Ice dams are caused by lack of insulation, poor attic ventilation and heat leaks into the attic. The simplest way to prevent ice dams is to incr...
You can use standard soffit material but you may need to place intermediate nailing strips at the mid way point of the soffit so they do not sag wh...
Aluminum fascia is much more durable than vinyl fascia. Personally, I'd remove and replace the old aluminum with new aluminum.
I think you are mistaken. Building codes still normally require 2 egress doors from every dwelling unit and you cannot over up and close this do...
Whether you use trusses or simply cut rafters has more to do with the overall spans than anything else. Trusses can be built to free span longer...
Your realtor is correct. Using hewn logs as support posts was a common practice at one time.
Your first contractor's assessemnt and treatment method sounds correct. Without digging and replacing the expansive soil from the outside andy i...
You cannot add properly fasetn plywood over foam so that is out of the question. You cannot use foam and tyvek, so that idea, too should be forg...
The chase will be framed and insulated in a typical fashion with R-factors set by your local codes. The studs must be drywalled on the inside of...
Or rent a portable stage: http://www.alltimefavorites.com/local/party-rentals/rentals-staging.htm
Its sea lion mating season and as eveyrone knows, they swim upstream to fresh water habitats in order to mate and lay their eggs. Sometimes they...
You need a double or triple walled stainless steel chimney for wood burning, not masonry. Creosote from wood burning creates acids which will br...
You need to provide lots more information before anyone can answer. Is this fireplace an metal insert that goes in a chase? Is it enclosed by...
This glass would not be reusable in a house for several reasons. One, it might not meet modern energy requirements and therefore not be permitte...
The technique is called 'weeping joints' or 'weeping mortar': http://www.bobvila.com/GlossaryTerms/List/Word-W-Page-016.html
Warren, Unless you have professional level skills, you are in way over your head for this project. The profile of you house and intersecting ro...