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Is there a way to repair small damaged spots on shingles?

Our roof has a few small spots where some of the top layer of shingle is worn off and white is showing through. I find myself wondering if there is a product that can / should be used to simply patch ...
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What to do with nail holes from removed zinc strips?

I've got zinc strips on my tar shingle roof. They are all curled up, tearing loose at the ends, and lifting up the shingles so I need to remove them. What do I do with the holes from the nails that ...
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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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What to do with these darn OSBs

So we just started replacing an old roof as the forecast seemed promising. All of a sudden, it changed to full on rain every day... We have managed to remove half of the old roof (2 out of 4 sides) ...
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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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What is going on with just installed shingles?

I need all the help I can get. Textbook single female homeowner being scammed by roofers. New roof installed 3months ago. Why are the shingles looking like this already like this is incorrect right!? ...
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What is the best way to mount an EV Charger on shake (shingle) siding?

Our recently purchased house was built in 1996 and has 3x3‘ sheets of shingles all around the outside. Next to our garage door we'd want to have an EV charger installed but the particular model that ...
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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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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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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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Transition from shingles on mansard to roof - Please help

I recently had the shingles replaced on the mansard around my house, as well as the gutters replaced. The contractors used a ton of caulking to seal the transition. It doesn't look good, and you can ...
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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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What can I use to replace old asbestos-based siding with a similar look? [closed]

I went to Menards and Lowes. I can't find a way to buy some of these for the outside of the house. These are asbestos, but I thought they might make updated ones.
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How to attach vent flashing

I have installed b-vent flashing on my roof which is at at 9/12 slope. I sank nails along the left, right, and top edges that are under the shingles. However, I'm debating if I want to attach the ...
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How do I waterproof and shingle over this chimney opening?

I want to remove a chimney and close up the hole. The chimney is brick, about 17 inch by 17 inch and located right next to the ridge board. The roof is 9/12 slope, tar shingles in good shape. ...
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Does this roof vent flashing need replacement?

We had a water heater and vent put in 15 years ago. It looked odd from the start with some sort of metal mesh and sealer, which I assume is a patch job. Is that the normal way to do patch? We had them ...
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Clean Staining and Moss off Asphalt Shingle Roof

A house I purchased had huge trees over half the house and parts of the roof hardly saw sunshine for a long time. I since cut the trees down so the roof now gets some sun (Indirect since its on the ...
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Tar and nails failing on roof boot. How to fix?

The nails fastening my roof boot to the shingles are rusting, and the tar around the nails looks like it’s failing as well. What would be the proper steps to fix this?
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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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How can I prevent water between metal roof ledger board and shingle roof drip edge?

We added a shed roof on our barn for our camper, but the contractor didn't measure correctly to account for flashing. Before you say "sue him" I'd like to see if there's another fix. Due to ...
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how to replace gutters without disturbing roof shingles

I want to replace a 35-foot straight length of box-style metal gutter that is up against a wood fascia. My idea is to use power sheet metal shears (nibbler) and slice off the old gutter on the back ...
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How to fix or remove skylight on metal roof that was installed over shingles?

The previous owners installed a metal roof over existing shingles less then 10 years ago so we were told the roof should last at least 20 more years. A heavy rain revealed a leak from our skylight. ...
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Shingles Setup for California Addition - Valley between New and Existing

Building an addition and adding a perpendicular roofline to an existing roof with a California framing. The new gable roof will be perpendicular to the existing gable roof. I would like to keep as ...
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Can I use asphalt shingles as a base for a concrete slab?

I am making a porch with 5 inch concrete slab on top. I also have at least 800 sqft of asphalt shingles removed. Can i use these shingles and stone and dirt to fill 180 cubic ft and then pour concrete ...
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Normal variation or poor quality / craftsmanship on shingled roof

I hired a company with decent Google reviews to put a new roof on my house. When the job was done I climbed up and looked at it. Some things didn't look perfect, but I don't know what's considered ...
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Should this shingle have another shingle covering it?

New ridge vent was just installed and I noticed 2 shingles across my ridge that have these tiny square patches on them. I'm not entirely sure what they are, I'm guessing it is covering a nail or screw....
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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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Is it proper to have shingles at the bottom of the valley where the fascia is be 3 inches above the roof deck?

The shingles at the bottom of the valley are not laying on the roof deck, they are bridging across leaving a large gap between the shingles and roof. Is this normal?
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Roof Leak without any Visible Shingle Damage or Issue

We recently discovered a leak manifesting itself with stains in our ceiling. It likely happened a few days ago when we had about 2-3" of rain overnight. We have never had a leak before, and the ...
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Techniques for repairing asbestos siding with GAF Weatherside fiber cement?

My older (1930s) home is covered with asbestos siding over tar paper sheathing. Some of the siding is cracked/missing and some of the tar paper beneath it is torn. At present I can't re-side the ...
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How to fix room if i can see light coming through from attic

We had strong winds in Boston and I just happened to go in the attic and I saw that there's direct light coming through 2 spots right in the middle of the roof. Looks like the wind blew off the ...
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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.sstatic.net/JJyIY.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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