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Roofing: Ceiling water damage, adequate insulation, cathedral ceilings
adequate insulation, cathedral ceilings, moisture damage: Hi Kim. Most likely cause is lack of adequate insulation and/or ventilation. You say you had vents added but where they also added at the soffit? It would be pretty much useless to have roof vents with nowhere for the air to get into the roof space from a...

Roofing: Condensation?, vapor barrier, roofing tar
vapor barrier, roofing tar, drop of water: It sounds like you have absolutely no insulation at all. You must have an enormous heat loss. Seeing light through holes just makes it worse. The roof should have been insulated from the outside when doing the roof. Now it s too late. You apparently have...

Roofing: comparing roofing materials, plumbing vents, roofing materials
plumbing vents, roofing materials, roofing contractors: Brian, Easy question: TImberline 30 with 30# felt. Ask for six nails per shingle; you will have better performance during high winds. Make sure that Weather Watch underlayment is being installed to 24 inside the warm wall of the house as well as in valleys...

Roofing: condensation on metal roof in florida room, warm moist air, spray insulation
warm moist air, spray insulation, vapor barrier: A vapor barrier (normally a heavy sheet of polyethylene) alone probably will not work unless you can also ventilate and/or insulate between the vapor barrier and the metal roof. Without ventilation and/or insulation, the cold form the roof will probably just...

Roofing: condensation in roof, warm moist air, spray insulation
warm moist air, spray insulation, cool surface: Condensation occurs when warm moist air comes in contact with a cool surface. It has nothing to do with the materials themselves. It is the same principle as dewpoint. Condensation tens to occur in buildings during times when it is cold but damp. To...

Roofing: Downspout clogging, gutter cleaning, gutter opening
gutter cleaning, gutter opening, downspout clog: Michael, Sorry its taken me so long to get back with you; the holidays have me running all over the place. Some tree debris will go down a large opening, but usually wet leaves, seeds and twigs can clog something as wide open as a coffee can. in my...

Roofing: Earthtone Cedar shingles, shingle manufacturers, roofing distributor
shingle manufacturers, roofing distributor, google search: Gloria, Shingle manufacturers will give different names to the same colors of shingle depending on what part of the country its sold in. For example Burnt Sienna in Virginia could be called Weathered Shake in Idaho. I have never come across Earthtone...

Roofing: engineered wood sheathing on roof, wood sheathing, roofing shingles
wood sheathing, roofing shingles, roof sheathing: It is quite irresponsible for a contractor to leave roof sheathing open to the weather for that long. It is common for these materials to get wet for a few days without being damaged, but 3 solid weeks of rain is much too long. Most likely the OSB absorbed...

Roofing: engineered wood sheathing on roof, wood sheathing, cosmetic issue
wood sheathing, cosmetic issue, engineered wood: I don t know what engineered wood sheathing is. Maybe you re talking about OSB board which is like cheap plywood. It will swell after getting wet and can disintegrate over a short time if kept wet. As far as the lines in the roof, it depends on the pattern....

Roofing: flat roof using 2ply tourch down bitumen, flat roofing, vapour barrier
Roofing: flat roof using 2ply tourch down bitumen, flat roofing, vapour barrier, cap sheet

Roofing: Leak in garage in winter?, nail hole, condensation
Roofing: Leak in garage in winter?, nail hole, condensation, seam

Roofing: membrane repair, shingle, aerosol
Roofing: membrane repair, shingle, aerosol, roofs

Roofing: Reroof necessary for ice dam?, drip edge, edge board
Roofing: Reroof necessary for ice dam?, drip edge, edge board, roof edge

Roofing: RIDGE & TURTLE VENTS - SHOULD THEY BE INSTALLED TOGETHER?, vented ridge, static vents
Roofing: RIDGE & TURTLE VENTS - SHOULD THEY BE INSTALLED TOGETHER?, vented ridge, static vents, ventilation system

Roofing: RIDGE VENTS, dead air space, ridge vent
Roofing: RIDGE VENTS, dead air space, ridge vent, cross ventilation

Roofing: Roof venting, ridge vent, ventilation system
Roofing: Roof venting, ridge vent, ventilation system, short circuit

Roofing: roof plumbing pipe vents, metal roofing contractor, sheet metal roofing
Roofing: roof plumbing pipe vents, metal roofing contractor, sheet metal roofing, neoprene seal

Roofing: roof repair, dimensional shingles, dimensional shingles, roofers
Roofing: roof repair, dimensional shingles, dimensional shingles, roofers, high winds

Roofing: Smooth torch down vs. Granulated torch down, aluminum coating, cap sheet
Roofing: Smooth torch down vs. Granulated torch down, aluminum coating, cap sheet, roofer

Roofing: torch down roofing, fire permits, glass base
Roofing: torch down roofing, fire permits, glass base, home depot

Roofing: flat roof using 2ply tourch down bitumen, vapor barrier insulation, class action lawsuits
vapor barrier insulation, class action lawsuits, fire resistant board: Everyone uses the best materials and every contractor is the best in the business and I m going to win the lottery tomorrow...then we all wake up. Iko currently has several class action lawsuits against them for defective shingles. You don t use vapor...

Roofing: flat roofing, ring shank nails, roofing supply
ring shank nails, roofing supply, flat roofing: Hi Davidm You can use the cold app process instead of the peel and stick. But you will need to do it in layers or it will probably leak. You should nail down one layer of glass base first. The glass base needs to be fastened with 1 diameter round...

Roofing: GAF WEATHERWATCH&GAF COBRA ROOF RIDGE EXHAUST VENT, exhaust vent, weatherwatch
exhaust vent, weatherwatch, gaf: Why not just call your local roofing warehouse. They are common items. No one will list prices on the Internet as they keep changing. Prices for everything is fluid and who wants to keep updating all this on the Internet. The only times you find prices on...

Roofing: 'Hump' in roof where addition was built, hump, underlayment
hump, underlayment, rafter s: Hi again. Although it is difficult to see exactly where the hump is, I can tell it runs on an angle from peak to gutter line. I think it must have always been there as there is no reason I can come up with why it would have appeared later on. It would be...

Roofing: ice/water shield installation, siding inspectors, drip edge
siding inspectors, drip edge, water shield: Ice & Water Shield does degrade in sunlight. You are correct. It should be installed according to industry standards. You are incorrect as to what industry standards are. Someone told you that industry standards are that it goes on after and on top of the...

Roofing: Leak in garage in winter?, humidity problem, little bit of water
humidity problem, little bit of water, water spot: I m missing a whole bunch of info. Is there snow on the roof when it leaks ? Does it leak only when there is snow on the roof? If the frosted nails are widespread then it is not a leak but humidity freezing. If you have a humidity problem then humid air from...

Roofing: Leaking Metal Roof, silicone caulking, roofing nails
silicone caulking, roofing nails, paint department: The key to doing patches is making sure the surfaces are very clean so your patch material can adhere well. You will need to scrape all the loose material and caulk away from the leaking area then clean with isopropyl alcohol. You can buy this at Home Depot...

Roofing: Loud Whirly Bird Turbine Vent, silicone lubricant, turbine vents
silicone lubricant, turbine vents, static components: Hi Tina. In my experience, the turbines either work quietly and efficiently or they don t. There is a single bearing at the top of the turbine and either it has got noisy or loose. This could be due to wear and tear. It may be possible to squirt a little...

Roofing: how long of a warranty last on a rubber roof, rubber roof, thicknesses
rubber roof, thicknesses, chicago area: Assuming that you are asking about EPDM rubber, the warranty varies with the thickness of the rubber and brand. In the Chicago area where we are, .045 thick EPDM rubber can have a 10 year or 15 year warranty. A .060 thick EPDM rubber can have a 20 year warranty...

Roofing: Metal roof and condensation, metal roof, CIncinnati
metal roof, CIncinnati, Roof Time LLC: Oh boy....I am sorry that you are having issues now; especially after going through the added expense to have one of the premier roofing products available, installed on your home. You did not indicate for me, how long this system has been on the home,...

Roofing: mansard roof ventilation, roof sheathing, ventless fireplaces
roof sheathing, ventless fireplaces, roof ventilation: I would suggest a complete vapor barrier behind the wall and ceiling drywall. Honestly, these are tough situations. I don t have any specific easy ideas ... you really may need to build a ventilated area on top of the existing roof. Make sure that...

Roofing: mansard roof ventilation, roof sheathing, roof ventilation
roof sheathing, roof ventilation, breather vents: You probably have the humidity too high in the attic and then it is hitting a cold ceiling causing condensation. If the ceiling is too cold then something is wrong with the insulation. If the humidity is too high then you need to cut down the humidity in the...

Roofing: membrane repair, gutter system, surrey bc
gutter system, surrey bc, repair job: Hi Liat This sounds like a dutch gutter system or a built-in gutter, Normally this is covered by a new installation of roofing, Unless he stated gutter system not covered, If it was covered under the new roof then I would insist on him to return and...

Roofing: metal roof open porch, open porch, porch roof
open porch, porch roof, metal roofing: During certain conditions where there is a lot of moisture in the air and the temperature drops cool over night, you will get condensation on the metal panels, just like how you can get dew on the ground or your car or anything else sitting outside. This will...

Roofing: moisture in roof of new home, ridge vent, roof vent
ridge vent, roof vent, soffit vents: Hi Pat. As you have a ridge vent, I have to assume there are soffit vents to allow air to come in from outside and them be exhausted through the ridge? There should ideally be 1 sq/ft of vent for every 150 sq/ft of attic space. It is possible that the soffit...

Roofing: mold and moisture in the attic, mold fogger, roof nails
mold fogger, roof nails, humidity problem: They might have used the wrong nails but that would have nothing to do with dampness in the attic. What is plastic doing between the roof and the wood? If you have specific spots then you might have leaks. If it is widespread than you might have a humidity...

Roofing: New House - Rain, weather exposure, rain showers
weather exposure, rain showers, term consequence: Hi Andy, It is common for the houses to be left uncovered as lumber for the framing can get wet and not have damage from it. The osb is a little concern. If you get to much water the pieces will absorb the water and the structural integrity could be...

Roofing: New roof, attic air flow, ridge vent test
attic air flow, ridge vent test, attic ventilation: Gary, The heavier architectural shingles will take some time to lay down; usually full sun and 60 degrees for a few straight days will do it. Depending on the angle of the roof/sun it might take as long as a month. To check if the ventilation is working...

Roofing: New roof, field inspector, manufacturers rep
field inspector, manufacturers rep, shingles: Dedra, I don t really see a question here: It sounds like a lot of the people involved think the shingles have a problem. I can t possibly help you from here but I would ask to have a manufacturers rep come out and inspect the job. Good luck, Tom ...

Roofing: New roof - winter leak, wood dries, roof vent
wood dries, roof vent, roofing contractor: Congrats on your new metal roof. While you do not want the plywood to repeatedly get wet, as long as the leak is fixed quickly, this should not be an issue. It will take a little while to dry out completely but this is nothing unusual and will not cause...

Roofing: I need a roof insection by a P.E. in Powder Springs, independent engineer, sterling drive
independent engineer, sterling drive, hail storm: People go to college to be all sorts of engineers. When they are done they take a test for PE. Once they pass that they can call themselves a PE so they would just add that on to their name at the end like John Smith, PE. So millions of people have gone to...

Roofing: new roof, bumpy shingles, new roof not laying flat
bumpy shingles, new roof not laying flat, rippled shingles: Dedra, Yes and no; if the shingles are a heavy architectural grade then yes; they could still be a little bumpy and it might take a little more time. But if these are regular 25yr 3 tab shingles then no, they should be flat by now. A few things could...

Roofing: new roof, asphalt shingles, rubber roofing
asphalt shingles, rubber roofing, asphalt roof: A low slope roof with asphalt shingles will not last long at all. With todays asphalt shingles you will be average if your so-called 40 year lasts you 7-8 years at most. We are seeing many failures at the 4-5 year mark. I assume your contractor is talking...

Roofing: new roof, dryer weather, professional roof
dryer weather, professional roof, bruce ryan: Lisa, If you are replacing your roof, now is the good time. Take advantage of the cooler dryer weather. If you have it done when it is hot, the traffic on the roof during installation can mar and damage the granule surface. Regards, Bruce Ryan II,...

Roofing: new roof, cold weather, shingles
cold weather, shingles, gutters: You took the picture of the roof edgewise so I can t see details of the roof. I don t see anything specific in the pictures. When a roof is done in cold weather it will not relax and settle in until the sun in the spring. It also will not seal until the spring....

Roofing: new roof nail pops, plywood sheathing, pneumatic nail gun
plywood sheathing, pneumatic nail gun, pressure gauge: Hi John, If I had to guess it would be because they did not set the pressure gauge to the correct reading will using a pneumatic nail gun. That would cause the nail not to go into the wood deep enough. After the roof has had time to settle and heat...

Roofing: Perforated soffit - how to calculate net free area, soffit ventilation, new soffit
soffit ventilation, new soffit, perforated soffit: Meredith, I ve been thinking of a way for you to calculate this. You could block off a 1 sq area, measure all of the perforations and multiply that by the total area of perforated soffit. But if I was you I would use the specs provided by the manufacturer...

Roofing: perforated soffits, cold north winds, insulation company
cold north winds, insulation company, air leaks: Sill areas, the ends of the framing in between floors, are notorious for bad leaks. Most people (even builders) just stuff fiberglass insulation in there and forget about it. The problem is that fiberglass insulation is not a vapor or air barrier. In...

Roofing: previous post, dry winter air, bathrooms and kitchens
dry winter air, bathrooms and kitchens, first rain: When it rains it rains because the humidity in the air reaches 100% and the air can no longer hold the moisture so the moisture comes out of the air and falls to the ground. That means that when it is raining it is not dry air. If it is raining every day then...

Roofing: quality of work from professional install, rubber blanket, rubber roof
rubber blanket, rubber roof, residential market: Hi Lee I am in Northern Ca. I have not worked with The new rubber system, I have seen many. All of them I Have seen sounds like what you are describing. I wish I could tell you if This normal. I belive the product was designed for commercial use were...

Roofing: questions to ask a roofer, general liability insurance, concrete tiles
general liability insurance, concrete tiles, repair questions: Mike, I would need to know what the quote is for before I could give roof system or repair questions for you. Such as are you getting a bid for fixing a leak, general maintenance, cleaning, new roof, new tiles, new material, that sort of information. ...

Roofing: Replacing T-lock Shingles, small apartment, roofer
small apartment, roofer, shingles: Depending on where the leak is the shingles might not have to be removed. T locks are no longer in production, so the roofer is almost right in saying they can t be removed; they shouldn t. Get some more opinions from other roofers. Good luck, To...

Roofing: Reroof necessary for ice dam?, passive ventilation, ridge vent
passive ventilation, ridge vent, exhaust ventilation: The gutter should be below the roof so as water drips into the gutter, if the gutter is frozen or clogged, the water should just overflow the gutter and drip onto the ground. It will not go uphill. Water doesn t go uphill (except by capillary action in some...

Roofing: Reusable insulation, e mail address, professional roof
e mail address, professional roof, bruce ryan: David, I do not have your e-mail address. You can reuse it, however you must be cognizant of its true condition. While the insulation may be dry and the R value stable (Really as long as the insulation is functional), it is possible that the insulation...

Roofing: RIDGE & TURTLE VENTS - SHOULD THEY BE INSTALLED TOGETHER?, ventilation, shingles
ventilation, shingles, Roof Time LLC: Hello from a very sad Cincinnati Ohio...RIP Bengals Chris Henry. Well, as you have discovered, you guys have some major issues to contend with now. If any of the people who live in these units are experiencing coughs, sickness, nausea, etc; it can be attributed...

Roofing: RIDGE & TURTLE VENTS - SHOULD THEY BE INSTALLED TOGETHER?, metro detroit area, mold remediation
metro detroit area, mold remediation, improper ventilation: They are both wrong. You can put all the vents in you want and where you want. You want to get as much air to circulate as possible. The most important is the top and the bottom. If you do only the middle then you get air stuck at the top and bottom. But if...

Roofing: RIDGE & TURTLE VENTS - SHOULD THEY BE INSTALLED TOGETHER?, metro detroit area, mold remediation
metro detroit area, mold remediation, improper ventilation: Hi Melinda. I do not believe both vents should be installed together. A ridge vent is by far the best way to vent the attic space. However, there has to be soffit vents for proper circulation. The rule of thumb is 1 sq/ft of vent for every 150 sq/ft of attic...

Roofing: RIDGE VENTS & TURTLE VENTS - SHOULD THEY BE INSTALLED TOGETHER?, ridge vent, roof ventilation
ridge vent, roof ventilation, mold in roof: Melinda, Usually ridge vents (coupled with vents at the eaves) should be the only vents on the roof. In many cases additional exhaust vents can short circuit the ventilation system. Warm, moist air will rise; when it rises it creates a vacuum in the attic....

Roofing: RIDGE VENTS, ridge vent, wind turbines
ridge vent, wind turbines, ridge vents: Hi John I personably don t like the ridge vent Idea, I heard of wind blowing up water into it as well as Ice dams building up on the bottom of it and when the ice melts it tends to leak. I have heard bugs also nesting under it. These are just some of...

Roofing: Ridge Vents, ridge vent, ridge vents
ridge vent, ridge vents: Hi Julie. I would say it is a good sign that your attic is cold. That would suggest that the heat in the house is not being wasted and transferred to the attic. Providing your attic stays fairly dry, I do not believe you should be concerned. Hope this answers...

Roofing: Ridge Vents, ridge vents, ventilating fan
ridge vents, ventilating fan, radiant barrier: Alex, You can ventilate a cathedral ceiling but I don t know how much it will help if you have some sort of insulation in between the ceiling and the roof that is blocking the air way. About the only thing we do here in CA for this situation is install...

Roofing: Ridge vent without soffit vents, eave vent, soffit vent
eave vent, soffit vent, ridge vent: Hi Paul. You can never have enough insulation unless it gets to the point where it begins to seal up areas where air has to have access. I have never seen or heard of a house that can t have some kind of soffit/eave vent added after the fact. This does not...

Roofing: Roof Leak, vent design, porch roof
vent design, porch roof, ridge vent: Chris, It seems that something is wrong with the vent design or installation. It should not leak. perhaps your windows or siding or other exterior element was the culprit. Do not cut off the ventilation to the enclosed space within the porch roof. If...

Roofing: Roof Tile underlayment, tile underlayment, roof tile
tile underlayment, roof tile, concrete tile: 30 lb paper is fine but felt paper is not meant for your situation in the first place. They do make better underlayment papers but they are rarely used because they are more expensive. The paper does not prevent leaks. That s not its purpose. The paper is...

Roofing: Roof Vent, snow in ridge vent, snow coming into roof
snow in ridge vent, snow coming into roof, snow blowing into roof vent: Sheila, I have never seen this before; but I have heard about it. When its really cold and windy, the snow gets really fine and can blow into any little crevice. Blowing snow into the ridge vent: Usually there is enough air escaping the ridge vent to...

