June 21, 2018
Recommended reasons for removing a roof's shingles.
Cutting housewrap and underlayment with scissors, faster and safer than with a knife.
June 15, 2018
Truss roof framing, skylights, upgrading electrical outlets, breaking up and removing concrete, jointers, and built-ins over outlets.
June 5, 2018
Faster than and just as water-resistant as a closed-cut valley ... and it looks almost identical.
May 16, 2018
The code (IRC) lists two options for an Ice Barrier and others may be acceptable too.
The IRC has a table that lists whether or not an ice barrier is required. But not all roofing requires an ice barrier, even in ice dam territory.
Three feet probably won't meet the code.
May 11, 2018
Use a better plumbing vent pipe boot flashing to last the lifetime of a new roof.
May 8, 2018
Back up roof vent boots with flashing, counterflashing, and proper shingling to prevent leaks.
If ordinary boot flashings are not durable, shouldn't we use better designed and manufactured ones?
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