I'm about to close on home that has cedar shake siding. The home inspector recommends that the siding be cleaned and sealed. One contractor recom...
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I have a slate roof on my English cottage style house( built in 1923) and I have two questions.1. Why were the slates covered with asbestos ?2. The...
What's the story with gutter guards? Gutter companies say it is good to put gutter guards (plastic or metal nets, or the solid metal lips that let ...
Is Malarkey as good a shingle as I can get in an architectual asphalt, or should I insist on something else?
Hail has totaled my roof recently and I'm getting ready to have it replaced. I was told that there are hail resistant shingles. The shingles on my...
We installed seamless steel siding on our new house. We have 5/8" drywall and plywood sheathing. The noise from the siding is unbearable! We chose ...
I am installing a galvanized steel roof over existing asphalt shingles which will first be strapped with 1X4's. What is the proper way to install ...
I was watching TLC or Discovery on Sunday, May 11, 2003. I came in late to the program and the were showing a material that looked like plywood wi...
We are having our house exterior painted, which is covered with board and batten siding. One painter told us we should caulk every batten to preve...
We had a hail storm and several people in my area have had to have their roofs replaced. I had two companies come out and since my insurance is co...
My husband and I have purchased a home built in 1937. It's a brick center hall colonial. The porch roof appears to be covered with a silvery metall...
I was about to replace my cedar-shake siding for vinyl but after receiving various estimates, I am definitely not ready for such a big investment. ...
We have just finished a room addition and have encountered many unexpected glitches. The most recent is with our aluminum siding. We began checking...
I will be installing 5-V crimp metal roofing over my existing roof on my mobile home with a 2 in 12 roof pitch. The 5-V directions do not say to us...
I am the second owner of a 6 year old house in MI. A couple of shingles blew off during the storm last night.I have two questions for someone who ...
I am adding a metal roof over our patio. I need any information, diagrams, etc. that will help show me how to connect to the facia. I will be usi...
After a very nice storm 2 nights ago, I come home to find a wet spot above my fireplace right at the crease where the wall and ceiling meet. The w...
I'm trying to find the best type of roof for my house. I live in Vancouver B.C. where the weather is mild in the winter with the occasional snow fa...