Roofing: Roof venting, power vent, ridge vent
power vent, ridge vent, soffit vents: Hi Anne Marie. The only reason I can think of where you might have use for both is if the power vent is electric and is thermostatically controlled. That way, if the attic temperature got considerably hotter than it should, the fan would kick in and help cool...

Roofing: Roof getting wet before completion, felt paper, rain on unfinished roof
felt paper, rain on unfinished roof, wet roof shingles: Ebb, Everything should be fine; you might want to ask that if the exposed paper/felt is wrinkled that they replace it. Paper will wrinkle when it gets wet, but usually flattens out when its completely dry. If it doesn t get a chance to flatten out the shingles...

Roofing: Roofing and engineering, copper finial, civil engineering programs
copper finial, civil engineering programs, crown moldings: You can build the house but can you design it? That s where the engineering comes in at. If you can follow directions then that s a roofer. If you can formulate the directions then that s the engineer. You might think you do not need to design bridges...

Roofing: re: roofing shingles, Cincinnati, Roof Time LLC
Cincinnati, Roof Time LLC, Dale Shoemaker: Hello from a frozen Cincinnati Ohio...... Well there are three MAJOR shingle manufacturers and many LOCAL shingle makers. The MAJOR s include: OWENS CORING, GAF-ELK, CERTIANTEED Here are their links ..they have some wonderful INTERACTIVE features...

Roofing: ridge vent, ridge vent, cathedral ceilings
ridge vent, cathedral ceilings, hgtvpro: I should have explained this better, sorry. With the insulation close to the roof deck; the attic has effectively been moved to the airspace between the insulation and the bottom of the roof. You have been inside of houses with cathedral ceilings, same...

Roofing: roof noise, workmanship warranty, furnace flue
workmanship warranty, furnace flue, noise question: Hmm..thanks for the added information. Okay, try this, call the roofer and ask them what they did when they were back out. write it down for your records, tell them also that it is still noisy when it is windy outside. This suggests that you have a pipe or...

Roofing: roof plumbing pipe vents, vent pipes, roof plumbing
vent pipes, roof plumbing, plumbing pipe: The sun seems to deteriorate them over time. You d think that if you had a 25 year roof that you could get collars to last that long or you really don t have a 25 year roof. The metal ones are better because they have less rubber and the rubber that is there...

Roofing: roof repair, dimensional shingles, dimensional shingles, slope roof
dimensional shingles, slope roof, steep slope: Hi Elaine The plastic strip on the back of the shingle are not required to be removed, This strip is so the shingles do not stick together in the bundle after manufacturing. You might want to check to see if shingles were nailed proper, There should be...

Roofing: roof replacement, roofer, wood decking
roofer, wood decking, shingles: Hello sorry for long delay in an answer....BIG weekend of football here in Cincinnati! Saturday we were in Pittsburgh and Sunday down on the river all day! Go Bearcats...Go Bengal s!!! Okay…good concerns...ESPECIALLY with the idea of using CERTAINTEED!...

Roofing: roofing, tpo roof, professional roof
tpo roof, professional roof, bruce ryan: Rico, There are advantages and disadvantages to both. The cheaper membrane is more susceptible to damage, so if you use your roof in any way, then go with the Asphalt. I do not have enough information to evaluate either system as to their potential longevity....

Roofing: Shingle replacement, composition shingles, noticeable damage
composition shingles, noticeable damage, random inspections: Hi Ken. Well, that s a first for me. I have never heard of insurance companies doing random inspections. I suspect it could be a scam. Why would the company want to pay out for something if they don t have to? They do not normally cover what is considered...

Roofing: Shingle sealing, winter roofing, cold
winter roofing, cold, snow: Thanks for the question...it is a good one at this time of year.... yes..there is definitely a THERMAL SEALING effect that all shingles go through... My company Roof Time installs new roofs in Northern Kentucky and Cincinnati Ohio...we can get as hot...

Roofing: Smooth torch down vs. Granulated torch down, Roof TIme LLC, Dale Shoemaker
Roof TIme LLC, Dale Shoemaker, Cincinnati: Hello from a thawing out, Cincinnati Ohio! You did not say if you had a specific manufacturer s product in mind, but at my company Roof Time LLC, we install both of these systems using GAF BUR material. Ask your contractor for ALL of the following BEFORE...

Roofing: sweating barn metal roof, closed cell foam, roofing panels
closed cell foam, roofing panels, water droplets: The condensation happens when moist warmer air hits a colder surface. So anything that prevents the rising warm air from meeting the bottom surface of the cold roof metal will work. Animals give off a lot of moisture in their sweat and even more in their...

Roofing: Tar & Gravel roof to Asphalt Shingle, plywood roof decking, rotted roof decking
plywood roof decking, rotted roof decking, roof sheathing rot: Jim, You didn t say why the plywood needed to be replaced or the reason your contractor gave you for total replacement. I imagine it was due to long term leaking or a ventilation problem. Even if the leaks you had never got bad enough to show up on your...

Roofing: tar paper, mop down, roofing paper
mop down, roofing paper, flat roofing: I have heard of 15, 30, 60 and 90 pound. The 60 %26 90# are usually used with the mop down BUR flat roofing. I have never heard of 55# paper. The 216 ct 614 doesn t mean anything either. I did Google it and got nothing. You might want to diplomatically...

Roofing: torch down roofing, drain ring, roofing contractor
drain ring, roofing contractor, parapet: Hi Michael This is something that I would ask a local roofer to help you with, You can torch on top. the problem would be in the lap , if not done proper you could be creating an other problem. You see the torch-on product seams to shrink after period...

Roofing: torch down roofing, flat roofing, roofer
flat roofing, roofer, Cincinnati: Hello from a WET and a WINDY Cincinnati Ohio. Okay......you should NOT use multiple plys of inferior base! More is NOT more...more (in that case) would be LESS! Trust me on this one! Use the GAF specification for the system, which calls for 75# base...

Roofing: vent pipe flashing/boot, vent pipes, traditional fiberglass
vent pipes, traditional fiberglass, vent pipe: Steve, Yeah, those vent flashings seem to only last half as long as the shingles. Usually we just advocate caulking them to the the pipe, unless it is completely torn. You will have to inspect them periodically, and maintain the sealant though. you could...

Roofing: Water from Ceiling, drywall tape, ridge vent
drywall tape, ridge vent, cathedral ceilings: Hi Tait. It sure does look like a venting problem to me. My concern is, if you have insulation, it will probably be getting wet. Also that the drywall tape may be sagging and coming down soon. As you say you were able to put a de-humidifier in the attic, I...

Roofing: Anderson Skylight, hole in your roof, hail storm
hole in your roof, hail storm, geocell: I think I would continue to do repairs to avoid a new roof at this time. Geocell makes a brushable compound (2315 Leak repair - fibered) you could put on yourself. It is clear and costs about $75.00 a gallon. Sorry, but the shallow pitch and quantity of snow...

Roofing: Asbestos slate roofing, slate roofing, slate roof
slate roofing, slate roof, structural engineers: What you need is a roofer to tell you what needs to be done. I don t know what more an engineer can do. If the insurance company denied you they would have given you a reason. Maybe you just aren t covered for what you re trying trying to claim. Bra...

Roofing: Asphalt Shingle roof - wind damage, asphalt shingle roof, tab shingles
asphalt shingle roof, tab shingles, dimensional shingles: Hi Jim. What can I say? In my opinion, he is totally wrong. Once the shingles have adhered to each other they do not come loose on their own. I survived hurricane Charlie in 2004 when I lived in Punta Gorda and did not loose any 3 tab shingles I had installed...

Roofing: Attic Frost, soffit vent, dryer vent
soffit vent, dryer vent, roof vent: If you re getting moisture on the windows then it sounds like you have bad windows. I don t know what you mean by drying out in the winter . Things dry out in a matter of hours. You said the steam rises right into the vent. ??? It sounds like the dryer vent...

Roofing: attic ventilation, wind turbin, attic ventilation
wind turbin, attic ventilation, ball bearings: Once the bath fan is vented outside, the frost problem may go away so I would do that first. Since you are trying to keep the attic the same temperature as the outdoors so you don t invite condensation, it seems that the access hole should be closed. I don...

Roofing: Bad roof Replacement, asphalt shingles, dimensional lumber
asphalt shingles, dimensional lumber, black mold: Hi Jim. The roof type is called a Hipped Roof if all four sides are sloped and there is a ridge at the top. The old 2 x 4 s were usually much stronger than what is available today therefore, using 2 x 6 rafters at 16 centers is a much better idea....

Roofing: Best weather for a new roof, afternoon rain, sunday rain
afternoon rain, sunday rain, saturday afternoon: You mentioned 5 days and only one of them is no rain so that would be an easy decision. Then you say if the rain holds off on Wednesday... That leaves a choice of Monday 46 or Wednesday 55 if there is no rain and then you ask which is the better. If I have...

Roofing: Buckling felt paper, roofing suppliers, roof decks
roofing suppliers, roof decks, problem background: There is no specific name or brand. All manufacturers make it and they are all better than just plain felt. Just ask for shingle underlayment material and make sure they don t give you felt paper which is not shingle underlayment yet many roofers use it as...

Roofing: ceiling leak, time home owners, first time home owners
time home owners, first time home owners, pin hole: Hi Rhonda With out seeing the whole situation it s hard to tell, but some times The pipes in the attic will sweat just from the cold. you might want to check that out. The other thing a window, or a pipe flashing on the roof with a pin hole in it. also...

Roofing: cleaning tar off metal roof, warranty terms, metal roof
warranty terms, metal roof, manufacturing processes: You should contact the manufacturer to ask what cleaners you can use on their paint without voiding their warranty terms. Every manufacturer is a little different. Some allow orange-based cleaners, some allow Isopropyl Alcohol, some only allow their own special...

Roofing: cold asphalt shingle applications, asphalt shingle, cold asphalt
asphalt shingle, cold asphalt, shingles: Shingles will not seal against wind until a warm day in the spring. That s the risk you take installing them in the winter. There is nothing you can do but wait out the winter. You can try reshingling again in the hope that you won t get another wind like...

Roofing: condensation or poor instalation?, rubber gasket, attic ventilation
rubber gasket, attic ventilation, ridge vent: Interesting. In most cases, condensation issues are from moisture that originates inside of the home. In the winter in particular the air outside is fairly dry and does not lead to condensation. So, much as I hate to say it, I think one of two things...

Roofing: Desperate - Losing Sleep, fiberglass shingles, poor workmanship
fiberglass shingles, poor workmanship, losing sleep: You can t get ice damming on a mansard roof so I don t know what you have. Exposed nails are leaks waiting to happen. It sounds like you have a mess on your hands. You have leaks all over the place. That means holes were left exposed all over the place....

Roofing: Different quotes - some add $2K for additional OSB sheathing, asphalt shingle roof, asphalt shingles
asphalt shingle roof, asphalt shingles, osb sheathing: Hi Lee Lets start with I also live and work in the same area ( Hayward ) What it sounds like is you have three asphalt shingle roof layers present. And plywood under the shingles, Some times they used 1 x 6 lumber under the shingles and this sometimes...

Roofing: Dips in Roof, asphault shingles, cosmetic issues
asphault shingles, cosmetic issues, sheathing: Hi Jamie. I would strongly recommend that you pay for an independent home inspection. I would be concerned about dips and I feel these issues should have been addressed when the roof was re-shingled. If you refer back to a similar question I answered on 02/05/09...

Roofing: Dormer Leak, asphalt roof, water shield
asphalt roof, water shield, vulnerable areas: Remove the material he installed, install proper Ice & Water Shield at the sides and upper valleys, then install a new roof. If Ice & Water Shield is installed where it should be, it is very rare than an asphalt roof would leak at these vulnerable areas....

Roofing: discontinued shingles, gaf timberline, architectural series
gaf timberline, architectural series, shingles: Even if you could find the old shingles they still wouldn t match since your shingles are now weathered. Cedar is a very common color and can be found among all the manufacturers but don t expect an exact match. Other manufacturers might call that color something...

Roofing: dormer vents vs, whirly birds, whirly birds, res1
whirly birds, res1, dormer vents: Hi Jack. I believe it is a case of 50/50. Both systems seem to work pretty well but it all hinges on sufficient air movement in the attic. I might be an idea to tour your neighborhood and see what other homes have and which is more used. Your location could...

Roofing: EPDM over PVC, hairline cracks, mil epdm
hairline cracks, mil epdm, square pvc: Hi Shannon. I think you may be referring to Ron Haynes who answered a similar question previously. Unfortunately, this subject is outside my expertise. May I respectfully suggest you re-address your question to him as he would be able to advise you better...

Roofing: Flat Modified Bitumen roof installation during a downpour, master bedroom closet, tar and gravel roof
master bedroom closet, tar and gravel roof, roof consultant: Good Morning Carol, Installing a modified torch down roof in the rain would be very difficult and it is safe to say that is not ideal conditions to do any install. On the other side may have been able to successfully do it. If you feel like you need...

Roofing: Flat Roof, flat roof leaks, rubber roofs
flat roof leaks, rubber roofs, osb: Hi Donald. It all depends on what type of roof you have to replace. Also whether you want to replace the decking. i.e. plywood, OSB or boards. Is the existing roof tar and gravel, rubber of another type of material. Is the roof really close to being completely...

Roofing: GAF/ELK Cool Color Series Shingle, indoor temperature, granule
Roofing: GAF/ELK Cool Color Series Shingle, indoor temperature, granule, shingles

Roofing: Repair a flat roof, tile roof, heavy snowfall
Roofing: Repair a flat roof, tile roof, heavy snowfall, climatic conditions

Roofing: Turbine Vents/Concrete Tile Roof, soft aluminum, conventional roof
Roofing: Turbine Vents/Concrete Tile Roof, soft aluminum, conventional roof, contour

Roofing: fading roof, charcoal color, fiber cement
charcoal color, fiber cement, firefree: To the best of my knowledge all of the fiber cement roofing products have performed miserably. There may be a class action suit against FireFreee ... you may wnat to check into it. Someone should hold liability for their product problems. Generally,...

Roofing: flat roof drains leaks, flat roof drains, roofing expert
flat roof drains, roofing expert, drain repairs: Good morning Steve, The wetness under the plywood indicates a leak around the drain. Drain repairs are very difficult and often not done correctly. There s no directions your roofer will be able to find on how to correctly repair a drain so you will...

Roofing: flat roof vetilation, asphalt shingles, plumbing pipes
asphalt shingles, plumbing pipes, size holes: Hi again Richard. In that case, you should be O.K. drilling 1 to 1-1/4 holes in the center of each and spacing them at least 24 apart. It really is no different than running plumbing pipes through. This assumes that the finished roof material is fairly...

Roofing: GAF/ELK Cool Color Series Shingle, exhaust ventilation, metal roofs
exhaust ventilation, metal roofs, radiant heat: Good Morning Bob, I think the basic concept for these roofs is the lighter colors that they offer. It pretty much comes down to the darker colors will heat up faster and cool down slower. The tax credit is definitely something worth looking into....

Roofing: Gutter Replacement, gutter replacement, visible damage
gutter replacement, visible damage, gutters: It s not tied to how old the house is. The guy who wants to replace probably knows that when you take the gutter apart it never goes back together as well as you would like. That is probably the reason he is wanting to replace it. I think he is right...

Roofing: gambrel roof, sloped roofs, support beams
sloped roofs, support beams, pieces in place: Roofs are made out of rafters and not joists so I don t know what you re trying to do. What do you mean by supports ? Sloped roofs have cross members from one wall to the other to keep the walls from pushing out. A sloped roof tries to push the walls out....

Roofing: hidden gutters/ reroofing project, asphalt shingles, landfill waste
asphalt shingles, landfill waste, asphalt roof: Installing over the existing shingles is normally quite acceptable. It reduces landfill waste and helps you spend your money on a better roof rather than on tearing off old roofing. As far as the gutter liner ... wow ... that is a little outside of my league...

Roofing: hot mopping in residencial Newport Beach, CA, newport beach california, newport beach ca
newport beach california, newport beach ca, demler: Is this legal? I don t know what you re trying to say. Someone is working on the house. Why would you think it is Illegal Is a permit required? That depends on your town. Some towns require permits and others do not. Shouldn t the old roof be torn...

Roofing: Ice dams and leaks, e mail address, asphalt shingles
e mail address, asphalt shingles, canadian prairies: I don t know what the right direction is as you have not supplied enough information. I asked for the slope of the roof. The answer to that question then determines the direction to take. You said you could send me pictures and I gave you an e-mail address...

Roofing: Ideal time to do roof, roofing contractor, spring time
roofing contractor, spring time, material prices: Hi Nes Quotes Will very, in the spring time prices do go up roofers do get busier. you can sign a contract but make sure there is no price increase in it, material prices also raise during the spring time. supply and demand so as far as pricing this would...

Roofing: ice damning, townhouse unit, water shield
townhouse unit, water shield, shield material: You cannot stop ice damming. Ice and Water Shield material does well in stopping leaks caused by ice damming. Was it installed? Was it installed properly? Was there anything else incorrectly installed? Valleys, if not done properly are easy leaks. The steeper...

Roofing: ice dams, shingle roof, roof slope
shingle roof, roof slope, roof rakes: So much for the guarantee. Maybe the roof slope is too low for the type of roof that you have. Maybe they didn t really do the ice and water shield. Maybe they didn t install the shingles properly. Maybe they left a hole somewhere. There could be many reasons....

Roofing: installation conditions - weather, adhesive strip, shingles
adhesive strip, shingles, high winds: The best time is spring and fall. In the winter the shingles are brittle and if bent will crack. In the summer they are very soft and like liquid and are easily damaged and marked up by walking on them. I would try not do install shingles below 40 degrees...

Roofing: Layover roof, tab shingles, new shingles
tab shingles, new shingles, architectural shingles: Hi Liz. First of all, you were lucky to have the roof last 30 years. Secondly, you should check with your local building code office to make sure they will accept a roof over. I know it is allowed in most states. If the original 3 tab shingles and decking...

Roofing: Lead roofing, tensile strength, elasticity
tensile strength, elasticity, softness: Hi Ben. Every day, something new. This question is my first one on lead and to be perfectly honest, I do not have a clue. However, here is a web site in my old country that may be of use. I m sure you could contact them and ask your questions. I could not...

Roofing: leaking flat roof, epdm rubber roof, flat roofs
epdm rubber roof, flat roofs, lowe s: Patching materials will never seal long unless what is under them is a good foundation. You should strip the roof down to bare wood, replace what wood is bad, then install an EPDM rubber roof. EPDM is rather inexpensive and isn t hard to install, just follow...

Roofing: lightning rod, lightning rod, nearby trees
lightning rod, nearby trees, electrical question: You re asking an electrical question. It is extremely rare for a house to have a lightning rod. The idea is that IF lightning was going to hit the rod might pull it that way and safely ground it. How about the phrase as rare as getting struck by lightning...

Roofing: Metal roof, Metal roof, attic temperature
Metal roof, attic temperature, attic venting: Sorry about the terribly slow response, I have been down with the flu for awhile. Absolutely you can install a metal roof! A metal roof should be a permanent addition to your home, most will last the lifetime of the structure. You might want to consider...

