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  1. Roofing Picture Post
    Any suggestions on how to fix a leak coming from somewhere near the window? Previous owner of house had roof replaced but decided to keep the flashing. I understand the concept of flashing using underlayment, flashing, counter flashing, etc., but I’m stumped on what the best method would be for...
  2. Masonry
    Good morning. I have a chimney that was rebuilt from the roofline up in July 2020. A stainless steel cap was also installed and the flashing was replaced. The contractor was recommended to my boyfriend (who owns the house). It was a mistake hiring them. The job lasted about 3 weeks altogether...
  3. Windows, Siding and Doors
    Any guidance would be appreciated greatly! We just had new vinyl siding installed replacing cedar shingles. Also added Azek trim around windows. Noticed a gap on top of all windows/doors ranging from 1/2" to 1". Should we be concerned about water getting trapped pooling and freezing and maybe...
  4. Remodeling
    I am doing a little side work for a customer and I have a questions that hopefully someone can help me with. The house they live in used to have a concrete slab carport. The previous owner had the carport enclosed and made into a spare room. The contractor put the plate and the studs directly...
  5. Masonry
    Hello! What is the proper way to address the vertical joint where a masonry chimney meets the wall of the house? The house will receive a cement style siding panel, with no inside corner trim against the brick. The project is ocean front, and it has become a point of discussion as to how to...
  6. Roofing
    Could use some advice regarding flashing chimney faced with veneer stone: Have built new block chimney and plan to face it with cultured stone (owens corning). Tech details from the manufacturer specify that a 2" space must be left under the bottom course of stone and above the roof deck, in...
  7. Windows, Siding and Doors
    Hi, How should I flash a window sill bump out that is under the roof overhang. This is not my area of expertise. The rough opening is framed with 2 layers of 2x10's and the counter tops will extend into the sill. The opening is about 45" x 40" I posted pics, but the forum said I wasn't allow to...
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