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Can I avoid scraping the peeling paint off the exterior of my home by using a pressure washer before painting?

It is not advisable. Pressure washers should only be used for removing dirt, mildew and algae that can lead to premature paint failure. Flaking...

 

How do I know if my attic is properly ventilated?

In general, the formula is based on the square footage of the attic. You should have one vent for every 150 square feet of attic floor space. The...

 

So how do I prevent ice dams from happening on my roof?

Three ways. If you are installing a new roof, you can install an ice/water shield as an underlayment to the shingles. Second, you should have...

 

What is an ice dam?

An ice dam is a condition where the temperature is just below freezing and the snow has fallen on the roof. The combination of heat from the sun and...

 

How thick of an EPDM rubber roof do I need?

For most applications, a 40 or 45 mil roll is sufficient. Use a thicker 60 or 90 mil if the roof will be in an area where you need good puncture...

 

Can I install an EPDM rubber roof over an existing roof?

You cannot install an EPDM rubber roof directly over asphalt, tar, shingles or felt paper. Install on 5/8” plywood or OSB. You can install it over...

 

Is EPDM and rubber roofing the same thing?

EPDM is a type of rubber roofing that is the most common and easiest for the do-it-yourselfer to use. Rubber roofing is a generic term that can...

 

Can I use an asphalt roof patching material to patch a hole in a rubber roof?

No. Asphalt is not compatible with rubber roofing. Patch according to the manufacturers...

 

Aren’t clay tile roofs expensive?

They are economical if you consider their long life, typically 50 years or longer. You may replace an asphalt roof several times during the lifespan...

 

I’m considering a clay roof, but don’t care for the Spanish tile look on my home. Is there anything else available?

Yes. Clay and concrete tile manufacturers offer many options of style and color of...

 
 
 


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