Roofing: Moisture in Attic when it snows, new Roof, fiberglass insulation, ridge vent
fiberglass insulation, ridge vent, attic floor: This usually happens when you have a lot of escaping moist heat. If you look over your attic carefully, you will usually find an area that is not insulated and losing a lot of heat. This is quite commonly the trap-door used to access the attic space. There...

Roofing: Monier Roofing Tile Help - Orange County, CA Roofing, South County Roofing – Orange County Roofing Contractor, Mission Viejo
South County Roofing – Orange County Roofing Contractor, Mission Viejo, Rancho Santa Margarita: Good Morning Jon, You are looking to do one of the more difficult things for your roof. Typically we don’t let installers touch mortar for a very long time. I am very particular about how it looks and how it is made. If you’re are trying for your first...

Roofing: New Roof, capillary action, jalousie window
capillary action, jalousie window, leak water: You have to think in terms of a drop of water. Can a drop of water get in there? You can open a jalousie window in the rain yet it does not leak. Water goes downhill but can be pushed uphill slightly with wind or capillary action. The shingles over the edge...

Roofing: need new roof due to tornado damage, asphalt shingle, roof trusses
asphalt shingle, roof trusses, static vents: Hi Cara. As far as I know and have seen on the news from time to time, Texas can be hit at any time with a tornado or hurricane. The way the weather patterns are changing I would spend the extra money and have the highest rated roof material available, even...

Roofing: newly installed roof has shingles peeling up, drip edge, driven rain
drip edge, driven rain, roofing contractors: Hi Lori. I would indeed be concerned. There is a good possibility that wind driven rain could get under the shingles at the edges and cause leaks and/or deterioration of the roof decking and drip edge. The only cause I can think of is either that the part...

Roofing: Orange County New Roof Help - South County Roofing, Roofing Orange County Lake Forest Foothill Ranch Irvine Mission Viejo San Juan Aliso dana point la
Roofing Orange County Lake Forest Foothill Ranch Irvine Mission Viejo San Juan Aliso dana point la: Good Morning Pam, If I were you I would go with the Titanium UDL 50 (it s not much more expensive) and the GAF/ELK HD 40 yr shingles. As for ventilation I would ask for O HAGIN vents and make sure you get enough of them installed (1 vent for every 150...

Roofing: Orange County Roofing and Roof Repair Help, Roofing Orange County Lake Forest Foothill Ranch Irvine Mission Viejo San Juan Aliso dana point
Roofing Orange County Lake Forest Foothill Ranch Irvine Mission Viejo San Juan Aliso dana point: Good Morning Jon, You have a lot of good questions and it sounds to me like you would like to do this yourself and I believe you could if you are physically able to. I’ll answer your questions in order. Question 1: Can I apply a new ridge over...

Roofing: Question about fixing my flat roof, tar and gravel roof, roofing expert
tar and gravel roof, roofing expert, roof leaks: Hi Noah, I would solicit a roofer and try to get a good price. You roof is a very valuable asset and trying to fix it yourself could end up costing your organization more money in the long run. Some things you just don t do yourself and fixing a flat...

Roofing: Re-Roofing our low slope roof, low slope roofs, bitumen roofing system
low slope roofs, bitumen roofing system, hurricane gustav: The picture you showed me looks completely flat - flatter than 2:12 or 3:12. 2:12 is the absolute minimum for shingles and even then it is low for shingles and you need special procedures from 2:12 up to 4:12. Those procedures are like they said - ice and...

Roofing: Re-roofing, new shingles, phila pa
new shingles, phila pa, timberland: It is standard practice to install up to 2 layers. After that they must be ripped off. You only have to rip off if the old roof is really crumbling and will make a mess under the new shingles. Sometimes it is nicer to work with a fresh deck but it cost a lot...

Roofing: Re-roofing historical house, composition shingle, quality asphalt
composition shingle, quality asphalt, lifetime warranty: Hi Maria There really isn t there was but most of them are no longer around. products didn t work and companies went out of business. The only one That comes to mind is the presidential T/L fiberglass composition shingle three layer thick made by certainteed...

Roofing: Repair a flat roof, roof cement, roofing supply
roof cement, roofing supply, hot asphalt: Hi Sherell well if your just repairing the roof and it s a hot asphalt roof using tar. Then you can use plastic roof cement in small areas like corners or were roof to wall areas meet and were a small crack my be, Now if you are redoing the roof. you want...

Roofing: Replacing hurricane damaged roof, tab shingles, dimensional shingles
tab shingles, dimensional shingles, steep pitch: Hi Richard. I ll answer your questions in order: Most shingles made by a large manufacturer are all very similar in quality and duration or expected life span. So much depends on your location, weather conditions etc. 3 tab shingles are a single layer and...

Roofing: Reroof, resistant shingles, new shingles
resistant shingles, new shingles, necessary repairs: Hi Mike, I would recommend removing the layer of roof. I am not sure why but the re-covers do not seem to fair as well as when compared to a roof that was properly torn off and started from scratch. Plus when you remove the roof you will be able to...

Roofing: ROOFING, hail storm, water pools
hail storm, water pools, roofer: You can t put shingles on low slopes or they will leak. Shingles are not a sealed kind of roof. Yes, the roofer should have known this and these instructions are on every package of shingles sold. This tells me you had a roofer with very little experience...

Roofing: Roof creaking, ceiling lifting, drywall tape, slab floor
drywall tape, slab floor, sq ft garage: Oh my. You have a wide range of symptoms, some of which may be related to your roof and some of which may related to foundation issues and some of which may just be something entirely else. And there may be some interaction of all three. Hard to say. You note...

Roofing: Roofing, batt insulation, soffit vents
batt insulation, soffit vents, ridge vents: You need both. Air can not go out on vent unless it comes in somewhere else. The idea is to bring in cool air at the bottom of the roof (soffit vents) and expel that air at the top (ridge vents or fan). The air heats up and rises so when it leave the top it...

Roofing: Roofing, roof ventilator, shingle roof
roof ventilator, shingle roof, low pitch: You don t seem to have a problem. Ice damming is a fact of life on roofs. If the roof is done properly then the water won t come in from ice damming. On the slope that you have it is a low slope for shingles. If you have shingles make sure they install ice...

Roofing: Roofing Rip Off, tar and gravel roof, reroofing
tar and gravel roof, reroofing, roof space: Hi Julie, Reroofing something like that could go for somewhere inbetween $4.50 and $6.00 per square foot or even more for a nice roof. So, you thinking is about right. But, it is hard to say what is going on with your roofer. You may or may not be...

Roofing: repair to low slope roof, low slope roofs, new shingles
low slope roofs, new shingles, slope roof: The rubber goes up the steep slope about a foot. THEN you can start shingling. The shingles cannot come down onto the low slope area. Bending the rubber over the drip edge is a good idea. That gives him credibility in my eyes. Most roofer would end at the...

Roofing: ridge vents, ridge vent, exhaust vent
ridge vent, exhaust vent, roofing supply: Hi Jim I heard this a lot in the colder climent areas, I am from calif. I know It should be vented some how The best advise I can Give you is to call a local roofing supply company and ask them. They should be able to help you better. My self I don t...

Roofing: Why does roof dip BETWEEN rafters?, claims proceedings, roofing company
claims proceedings, roofing company, particle board: Hi Kirk. The roof decking is called OSB. (Oriented Stranded Board). There are four possible causes that I can think of for the dips between trusses: 1. Parts of the boards did get wet during installation and they are sagging. I have seen roofers install...

Roofing: roof fade, fiber cement, cement products
fiber cement, cement products, charcoal color: I have no experience with painting fiber-cement roofing. But, most of the problems I have seen were due to porosity. You would have to find a primer that is made for fiber-cement products so it will soak in and adhere well. The paint you chose could...

Roofing: roof fade, charcoal color, concrete tile
charcoal color, concrete tile, firefree: Hi Scott, Yes I have heard of it and seen it and installed it. The last time I installed one of those roofs I even warned the customer but they asked for it anyways. I think the problem is the roof just looks so nice when it is first installed....

Roofing: roof leak, asphalt shingles, ridge vent
asphalt shingles, ridge vent, architectural shingles: I m assuming you used the approx width of 12 inches - not the more narrow stuff. If the cavity is not cut too wide at the top (2 or 3 inches maybe) then I don t think you should have a problem. I ve not seen a problem before. I d check on top of the roof over...

Roofing: roof leak from ice dam, Ice dams, I&W shield
Ice dams, I&W shield, roofing valleys: Sorry about the terribly slow response, I have been down with the flu for awhile. The melt from ice dams can back up the roof quite a way. We had one home that had leaks up a mail valley. It turned out that a significant ice dam had pushed the melt up...

Roofing: roof leaks, vent pipes, soffit vent
vent pipes, soffit vent, roof leaks: Hi Sue It does sound like condensation. With no attic,It would be hard to tell Un fortunately I am from combination and not familiar with this type of temperature changes, I would call the shingle manufacture and see if they could help. Or call the...

Roofing: roof new/repair, parapet walls, roof cement
parapet walls, roof cement, roofing system: There is no limit on the number of roofs for a flat roof. Modified Bitumen is a what many people call a rubber roof. It is not an elastomeric roof so he s mixing words. What is waterproofing roof cement. Isn t everything in roofing waterproof? That s the...

Roofing: roof repair/new, roofing system, silver coating
roofing system, silver coating, rubber roof: Hi Deborah. Could you please let me know what type of roof covering you have at the moment? You mentioned four layers but what are they? Also, if estimates are talking about a rubber roof, is the roof nearly flat or does it have a considerable slope to it?...

Roofing: roof replacement, architectural shingles, roofing market
architectural shingles, roofing market, adequate ventilation: Most people get a hammer and think they are experts. Most homes built today (most people would agree) are not made as well as years ago. I wrote to Bob Villa because I saw a show where he was installing shingles and it was wrong. Most all leaks are due...

Roofing: roofing, tab shingles, wastage
tab shingles, wastage, roofing: Hi Laura. You should verify this but usually there are three bundles to one square. Therefore you would need 61 bundles. The actual coverage should be on the package label. I would allow at least one more bundle for wastage and ridge caps if you would be using...

Roofing: roofing, leaky ductwork, roofing question
leaky ductwork, roofing question, humidity problem: The humidity can be high in the attic from steamy showers, steamy cooking, leaky ductwork in the attic. All these could be adding humid air into the attic. The house humidity should be around 50%. If you can t reduce the humidity getting into the attic you...

Roofing: roofing a mobile home, tar paper, roofers
tar paper, roofers, desperate need: Hi Cody, If you go on the GAF.com website. They will have installation instructions that you can download and look at. Also, all of the bundles have a very basic instructions written right on them. All you really need is some tar paper, some nails,...

Roofing: Shingle guarantee, motsinger, wind damage
motsinger, wind damage, shingle: Aloha John, Well, not much I can tell you. If it was a discontinued material at the time it was installed, yes, you should have been advised of that so you could either decide on a different material or get a serious supply of spares. It s unfortunate...

Roofing: Slanted Roof, triangle shape, metal roofing
triangle shape, metal roofing, bottom chord: Aloha Chris, Not quite sure I understand what you want to do. But here s what I get, you have a space 20 wide. You want to roof it using some size of wood, which I don t quite understand. Is it 2 spans of 2x8 s 14 long or ? If it is 2 spans of 2x8s,...

Roofing: shingle vs metal roof, shingle roof, metal roofs
shingle roof, metal roofs, todd miller: The best way I can answer this is to email a couple of articles I have to you. There is a wide variety of metal roofs available, each with its own attributes. Many do not have exposed screws you need worry about. If you email to me at tmiller@classicroof.com...

Roofing: steel building insulation, polyethylene sheeting, fiberglass insulation
polyethylene sheeting, fiberglass insulation, wood studs: Eric, You need a more effective vapor barrier than the paper backing on the insulation provides and the joints in the insulation backing need to be sealed. The vapor drive in the winter, especially with the wood burner running, is primarily outward from...

Roofing: Tear-Off Old Roof?, slope roofing, hurricane damage
slope roofing, hurricane damage, silver coating: Most BUR roofs are done over the old ones. You only rip up if it is too lumpy or water logged to work with. The self-stick roofing is a new item and is not yet time tested. I only use the torch-down modified. His price might be too good to be true for...

Roofing: Turbine Vents/Concrete Tile Roof, concrete tile roof, polyurethane sealants
concrete tile roof, polyurethane sealants, turbine vents: Hi Kevin. There is no other way to seal a concrete tile roof that I am aware of than using mortar. It is possible that during the tenting process, something, or someone, either cracked or broke the seal around the turbine. One method to reseal the area may...

Roofing: ventilation, gable vents, moisture buildup
gable vents, moisture buildup, humid air: Get all the venting you can. There is no such thing as too much venting or one vent working against another. What you re trying to do is air out the attic. Airing something out is a simple concept if you think in term of airing out the inside of your house....

Roofing: ventilation in bungalow attic space, air intrusion, rafter vents
air intrusion, rafter vents, ventilation system: I warm air intrusion into the attic is the cause then the first step is to stop that leak of house air into the attic. Venting out the attic will help but you re just covering up the problem and losing heat from the house. You can put vents anywhere you...

Roofing: 3 tab warranties, starter course, roofer
starter course, roofer, manf: 1. If installed properly the shingles should have held and therefore the manufacturer would be to blame. Many times the manufacturer might try to push it off on the roofer by saying the shingles were not installed properly, nailed too high or something else....

Roofing: Attic insulation and venting, soffit vents, attic insulation
soffit vents, attic insulation, ridge vent: It doesn t matter if you insulate the area with no soffit vents. The idea is to build an envelope with you on the inside and the cold air on the outside. If you insulate those areas the insulation will be out in space outside the envelope and will do nothing....

Roofing: Attic Ventilation, rafter baffles, roofing nails
rafter baffles, roofing nails, passive ventilation: You can add all the vents you want. The booster vent you mentioned says it is not to be used as a main intake vent but to enhance other intake vents. Do you know if the insulation even fills the space all the way to the roof deck. If not the air is free...

Roofing: Attic Ventilation Challenge, soffit vents, ridge vent
soffit vents, ridge vent, attic ventilation: Aloha Lee, Wow, pictures and everything. You make me feel so loved. I couldn t have asked for much more. OK, thanks to your excellent descriptions and the included pictures, I have a very good idea of your situation. I am going to assume, though this...

Roofing: attaching 4/12 pitch patio roof to 10/12 pitch house, slope side, patio roof
slope side, patio roof, patio cover: I don t know what you mean by allowable . Anything is allowable. The objective is to take what you have and make sure it doesn t leak. There are 3 different ways to do valleys. One is the open metal design and there are 2 different ways to do closed valleys...

Roofing: beam size for 24ft. clear span, laminated beams, hefty chunk
laminated beams, hefty chunk, laminated beam: Aloha Doug, Sorry, I don t supply actual structural design. For one thing, it s likely I m not licensed to do so in your state. For another, I m not insured to do so. Lastly, I have no means to insure that your description is either complete or accurate....

Roofing: building higher pitched roof over existing, pitch roof, insulation board
pitch roof, insulation board, tongue and groove: Making the pitch higher would allow for more insulation but that has nothing to do with ice damming or leaks so that would be a waste unless you re just trying to cut down on heating bills or get a different look on the outisde of your house. Making the...

Roofing: Ceiling keeps sweating even after insulating, cellulose insulation, sofet
cellulose insulation, sofet, blown in insulation: What you are describing is pretty common. Drafts blowing in through vents can move blown-in insulation quite a bit. To lessen this effect, baffles need to be installed at the base of the rafters/trusses. These attach to the bottom side of the roof deck/plywood....

Roofing: Choosing the right Shingle Color, roof colors, sore thumb
roof colors, sore thumb, heating bills: Aloha Darlene, Big questions, hard to answer because they are primarily issues of personal taste. It would be nice to make a composition of the roof and the siding, but unless you do them both at the same time, it would be difficult to make it work. In...

Roofing: Cobra rigid vent 2, water shield, roof deck
water shield, roof deck, florida sun: I dont know about cobra vent being in the sun because no one would ever leave it in the sun if you dont shingle over the vent the roof would leak like a sieve i do know that you cant leave ice and water shield exposed it says in the instructions that the material...

Roofing: cathedral ventilation, ice daming, perlins
ice daming, perlins, wood burner: I agree that the lack of ventilation is the root cause of this home s issues. The rotten decking you had to replace at the ridge is a clear indication that ventilation is a problem and has been a problem in the past as well. My only suggestion would be...

Roofing: cedar shingle roofing, South County Roofing – Orange County Roofing Contractor, Mission Viejo
South County Roofing – Orange County Roofing Contractor, Mission Viejo, Rancho Santa Margarita: Good Morning Reiner, No they do not make a specific nailer for this purpose. Your success in nailing down the shingles depends greatly on how badly the shingles are curling and how brittle the shingles are. If they are not curled to the point of no...

Roofing: ceiling soft spot, asphalt shingles, water stains
asphalt shingles, water stains, water intrusion: I don t think you can tell if moisture is getting through for sure. I would check the attic after it rains looking for water and get that repaired if there is any. Adding cold patch to granule loss areas is not going to help - could possibly hurt by damming...

Roofing: checking for leak, asphalt shingles, roof cement
asphalt shingles, roof cement, water stains: James, There are a couple of things to look for: 1) Are the small spots under a line of ductwork in the attic or any other air conditioning system component like refrigerant line? If so, the problem may be condensation drippage in which case a new insulation...

Roofing: clear picture of shingle,gutter,and valley, wood shingle, lifetime warrantee
wood shingle, lifetime warrantee, water troff: Hi Stewart This question is hard to answer. Let s Try A shingle can refer to a fiber glass shingle, It is made from asphalt and Fiberglas matting it comes with a 20year,30year,40year,50year and a lifetime warrantee, It approximately 3 foot wide and has...

Roofing: code, how to do roof vents, many different ways
how to do roof vents, many different ways, joist: What is a code ? There are many organizations that write up ways that they think things should be done. Each local government (county or township) decides what methods they want to adopt and then it becomes their code . I don t know if anyone official came...

Roofing: composite insulation panels, asphalt shingles, ventilator fan
asphalt shingles, ventilator fan, insulation panels: Wow. Those are good questions. And unfortunately outside my expertise as I really am not a structural / carpentry type guy. I am sorry about that. However, to try to help ... yes, these sort of insulated panels have been used over existing roofs successfully...

Roofing: condensation, cedar shingle roof, moisture condensation
cedar shingle roof, moisture condensation, cedar shingles: This is a tough one which unfortunately often ends up being sorted out by attorneys and insurance companies in other situations I have seen. Have you contacted your insurance company? I think that if you had a verbal agreement that decking was in place...

Roofing: cost differnce with ice and water shield and how far should it go, pabco shingles, seattle weather
pabco shingles, seattle weather, water shield: Ice and Water shield is much more expensive than 30 lb paper but it also performs a different task. If you need ice and water shield it doesn t matter what it costs. You COULD put ice and water shield on the edge but why? It s purpose is to stop leaks from...

