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Severity of the water damage

You keep going until you don't find any more damage or significant moisture. Once you do that, you dry things out thoroughly with fans, heat, and dehumidification as appropriate for your weather. Then,...
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How do I fix fractured rafter at the ridge of my roof?

I would install a tie plate to one side and sister the other side. I am going to make this answer that short because your rafter distances seem quite short and literally you could do nothing and ...
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Stucco in need of repair?

You should have the stucco cut back, install a flashing like you have on the timber above to overlap the shingles and the refinish the stucco.
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How do I fix fractured rafter at the ridge of my roof?

While the symptoms of your situation appear different, your issue is the same as in Do I need to address a gap between rafter and ridge board? You would want to reinforce the rafter end so it's ...
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How much should felt paper overlap an eave drip edge?

I place the drip edge on top of the roofing felt along the gable and rake, and under the roofing felt along the eave. Along the rake, I cut the felt along the drip edge overhand. Shingles overhang ...
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Ladders or scaffolding to reach this soffit

For jobs like these, I usually use a lightweight ladder placed on top of the lower roof. But more important than the method of getting up there, is the method of preventing a fall. Whatever you do, ...
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What are these metal things from the roof that the roofers left behind?

They are roof vent boots. They go over the vents that go through your roof and then are sealed under your shingles or roof tiles. These are made of lead and the tops are bent down into the actual top ...
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what is the environmentally safe way to remove & prevent moss from growing on the roof?

All the discussion about zinc being harmful to aquatic life leaves out the question of how much zinc we're talking about. I find it hard to believe that having a zinc strip embedded on your roof ...
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Finding nails and staples all over yard after roof replacement

No that's not ok if you're finding that many. I clean up construction sites. With the sensitivity set accordingly I used a metal detector to do the final 2 sweeps. 3 sweeps with magnet and 2 with ...
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Finding nails and staples all over yard after roof replacement

Its normal to find some nails.There are roughly 18,000 nails in play on a 20sq house so finding a handful is completely acceptable.
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Unidentified smell from vents in brand new construction condo unit

We have no real idea of the materials that were used in the construction,so pinning this down can be difficult. Silicone can smell like vinegar, and some paint can smell like onions, but that is ...
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