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05-14-19, 08:58 AM
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Posted By SturdyNail

Thanks.

Thank you @ray2047, @Marq1, @XSleeper, and @2john02458.

All great suggestions, and, potentially, differing thicknesses.

Much appreciated.
05-13-19, 10:13 PM
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Views: 172
Posted By SturdyNail

Need thin (1/16") flat, rot-proof, shim/spacer material.

Hello,

I'm trimming out my exterior windows with PVC and need to build out the trim about 1/16" to bring it flush with the face of the frame.
I haven't been able to find thin PVC or composite...
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Views: 170
Posted By SturdyNail

If you have the room to create the slope to...

If you have the room to create the slope to direct water away from the foundation, that's great.
In my case, I don't have room to create a better slope away from the house. My septic tank is buried...
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Views: 375
Posted By SturdyNail

The ice&water does not want to come off, because...

The ice&water does not want to come off, because it's super stuck to the sheathing.
The shingles don't want to come off, because they're super stuck to the ice&water.
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Views: 375
Posted By SturdyNail

Thanks @Pilot Dane, @AllanJ, and @XSleeper for...

Thanks @Pilot Dane, @AllanJ, and @XSleeper for your ideas.

I'm now thinking about why I expect the tear-off to be so time consuming. I've replaced shingles on other areas of the roof and it was a...
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Views: 375
Posted By SturdyNail

As I was heading out to work this morning, I...

As I was heading out to work this morning, I looked up at the underside of the ridge of my garage--thinking about the work ahead to install the ridge vent. I hadn't noticed or thought about it...
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Views: 375
Posted By SturdyNail

Thanks @beelzebob & @XSleeper You're right, I...

Thanks @beelzebob & @XSleeper
You're right, I wouldn't try to do the valley piecemeal, just the large flat (albeit sloped) surface.
@XSleeper, it's interesting that you'd recommend working in...
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Views: 375
Posted By SturdyNail

Thanks @Pilot Dane. I like your suggestion...

Thanks @Pilot Dane. I like your suggestion regarding randomizing the bundles of shingles.
I do have ventilation from the soffits. I only have one gable end that I could install a vent into, since...
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Views: 375
Posted By SturdyNail

Ridge vent uninsulated garage & Re-roofing in "strips"

Hello,

So, my roof patching and subsequent need to fix the leak that I introduced is tilting me toward re-roofing the entire garage.
When (if) I take on the re-roof, I'm thinking of adding a...
Replies: 4
Views: 182
Posted By SturdyNail

Thanks @Pilot Dane and @XSleeper Pilot Dane,...

Thanks @Pilot Dane and @XSleeper

Pilot Dane, I like your idea about checking other regions. I did try to contact Certainteed (the manufacturer of the existing shingles) directly, but received no...
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Views: 182
Posted By SturdyNail

Re-shingle valley Q's; underlayment & matching old standard size shingles

Hello,

Last month, I received some helpful answers to my question about fixing my roof leak (for reference, this was the thread...
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Views: 271
Posted By SturdyNail

Are you buying a new roof or did you already buy...

Are you buying a new roof or did you already buy a new roof?
The roof in the picture looks new to me :-)
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Views: 302
Posted By SturdyNail

Good question @beelzebob I have been re-siding...

Good question @beelzebob
I have been re-siding my house (for far too long now). I've been tearing off the old cedar shingles, removing the crappy Homasote sheathing and replacing it with 1/2"...
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Views: 302
Posted By SturdyNail

Thanks @beezlebob I think you're right about...

Thanks @beezlebob
I think you're right about needing to go up higher with the ice&water shield.
The reasons I didn't were because there wasn't any there to begin with--just felt. The original...
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Views: 302
Posted By SturdyNail

@beezlebob, referring to the picture with the...

@beezlebob, referring to the picture with the pink rubber band, I removed shingles up to and including the course just above the pink rubber band.
Correct, I just removed shingles butting against...
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Views: 302
Posted By SturdyNail

Thanks @XSleeper & @beezlebob, I found this...

Thanks @XSleeper & @beezlebob,

I found this picture from one of my previous threads...
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Views: 302
Posted By SturdyNail

Find & Fix roof leak; little help please.

Hello,

Recently, I removed shingles on my garage roof so I could apply ice&water shield where the roof-line abuts the sidewall of the house. I applied the ice&water shield so there is around 10...
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Views: 487
Posted By SturdyNail

PVC is a good choice. Thanks!

PVC is a good choice. Thanks!
Replies: 9
Views: 487
Posted By SturdyNail

Thanks for your replies @Marq1, @Tratts, and...

Thanks for your replies @Marq1, @Tratts, and @marsr,

Tom Silva suggests around 1/2" gap between drip edge and fascia (re: https://www.thisoldhouse.com/how-to/how-to-install-roof-shingles ).
Mine...
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Views: 487
Posted By SturdyNail

How far should drip edge hang over gutter?

Hello,

I'm wondering if the drip-edge at the eaves hangs too far out over the gutter. As you can see in the attached picture, I am able to fit a piece of 1x stock (actual 3/4") between the back...
09-27-18, 07:10 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 363
Posted By SturdyNail

Thanks @Marq1. I can't help it. I sweat the...

Thanks @Marq1. I can't help it. I sweat the small stuff :-)

Thanks @Bruce H. That's a good suggestion. I imagine that the Hardie people will remind me that, if I leave the HardiWrap exposed for...
09-26-18, 01:23 PM
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Views: 363
Posted By SturdyNail

Thanks @stickshift. As I understand it, the WRB...

Thanks @stickshift.
As I understand it, the WRB degrades from UV exposure. So, even though it might look OK, its effectiveness would be diminished over time.
09-26-18, 12:28 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 363
Posted By SturdyNail

How to protect exposed house wrap (WRB).

Hello,

I've had the house wrap on 1 1/2 sides of my house for about a month now. It's looking like I won't be able to get the siding up until next spring. How do I protect the house wrap...
Replies: 12
Views: 405
Posted By SturdyNail

@whatdahey, welcome to the forum and to the...

@whatdahey, welcome to the forum and to the wonderful world of home ownership.

Please keep in mind that I'm "just a guy". I'm not a pro, but I've needed to repair roof-line to sidewall problems in...
08-16-18, 07:23 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 723
Posted By SturdyNail

Another option I'd suggest is to hire an...

Another option I'd suggest is to hire an exterminator.
I have allergic reaction to bee stings, so I try to keep my distance.
Recently, while working on the exterior of my house, I encountered a...
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