Roofing: cutting gutter, downspout, gutter
downspout, gutter, fascia: If I am understanding your correctly, you need to drop from one roof level to a lower roof level. Is that correct? Let me know if not. Normally this would be done with a downspout leading from the upper level down into the lower level. Both upper and...

Roofing: Diverter question, snow ice, snowfall
snow ice, snowfall, shingles: I guess you could say that snow will back up there when it might not on other parts of the roof. It doesn t look like there is much roof above it to be sending water down to cause ice damming. In the picture I don t see any angle on the metal so it must be...

Roofing: Double Dryer Roofing Vent, dryer vents, backdraft
dryer vents, backdraft, receptacle: I have never seen such a thing. I would assume that it would not pass code due to issues with drafting into another living space if (when) something failed. You could have problems if both were running at the same time, that could increase air pressure...

Roofing: Drip Edge Replacement, rain gutters, drip edge
rain gutters, drip edge, ice dams: Hey Shelley, 1. It is possible but unless you have worked on or removed edge metal yourself it is very likely you could do more harm than good. 2. No. If you know how to remove what what the gutter in place and can secure it in place while you do...

Roofing: Dry rot repair and replacing fascia board, Dry Rot Repair Termite Orange County Lake Forest Irvine Mission Viejo Rancho Santa aliso viejo
Dry Rot Repair Termite Orange County Lake Forest Irvine Mission Viejo Rancho Santa aliso viejo: Good Morning Todd, replacing fascia can compromise the roofing. I would suggest you contact a local roofer that specializes in dry rot repair and make sure the roofing repair (if any) is included in the estimate. Be very careful of choosing the lower...

Roofing: dealing with a flat roof problem, rubber roofs, rubber membrane
rubber roofs, rubber membrane, rubber roof: Andy, Without knowing more on regarding the current roof covering material and its condition, I have to assume the water damage and leakage is due to entrapped moisture in the roof materials under the current roof covering and likely open seams (even small...

Roofing: Flat Roof Respiration requiremt?, spray foam insulation, insulation contractor
spray foam insulation, insulation contractor, roof slope: I don t know what respiration vents are but it sounds redundant. Vents are not required but it s a good idea to get rid of heat and humidity. I can t see how modified can crack within a year. I never heard of it failing so soon. Are you sure it...

Roofing: Flat Roof Ventilation, plywood floor, roof slopes
plywood floor, roof slopes, roof ventilation: Houses are usually built with two structures at the top. One is the roof and the other is the ceiling below. The roof slopes and the ceiling does not therefore if you used the same structure the inside ceiling would be sloped. There is nothing wrong with that...

Roofing: Flat Roofing Help -, Hot tar, low pitched roof
Hot tar, low pitched roof, lake forest mission viejo laguna niguel laguna hills dana point san jua: Good Morning Joe, If you are referring to a hot tar (asphalt) roof it would go like this. Hot tar roofs are put together using a system of ply s and base sheet. A 3-ply roof would consist of the following layers: One glass base Two 11# ply s ...

Roofing: Flat rubber roof replacment costs., cost estimation, roofing company
cost estimation, roofing company, casual conversations: Aloha Michael, I do not do estimates. Period. Maybe guestimates, but then only in casual conversations or in connection with my own projects. Cost estimation is an art and a science in its own right and takes an enormous database of information and a...

Roofing: attaching 4/12 pitch patio roof to 10/12 pitch house, san antonito, open valleys
Roofing: attaching 4/12 pitch patio roof to 10/12 pitch house, san antonito, open valleys, heavy snow

Roofing: cost differnce with ice and water shield and how far should it go, shingle manufacturers, roofing business
Roofing: cost differnce with ice and water shield and how far should it go, shingle manufacturers, roofing business, proper ventilation

Roofing: felt paper, moisture barrier, shingles
Roofing: felt paper, moisture barrier, shingles, shingle

Roofing: Gutter Guards, gutter guard, job
Roofing: Gutter Guards, gutter guard, job

Roofing: hog valley
Roofing: hog valley

Roofing: Leaking tongue & groove ceiling, condensation, asphalt
Roofing: Leaking tongue & groove ceiling, condensation, asphalt, variables

Roofing: moisture between roof and ceiling drywall, proper ventilation, condensation
Roofing: moisture between roof and ceiling drywall, proper ventilation, condensation

Roofing: Replacing roof, siding
Roofing: Replacing roof, siding

Roofing: rebate, roofer, shingles
Roofing: rebate, roofer, shingles, roof shingles

Roofing: roof vents, roofing business, attic ventilation
Roofing: roof vents, roofing business, attic ventilation, gable end

Roofing: Venting shingle roof, gable vent, soffit
Roofing: Venting shingle roof, gable vent, soffit, ventilation

Roofing: felt needed?, underlayment, felt
underlayment, felt, barn roof: Yes you need some type of barrier to protect the wood from the condensation that can form under the roofing material. Felt is cheap, but a synthetic underlayment is much, much better. Many of the synthetic underlayments run from $120 to $150 per roll, but...

Roofing: felt paper, tarpaper, leak water
tarpaper, leak water, paper doesn: I think it is fine to slice up the tarpaper if it has creases and bubbles in it or else your roof is going to look bubbled up when it s finished. If the shingles leak, water will eventually go through the nailholes in the tarpaper and leak. All the shingles...

Roofing: flashing around chimney, roofing manufacturer, todd miller
roofing manufacturer, todd miller, metal roof: If you email to me at tmiller@classicroof.com I have a manual I can email back to you which includes some pictures and things that may be helpful. I would encourage you though to contact the roofing manufacturer for details as well. All Best. Todd...

Roofing: flashing around chimney, chimney, good luck
chimney, good luck, dana: Was he blind when he looked at the job? Flashing is usually ALWAYS replaced when a roof is done so that should have been included. What s he going to do next - charge you to clean up too. The problem you have now is that even if you force him he s going to...

Roofing: flashing on a roof, continuous strip, headwalls
continuous strip, headwalls, decorative purposes: David, For sidewalls, flashing should be under the shingles and preferrably laced or shingled in with each course of shingles (as opposed to a long continuous strip under the shingles). For headwalls, where the roof meets a wall on the upslope side, the...

Roofing: flat cooncrete roof, leak, ceiling light fixture, miracle steps
ceiling light fixture, miracle steps, concrete water: When you say flat roof if you mean low slope then you shouldn t have tiles on there in the first place. A sealer such as a microscopically thin liquid will not stop a leak. If you have a leak then you have a hole. You need to find the hole and fix it. You...

Roofing: flat roof installation, South County Roofing – Orange County Roofing Contractor, FootHill Ranch
South County Roofing – Orange County Roofing Contractor, FootHill Ranch, Trabuco Canyon: Good Morning Cheryl, The only reason I would consider such an expensive upgrade is if I am going to get something tangible in return for it. Such as an extended warranty. If by spending all that money for an upgraded roofing system and all you get in...

Roofing: GAF architect. shingles, tar and gravel roof, light colors
tar and gravel roof, light colors, roof construction: Aloha Stephanie, Good question. Answer, not really, though it depends on what you mean by efficiency and heating and a whole lot of other issues. In general, light colors will have a slightly lower absorption than darker colors so they d tend to absorb...

Roofing: GAF Timberline vs. Certainteed Landmark, Roofing Orange County Lake Forest Foothill Ranch Irvine Mission Viejo San Juan Aliso dana point la
Roofing Orange County Lake Forest Foothill Ranch Irvine Mission Viejo San Juan Aliso dana point la: Good Morning Roy, In my opinion Certainteed is a better shingle and not all shingle have a stain resistant. Having a shingle with a stain resistant is a plus and your roof will look much better over time because of it. Storm nailing is always a good...

Roofing: Gutter Guards, steel wire mesh, stainless steel product
steel wire mesh, stainless steel product, gutter gaurd: Hi Bret. I do know that electrolysis or some other reactions can happen when two dissimilar metals are attached to each other. Aluminum is one of the worst culprits. I believe I did once see a plastic or vinyl gutter gaurd, but, for the life of me, I can t...

Roofing: Guttering, copper gutters, natural patina
copper gutters, natural patina, working with copper: Hi Damaris. I have to admit that I do not have any experience working with copper. However, I do know that if copper is not installed by professionals, it may have problems down the road. Natural patina will appear on copper as it ages and even touching it...

Roofing: hade(??) test, depth test, factory warranty
depth test, factory warranty, wind storm: Hi again Stephen. I m sorry to say that I am still none the wiser. However, I suppose the idea of weighing the shingle could give an indication of deterioration. I do not see how that would void the warranty as most roofing manufacturers do give a pro-rated...

Roofing: hog valley, hog valley, epdm roof
hog valley, epdm roof, absolute solution: The most common terminology is a Dead Valley, these can cause a lot of problems if not dealt with properly. Make sure you have at least a 1/4 per foot of slope, 1/2 per foot is much better if you can get it. The absolute solution that has never failed...

Roofing: Ice & Water shield, roofing applications, cold climates
roofing applications, cold climates, adhesive type: Hi Dave. Sorry to say I am not too familiar with working with roofs in cold climates as all my work has been in the Southern States where freezing temperatures are not an issue. However, if it is not too late, I would stick to my guns and insist that the...

Roofing: Ice & Water shield, adhesive type, grit
adhesive type, grit, valleys: They certainly aren t the same. Ice and water shield is more expensive for a reason. I have no idea what he used but it sounds like he used some junk. If you can tear the paper it s probably 90. Ice and water sheild is gooey so it can grip the nails. Bra...

Roofing: iko shingels, product warranty, shingle
product warranty, shingle, 11 years: David, Unfortunately, you are probably doing better than most in getting any kind of offering from a shingle manufacturer. The product warranty is most likely pro-rated and for SHINGLE material only. So at 11 years, for failing shingle material, IKO most...

Roofing: insulating and new roof, rigid insulation, tongue and groove
rigid insulation, tongue and groove, cold temps: If you put sleepers on top of the existing rafters and then insulated but not to the full depth of the sleepers, you can then either deck or put battens down and the metal panels on top of that. Again, how you handle that has a lot to do with the type of...

Roofing: Leaking tongue & groove ceiling, groove ceiling, tongue and groove
groove ceiling, tongue and groove, ridge vent: You have to narrow down the pattern. Does it leak during snow? Does it leak during melting snow? Does it leak during rain - if there is no snow on the roof? Does it leak when there is no snow or rain around - that would be a condensation problem. Your...

Roofing: Leaves in attic with Cobra Ridge Vent, cobra ridge vent, twigs and branches
cobra ridge vent, twigs and branches, roof slope: Ray, The roof slope may be too shallow for some vent designs to keep leaves and water from entering the vent louvers . If the ridge vent is fastened snug to the shingle surface underneath the vent and the joints are not open between vent sections, a spiderweb...

Roofing: leaking roof, composition shingles, wood shingles
composition shingles, wood shingles, roofing work: Aloha Pinky, If it s piping and not the roof itself, then there shouldn t be any problem, assuming they fix the leaking pipes. If it s piping going through the roofing, that too should be fixable in a permanent (as permanent as anything can be) and if...

Roofing: leaking roofs x 2, stucco contractor, flat roofs
stucco contractor, flat roofs, seal coat: Hi Nancy You might want to get an installation manual on the TPO product you had installed. This might help you trouble shoot the problem. Normally stucco has building paper behind the stucco to stop any moister from going through, also the stucco...

Roofing: lifting shingle to add nails, lifetime warranty, hidef
lifetime warranty, hidef, hot weather: Good Morning Lambert, I would ask them to remove everything down to the felt just like it was supposed to be in the first place. I am very surprised your roofer is willing to do this. If he does in fact do this you have yourself a very honorable contractor....

Roofing: Mold on Roof, resistant shingles, green mold
resistant shingles, green mold, roofing manufacturers: There is a Clorox solution to clean these but I don t know the formula. Check with roofing manufacturers. They sell shingles with a chemical in them to prevent this. It s called Algae Resistant shingles. This happens when the roof stays moist. That can...

Roofing: metal roof, fiberglas insulation, plywood deck
fiberglas insulation, plywood deck, air infiltration: Richard, The suggestion of an insulation separator between the purlins and roof panels is of minimal value if the insulation does not span the full area under the roof panels and is not sealed at its joints because sweating may still occur between purlins....

Roofing: metal roofing, metal shingles, roof shingles
metal shingles, roof shingles, metal screw: Hi Donna. Done there, been that. Many times too. I have always added a layer of tar/felt paper first to be doubly sure. However, it is not necessary if the existing roof shingles are in pretty good shape. Make sure the screws are long enough to penetrate...

Roofing: min. slope on composition roof., seam metal roof, standing seam metal roof
seam metal roof, standing seam metal roof, standing seam metal: Good Morning Jerry, There are several materials available to will work just fine for this situation. I like to use a product called self adhered. It acts just like hot tar without all the mess, smoke, and potential dangers hot tar roofing can cause....

Roofing: modified bitumen roof with silver coat, modified bitumen roof, slope roof
modified bitumen roof, slope roof, silver coat: If you have a leak then you have a hole. You have to find where the hole is. It is possible that you have one individual hole in a good roof and you only need to fix the hole. You have to find if the hole is the roof or the wall. Ice damming cannot be prevented....

Roofing: moisture between roof and ceiling drywall, asphalt shingles, gypsum board
asphalt shingles, gypsum board, attic space: Aloha Caryn, The chalk like material is the gypsum in the gypsum board. Other than the type of matrix the gypsum is suspended in (typically it is a waterbased matrix, though exterior rated wall board is usually some sort of silicon or otherwise waterproof...

Roofing: moisture between roof and ceiling drywall, asphalt shingles, humidity levels
asphalt shingles, humidity levels, high humidity: There was a visible wet spot (that s what you saw). You could have a minor leak where only a little water comes through and not enough so soak everything. The leak could be high up on the roof where there is the least amount of the water. You will have to...

Roofing: Nailing Roof Jacks OVER existing Shingles, roof jacks, extension ladder
roof jacks, extension ladder, roof pitch: Hi John. Best thing I can do is to redirect you to the 634 previous questions on roof jacks. Simply go to the main menu page of all experts and do a search for roof jacks. Some of the other experts are better informed than I as I have never had occasion to...

Roofing: New Roof Help by South County Roofing, organic shingles, types of shingles
organic shingles, types of shingles, elk corp: Good Morning William, There are three very good manufactures of shingles that should supply materials to roofing distributers in your area. They are: GAF / ELK Corp, Certainteed, and Owens Corning. You should contact each of these companies and ask them...

Roofing: New roof Question and Help - by South County Roofing, roofing question, brian atkins
roofing question, brian atkins, orange county ca: Hi Vanessa, I believe your contractor is not going to replace the roof with same. If you need to know what exactly he is going to use you will have to look at his quote. Shingles can not be installed on a roof pitch of less than 2 and 12. Your roofer...

Roofing: New roofing or Roof Replacement Help -, rafter tails, material warranty
rafter tails, material warranty, informative decision: Hi John, If I were you would I would simple close up the ridge vent. The roofer can simply install some sheet metal over the hole and you can start fresh. The reason I would cover the hole is because ridge vents not installed to perfection probably...

Roofing: Noises in the attic, expansion and contraction, roof leaks
expansion and contraction, roof leaks, compacts: I would guess that this is not indicative of any major problem. Probably just normal expansion and contraction. It could be that as your insulation settles and compacts with age, the noises are less muffled and more pronounced. You may want to have an attic...

Roofing: new roof, South County Roofing, GAF owens corning certainteed
South County Roofing, GAF owens corning certainteed: Good Morning Vanessa, I would simply look for a color that I like and matches the existing decor or what it will be changed to if you are planning a changes. Color is a matter of choice and there is no right or wrong answer. Go with your gut. As...

Roofing: new shingle blow off, roofer, shingles
roofer, shingles, shingle: The roofer is ultimately responsible. Even if something is wrong with the shingles, the roofer bought those shingles. He could have bought any brand on the market but he decided to buy those. The reason you have those shingles is because of a decision by the...

Roofing: north wall and ceiling cracking/creaking, ring shank nails, loose nails
ring shank nails, loose nails, wood screw: Sorry to take so long on this, I ve not been well. The walls creak in the wind because they are not stiff enough or certain elements in the walls are not stiff enough or the connections of the walls to the roof are not stiff enough. The wind blows, it...

Roofing: OWENS CORNING SHINGLES, owens corning shingles, hr wind
owens corning shingles, hr wind, degree temps: Sorry, I can t give answers to these questions that would solve anything for you. I recommend that you continue to work with the manufacturer first and then the insurance company if necessary. If you keep a pleasant attitude, keep good notes, and be consistent,...

Roofing: Pebble Roof on Mid-century House, liquid roofing, roofing systems
liquid roofing, roofing systems, roofing contractor: Aloha Shelley, Let me think about that. I would say I don t think the tar and gravel look is anything that Wright would have wanted preserved. It s not the best roofing available, though at that time it may well have been the best possible situation. There...

Roofing: Plank roof, roof decking, tar paper
roof decking, tar paper, temperature differences: Hi Vicki. I am sorry to say that I think the wool was pulled over your eyes. The chances of the roof boards moving or causing the leak/s is very remote. More likely the handyman either did not repair any existing loose or rotten boards or he managed to somehow...

Roofing: painting metal roofing, seam roofing, roofing manufacturers
seam roofing, roofing manufacturers, seam metal: It will cost a little more but I would go to Sherwin Williams. I am not sure of their current trade names but they have a primer and top coat that they suggest for applications like this. The primer used to be called ProCryl. Make sure the roof is very lcean...

Roofing: pitch, roof pitch, steep roof
roof pitch, steep roof, joists: Aloha Hollis, Well, there s no specific roof pitch for any given situation, other than what looks good to you. It s not a big building so height shouldn t be an issue. However, the steeper the pitch, the more material is required. On the other hand, generally...

Roofing: Rain Diverter on Flat Roof?, rain diverter, roofing material
rain diverter, roofing material, chris answer: Sorry, when you said it was a torch-down roof, I assumed it was a Mod Bit (Modified Bitumen) roof, not a BUR (Built-Up Roofing). The Mod Bit is a rubberized Bitumen product as opposed to BUR which is asphalt/tar based. Whatever kind of roofing material you...

Roofing: Rain splatter in attic vent and attic fan, rain storms, vent covers
rain storms, vent covers, attic insulation: It sounds like you have an electric power ventilator to remove hot air from your attic. It s not unusual to get water through them. Some models have a cap that sits closer to the roof than others though. You ll have to see what is available in your area...

Roofing: Re-Sealing Sunroom Roof, metal roof material, vertical seams
metal roof material, vertical seams, metal roofs: If a metal roof is installed properly, it is almost impossible for them to leak. With the take and caulk you are describing, it seems like the installer wasn t an experienced metal roofer. There are rubber coatings you can pour over the whole roof, but if...

