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  1. Framing
    Hey all. New here. Have a Levittown house built in the 50's. Getting the roof replaced soon and I am replacing the Fascia / Sub Fascia boards before they come out to do the roof. I am a new home owner, I'm handy, but don't know the in's and out's of what all goes on with framing and finishing...
  2. Windows, Siding and Doors
    Guys, I am very new to construction and renovations. I'm an office manager recently hired by a small renovator. I have been tasked with finding a way to measure this second floor addition sun room for siding WITHOUT using a tape measure. My boss swore up and down there's an app, or a type of...
  3. Roofing
    Our GC is doing a new roof shingles for our house remodel/extension. This part here where it connects the old and new area of the house, he said it is a “roof valley” and should not have shingles. It looks pretty ugly and not sure if it is enough water protection without the shingles. We can see...
  4. New Member Introductions
    Hey all just wanted to introduce myself. Any other newer roofers in this group? How bout in the midwest? Looking forward to learning.
  5. Masonry
    I have two additions being built on the same single story house. How should I tie the new foundations in to the 6" hollow block? Thanks in advance!
  6. General Discussion
    Hello, First post here. I am currently turning a pole barn into a home with my wife and children. We are finishing a 14' x 60' area to begin with to be temporary living while we work on the upstairs 40x60 area. The area we are working on first (temporary room) is a lean to section attached to...
  7. Framing
    I’m converting my garage into a workshop. It has a hipped roof which was constructed over a 100 years ago. I was hoping to lengthen/lower the collar ties In order to hang lights and support dust collection as it crosses the space but I’m worried I’ll wreck the ceiling. After installing new ties...
  8. Roofing
    I am a homeowner and hired a GC to do some work on my house including installing 2 new skylights in the entryway. The idea was to get 2 - 22X46 skylights and place them in between the rafters so that we don't need to structurally change the roof. As he requested curb mounted I got the Velux...
  9. New Member Introductions
    We had a roof inspected for a real estate purchase. It’s a four year old Malarkey Legacy, Class 4. Three large areas are covered in blisters. The roofer who installed it says that they come and go. I‘ve never heard that. Second opinion roofer says it needs to be addressed as it is a...
  10. Framing
    Hi I am building a small treehouse bunkie (12x12) and am trying to decide on roof design. I want to build it with a half loft as well so decided on a gable 12:12 roof for extra head space when up there. My main dilemma is to have the loft looking out of a large window. How can I support a ridge...
  11. Specialty Trades Picture Post
    We haven't posted in awhile so I thought I would share some pics of a nasty barrel tile roof cleaning we completed late last year in Tampa Florida. This tile roof was cleaned with our non pressure roof cleaning system.:thumbsup:
  12. Roofing
    What is better bewtween certainteed and gafelk between there 3tab 25 yr and the architecural 30 yr
  13. Marketing & Sales
    I was wondering... Years ago our company did church roofs and steeples. He did it for about 10yrs. Back then it wasn't a cut-throat market for work and it was throughout a few surrounding counties in Central New York- where things were small and everyone talked.. the work fell on him for...
  14. General Discussion
    I have used some good Energy Audit programs, RoofCalc, Coolroof Calc., but Roof Calc is gone. Anyone know of a good roof calculator or an audit program?:eek:
  15. Roofing
    I have a 40 year old house in Southern Ontario with a belly in it. It runs from ridge to the facia and from gable end to gable end. The trusses appear to be hand cut and made on site. What would be a way of taking the belly out of it. They used 1x6 boards to cover it. I tought of laying out a...
  16. Roofing
    Hello all, I have been working on a 150sq+ roof since before the holidays (due to bad weather days and such) I was brought on by a fellow "contractor" who gets all his work from his uncle. I have several items I would like to point out and ask opinions on: It has always been in my best...
  17. Framing
    What are your reasons for avoiding trusses?
  18. Pressure Washing
    As you can tell by the company name we don't build it we clean it! Beside pressure washing we clean roofs and wash homes. We restore and preserve wood such as decks and fences. We also do trash outs and post construction cleaning. We have also been known to clean a carnival ride or two. I...
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