A roof slab models a single face of a roof. Then, when the design is substantially complete, but you need more flexibility for customizing edges and other details,…

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Never seal your cedar roof. Sealing the roof will lock in moisture that would otherwise naturally evaporate during normal weather conditions. Cedar needs to breathe and thus a…

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While regular metal roofs (corrugated) last about 40-50 years in Florida, a homeowner can also purchase standing seam metal roofs which are much more expensive. Are metal roofs…

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Generally, when the wall in question runs parallel to the floor joists above, it is not a load-bearing wall. But if the wall runs perpendicular (at a 90-degree…

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Croatia: of Old Walls and Red Roofs. What countries have red roofs? All across the northern shores of the Mediterranean – in Spain, France, Italy, Croatia and Greece…

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DaVinci roof tiles are constructed of a composite material made of pure virgin resins, UV and thermal stabilizers as well as a highly-specialized fire retardant. How much does…

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How do you fix missing roof shingles? How to Fix Damaged Roof Shingles Slip a flat pry bar under the damaged shingle and press down to pop out…

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A roofing staple is a little more than 1/16 inch wide. In some areas of the country, building codes do not allow roofing staples for roof installation for…

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Underneath the basics, flat roofs are usually constructed with a ceiling, nailed to joists which support a deck (usually wood in residential construction), a vapor barrier, insulation and…

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Modern flat roofs can use single large factory-made sheets such as EPDM synthetic rubber, polyvinyl chloride (PVC), thermoplastic polyolefin (TPO) etc. Although usually of excellent quality, one-piece membranes…

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