn down, some are torn, and there are some nails coming through some shingles. I'm being told by some contractors there for other reasons that my roof needs immediate ...
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Is it normal for there to be tar showing from under some shingles on a roof? [closed]

I just had a new roof put on and my wife and I noticed that there are some sections of shingle that show tar like if too much tar was used. Can this be fixed?
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What advantages do ridge cap shingles have over modified 3-tab shingles?

I'm preparing to re shingle my roof. I'm not sure if I should use ridge cap shingles, or simply cut up 3-tab shingles for the ridge cap. Do ridge cap shingles have any advantages over modified ...
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How do I finish a ridge cap?

I've installed the ridge cap, using modified 3 tab shingles. I've installed the ridge cap all the way to the other end of the ridge, but I'm not quite sure what to do now. The next shingle will be ...
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Can I make the contractor redo a roofing job because he didn't replace delaminated plywood?

My wife and I recently moved into our first home. It's a raised ranch in CT that was built in 1967. I've been doing a lot of "refreshing" myself inside; however, I hired a roofing contractor to ...
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Should we replace shingles that are curling and losing the asphalt coating before winter hits?

I don't know how long ago this roof was shingled, but we've noticed that the asphalt shingles, in two patches, have begun to curl and lose their grit. Even after a late summer of fierce rain, at ...
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How can I achieve a randomized cedar shake shingle placement?

Other than the obvious (just eyeballing as you go, shingle by shingle), what is a good way to achieve a random-looking shingle placement on a cedar shake roof? (This particular project happens to be a ...
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Are these sloppy cuts and gaps normal around roof vents?

Got a new roof last fall in southeastern Idaho. I didn't notice until this week that the shingles are cut sloppily around most of the vents (see pictures). Should I coat the bad seams with a can of ...
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What are the pros and cons of Owens Corning shingles vs. GAF shingles?

I am looking to get a new roof for my house. I have taken quotes from about 4 contractors and 3 of them are suggesting I should use GAF shingles. 1 suggests that Owens Corning is a better shingle and ...
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Should shingles have bubbles in a new roof?

I just had a roof repaired (shingles replaced) because of hail damage. As far as I can tell, everything looks good. Except for one section, there's what I would only describe as a large bubble. Are ...
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Replacing damaged shingles

In a recent storm a few shingles were damaged and need to be replaced, so I figured this might be a good question for the site. What's the proper procedure for replacing single asphalt shingles?
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Should I replace my roof or just fix it?

Has anyone done their roof by themselves? I have a long term plan of building upwards (a second floor on top of my 1939 Cape Cod). Problem is I may not be able to do this right now but my old roof ...
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Small amounts of moss on asphalt shingles?

What's the best way to remove moss from asphalt shingles?
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Roof Showing Some Dipping

I recently walked my roof. There are some low spots, like little depressions. What causes this and should I be concerned? It seems that the plywood underneath is good but it seems like the ...