Roofing: Replacing an older mobile home roof, termite activity, wall framing
termite activity, wall framing, arched roof: Hi Lori. Although your question is a bit out of my range of expertise, I would consider using a light weight scissors truss system to replace the roof. This may mean beefing up the top of the walls with an additional metal C beam to spread the load on the...

Roofing: Replacing roof, redwood siding, vertical siding
redwood siding, vertical siding, tongue and groove: The wood already looks pretty bad. You need to get something behind the wood to bring the water back out. Cutting the bottom off, you d still need some kind of flashing above that. Obviously doing flashing at the bottom, the wall will still leak with those...

Roofing: Reroof, asphalt shingles, roof estimate
asphalt shingles, roof estimate, loft area: Assuming no contract has been signed and there is no urgency for you to have a new roof, keep trying to get another estimate. Ask this company that has agreed to do the roof for you if they can include a 30 year shingle in your price. As to the less expensive...

Roofing: Reroofing best plan to kee house cool, solar attic vents, roofing trade
solar attic vents, roofing trade, fiberglass shingles: Hi Sheila I also work in the San Jose market. If you would like I can also give you an estimate, My cell phone is 650-921-7663. your question is how to keep the attic as cool when roofing with fiberglass shingles from wood shakes. This is a tough question,...

Roofing: Resealing Asphalt Shingles, asphalt shingles, ridge vent
asphalt shingles, ridge vent, interior damage: Two things can happen from the wind. One is that the tabs lift up due to the glue not holding or not being strong enough for the wind that you got. The tabs can bend back far enough to break off. These shingles can easily be replaced. Now the question...

Roofing: ROOFING A LOW PITCHED ROOF, seam metal roof, standing seam metal roof
seam metal roof, standing seam metal roof, standing seam metal: The lowest slope an asphalt roof should be installed on is 4L12 (4 in 12). It sounds like yours is much shallower than that. There are a few options for low slopes. 1) Black EPDM rubber roof. 2) PVC or TPO single-ply roofing. Similar to EPDM rubber,...

Roofing: Roof blew off 2 months after installation, company states, cold weather
company states, cold weather, warm weather: All shingles are stored in the cold weather. They don t heat the warehouse and many distributors store them out side anyway. The reason your shingles blew off is because they don t seal against wind until warm weather and that was not going to happen again...

Roofing: Roof Leak, ridge vent, ridge leak
ridge vent, ridge leak: If an improper ridge cap was installed, it sure can leak a lot. In snow areas snow can easily blow through vents and cause a lot of problems. Falling rain is not usually a problem, but blowing rain can be a real problem. There are many kinds of ridge...

Roofing: Roof over a leaky cedar shake roof, landfill space, metal roof
landfill space, metal roof, attic space: I agree entirely with you. If you have existing leaks and perhaps rot which will affect secure fastening of the new roof ... perhaps even mold which needs to be exposed and addressed, the existing roof should be removed. If the existing shakes are on spaced...

Roofing: Roof Ventilation, static vents, vent fan
static vents, vent fan, roof ventilation: Use all the vents that you want. The hot air at the bottom will rise as it heats up especially if the fan is pulling air from that area. The fan might be so strong it pulls air from all vents - soffit and ridge - but it will still pull a lot of air. Static...

Roofing: Roof vents coupled with Ridge vents, hip roofs, ridge vent
hip roofs, ridge vent, water intrusion: Aloha Denis, Aha, well, it would be good to determine that. If they are simple exhausts with no turbine action, I d say they are probably OK. Hard to make any sort of judgment without actually seeing the situation. I d suggest you check with a local...

Roofing: Roofing over an already wet roof, wet roof, mold in the house
wet roof, mold in the house, roofer: I certainly would not roof over a wet roof, but I know roofers who do. Shingles have to warm so they will stick together to hold up to wind. I believe that having the wet roof could prevent the new roof from sealing well. It does take awhile to dry them...

Roofing: Roofing Help for Home Owners, Buena Park, Villa Park
Buena Park, Villa Park, anaheim tustin: Good Morning Robin, I think you may need a few more opinions on what needs to be done. If your roof does have a 2and 12 pitch you can simply remove the existing roofing, repair any boards necessary, install two layers of 30lb ASTM approved felt, and install...

Roofing: Roofing Question, fiberglass shingle, roofing question
fiberglass shingle, roofing question, glenda: Hi Glenda If we are talking about fiberglass shingle. I don t belive they make a 20 year shingle anymore, What they did was call a 30 year shingle which use to be called a 20year shingle, and call a 40 year shingle which was a 30 year shingle. All...

Roofing: Roofing Shingles, best asphalt shingles, asphalt shingle
best asphalt shingles, asphalt shingle, roofing shingles: Aloha Len, That s a question I really can t answer. For one thing, I am not familiar with every shingle that s available in your area, for another, unless there s a candidate that has a clear and substantial advantage over its competitors, I don t endorse...

Roofing: Roofing when everything is wet, wet roofs
wet roofs: Aloha Todd, Probably nothing and yes, it will most likely dry out. However, if it were me, I d avoid putting roofing on during a rain or with the decking pr any of the materials soaked, especially at the beginning of the rainy season or winter. If you...

Roofing: rafters, problem materials, color texture
problem materials, color texture, professional criteria: Well, the best way to find out is to ask. It may not get you an answer, but at least you will have tried. It may also get you an answer you consider unacceptable. Best thing you could do, if you feel there is a problem, is to test the joint with the homeowner...

Roofing: rafters,chimney kit, wood siding, humid climate
wood siding, humid climate, generous application: Hi Jon. So much depends on local environment. If you live in a humid climate, it acelerates the decay of lumber. If the space where the wet/damp rafters are is well ventilated, it could take many years for the destruction to occur. Best advice would be to...

Roofing: rain water won't shed from drip edge, vinyl soffit, roof sheathing
vinyl soffit, roof sheathing, fascia board: You will need a roofer to look at it. Either the shingles are too short or the dripedge sticks out too far from the fascia (if there is a separate dripedge). Maybe the top edge of the fascia is bent forward which is not helpful. The roof sheathing may not...

Roofing: raising roof on rancher, transom windows, foot doors
transom windows, foot doors, coffered ceiling: The only way to find that out would be to bring in a builder (or carpenter) and come up with a price for what you want to do. Then take that figure to a real estate agent that knows the house values in your area. They can take the current value and the cost...

Roofing: rebate, federal tax credit, pabco
federal tax credit, pabco, roofer: Obama just fine tuned what was in effect before. You do not get $1500 for using the cool shingles. You get 30% back for the cost of the roof up to $1500. Installation costs are not included so you get back 30% of the cost of the shingles only. For you to get...

Roofing: replacing shingle, asphalt shingle, shingles
asphalt shingle, shingles, seams: The nails would be sticking up where the shingle pulled out around it. So if you just shoved a shingle up there it would hit the nails and not go up. Also, if you got it to go up and lay on top of the nails the nails would eventually push through the shingle...

Roofing: replacing shingle, asphalt shingle, doityourself com
asphalt shingle, doityourself com, shingles: Hi James. My answer to your question would be NO . I have replaced individual or multiple shingles and the only real way to do it is to completely remove the damaged ones and the nails. I have addressed this before and although it is a little tricky, it is...

Roofing: reroof, brian atkins, orange county ca
brian atkins, orange county ca, drip edge: Good Morning Johnathan, If you plan to go over the existing roof you need to act as if the old roof is just like a new deck. Meaning you will need all new flashing. I would see if you could get her to remove the old roof. It is a much better job. ...

Roofing: roof, low slope roofs, slope roof
low slope roofs, slope roof, roof slope: Aloha Alia, Well, mostly it s just one is steep and the other is not. I know that sounds simplistic and frankly, it is. There are, however, some important differences in what each requires and how they perform and what they are good and bad at, relatively...

Roofing: roof, apparent damage, snow load
apparent damage, snow load, ice dams: Aloha Lena, Yes, it could have become more noticeable as a result of the weight of the snow. Before, the shingles probably just laid there, not tight squished down to the deck. But with the snow load, if there was a lot, it could have pushed them down...

Roofing: roof coating, life expectancies, roof coating
life expectancies, roof coating, sealants: Good Morning Mery, It is not better to install the coatings when compared to a new roof. I have used a lot of the coating and I have had some success and some problems. The coating do have long life expectancies but the conditions on the roof...

Roofing: Is my roof leaking?, attic condensation
attic condensation: It seems like it would more likely be a condensation problem than a leak. You might try to find a power ventilator (if you don t already have one) with a temperature and humidistat switch. Here is a link for assistance. http://www.acehardwareoutlet.com/(jisqefrvenz0n0eoiryk3r45)/ProductDetails.aspx?SKU=5268990...

Roofing: roof on mile home to tie into new addition( needs to be raised above existing roof), slope roof, fascia board
slope roof, fascia board, water run: Aloha Lily, I think I get the picture fairly clearly. And I don t think it s a problem. I wouldn t suggest trying to raise the existing roof, that s definitely going to open a case of cans of worms. You don t want to go there. My suggestion would be...

Roofing: roof moisture, asphalt shingles, water intrusion
asphalt shingles, water intrusion, humidity level: Good Morning Caryn, The no mold either means the problem is very new or that the attic is evaporating the water that accumulates before it can grow mold. As for fixing the roof. You will need to know three things before you could start taking a guess...

Roofing: roof vents, shingle roofs, soffit vents
shingle roofs, soffit vents, turbine vents: They all serve different purposes. The turbine vents are basically ugly and not used on shingle roofs since they can be seen. Ridge vents are low profile and are not that visible. You can have all the venting you want. You can never have too much venting....

Roofing: roofing, roofing material, rubber sheets
roofing material, rubber sheets, glues: The best roofing material I know of for mobile home roofs is EPDM rubber. It is installed in a single large sheet and it isn t expensive. It just glues down to clean wood. If you are handy, these are not hard to install. Most home centers stock or can get...

Roofing: roofing, inch plywood, roofing companies
inch plywood, roofing companies, roof deck: You need wood to nail the shingles to. If the 1x6s have lots of space between them then a lot of the shingle nails will miss the wood and then you d need plywood. It depends on how the 1x6s were installed. If they are close together then skip the plywood....

Roofing: roofing paper, roofing paper, rain sets
roofing paper, rain sets, shingles: It depends on what you call roofing paper . Felt paper is somewhat waterproof and is used a lot to temporally cover a roof. It tears very easily so wind can rip it right off. Once wet it will buckle and must be replaced before doing the shingles. Bra...

Roofing: Sealing a leak, silicone caulk, rain water
silicone caulk, rain water, patio awning: Some of the best products I ve found for that is a caulking geocel 2300 clear and another is a clear brushable gel, comes in a one gallon bucket for about $75.00 called LRF 2315 (Leak Repair Fibered). I think it might be a geocel product as well. If you can...

Roofing: Shingles, atlas roofing corporation, gaf materials corporation
atlas roofing corporation, gaf materials corporation, malarkey roofing products: Aloha Claris, Yes, there are roofing products with anti-algal/mold/mildew ingredients in them. They work by incorporating materials that will be released to the roof, usually by oxidation, that are toxic to these organisms. The materials are often metal...

Roofing: Spray foam insulation under my roof - Good or bad idea?, asphalt roof shingles, spray foam insulation
asphalt roof shingles, spray foam insulation, attic insulation: Hi Freeman. Sealing up your attic is not a good idea. Insulating the floor of the attic is much better. Not knowing your particular situation, it is difficult for me to offer sensible advice. The heat build up in summer months could adversly affect the shingles...

Roofing: Steel Shipping Container Roofing, roofing supply, steel shipping
roofing supply, steel shipping, shipping container: Hi Dennis There is a product that will stick with steel out there it is called peel and stick, It comes in a roll around 36 wide and is around 30 long or a 100 sq foot roll it can be obtained at any roofing supply store. I don t believe you can get it...

Roofing: Sunroof is leaking, roofing contractor, air gap
roofing contractor, air gap, rain water: Hi Leon. I am aware of this problem with sunroom roofs and I have actually done exactly what has been suggested. However, the ones I did were of a nature that the new roof could be made with sufficient slope and allowed a reasonable air gap between the original...

Roofing: Sunroom Roof, panama central america, vertical seams
panama central america, vertical seams, british sense of humor: Hi again Val. I have no clue what it is called but it looks white on the outside and has a putty kind of adhesive and is very sticky. I would suggest going to your local hardware stores and asking. If I had a project or question I was not too sure of, I would...

Roofing: Sunroom roof is leaking, asphalt roofs, screw holes
asphalt roofs, screw holes, long term solution: A properly installed metal roof doesn t leak and doesn t rely on caulking to seal it. Most asphalt roofs we tear off are 7 to 11 years old, don t believe the rediculous stories this is a 40 year roof . Read the warranties, especially the fine print, most...

Roofing: shake roof age, asphalt roof, repair warranty
asphalt roof, repair warranty, ridge cap: Hi Matt A wood shake roof comes in Medium thick 1/2 or Heavy shake 3/4 and they are 24 long. there is a layer of felt paper between each course of shakes. The shake courses are every 10 or so. This is double coverage A shake roof will only...

Roofing: shingle replacement, asphalt shingle, new shingles
asphalt shingle, new shingles, collateral damage: Aloha James, Technically, no. Practically, well, whatever works, works. I certainly wouldn t advise that strategy for any but the most temporary repairs, but at the same time, if you haven t the means to do it right, then, well, you do it the best you...

Roofing: shingle roof, roofing, bumps
roofing, bumps, thickness: Aloha Lena, I wouldn t think so. You ve said it s hard to detect, though visible. You ve said you ve found no cracking at the bump and it s solid to the touch. You ve also said you ve looked in the attic and it appears to be solid with no separation. So,...

Roofing: soft spot, asphalt shingles, water intrusion
asphalt shingles, water intrusion, water stains: Good Morning James, Soft spots on the ceiling can be an indication of previous leaks or current water intrusion when it rains. The next time it rains I would get up into the attic space over the suspect area and check around with a flashlight. If...

Roofing: stain on eaves from runoff, asphalt shingles, drip edge
asphalt shingles, drip edge, preventive measure: Hi Jack. I know exactly what you are talking about having had the same problem. There are three things I can think of to resolve this. I am not aware of any product that will take the streaks off. 1. Re-paint the fascia and install guttering tucked up behind...

Roofing: Tax rebate on roofing, roofing material, roofing industry
roofing material, roofing industry, roofing materials: It is only good on the roofing material itself and it is up to $1500. You can t spend $100 on roofing materials and get back $1500. It has to have the government s energy star to prove its rating. There is very little in the roofing industry that has...

Roofing: Torch down roof, drip edge, nail holes
drip edge, nail holes, rubber edge: Most all roofers put the rubber down first, then they nail a drip edge down and then seal it with cement and fabric. The problem with that is that you just put a bunch of nail holes in your brand new roof and put it in the most vulnerable part of the roof....

Roofing: Is it unreasonable to insist that water damaged OSB decking is replaced when paying for a new roof?, roofing contractor, deck boards
roofing contractor, deck boards, water leak: Hi Kimberly. The first problem is that you did not have everything to be done listed out on a written contract. This would have given you a cast iron case. However, the issue is that if you refuse to pay the balance of the agreed sum, the contractor (or sub-contractor)...

Roofing: Venting shingle roof, shingle roof, ridge vent
shingle roof, ridge vent, ridge vents: The ridge vents do the same thing but without electricity and the ridge vents will do it more uniformly. It will not hurt to add the electric vent but I don t know what you ll get out of it. If the fan goes on then it means the attic is too hot since you would...

Roofing: Water leaks around storm collar on metal flue, silicone caulk, silicone caulking
silicone caulk, silicone caulking, b vent: Good afternoon Kurt, All you need to do is go up on the roof and seal on top of the collar. The silicone caulking should do the trick. I would take a rag up on the roof and clean off any dust or dirt around the area where you plan to caulk. Do not...

Roofing: warranty confusion, asphalt roof shingles, hail storms
asphalt roof shingles, hail storms, architectural shingles: Hi Jen. In my opinion, most manufacturers warranties are pro-rated. Meaning if you purchase a 30 year shingle, if it needs replacement after 20 years, they will prorate. Most asphalt roof shingles usually last approximately 2/3 of the lifespan on the package....

Roofing: water in attic, cellulose insulation, chase area
cellulose insulation, chase area, fiberglass insulation: There can be a couple contributing factors. 1) You need balanced ventilation, this means properly sized Soffit venting and Ridge venting. Without venting, frost can form on the underside of the roof deck (plywood). 2) If you have blown-in fiberglass...

Roofing: 20 year shingles, shingle manufacturers, manufacturer defects
shingle manufacturers, manufacturer defects, todd miller: There are very few shingles that do not carry at least a 20 year warranty. However, please do not confuse warranty with life expectancy. The shingle manufacturers themselves will tell you that a 20 year warranty does not mean the roof will last 20 years....

Roofing: 3-12 pitch, roof leaks, pitch roof
roof leaks, pitch roof, water shield: A 3/12 roof is a low slope for shingles and should have ice and water shield on the entire roof. It s tricky to get it in later. You have to get the shingles out along the side. Also, ice and water shield is for melting and freezing snow and water during those...

Roofing: 3;12 pitch tar/gravel roof, composition shingles, roofing shingles
composition shingles, roofing shingles, gravel roof: Hi Larry, A roof pitch of 3/12 is enough for asphalt composition shingles. I would really look into that. That is the best roof for that pitch and you will have a lot more options available for you. Plus, I believe it will look much better and there...

Roofing: 3 tabs thicker than laminates, butt joints, wind resistance
butt joints, wind resistance, design flaw: If I give you copper it is even thinner yet it lasts a lot longer than your shingles. In other words, it s not how thick something is but what s it s made of. The 35 year shingles are made to last 35 years so I m sure there is something different in the shingle...

Roofing: ADDING A MOTORIZED VENT TO RIDGE VENTED ROOf, moisture condensation, ridge vent
moisture condensation, ridge vent, airflow: Ridge vent and soffit vent typically are the best passive venting you can do. I believe that a powered vent would disrupt airflow. If you do use one, I d put it on a thermostat so it turns on only when it is pretty hot in the attic. It could help cool things...

Roofing: Aluminum metal caps placed over existing brickwork on perimeter of existing flat roof., cedar siding, metal caps
cedar siding, metal caps, aluminum metal: Mike, Secure a 2x to the top of the brick wall with anchors set in mortar if possible, otherwise drill and pin at 30cm on center staggered if brick unit hollows are filled already. Add a strip of beveled cedar siding to slope the coping to the interior...

Roofing: Asphalt roll roofing, roll roofing, degree pitch
roll roofing, degree pitch, roofing material: Good Morning Bob, No you should not put tar directly on the OSB. No, it wont stick better without tar paper. You really need to nail the shingles according to the manufacture recommendations. If the nails are going to show you should consider closing...

Roofing: Asphalt shingles, asphalt shingles, dimensional shingles
asphalt shingles, dimensional shingles, roofing contractors: Hi Joyce. The nails should be just below the glue strip but not low enough to be exposed once the next shingle is laid above. If the shingles are three tab the nails should be 1 - 1 1/2 in from both ends and about 1 1/2 either side of the two slots. That...

