Podcast Episode 59 — Misadventures in Roofing
Modern cabins, ventilation, and building a foundation on piers.
In this podcast episode, host and editor Justin Fink is joined by editorial director Rob Yagid and design editor Brian Pontolilo. Topics for this show include building a foundation on piers, elegant snow-proof mailbox posts, and modern cabins. Here’s the lovely modern cabin with the great view that Brian is excited about:
Plus, the guys just can’t stop talking about roof vents and other roofing issues. For example, take a look at this:
Flabbergasted at this roof, Justin says, “I don’t understand what’s happening with this house.” He describes it colorfully as a “s***storm of roof intersections,” and “the worst roof set-up I have ever seen.” The guys walk through the issues here, including how to fix this and who should do the work.
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Resources mentioned in (or related to) this podcast episode:
- A blog post about the modern cabin discussed in the episode.
- Another blog post on the same home.
- Other blog posts featuring the architectural photography of Susan Teare.
- Here’s a member-only magazine article on helical pile footings.
- If you’re not a member, you can get a helical pile taste here.
- How to Insulate a Cold Floor.
- All FHB podcast show notes: FineHomebuilding.com/podcast.
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