COMMUNITY FORUM

Mike Wallace

10:28AM | 04/11/01
Member Since: 04/10/01
5 lifetime posts
Bvroofing
My home's builder complied with building code when he used "interior grade" drywall in the roof of our front porch. It is blistering and peeling badly, but does not appear to be caused by direct water seepage through the roof itself. I need recommendations on how to fix this. Repainting wouldn't appear to eliminate the problem. If I rip out the old drywall - what to replace it with? Vinyl siding? Soffet? Looking for economical, practical solutions.

JGD3

03:27AM | 04/21/01
Either Replace it or install a vinyl soffit ceiling. Maybe check CertainTeeds Website or call a siding contractor for a free estimate. (check Home depot?)

Mark Hammond

06:31PM | 05/10/01
Member Since: 05/09/01
246 lifetime posts
Hi Mike,
You can also try a product called Homosote. It is a paper product and used in porch ceilings a lot. It has a rough texture, comes in 4x8 sheets and takes paint well. Leave at least 3/8ths of an inch between the sheets for expansion and cover the joints with lattice or other trim.
Click_to_reply_button
Inspiration_banner

INSPIRATION GALLERY



Post a reply as Anonymous

Photo must be in JPG, GIF or PNG format and less than 5MB.

Reply_choose_button

captcha
type the code from the image

Anonymous

Post_new_button or Login_button
Register

A sticky keyhole just needs a little lubricant. The problem is that WD-40, spray silicone, and other liquids attract more ... It turns out that many bath and kitchen cleansers contain chemicals that are dangerous to the skin and eyes, and often pro... So often we paint tiny nooks white to make them appear larger, but opting for a dark, dramatic wall color like this one—Be... Chocolate-colored walls and large window frames allow the exposed wood beams to take center stage in this small screened p... If you're not crazy about the idea of commingling plants and pool, this modern variation may be more to your liking. The s... Yes, a freestanding garage can become its own tiny house. Artist Michelle de la Vega has all the comforts of a modern resi... There’s nothing like a new set of cabinet hardware to refresh a room. The possibilities are endless: Go modern, rustic, or... Pursue what's known as the stack effect. To achieve it, open the windows on both the upper and lower floors, and as warm a... Like no other floor type, a checkerboard design works wonders to underscore the retro kitchen theme. Vinyl flooring, ceram... Twine lanterns add pops of crafty—but sophisticated—flair to any outdoor setting. Wrap glue-soaked twine around a balloon ... When securely fastened to a tree or the ceiling of a porch, a pallet and some cushioning make the ideal place to lounge. V... Incorporate nature into your lighting scheme by securing a dead tree in a concrete mold and draping your pendant lamp from... For the cost of a can of exterior paint , you can totally transform your porch. Paint the floor a hue that complements yo... In this urban apartment, a standard-issue patio became a serene and green perch by replacing the typical concrete with gro... If you put the washing machine in the mudroom, you can stop the kids from walking through the house in dirty, grass-staine...
Follow_banner_a
Newsletter_icon Google_plus Facebook Twitter Pinterest Youtube Rss_icon
 
webapp1