Roofing: Attic Fan Placement, ridge vent, holes in the wall
ridge vent, holes in the wall, whirly bird: Hi Brian. Try living here in Panama with no insulation in the attics. Sunshine 364 days a year. Electricity too expensive to run A/C 24/7. But enough of my worries. Just kidding with you. Without being able to physically see your house, it is tricky to come...

Roofing: Attic insulation in Las Vegas, hole in the dike, ceiling insulation
hole in the dike, ceiling insulation, attic insulation: Aloha Susan, That s a controversial issue, how much insulation of what kind is optimum. And, unfortunately, the answer isn t a fixed one, it will depend on the cost of the insulation and it s installation as well as the cost of the energy her cooling system...

Roofing: asphalt shingles flap in high winds, asphalt shingles, northern virginia area
asphalt shingles, northern virginia area, clock position: Your shingles are not sealed. There is a glue strip that heats up on the first warm day and seals the shingles against wind damage. Some shingles are rated higher than other but normally they go to about 60 MPH at a minimum. So you might have faulty shingles...

Roofing: attic vents, whirly birds, ridge vent
whirly birds, ridge vent, soffit vents: Hi Jim. Correct attic venting is a very important factor and although Whirly Birds do work to a point, they do not offer much actual exhausting of hot air. The fact that they spin, they do not help to draw air out of the attic space. Here are a couple of...

Roofing: Barrel shaped roof- can we clay tile?, metal roofing, clay tile
metal roofing, clay tile, siding material: It can be done, but the watchword is carefully, very, very carefully . Since there is already a metal roof in place (which I assume is functioning properly, ie - no leaks), and what you are looking for is a common look throughout the roof, ie - tile,...

Roofing: Best color choice for energy efficiency in moderate climate, asphalt shingle roof, moderate climate
asphalt shingle roof, moderate climate, sf bay area: Good Morning Samir, I think you are right in your assessment that the roof will cool by the time you are going to be needing the heat. You may want to consider having your insolation looked at and see if you might be able to do something there. ...

Roofing: Black streaks on roof, roof shingle, black streaks on roof
roof shingle, black streaks on roof, roof material: Hi Susan. Your roof probably has black algae or soot stains if you have a fireplace. This is a common condition and here is a web site that may help you decide what is causing the stains and how to treat them. http://www.inspect-ny.com/roof/Shingle_Algae_Stains.htm...

Roofing: Builder left a small gap between Fascia and Plywood roof deck, drip edge, expansion and contraction
drip edge, expansion and contraction, roof deck: Whenever you build anything you must leave space for expansion and contraction so all sheets of wood should have a space between them. It applies to your floors as well as your roof. There should be some drip edge on the edge to protect the wood from splashing...

Roofing: Carport roof/porch leak, roof cement, plastic cement
roof cement, plastic cement, rubber roofs: Hi Diane Lets start with age if this roof is more than 10 years old it may have to be replaced. Now let s say it s a tar roof under 10 years old check all laps starting in the low areas if you find a lap that has opened up you can ( three course these...

Roofing: Are Certainteed Shingles Good or Bad?, certainteed shingles, class action lawsuit
certainteed shingles, class action lawsuit, weather conditions: Hi again Anita. Sure looks like a major problem with 16 Northern States in the Class Action Suit. All my work was done in the southern states where snow, hail and ice were never an issue. However, if you are not going to jump on the band wagon with the law...

Roofing: Cricket above stone chimney, asphalt shingles, stone chimney
asphalt shingles, stone chimney, roof cement: A cricket is a structure to push water in a certain direction that might otherwise sit stranded with no downhill slope. It is a usually a triangle or two triangles back to back. You can make it out of anything you want. If it s too flimsy then you have to...

Roofing: cedar shake roof ridge, national roofing contractors, roofing contractors association
national roofing contractors, roofing contractors association, national roofing contractors association: Chuck, The metal flashing cap below the ridge shingles provides the primary weatherproofing along the ridge line. The cedar shingles just dress it up to match the rest of the roof. The sheet metal cap can be formed to the slope of the roof. It is a simple...

Roofing: cleaning mold and algae (black streaks) on asphalt shingles., asphalt shingles, philadelphia inquirer
asphalt shingles, philadelphia inquirer, architectural shingles: Hi Greg. I answered this question a few days ago. Your roof probably has black algae or soot stains if you have a fireplace. This is a common condition and here is a web site that may help you decide what is causing the stains and how to treat them. I have...

Roofing: condensation in roof peak, vapor barrier insulation, roof venting
vapor barrier insulation, roof venting, roof peak: In an ideal situation from the inside out you will have drywall, vapor barrier, insulation, vented airspace, roof decking, underlayment, roofing. Remove any component of that and it can be a problem. You might however try a dehumidifier in the shop to help...

Roofing: cupola vent repair, metal fabrication shop, sheet metal fabrication
metal fabrication shop, sheet metal fabrication, google search: Thanks for your question. It made me laugh. Sorry about the goose s poor eyesight and bad luck. There are quite a few companies that make louvers and vents ... a google search for aluminum louver vents yields quite a few. Here s one I found that holds...

Roofing: cutting slots when installing ridge vent, installing ridge vent, narrow slot
installing ridge vent, narrow slot, content documents: Aloha Tom, Not quite sure what you are asking. Do you have a ridge vent called a Cobra, presumably the GAF Cobra? http://www.gaf.com/Content/Documents/20422.pdf Are you asking about where to cut the slots or how? I can t specifically answer those questions....

Roofing: Drip Edge -Gutters Issue, drip edge, roofing paper
drip edge, roofing paper, horizontal leg: Linda, Sorry to hear of your problem what sounds like a poor roof job. If you have a metal or vinyl clad fascia, you really need a proper drip edge to seal off the top edge of the fascia to keep water from becoming trapped by the cladding and rotting the...

Roofing: How dry does the deck need to be?, asphalt shingles, mold remediation
asphalt shingles, mold remediation, wet insulation: You could use a string line from one end to the other to see if anything is higher or lower but as you said nothing is perfectly straight anyway. Sometimes a rafter might be high leaving a vertical line up the roof. What you want is a roof that looks good....

Roofing: EPDM gutter seams, glues, gutter
glues, gutter, seams: Aloha Bruce, It needs to be a specific formula for EPDM usage. http://www.bestmaterials.com/detail.aspx?ID=16077 But refer to the manufacturer s recommendations for what to use. Do not use just anything. Some glues simply won t bond to EPDM, some...

Roofing: edge of roof, inlaws, rafters
inlaws, rafters, shingles: Hi Maurice. Personally, I would recommend carefully removing shingles over an area of at least 2 x 2 so that a new piece of plywood could be nailed or screwed down to the rafters/trusses. You would have to roll back the tar/felt paper or add a new piece...

Roofing: energy star roofs, energy tax credit, energy star rating
energy tax credit, energy star rating, slope roofing: Hi Sheila. As far as I am aware it is a product to consider. It is similar to installing a radiant barrier in the attic. If it can save money on cooling costs and is rated by the CRRC and other concerns, it should be a worthwhile investment. Your local power...

Roofing: estimate, asphalt shingle roof, roll roofing
asphalt shingle roof, roll roofing, drip edge: Hi James, The 15lb and 30lb felt look exactly the same. The 30lb is a much heavier weighted felt and you could tell by the feel if you knew the difference. Seems how you don t, I would make sure I am there where they deliver the materials and check...

Roofing: Fiberglass roofing tiles for manufactured homes, roofing tiles, roofing product
roofing tiles, roofing product, metal tile: Hi Jill I know they make a light weight metal roofing product that can be used on manufactured homes that looks like real tile, you might be thinking of maxi tile, I don t know if it s still made, The metal tile I am thinking of is one Gerard tile and two...

Roofing: Flashing in valleys when re-roofing, shingles, 3 ways
shingles, 3 ways, would like your opinion: There are 3 ways to do a valley. 1. Exposed metal with the shingles cut on both sides. 2. Closed valley where one side overlaps the other and no metal is seen or needed since water will never get past the shingles. 3. Closed valley where the shingles are...

Roofing: Are Certainteed Shingles Good or Bad?, certainteed shingles, organic shingles
Roofing: Are Certainteed Shingles Good or Bad?, certainteed shingles, organic shingles, defective materials

Roofing: Gaf/Elk Timberline 30yr vs 50 yr & Gaf Warranties
Roofing: Gaf/Elk Timberline 30yr vs 50 yr & Gaf Warranties

Roofing: Life span of laminate shingles, wind storm, loonie
Roofing: Life span of laminate shingles, wind storm, loonie, shingles

Roofing: mis match pattern on archatectural shingles, goldsboro nc, shingles
Roofing: mis match pattern on archatectural shingles, goldsboro nc, shingles, lowes

Roofing: Owens vs. GAF / Ridge vent or no ridge vent, ridge vent, gaf
Roofing: Owens vs. GAF / Ridge vent or no ridge vent, ridge vent, gaf, workmanship

Roofing: Ridge vent vs. box vents, attic ridge vents, air circulation
Roofing: Ridge vent vs. box vents, attic ridge vents, air circulation, ventilation

Roofing: roof coating, extrusions, gutters
Roofing: roof coating, extrusions, gutters, bulldog

Roofing: Which Shinhle GAF Vs IKO, shingles
Roofing: Which Shinhle GAF Vs IKO, shingles

Roofing: flashing, google, chimney
google, chimney, shingle: Hey Richie, It s hard to say. The code is fairly specific about how the installation should be. Maybe you should check out the installation instruction from the manufacture of the shingles you installed. If you remember what brand you used just...

Roofing: flat roof lean- to, composition shingles, flat roofing
composition shingles, flat roofing, roofing system: Aloha Dan, That depends on what sort of roofing you are going to use. Unless you plan to use a bonefide flat roofing system, I wouldn t recommend an slope less than 1 in 12. That s about the minimum for a roll roofing system or metal roofing (includes...

Roofing: flat roof load capacity, epdm roof, gravel roof
epdm roof, gravel roof, weight capacities: It would be best to use 10-12 pounds per foot of ballast on the EPDM. Mechanically attached is always an option. I don t know your specific job site conditions, but huming rock is no fun either. If you mechanically attach, make sure your insulation (if...

Roofing: Gaf/Elk Timberline 30yr vs 50 yr & Gaf Warranties, master elite, roofing materials
master elite, roofing materials, roofer: I don t know why he won t do the 50 year shingle with the System Plus warranty. It looks like the main difference is that if you get a GAF inspection you can get a much better warranty but getting past that inspection might be difficult for most roofers and...

Roofing: Garage door roof, airplane hangers, old churches
airplane hangers, old churches, structural engineer: As you said, cantilever is the name of such a design but you said you can t do that because of the joists. You could come up with a fancy design but that would be for a structural engineer. I have seen large airplane hangers with no supports. I have seen 1,000...

Roofing: Gutter Installation, gutter company, drip edge
gutter company, drip edge, gutter installation: Hi Melanie, You should have drip edge metal and they should have told you before. I can’t explain why you old gutter didn’t leak without edge metal and the new ones do. That is something you have to observe. I believe you may need another professional...

Roofing: Gutter Overflow, gutter cleaning, metal screens
gutter cleaning, metal screens, professional roof: Cynthia, If the screen is completely inside the gutter and there are no obstructions within the gutter (remove the screen to see) and the downspout is clear (sometimes there can be debris within the downspout at any turns it may make will cause water to...

Roofing: gable vent, gable vent, new homeowner
gable vent, new homeowner, rodent: I ve seen them do a lot to get in - or is it to get out. I don t know why. Do they have babies inside they have to get to in the spring? I guess if you put up a heavy enough metal at some point they can t get through. But I ve seen them chew through wood....

Roofing: Hip RAFTER PROJECTION, supporting wall, rafter
supporting wall, rafter, slope: Aloha Chris, Well, assuming you are asking for the horizontal distance the hip rafter should extend beyond the supporting wall, without regard to the slope of the roof, you multiply the common rafter projection by 1.4142 or in this case, 22.6274 or about...

Roofing: Ice Storm Repairs, seam metal roof, standing seam metal roof
seam metal roof, standing seam metal roof, standing seam metal: I m not sure what you re doing. It sounds like you want to use plastic to finish off your roof. You can try it as a moisture barrier but that s what roofing material is. There are many ways roofing can be done so I don t know what you have. It can be hot-mopped,...

Roofing: IKO Cambridge Shingles, thin wood, plastic strip
thin wood, plastic strip, shingles: You can sue anyone. The problem is the shingles are usually guaranteed for the cost of the shingles only and that s not much. Most of a job is labor. Of course you could claim that if their shingles did not fail you wouldn t have all that labor costs again...

Roofing: Install metal over wet asphalt shingle, asphalt shingle roof, asphalt shingles
asphalt shingle roof, asphalt shingles, metal shingle: Things will dry out over time. I would not worry about that. As far as addressing the leak ... if there is rotten wood I would address that. Also, if the leak is actually coming from a transition from the house to the garage, I would highly suggest trying...

Roofing: internal gutters, copper gutters, church sanctuary
copper gutters, church sanctuary, roof edges: Aloha Henry, I am assuming by internal gutters you are referring to gutters in a sloped roof that are inset from the eave, perhaps at or near the bearing walls. I ve never understood the use of such a system as it s bound to leak, eventually, and will...

Roofing: Life span of laminate shingles, architectural shingles, poor ventilation
architectural shingles, poor ventilation, life span: I think they are generally reliable. I wouldn t say that a 40 year shingle will last AT LEAST 40 years. I would say it would ABOUT 40 years. Other factors can affect that. Roofs will wear on one side faster than another due to prevailing winds. Overheating...

Roofing: Long roof cricket, design possibilities, roof sections
design possibilities, roof sections, foot walls: A cricket is a triangle to keep water flowing in a certain direction. Always think in terms of a drop of water and make sure that drop always sees a downhill direction. If it hits a flat wall and just stays there that is not good. I cannot tell you how...

Roofing: Low pitch roof, tab shingles, rolled roofing
tab shingles, rolled roofing, pitch roof: I guess technically your could but I would never do that. 1. Weight - are you sure it can take the extra weight that would not have been designed into the structure. Although you can go up to 2 roofs you would eventually wind up with 2 roofs and some extra...

Roofing: low slope roof and curled shingles, design ventilation, slope roof
design ventilation, slope roof, fiberglass insulation: What do you call low slope ? If the slope is too low you can t use shingles. Other than curled shingles you never said you had any problem or leaks to even worry about. Shingles will wear on one side faster than another but 5 years is way too soon. They...

Roofing: Metal Roof, gerard roofing, atas international
gerard roofing, atas international, metal roof: These Asian roofs are tile, not metal and unfortunately you will not find a real good metal facsimile. You will find a few products similar though. Companies to look at: ATAS International W F Norman Corp Metal Sales Manufacturing Met-Tile Decra...

Roofing: Metal Roof on Low Pitch House, metal roofing products, shingle style
metal roofing products, shingle style, metal roofs: Virtually all metal roofing products are suitable for roofs of 3:12 or greater pitch. The only exception I can think of is a couple of the shingle-style metal roofs which require a 4:12 in areas prone to heavy snowloads. If you would, please contact me...

Roofing: Metal roof, vapor barrier insulation, condensation problems
vapor barrier insulation, condensation problems, metal roofs: From the inside out, you should have drywall, vapor barrier, insulation, minimum 1 vented airspace, decking, underlayment, roofing. Anything less than this and you will have a greater chance of condensation issues. I hope this helps. Todd Mille...

Roofing: Metal roof installation around a rock chimney, butyl caulk, metal roof installation
butyl caulk, metal roof installation, rock chimney: I would put a collar around the base of the chimney made of a 1 x 6 on edge. Using a compass, trace the outline of the rock profile at the top of the collar onto a piece of coilstock metal that matches the roof. Cut out the profile. Use this metal to flash...

Roofing: Metal vs shingle, shingle roof, palm shores
shingle roof, palm shores, hurricane charlie: Hi Chris. It is with great pleasure I answer your question. Not to be a Killjoy but I lived in Punta Gorda from 1998 to 2005. Just past Cleveland on the 17 in a sub division called Palm Shores. When hurricane Charlie paid us a visit in 2004 we lost parts...

Roofing: Mission Viejo Attic Ventilation Help - South County Roofing, Mission Viejo solar fan roof ventilation laguna hills laguna niguel web roofing lake forest
Mission Viejo solar fan roof ventilation laguna hills laguna niguel web roofing lake forest: Good Morning Jacqueline, They are a good idea. Water problems will only exist if the units are not properly installed. As for the noise you have a good reason for concern. I have heard some of these units and they are not as quite as you would like...

Roofing: Mission Viejo Roofing and Roof Repair - Certainteed VS Timberline -, Roofing and Roof Repair contractor Web Roofing mission viejo lake forest laguna niguel
Roofing and Roof Repair contractor Web Roofing mission viejo lake forest laguna niguel: Good Morning Anita, The shingles are about the same. I believe both companies have had warranty issues as they both have had millions of squares installed. With that much material out there you will get some bad ones. As for which shingle to install...

Roofing: Mission Viejo Roofing and Roof Repair - The real roofing expert., Mission Viejo roofing roof webroofing and windows dry rot skylight repair replacement restoration
Mission Viejo roofing roof webroofing and windows dry rot skylight repair replacement restoration: Good Morning Ray, I would ask that each roofer specifically name the manufacturer of the roofing system they are quoting you for. Then I would go on to the manufactures website and do a little research. I would be looking to read the installation specifications...

Roofing: Mobile home with low pitch - Rolled Roof, exact pitch, rolled roofing
exact pitch, rolled roofing, modified asphalt: If they all know shingles should not be on your roof why are they quoting prices? Don t they know it will leak? Do they have no intentions of honoring the guarantee? A common name for modified roofs is rubber roofs. On residential there are two kinds of...

Roofing: membrane roofing, fiberglass sheet, roll roofing
fiberglass sheet, roll roofing, membrane roofing: Walt, Using the EPDM membrane is an improvement over roll roofing and I expect that you will have less performance problems. This type of system is quite a bit more technical to install than the roll roofing products. For starters, we almost always...

Roofing: metal roof, porch roof, corner pieces
porch roof, corner pieces, metal roof: It is possible. I also wonder if water could be getting in where the roof intersects with the house wall. You may want to try some water testing with a garden hose to try to track things down. Sealant might work ... I wonder how both areas are sealed....

Roofing: mis match pattern on archatectural shingles, two different places, yr warranty
two different places, yr warranty, shingles: When shingles are manufactured a whole batch is made from one mix of color. They all get a color number code on the package. When the next batch is made they get a different code. Since no two batches are exactly the same you should never use shingles from...

Roofing: mold near chimney on wall & ceiling, brick chimney, plaster wall
brick chimney, plaster wall, central heating system: Shannon, I can only guess a couple of causes from the info you ve provided. Starting with what I think could be the most likely, assuming all roof and stucco work was done correctly: 1) Assuming a mortar cap on the chimney structure as opposed to sheet...

