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    Re: Back deck, ants coming in.

    Various types of baits around the perimeter of the structure and in whatever other nooks and crannies under the deck you can reach. I like to mix different bait stations and granules. That should be...
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    Re: Roof flashing fix needed

    Who said anything about shingling on top of the flashing. The step flashing is installed over the primary layer of shingles and another layer of shingles goes over the bottom edge to blend it into...
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    Re: Roof flashing fix needed

    My understanding was it's common for shingles to go over the bottom leg of the flashing for aesthetic purposes, meaning you will not see that part of it sitting on top of the shingles and you will...
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    Re: Roof flashing fix needed

    I must be missing something. From the pictures I would consider it accurate to say that this isn't the neatest job that could have been done, but I see nothing there that tells me it is actually...
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    Re: Silicon "Caulk" in a Tub???

    Construction Sealant. Something without Silicone. It has been my experience that it isn't the best stuff for exterior applications. Look for Polyurethane.
  6. Thread: Gutter Issues

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    Re: Gutter Issues

    IF things are installed correctly and everything is wrapped in vinyl or aluminum water damage to the wood underneath should be minimal. If there is shingle overhang, and each lower panel is tucked...
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    Re: leak can't be located

    First two things I would check because they are the easiest and simplist:

    1) If the exterior sill is wrapped in aluminum trim, make sure that trim is intact. Be sure that there is no gap where the...
  8. Thread: Gutter Issues

    by eman
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    Re: Gutter Issues

    A few drops or trickles wicking back from the drip edge and going down the outside of the soffit isn't a big deal. If it is what seems like an excessive amount you want to check shingle overhang and...
  9. Re: Scoring the Mortar in the Chimney to tuck the flashing in, for waterproofing?????

    Caulk vs. mortar is another debate, as some roofers prefer mortar and others will swear by high strength sealants designed for the application that will probably maintain their integrity through any...
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    Re: Foundation repairs - risks

    I know someone who had to have their house temporarily supported and their whole foundation replaced. It cost over 30,000 dollars.

    There are a few possible scenarios here. The prior owners knew...
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    Re: Kick 'em when they're down?

    Get a different realtor. Get family and friends to refer you. Someone who is working in your best interest but able to be honest with you about what is and isn't possible. If there is anything...
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    Re: Heated Gutters vs Larger Roof Issues

    Impossible to say without knowing things like the style and age of your home, what your ventilation/insulation setup is right now, the directional orientation of your home, exactly where on the house...
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    Re: Need Advice on a Leaky Roof

    ICE and Water is really only a 'backup' system, a secondary line of protection. They only started using it regularly in the last 25 or 30 years. Before that they had other ways of preventing ICE...
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    Re: Need Advice on a Leaky Roof

    Your roofer is telling the truth, Ice and Water shield is not the end-all-be-all protection from ice dam related leaks. It can stop a lot of them but can still be overwhelmed or fail under certain...
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    Re: Fix/paint wood siding or use alternative

    OP didn't ask for your opinion on whether he should be in an old home, he asked whether there are lower maintenance options that would have a similar look to what he has. The ink on the deed is dry...
  16. Re: Waterproof coating on the inside of a fieldstone foundation

    Just repoint inside and out. If there is a water infiltration issue, excavate outside and water proof there. If this isn't practical explore drainage options. I am not a fan of the idea of...
  17. Thread: Leaky Roof

    by eman
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    Re: Leaky Roof

    25 year warranty is for manufacturing defects on the shingle. Most roofers will only cover their labor for a year or two, then it is between you and the shingle manufacturer. The only way around this...
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    Re: Roof rakes-needed?

    It is probably for ICE damn prevention. They are mostly related to improper roof ventilation and insulation creating temperature differentials between the middle and edge of a roof that are enough to...
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    Re: Leak around chimney

    There are a lot of roofers on here who could figure out what's going on, but they won't have much of anything useful to contribute without photos of the area. It could very well be that the flashing...
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    Re: Installing gutters AFTER installing the drip edge

    Gutter apron is a wider strip of flashing designed to actually have the gutter slide behind it so it drops all the way into it. It puts 100% of the water into the gutter. Drip edge is a narrower...
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    Re: Leak around chimney

    'Contractor'… sounds almost like 'handyman.' This guy doesn't sound like a competent and experienced roofer. More like a jack of all trades attacking it by trial and error. If his first repair...
  22. Re: Do/Don't caulk cedar siding installed over rainscreen mat?

    Were the installation instructions for the siding?

    Gotta be careful with caulk and siding. Usually the manufacturer has specific places where it should or should not be caulked. Caulk is not a...
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    Re: disintergrating brick?

    I replaced a 30 foot section rather than repair very recently because around here, regardless of how the services are bundled, licensed and insured professionals want at least 200 dollars if they're...
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    Re: disintergrating brick?

    The flip side to this that you may not understand: Any good contractor knows the rule is 'Last one who touched it, owns it.' People often want what they have repaired because it is cheaper. But from...
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    Re: disintergrating brick?

    Your house is not necessarily structurally un-safe. I am not guarenteeing you it is fine, but I am saying what you have mentioned so far does not indicate it must be falling apart.

    Bricks on homes...
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