Two likely causes. cedar has tannins and resins that can make it hard for paint to adhere. red cedar is worse than white. There are special prim...
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first - you don't have a cedar shake roof under the asbestos. Sjhakes are hand split and too rugged and uneven to have been overlaid with brittle a...
At least a dozen variables to that answer, including depth, location, local labor force, local economic conditions.... I couldn't get the hole...
It will take several holes to get this cieling blown full. you should stilll have a vapour barrier too, so tearing down the existing ceiling is the...
There are composite decking materials made for walking surfaces that avoid this problem, but it would be a great mistake to apply them over the exi...
Unfortunately, there is probably a structural header there that would be very invasive and expensive to avoid, re-routing the load paths. depend...
Unfortunately, the plywood should not be there for an exterior job. All the moisture that gets blown in on this can seep through and be trapped on ...
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Max, Hitachi, Bostich, and Paslode all have framers capabl;e of nailing heay timer. but most engineering specs I have seen for tripling up also ...
That vertical seam can be closed - probably with J-trim. But be sure you have tarpaper on the sheathing behind the brick, and that there are cl...
but I must be missing something here. Most windows have four sides - OK, two sides and a top and a bottom.... and gables have little to do with wi...
It depends what you are having it done with. cedars will go on fine with the skip-sheathing you have, but if you are replacing with composition shi...
The smoke residue made it impossible for the new paint to biond with the old. There is no way for another coat to penetrate through all this mess a...
You need to be sure to get that flashing right now. The caulk will not solve things for more than a couple of years. most of the damaged shingle...
The only way to find out for certain what the source of the problem is, is to remove siding to expose how the flashings and house wrap were done. ...
The whole chemistry of paint is different for exterior types. It is intendd to chaulk off, sacrificing a microscopic layer every year, the chaulkin...
You are correct in assuming that this is from condensation. The screws are slightly cooler due to a poor insulation job not providing a thermal bre...
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