Roofing: New Roof Question, independent home inspector, shingle installation
independent home inspector, shingle installation, small claims court: Hi Maria. In answer to your first part of the question, if any roof is a flat surface before shingle installation, there is no reason why the shingles should lift. Of course, they do need a certain amount of warmth to adhere to each other and it is possible...

Roofing: New roof-which brand???, lifetime workmanship warranty, certainteed shingles
lifetime workmanship warranty, certainteed shingles, roofing companies: Keep in mind that all these long guarantees are promises from the manufacturer IF AND ONLY IF the roof is done a certain way and in some cases if the manufacturer sends out someone to inspect the work which might be an additional charge. One long guarantee...

Roofing: New roof - comp over wood, residential roofing
residential roofing: Walter, Only cedar shingles should be installed with staples. All old roofing and lath should be removed to the roof sheathing. New plywood sheathing should be installed over the lath if it a 1x4 or 1x2 spaced sheathing. A contractor should charge...

Roofing: New roof installation, random sizes, dimensional color
random sizes, dimensional color, roofers: Many warehouses store the shingles outside anyway. IF they shoveled the snow off and then shingled I d assume that the deck was still wet. They should have let it dry out. If the shingles were stored bent over the peak then that would make them lumpy....

Roofing: New roof - metal versus Tile versus composition, internal mold, adequate ventilation
internal mold, adequate ventilation, roofing contractors: Hi Naveen. Unfortunately, I am not in a position to be able to evaluate individual situations in different parts of the country. Different areas or States have to rely on accurate and reliable information from their roofing contractors. However, I think the...

Roofing: nailing 3 tab shingles, tab shingles, wind situation
tab shingles, wind situation, hammerzone: Hi Chris. Yes you can but it is better to nail just below the glue strip. Here is a web site that may be of use to you. http://www.hammerzone.com/archives/roof/maintenance/reshingle/install_1/asphalt_1.htm You can copy and paste to your browser line....

Roofing: new flat roof, elastomeric roof coating, modified bitumen
elastomeric roof coating, modified bitumen, insulation system: Hi Alex, I would contact the manufacture of the roof you just had installed and ask them. They may have a coating they would like you to use as well. You do have to be careful about voiding the warranty. I would just make sure that I am doing what...

Roofing: new roof, asphalt shingles, sloped roofs
asphalt shingles, sloped roofs, air conditioning units: There s no set answer on anything. If you take your car to the mechanic some mechanics can rebuild an engine and others can t. Some will offer a courtesy car and others won t. Obviously a roofer does not know how to disconnect an A/C unit and move it so he...

Roofing: new roof, asphalt shingle roof, malarkey shingles
asphalt shingle roof, malarkey shingles, roof penetrations: Hi James. To be honest, I have never heard of Malarkey shingles. It must be an Irish company. However, after a bit of research, I found their web site. This is the warranty information http://malarkeyroofing.com/malarkeywarranties.htm A warranty is...

Roofing: new roof shingle deflections, lp techshield, asphalt shingles
lp techshield, asphalt shingles, roof shingle: Aloha Steven, So they did not replace the building paper or roofing felt, or they did so only with this blue mystery board? I d say that s a good suspect for your problem. I d suggest you request the contractor identify the board used and to specify precisely...

Roofing: new shingles not laying flat, new shingles, roofers
new shingles, roofers, tulsa oklahoma: Hi Rob I would wait for a warm day 80-90* give it a couple of days see what shingles lay flat, then have him fix the ones that don t. Putting shingles on when its cold, They should be layed out in the sun for a little before nailing.Some roofers nail them...

Roofing: Owens vs. GAF / Ridge vent or no ridge vent, ridge vent, ohagin vents
ridge vent, ohagin vents, added expense: Derrick, They are really about the same in quality. You should have some ventilation. I would skip the ridge vent, pick the contractor you want to go with, call him him and let him know that you want to use him, but, you would really like him to include...

Roofing: Painting roofs, roofing shingles, mold and mildew
roofing shingles, mold and mildew, bad shape: Hi Bill Painting shingles is not a good idea. paint will harden and asphalt will expand and contract, the paint will separate from shingles in a short period of time. Over all you will not like the result. It s a waste of money and time, and yes it will...

Roofing: Partially Exposed Nails, shingle, problem thanks
shingle, problem thanks, roofer: You took the picture upward so am I looking at a nail under the shingle or will this nail get wet? If the nail is really exposed that will be a leak soon. You could try to put roofing cement over it but it will not last the life of the roof and will be a future...

Roofing: Poison in "silver" roofing shingles?, asphalt shingle roof, asphalt shingles
asphalt shingle roof, asphalt shingles, roofing shingles: Aloha Phyllis, Hard to say for sure it was the roofing that caused the plants to die, but it certainly raises some questions. To know anything for sure, one would have to know exactly what brand of shingles are involved and where this roof is and what...

Roofing: porch roof/cost, fiberglass shingles, porch roof
fiberglass shingles, porch roof, pitch roof: Hi Bridget Well what type roof is it. If it s a flat roof and you have to remove the old roofing it should run around $750.00 to $1200.00 depending on what they are putting on. If it is a pitch roof with fiberglass shingles and has solid sheathing it...

Roofing: quality of shingles, fiberglass shingles, architectural shingles
fiberglass shingles, architectural shingles, shingle roof: Hi Gill The two shingle manufactures your speaking about are both good shingles, The most commonly used were I live ( N Cal. ) is the Elk Brand, Both brands of these Shingles are the lowest as far as wind within the manufacture spec. You might want to step...

Roofing: Re-roofing sheathing damge., particle board, sheathing
particle board, sheathing, nail gun: If it s crushed around the nails it sounds like the nail gun pressure was too high. What else could press in the wood in such tight pieces and only around nails? I don t know what you mean by the number of sheets butted together to replace 1 sheet. Bra...

Roofing: Reinforcing Roof, concrete block wall, masonry wall
concrete block wall, masonry wall, intermediary support: 2x4s, 24 centers spanning 14 feet sounds awfully weak to me. You d have to brace it up. But it s a bit more complicated than just putting in some pieces. If you put in a vertical support that just transfers the weight to the lower piece of wood such as the...

Roofing: Repainting a galvanized metal roof, metal roofing manufacturer, kynar paint
metal roofing manufacturer, kynar paint, trisodium phosphate: I would suggest power washing it and also cleaning it well with a mixture of detergent, water, and trisodium phosphate, equal parts. You have basically two choices as far as paint system. I do suggest a primer and then top coat. You can go to Sherwin...

Roofing: Repair or ReDo shingle roofs- Ontario, Canada, bungalow style houses, shingle roofs
bungalow style houses, shingle roofs, water infiltration: Ron, Typically you would not be able to get a good color match to do a partial replacement. You can get close and in the same color family but a match is difficult due to weathering of the existing shingles. And, if you feel the existing shingles would...

Roofing: Replacement material for my roofs eves, composition shingles, water dams
composition shingles, water dams, roofing material: Hi Richard, You mentioned what is best for replacing the eaves. The term “the eaves” is a very general term and not specific enough for me. But, I am going to give this a shot anyways. I am hoping by the terms “eaves” you are speaking about the large...

Roofing: Replacing damaged asphault shingles, asphalt shingles, roof shingles
asphalt shingles, roof shingles, seal line: Hi Ron. Yes indeed. Here is a copy of a question I answered on 01/27/2008. Hope it answers your question. Yes there is. Get yourself a twelve inch or so flat pry bar from the local hardware store. Keeping it flat against the roof shingles, shove it up and...

Roofing: Replacing Roof, dimensional shingles, architectural shingles
dimensional shingles, architectural shingles, occasional hurricane: Architectural shingles are the 3 dimensional shingle that have been around about 30 years. They give the upgraded fancy look. It is nothing more than cosmetic. Some of the dimensional shingles are the same price as the 3-tab. Upgrading is not much more but...

Roofing: Replacing Skylight, shingle roof, construction experience
shingle roof, construction experience, skylight: If you are skilled with your hands and have some construction experience you could try it yourself. If not, you should probably hire someone to do it for you. I have a site that goes through the process of installation which you can take a look at. www.roofrepairguide.com...

Roofing: Reroofing around a pecker head, silicone caulk, roofing trade
silicone caulk, roofing trade, pecker head: Hi Geoff. As far as I know there is not a product available that allows you to re-roof without having the power company dis-connect and re-connect the wires. I could be wrong. The only way I have done this in the past was to buy a new boot, cut it on the...

Roofing: Ridge Vent, soffit vents, hvac unit
soffit vents, hvac unit, summer thanks: When you cool your house you open a window. You know that the more windows you open the better it feels. Open all the windows for the best ventilation. Along those lines, add all the venting you can to the roof for the best ventilation. There is no exact...

Roofing: Ridge vent vs. box vents, ridge vent, ridge vents
ridge vent, ridge vents, cathedral ceilings: Ridge vents work better because they are evenly distributed across the roof and they are at the highest place which has the hottest air. But box vents don t hurt. Use both if you want. The total quantity of air that can be exchanged is what counts. You could...

Roofing: Roof Framing/Framing, dry rot, weather
dry rot, weather, morning chris: Good Morning Chris, It can last quite a while. That bad part of being exposed is it is not protected. The good part is it will dry out quickly. I would check the structure for piece that are starting to bow, curl, or get any type of dry rot. If...

Roofing: Roof leak around fireplace pipe, roof water, roof leak
roof water, roof leak, rainstorm: You didn t say what kind of roof you have. You can t seal it from the inside as that would still leave the wood getting wet. You have to keep the wood from getting wet in the first place. The only way to seal it is from the outside. If you can t get to it...

Roofing: Roof Replacement and sheathing, plywood deck, plywood sheets
plywood deck, plywood sheets, gaf timberline: Hi again Steve. I have pasted your follow up and I will answer each section as it appears. I just want to make sure I correctly understand the answer to my question. Is the reason to use 1/2 to 5/8 versus 3/8 plywood because the thicker plywood woould...

Roofing: Roof underlayment issue, roofing underlayment, roof underlayment
roofing underlayment, roof underlayment, tar paper: Hi John, The only reason (I can think of) for the roofing felt to be short all the way around the house is that the roofer was try to save a little money and ran the felt short where he thought he could get away with it. There s not much you can do...

Roofing: Roofing, roofing shingles, new shingles
roofing shingles, new shingles, rain gutter: Aloha Rob, I would have to check to see what codes were in effect in Columbus at that time. The best place to find out that information would be with the Building Department of Columbus. I would think that given the climate there and the prevalence of snow...

Roofing: Roofing barrier, aluminum roofing, energy efficient products
aluminum roofing, energy efficient products, radiant barriers: Thanks for the question. My company does not sell radiant barriers. Sorry. :-( We do sell aluminum roofing with reflective coatings that act as their own radiant barrier. In fact, most of our products are eligible for the federal tax credit of up to $1500...

Roofing: Roofing Felt paper installation, brian atkins, vapor barrier
brian atkins, vapor barrier, eave: Hi Bobby, I like your name. Standard building codes requires that at least one layer of ASTM rated roofing felt be installed in shingle fashion. That would be horizontally not vertically. Because the roofing felt is also part of the waterproofing...

Roofing: Roofing shingles-mixing, tab shingles, roofing shingles
tab shingles, roofing shingles, architectural shingles: Hi Jim. Anything is possible and it is not a totally stupid question. Maybe you should ask your neighbors if they don t mind! Just kidding...... A couple of suggestions to consider: You can t put 3 tab shingles over architectural ones or you will end up...

Roofing: Roofing Underlays available, asphalt fiberglass shingles, rubber type
asphalt fiberglass shingles, rubber type, water shield: Felt underlayment was not made for shingles. Roofers just use it because it is so cheap. They do make better products for shingle underlayment. There is ice and water shield, breathable material and specific plain shingle underpayments. The slope will also...

Roofing: reasonable alternatives when replacing a cedar shake roof, prairie style houses, frank lloyd wright
prairie style houses, frank lloyd wright, roofing supply: I don t now much about the designer shingles but there are a lot out there to choose from. Look at the manufacturer s websites as many roofing supply houses won t handle the fancy stuff for you to see. Be careful of the slope. You said it was a low slope...

Roofing: remove or reroof, brick chimney, new shingles
brick chimney, new shingles, chimney flashing: You can go up to 2 roofs and then they have to be torn off. You usually have to remove the skylights to do the job right. To do chimney flashing is an art of itself and can t be described hear. Read the directions on the shingles and it will cover some basics....

Roofing: replacing a metal roof on a screen porch, galvanized screws, screen porch
galvanized screws, screen porch, rubber washers: Hi Ora. I m not sure what you are talking about. If you have a part metal and part plastic roof then it all depends on whether you want some light to come into the porch or not. All metal will last longer as the sun does tend to make the plastic panels brittle...

Roofing: replacing shingles w/aluminum siding on mansard roof, aluminum siding, shingles
aluminum siding, shingles, ripples: You could leave the shingles but to me it s like leaving your trash in the roof. You also have to nail farther to hit something solid. The siding is attached to whatever solid decking you have underneath. If you re covering up shingles I assume they are...

Roofing: reroof, asphalt shingles, roofing shingles
asphalt shingles, roofing shingles, roofing supply: Hi David start off by hiring a roof tear off company this should cost any were between 1000 to 1300 hundred dollars depending on layers, they will have it torn off and cleaned up in one to two days and you will not have to mess with the mess they haul everything...

Roofing: ridge, gable vents and soffit vents, ridge vent, spiders webs
ridge vent, spiders webs, attic insulation: Hi Linda. In my opinion, gable vents do very little to vent an attic apart from allowing air to flow out if there is no ridge vent. The fact that you have vented soffits and a ridge vent, should be sufficient providing the areas of open venting is enough for...

Roofing: my roof, wendy
wendy: Hi wendy, You can call me directly at 949-597-0192. Please make sure you state that your are calling about allexperts.com and you have a question. I can try and return your call. Or you can email me directly at brian@southcountyroofing.co...

Roofing: roof coating, cold asphalt, aluminum coating
cold asphalt, aluminum coating, suns rays: Hi Elizabeth, I would not use the cold asphalt to cool the roof or reflect the suns rays. It is not made for that. As for the price, I would say it is okay. You do want to make sure that the roof cleans the roof real well. I would get his entire process...

Roofing: roof color/organic shingles, new brunswick canada, organic shingles
new brunswick canada, organic shingles, ventilation system: If the roofer says that color makes no difference I d find another roofer as that one didn t go far in school. Why do you think they wear white in the desert? Ventilation helps a lot but the more you can do the better. If the ventilation system flows 110 degree...

Roofing: roof condensation, north walls, cold wall
north walls, cold wall, concrete roof: You didn t say what the climate is there. Condensation will only occur if the humidity reaches 100. The outside air can be 90% but if there is a cold wall it can increase it to 100. Styrofoam panels usually fit loosely so cold air can get in around the panels....

Roofing: roof estimate, asphalt shingle roof, drip edge
asphalt shingle roof, drip edge, roof estimate: James, Not knowing the size of your roof I can t say if the price is reasonable or not but based on an average home roof I would say it does sound reasonable for a 30-yr dimensional shingle with #30 underlayment and all the correct accessories properly...

Roofing: roof/gutter overflow issue, gutter guards, roof gutter
gutter guards, roof gutter, water leaks: Water should not be hitting the top of the gutter where that diverter is. The only reason water would build that high is that the gutter, drain or spout is clogged. You might have cleaned the gutter but could the other items be clogged. Another reason my...

Roofing: roof jacks, roof jacks, rough indication
roof jacks, rough indication, rafter: Hi Michael. You should be able to locate the rafters by a very slight hump as, usually, the decking below the shingles will sag by a very small amount. This should give you a rough indication and then take a hammer and tap the shingles across the roof. You...

Roofing: got roof quote, asphalt shingle roof, drip edge
asphalt shingle roof, drip edge, starter strip: First, felt paper is not really for shingles. They do make shingle underlayment material. Once felt gets wet you must throw it away so if he uses it to keep the rain out it will buckle and can t be used. I guarantee my roofs 10 years. It seems like he does...

Roofing: roof repair, fire damage, gaf
fire damage, gaf, water damage: How can you ask GAF to fix something they did not do? Why would they do that? GAF guarantees their material will not fail becasue of poor quality. If you cause it to fail you can t blame GAF. If you bought a new car and hit a pole with it you can t go back...

Roofing: roof replacement, interior ceiling, roof frame
interior ceiling, roof frame, snow loads: Aloha Erik, Ooh, wonderful question. Unfortunately, not enough information to really give you a definitive answer. As to whether or not the roof could be replaced without disturbing the existing ceiling, I would tend to doubt that. It would depend a great...

Roofing: roof room - is it safe?, expansion and contraction, plasterboard walls
expansion and contraction, plasterboard walls, vertical poles: Hi Sue. Why didn t you ask me this question last year? I was in England visiting family in Devon, Cambridge, Hertfordshire, Sussex and Scotland in April. I could have swung by and checked it out then. However, too late and without being able to physically...

Roofing: roof/skylights, shingle roofs, shingle application
shingle roofs, shingle application, roof skylights: Hi Vineet. Depending on the make and type of skylight you have at present could make a difference as to wether you will be able to reuse them. As they are only two years old, it would be good if you could. If they have flat flanges around the outside they...

Roofing: roofing, metal roof, cloudy days
metal roof, cloudy days, big bang: Dan, I may need more information from you to properly answer your question. If the big bang noise happens more than once, and seems to occur when the roofing is warming or cooling (most noticeable on partly cloudy days in the spring or fall when the...

Roofing: roofing question, roofing question, fascia board
roofing question, fascia board, drip edge: It s OK to see light behind the gutter. You don t seal the gutters to the wall. You can open a jalousie window in the rain and it doesn t leak yet you can see right through the openings. If the water is blowing back due to a short overhang you can slide...

Roofing: roofing weather, soft soled shoes, brian atkins
soft soled shoes, brian atkins, weather question: Hey James, It is for the most part cosmetic. But, you can actually damage the shingles permanently if the marking is severe. I have seen roofers use a small (4x4) sheet of carpet to put under them and I have heard of roofers wearing several pairs of...

Roofing: Second opinion on Shingles...., collateral damage, original products
collateral damage, original products, high winds: Aloha Anita, Sorry, I can t really help much here. CertainTeed is a well known brand with a generally good reputation, so is Timberline. Whether either is better than the other, I really couldn t say. A lot depends on the installation, where it is, what...

Roofing: Which Shinhle GAF Vs IKO, iko shingles, gaf
iko shingles, gaf, questioner: Hi Barney. I did have a question regarding IKO shingles on 5/31/08. The questioner said that the IKO shingles were blowing of the roof in a 40 mph wind. Up until that point I had never heard of IKO shingles. There is, or was, a class action law suit involving...

Roofing: Skylight leak on a flat tar roof, roof cement, plastic cement
roof cement, plastic cement, tar roof: Hi Larry While it seems your at the right spot. What I would suggest is use a fabric along with the plastic roof cement the one that comes to mind is henrys 204 this is a plastic. Do not use a wet patch use just plastic roof cement. The fabric is 4 wide...

