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Topic: Roof repair

May 1, 2017

Glenn Clifton answered:

May 23, 2017

There is a bee spray you can mix in a pump up and reach the higher carpenter bee holes. This worked for me.

May 1, 2017
May 4, 2017

Bee spray typicaqlly has a really far reach or an exterminator. 

Dec 13, 2016
Mar 2, 2017

It is difficult to suggest an exact temperature for shingle installation. There are several factors involved such as your geographical location, the amount of sun exposure at your particular home, etc. As always, we would suggest referring to your shingle manufacturer's guidelines.

Dec 13, 2016

Manny Tenecota of MJT Roofing PRO answered:

Jan 11, 2017

Theoretically, there is no lower or upper temperature limit governing when asphalt fiberglass shingles may be applied as long as appropriate precautions are taken. 

? In cold weather, for easiest handling, temperatures should be above 40° F.
? In hot weather, for easiest handling, temperatures should be below 90° F. 

Those are the recommended temperatures, if you really need a need roof as long as you get 2 or more days above  30° F. you will be cover.

Feb 17, 2014
Jan 10, 2017

The BEST way would be infrared image testing. Only top-tier roofing companies will have them, so may be hard to locate in rural areas. However, the technology is getting older, and the cameras that were $1k, 2 years ago, are around $399.99. Its a solid investment, and requires none of the old, trial and error methods.

Dec 13, 2016
Dec 30, 2016

In order for shingles to sit and form properly, it should be at least 36 degrees fahrenheit (2.2 celsius) outside when laying shingles. 

Dec 13, 2016
Dec 15, 2016

Each shingle manufacturer will specify if they have minimum temperatures for install.  40 degrees is a good rule of thumb. Below that, crews may have issues with their equipment (air compressors and hoses) working properly and shingles may not seal, espescially on northern facing slopes.

Dec 13, 2016
Dec 14, 2016

I would recommend not less than 40 degrees. If the shingles are a dark color in direct sunlight they will seal in one day from the solar radiance from the sun even if temps are low. 

Margot G asked:

Dec 13, 2016
Dec 14, 2016

Both, more than likely. The mason should replace the masonry products and the roofer should work with the mason to achieve a regletted counterflashing and flash the roof under counterflashings.

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