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Topic: Roof

Nov 16, 2015
Nov 1, 2018

I agree with all of the above comments. The best is to start with the roof or where a leak is coing in from. Get that taken care of and then work on the foundation. 

Make sure you hire a licensed and insured roofing and foundation companies. Also ask about the warranties they offer. 

Brian Broe asked:

Jul 25, 2018

Archer Dyason answered:

Oct 25, 2018

I think the solar panels can be fitted at the other places too like on the terrace. If you can have much space in front of your house, you can utilize it with the swimming pool in your yard Which will help to make your home look beautiful and also help to increase the value of that property. For those, who wish to have a swimming pool in their yard, can take help of this site to contact professionals and have glass pool fencing near your swimming pool.

Aug 2, 2018
Sep 23, 2018

The pictures were very helpful - thank you.  It looks like only the first ply/layer came apart which is not optimal but minimal risk for coming apart allowing the ridge vent to come off especially if they used every nail hole during installation. The bug barrier appears to be intact and the breakage of the plywood would not interfere with that.

Aug 2, 2018

Gladys Meyer answered:

Sep 20, 2018

Many pests like raccoons, squirrels or mice crawl into the house through the attic and crawl spaces if there are no barriers to prevent them from getting in. They may have mites, fleas, bugs and other pests, which may infest your home. Therefore it is necessary to implant a proper barrier and maintain a proper ventilation in our attics. The pest exterminator New Jersey professionals may also be consulted for the same to get better suggestions.

Aug 2, 2018
Sep 17, 2018

That would really be a question for the roofer on the split wood.  As for a bug barrier; that would be a question for a pest control company but that has never been a significant issue in our experience.  It is very important that there be adequate ventilation in all attic spaces that are not heated.

Jul 20, 2018

Dean Conners answered:

Sep 16, 2018

You can proform both jobs at the same time if you are good at what you do. I have in the past grinded a Grove in the brick chimney all four sides then used a brake to bend a little half inch lip on the top of my flashing metal flashing into massonary Grove then caulked you will never ever have to worry about again in your lifetime Only reason I did massonary work first is because I didn't want to get my shingles all dusted.

Jul 20, 2018

Jeff Ainslie of Ainslie Group PRO answered:

Sep 6, 2018

The masonry work should be performed prior to repairs to the existing roofing, unless the roof is leaking, whereupon you may need to make intermediate repairs to stop the leaking while the masonry work is performed.

Brian Broe asked:

Jul 25, 2018

In addition to the other advice already provided, know that a Solar Assessment will be necessary. The system has a method of showing what shadowning of the panels happens during ALL times of the year, during ALL hours of daylight. That is how your Solar company will be able to tell you how much they will produce, the payback ROI, etc. They will probably be able to tell you visually which location to consider, and then do the assessment for what ever location is most favorable on your property. They should also be able to tell you that if you cut down certain trees, how it will improve your solar capabilities. Hope that helps!

This unique array below had to also take into account how the multiple rooflines shadowed the panels at certain times of day and certain times of year.

Aug 2, 2018

Jeff Ainslie of Ainslie Group PRO answered:

Aug 9, 2018

The new ridge vent should have the bug/snow/rain barrier integrated into the venting system. There are probably many other areas in the attic into which "bugs" could enter, but attics do not typically make the best habitats since the temperatures can be extreme and there is no "relatively nearby" source of water for them to survive. The "integrated mesh" is more for helping to prevent wind blown rain and snow from entering the attic space and settling on whatevr lies below.

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