Roofing: shingle replacement, asphalt shingles, new shingles
asphalt shingles, new shingles, air conditioning units: Hi James. It all depends on the contractor or whether it is written into the contract. Any penetration through a roof is a potential source of a leak. If there have been no leaks in the past and the new shingles can be installed without removing the A/C units,...

Roofing: shingles on top of shingles, new shingles, nail lines
new shingles, nail lines, tar paper: Hi Shane. You really don t have any choice in the matter as you have to start with a full shingle from the bottom and work up the roof. It also helps to run the nail lines on the high spots of the old shingles as there may be dips in the new ones. I have...

Roofing: soffits, cape cod style, home inspector
cape cod style, home inspector, cape cod: Nothing is ever a deal breaker. Instead it is a negotiating point. I would gladly take a house with no vents if I got it for $10. Keep in mind that the house has survived a long time with no vents so it s not automatically a problem. It would cause more heat...

Roofing: spanish barrel tile, barrel tile, tiles
barrel tile, tiles, leaks: Hi Phyliss, Yes they are designed to be loose at the bottom of the tiles. Over time the tiles will become looser and looser. Eventually you will have to replace the roof. You could start sealing up under the tops to help hold down the roof....

Roofing: steep slope roof, roofing association, roof cement
roofing association, roof cement, slope roof: Hi Bill, I doubt that it will lay down it self. It is probably caused by the felt that most likely buckled. The felt can buckle when it expands and contacts when exposed to the sunlight. If that did happen the contractor would need to cut out the...

Roofing: sunroom shingles, stainless steel fasteners, plywood sheathing
stainless steel fasteners, plywood sheathing, stainless steel fastener: Ronda, Hopefully you can get a full explanation and type of fastener intended explanation (what and why) from the contractor. The type of fastening depends on what the shingles are being fastened to. Steel in contact with aluminum creates corrosion. ...

Roofing: Tear off an old roof, tar and gravel roof, renting a dumpster
tar and gravel roof, renting a dumpster, two choices: Hi Mark. It seems to me you have two choices to consider. 1. If you intend to try and strip off the old tar and gravel and leave the decking intact, you have to think about how long it may take you and multiply that by how much you think you can get per hour....

Roofing: Tin roof on tudor house, seam metal roof, standing seam metal roof
seam metal roof, standing seam metal roof, standing seam metal: Take a look at a product called Country Manor Shake by Classic Metal out of Piqua Ohio. That style of Aluminum roof looks awesome on Tudors! It isn t cheap, but comes with a lifetime warranty that is not prorated. If you don t like that, try looking at Gerard...

Roofing: tar&gravel roof, gravel roof, plastic cement
gravel roof, plastic cement, reroofing: Hi Mick Yes you can sweep the gravel were bubbles are showing. Cut an x into the bubbles to release air then nail back down and seal it with plastic cement and webbing then brush on the firbered tar. This should take care of the problem. keep in mind...

Roofing: tin roofing, tin roofing, lunch room
tin roofing, lunch room, tin roof: When you say at your school do you mean school as in a place of learning. What you wrote is atrocious. That couldn t have come from a school. If you wrote like that on a resume applying for a job I d throw it right in the trash can. There are 12 mistakes...

Roofing: torch down vs. roll- on, asphalt shingle, asphalt shingles
asphalt shingle, asphalt shingles, shingle manufacturers: Hey Rob, The modified bitumen is better. Here s a couple of facts for you: Fact #1: The addition of hydrogen (hydrogenation) gives SEBS greater thermal and U.V. resistance than SBS. SBS can be blended into asphalt at 400 ºF with no problem, but...

Roofing: type of shingle/color, metal roof cost, asphalt color
metal roof cost, asphalt color, asphalt cost: Color does make a difference in asphalt shingles, nut not a lot. The mass of asphalt shingles heats up quickly but takes a long time to cool of. So the heat from your attic will receive radiated heat for quite a while after sundown. A metal roof makes a...

Roofing: underlayment / insulation, skylight, velux skylight, titanium udl
velux skylight, titanium udl, roofing underlayment: Hi Yamit, All asphalt saturated roofing felt is basically the same. The weight of the felt can refer to the thickness. Basically different weighted felts are used for different types of installations. If you are going to install a composition roof I...

Roofing: Ventilating an attic in a 1930s house, asphalt shingles, freezing pipes
asphalt shingles, freezing pipes, solar vent: Hi Dave It sounds like your on the right track. 1. Have you considered blowing in insulation into the voided spaces. 2. Is there any space for soffet vents or porthole type vents or gable vents if you go with ohagen vents will you have to put one in every...

Roofing: Venting my roof, ridge vent, soffit vents
ridge vent, soffit vents, feasible proposition: Hi Rick. There is little to no advantage of having ridge vents without soffit vents. I can think of two possible solutions to your problem. 1. Is it a feasible proposition to bore or cut holes in the attic walls and add soffit vents? 2. Install a electric...

Roofing: Verticle ripples along roof, poor workmanship, foot pattern
poor workmanship, foot pattern, tar paper: I ve seen roofers store the shingles over the peak which will put a bend in the shingles. If it s cold out when applied the hump will stay in there and place humps around the roof. If the tar paper was left exposed during installation then it will ripple...

Roofing: White roof sealer can waterproof, smooth surface, reflect heat - OK to use under asphalt shingles?, asphalt shingles, air staple gun
asphalt shingles, air staple gun, shingle roof: Good Morning Richard, I am so sorry I misread the question last time. I am not sure exactly what brand you are using so it s hard to say for sure but I think you are ok to do that and it s probably a wise thing to do. I would read the label and...

Roofing: weather for reroofing, home equity loan, reroofing
home equity loan, reroofing, spring and fall: The best time is spring and fall. In the winter they are fragile and can crack. In the summer they are soft and can rip and will turn liquidy and will get a lot of marks and damage from feet. They also get so hot you can t sit on the roof to work. As far...

Roofing: wood sheathing, Sheathing repair, water damage
Sheathing repair, water damage: Tom, If your sheathing is just water stained and not deteriorated then it would be fine to leave it as is. It sounds like the hole is actually long term water damage leading to deterioration (rot). If you are not selling the house, then the small area...

Roofing: 1 1/2 storey attic venting, ridge vent, attic venting
ridge vent, attic venting, roof vents: How do you know the whirlies will have a negative pressure, and what if it did? They will all work together. Put all the venting you want. You can never have too much venting. If too much air tries to go out the ridge vent it will suck air in the other vents,...

Roofing: 29 gauage metal roofing, metal roofing, wood strips
metal roofing, wood strips, roof surface: If the metal is pressing around underlayment fasteners and causing dents, it would do so around battens as well. Are the panels flat prior to installation? Is the roof surface flat and level and square? Are the fasteners being put in the right fasteners...

Roofing: Adding more attic floor space with Oriented Strand Board, oriented strand board, insulation contractor
oriented strand board, insulation contractor, ridge vent: Hi Peter I would think if you block the insulation on both sides you may have a loss of the insulation R-Value and it may create a condensation problem you may want to direct this question to an insulation contractor for a better answer. Good Luck...

Roofing: Allergic to Formaldehyde in Plywood, rapid reply, composition roof
rapid reply, composition roof, roofing material: Hello again Victoria. If I understand you correctly, the underside of the roof is exposed to the living area? If so, a foam probably would not work. In that case, I think the only choice is to use 3/4 pine or redwood boards to attach the roofing material...

Roofing: ATTIC VETILATION, eave vent, soffit vents
eave vent, soffit vents, eave vents: Hi James. I am a little confused. Eave vents and soffit vents are the same thing. It is a matter of personal choice which type you use bearing in mind there are hundreds to choose from. You should be fine just using soffit vents and the ridge vent. Here are...

Roofing: Attic Fan, ridge vent, natural ventilation
ridge vent, natural ventilation, 20 fans: Aloha David, It might help, some. But as you ll be using essentially the same inlets and outlets, it s probably not going to be much improvement. Maybe 20%. Fans have to push the air, they have to fight the resistance of the air to move. That comes from...

Roofing: attic ventilation, cedar shingle roof, asphalt shingle
cedar shingle roof, asphalt shingle, continuous soffit vents: Aloha Jim, You do itemize some of the potential drawbacks of powered attic ventilation. The issue of pulling conditioned air from the house is an important one, but one that should be resolved anyway. Those gaps are letting air leak both ways. All it...

Roofing: Cal-shake repair, concrete cement, close match
concrete cement, close match, substitute material: Hi Steve Cal shake as your well aware is a hard product to match, to repair and to find. What I found out over the years if the area you are talking about is small I would just replace to whole area with firetreated heavy wood shakes. If this area just...

Roofing: Cause of cracks in Clay Roof Tiles, clay roof tiles, clay tile roof
clay roof tiles, clay tile roof, shrinkage cracks: Kathleen, The cause of the cracks is mostly likely to be foot traffic on the roof, and may result from a combination of foot traffic and how the tile are supported on the roof. If the tile bridge across an underlying batten support system that elevates the...

Roofing: Are Certainteed Shingles Good or Bad?, certainteed shingles, class action lawsuit
certainteed shingles, class action lawsuit, weather conditions: Hi again Anita. Sure looks like a major problem with 16 Northern States in the Class Action Suit. All my work was done in the southern states where snow, hail and ice were never an issue. However, if you are not going to jump on the band wagon with the law...

Roofing: Charcoal vs. Weatherwood, asphalt shingles, tile roofs
asphalt shingles, tile roofs, charcoal color: A great source of info on ventilation is www.airvent.com I would not use turbines with ridge vent. The turbines will pull air from the ridge vent which keeps the ridge vent from exhausting the way it is designed to do. That will mess up airflow in the attic....

Roofing: COMMERICAL ROOF WALKING, steel joists, steel roof
steel joists, steel roof, rafters: Hi Randolph If it were me I would try to walk on the rafters rather than the panels, That is the way I do It on every roof, not knowing what kind of panels and how Thick they are I just wouldn t want to dent them. Good luck ( when these panels get wet...

Roofing: Concrete tile roof, concrete tile roof, sonoma county ca
concrete tile roof, sonoma county ca, independent home inspector: Hi Carmen. Personally, with a house that old, I would get an independent home inspector to do a full inspection of the home before final contract is agreed. I used to live in So. Cal and was aware of the latest earthquake codes. However, having been gone since...

Roofing: celophane strip on new shingle, new shingles, shingle
new shingles, shingle, cellophane: Hi Phil The strip is for packaging so they don t stick in the bundle. You do not need to remove, I have herd of some people removing it. It is not necessary to so. I think your correct but after a couple of hot weeks it will stick very well. Good luck...

Roofing: cricket ventelation, ventalation, local contractor
ventalation, local contractor, kricket: Your story is so poorly written that you re not able to communicate effectively with another person. I can t understand what you have. You have almost every other word spelled wrong and then I still have to study it to try to figure out what you re saying....

Roofing: Decra Roofing, shingle roof, metal roofing
shingle roof, metal roofing, roofing contractors: I don t follow how dirtiness could cause leaks unless debris on the roof has clogged the valley system or something. Is anyone trying to repair the roof? Where are you located? Has the installer been back? Did the Decra rep actually come see the...

Roofing: damaged shingles due to workmanship, lifetime warranty, tricky situation
lifetime warranty, tricky situation, caulk: Hi Clint. A tricky situation indeed. Whether the company is BBB approved or not makes no difference if the workers are hired and allowed to work without supervision. Every roofer worth anything should know how to walk on shingles. (Never turn or scrape foot...

Roofing: discontinued shingles, roofing distributors, paint colors
roofing distributors, paint colors, custom colors: Hi Stacia, No they don t make custom colors. But, if you bring in a sample of you shingle into a local roofing yard you may be able to find a suitable substitute. Usually the manufactures make the same or similar colors and they don t discontinue them...

Roofing: Felt Installation, asbestos shingles, roofing
asbestos shingles, roofing, nails: Good Morning Billy, Felt can be exposed to the weather for several weeks. The rumpled felt could have been caused from a lack of nails in the felt. A lack of nails lets the felt expand and contract and sometimes can make the felt look very bumpy....

Roofing: Flat Roof, high heat, humidity
high heat, humidity, quotes: Good Morning Laura, They are both going to be about equal. The hot tar is going to require the use of a hot tar kettle. If the company doesn t have a hot tar kettle and operator they may tell you the cold tar is better. The reason someone is telling...

Roofing: Flat Roof Replacement - Dana Point, San Clemente, Laguna Beach, Laguna Niguel, Tustin, Irvine, Nellie Gale, Flat Roof Replacement - Dana Point, San Clemente
Flat Roof Replacement - Dana Point, San Clemente, Laguna Beach: Hi Sandra, Usually you have to go with what is already on there. The existing roof will have to be stripped and the contractor will need to see what kind of support system you have so he can make sure he puts the rights system back on. If possible...

Roofing: Flat roof issues, aluminum paint, damp mold
aluminum paint, damp mold, story brick: First you said there is a crawl space and then you said there is duct work up there. If there is no space you can t air it out unless you do each individual rafter space. If there is space add vents at the bottom and at the top. Maybe try an electric one to...

Roofing: Flat roof various surfaces, patios and decks, sealoflex
patios and decks, sealoflex, gravel roof: Sorry about not getting back to you sooner, I ve been distracted. It will likely be necessary to remove at least the existing roofing, the membrane only, though not necessarily the roof deck itself. That would depend on the condition of the roof deck....

Roofing: Flat rubber roof, outdoor carpeting, outdoor carpet
outdoor carpeting, outdoor carpet, installation warranty: Hi Thomas I tell people like yourself you can put an outdoor carpet down but make sure you don t glue it our nail it, lay on the deck by itself. maybe have some plants hold it down. so you can take it up in the winter time. also make sure no heel type...

Roofing: Loss of aggregate on Dura-Loc, maximum sunlight, dura loc
Roofing: Loss of aggregate on Dura-Loc, maximum sunlight, dura loc, house front porch

Roofing: metal roof 12:12 pitch and snow retention, retention system, metal roof
Roofing: metal roof 12:12 pitch and snow retention, retention system, metal roof, roofs

Roofing: nail pops, roofing nail, knot hole
Roofing: nail pops, roofing nail, knot hole, nail holes

Roofing: new roof, grave mistake, warm weather
Roofing: new roof, grave mistake, warm weather, hot days

Roofing: Repair to Cal Shake Roof, auto undercoating, masonry brick
Roofing: Repair to Cal Shake Roof, auto undercoating, masonry brick, brick sealer

Roofing: Sagging carport roof, metal roofing supplier
Roofing: Sagging carport roof, metal roofing supplier

Roofing: flat roof, florida power and light, insulation product
florida power and light, insulation product, insulation work: Aloha George, By FPL I m guessing you mean Florida Power and Light. If so, I d sort of tend to trust them. In any case, CoolRoofs are cool. They do save money, especially in places like Florida where cooling is a major issue. They do work, depending on...

Roofing: foam spray or new roof, thermal imaging camera, foam spray
thermal imaging camera, foam spray, water barrier: The reason the roof leaks is because of holes in your roof. You saying it is because of ice is like saying my roof leaks every time it rains therefore it is the fault of the rain and not the roofer or the roof. You could then argue that if it didn t rain it...

Roofing: Geodesic Roof Replacement, metal roof, classic aluminum
metal roof, classic aluminum, geodesic dome: There are not a lot of materials that would function well on a Geodesic Dome. All the different slopes, angles and converging seams (hips). A fully adhered EPDM rubber would work well, be cost effective, but not look good at all or be energy efficient since...

Roofing: Guttering for steep metal roof, williamsburg style, drip edge
williamsburg style, drip edge, water runoff: My general advice is to use 6 gutters and mount them as high as possible, behind the drip edge of the metal roof. If you wish you can email me photos of your roof and I will let you know if I have any additional ideas. All Best. Todd Miller tmiller@classicroof.com...

Roofing: Heat barrier under shingles?, hail storm, heat barriers
hail storm, heat barriers, heat barrier: I m not that familiar with heat barriers but here is a link for info from The US Dept of Energy http://www.ornl.gov/sci/roofs+walls/radiant/index.html There are several ways heat can get in. These barriers help stop only one of them. You still need options...

Roofing: Hip Roof w/ chimney offset from valley, single cricket, sheet metal contractor
single cricket, sheet metal contractor, nasty situation: Hi Kirby, Looks good to me, as best I can tell. As for steepness of angles, I m not sure there is such a thing, as long as it catches all the water and deflects it well. Though you do want to be careful to not have the steepness on one side of a valley...

Roofing: hail damage, asphalt shingles, new shingles
asphalt shingles, new shingles, hail damage: Several issues at play here: Building codes allow for two layers in most areas. When you put new asphalt shingles over old asphalt shingles, it voids the warranty on the new shingles. Most people do not realize that. Insurance companies realize that,...

Roofing: heat in garage, eave vents, turbine vents
eave vents, turbine vents, radient heater: Aloha Rick, There are a number of ways to obtain relief from solar induced heat. First, obviously, is to get adequate ventilation. That should start down as low as possible with the intakes and exhaust as high as possible as this will generate the greatest...

Roofing: IKO shingles, iko shingles, shingle
iko shingles, shingle, law suit: Hi James. This has been going on for a while and I have no idea what is happening at this time. May I respectfully suggest you type IKO Shingles in the AllExperts search box at the top of the home page and read all the posting and replies from other experts...

Roofing: Installing Plastic Ridge Vent on 10/12 Pitch, pitch roof, ridge vent
pitch roof, ridge vent, nail holes: Hi Grandpacal. You can carefully lift some of the shingles and attach the jacks to the decking or trusses. When done, caulk the screw/nail holes and replace the shingles with a roofing cement under the front edge. Another way is, if possible, throw a rope...

Roofing: improperly installed drip edge flashing, gutter man, drip edge
gutter man, drip edge, gutter system: The shingles done wrong is the reason that water goes behind the gutter. The drip edge in front of and behind the gutter both serve a different purpose and both can be correct for their own purpose. The drip edge behind the gutter is part of a metal system...

Roofing: Lead Boot on PVC Vents, penetration seals, hail damage
penetration seals, hail damage, rubber boots: Hi AA. Unusual name you have. Anyway, any type of pipe boot or flashing can be used providing it can be formed to the angles involved. I have always used rubber boots as they seem to make a better seal round the pipe. This web site should tell you pretty...

Roofing: Leaking, rain exposure, drip edge
rain exposure, drip edge, water intrusion: Thanks Debra. Tough to diagnose things unseen but, yes, this could be related to the gutters. The gutters might be tipped backward. They might be clogged. They might be wicking water up to the roof system through the drip edge or something. The mounting...

Roofing: Loss of aggregate on Dura-Loc, national roofing contractors, metal roofing alliance
national roofing contractors, metal roofing alliance, gerard roofing: Thanks. Good luck with everything. The reason I asked about roof size was that, had the roof not been real big, I would have considered giving you one of the products my company manufactures so that Warburton s could re-roof with it. However, your roof...