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Feb 21, 2018
Jul 8, 2018

Proper ventillation is one of the most important factors in your roof lasting it's full lifespan, looking great for decades, and not creating black mold issues in your attic or crawl space. Not only do most roofing manufaturers such as CertainTeed and GAF require it allow certified installers to offer lifetime manufacturer warranties with features such as being fully transferrable and non-prorated; International Residential Code also requires proper ventillation for your roof to meet 2018 code standards. You need proper intake from a source such as functional vents in the eves with vented soffits or from smart vents. You also need proper ventillation out from sources such as a working attic fan or a ridgevent. Also be careful - more isn't always better as it can affect the air flow direction in the attic space. For example - you do not want both a running attic fan AND a ridgevent or the fan will pull air IN (not out) from the ridgevent instead of the intake locations and air will not circulate properly and will not meet many manufacturer requirements.

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Sep 25, 2016

Meredith Diaz answered:

Jun 27, 2018

Hey, which electrician did you consult? Electricians do a variety of work in the home and in commercial premises to ensure the electrical installation operates efficiently. They also operate to the correct electricity standards and measures. We are also facing the same problem and are planning to hire electrician NJ as they are experts in dealing with such situations.

Jun 21, 2018
Jun 26, 2018

Good afternoon Connie,

Sierra Classic Custom Homes is a build on your lot, custom home builder, and we do build in the Blanco County area.  We maintain a model home on Hwy 281 in Spring Branch, TX, just south of Blanco County if you would like to see our homes in person.  Please feel free to call us for more information if we can help.  The phone number to the model home is 830-228-5282.  You may also visit our website at www.sierraclassic.com Thanks, and we look forward to hearing from you.  

Feb 23, 2018
Jun 12, 2018

Based on the information found via the internet, I believe the difference in siding materials depends a lot on where you live and what kind of climate you experience year round for your location. I'm including a link here that shows what one inventive father did with his children to promote education in understanding their climate of California. It's a very good way of finding out the semantics of a product while spending quality time bonding with your children. Best of all, he's done the difficult work of figuring out which materials stand up to severe climate changes for you!

http://www.3ghomeimprovements.com/2017/06/james-hardie-fiber-cement-vs-lp-smartside-vs-insulated-vinyl-siding/

Jul 6, 2017

Scott Nelson answered:

Jun 5, 2018

Installing ductless system is the best way to cool down a hot room. An HVAC system is mainly designed for providing and maintaining thermal comfort and maintaining indoor air quality. Refer to ductless AC installation NJ professionals to help you choose the best equipment to make your home a comfortable place to live in.

Feb 21, 2018

Brett Rydalch of RoofTek PRO answered:

May 22, 2018

Roof ventilation is very important.  Ensure that the intake from the eaves is adequate and not blocked in the attic with insulation.  Ensure you have adequate exhausting on the ridges.  Proper ventilation can extend the life of your roof.  If you have any questions, you should consult with a roofing professional in your area.

Mar 20, 2018
May 17, 2018

Excellent question. Choosing the right Contractor is probably the most difficult part of the decision process, as you have to trust your instincts on complete strangers to work on your home. You increase your odds of a Contractor that will follow up to fix a problem by picking a Contractor that actually works out of a legitimate business  ( Brick and Mortor ) location rather than with a Contractor that operates out of their truck and or uses a PO box address. A Contractor in a brick and mortor location is easy to find and has made a long term commitment to their business.

Mar 21, 2018
May 4, 2018

I cannot say that I've ever done this or known anyone who has, however, I found this helpful step by step on the internet from someone who says it's relatively easy and can be very cost effective:

http://www.instructables.com/id/Converting-a-generator-to-run-on-propane/

Feb 23, 2018

Jeff Ainslie of Ainslie Group PRO answered:

Apr 19, 2018

Hardi™ is a fibre-cement product and the LP product is a chip-board/resin composite. The Hardi™ comes both finished and unfinished, the LP is unfinished and must be painted with a high quality exterior coating that meets the demands and longevity requirements of the region in which it is utilized. Finished Product warranties vary based on the above variables.

Feb 23, 2018
Apr 17, 2018

LP is a woodbased product, where Hardi Plank is a fiber cement. They ar both very similar in cost here in the midwest. LP Smartsiding if fairly new the market as well. 

Feb 26, 2018
Apr 13, 2018

Pamela, there are a lot of window replacement options on the market. It's important to have a window which is designed for your region in the U.S. here is a chart by energy star which contains this info: https://www.energystar.gov/products/building_products/residential_windows_doors_and_skylights/key_product_criteria

If one is in your area, see if a local business manufactures windows tailored for your portion of the U.S. Avoid builder grade replacements, and try to work with companies which have been in business for 30+ years who can stand behind the warranties they provide. Always read the fine print, and make sure a remodeler will warranty the installation.

Mar 21, 2018

Jeff Ainslie of Ainslie Group PRO answered:

Apr 6, 2018

For most gensets, simply changing the orifice and a few adjustments will allow the conversion.

Here are links with instructios and video:

http://www.thegoodsurvivalist.com/how-to-convert-your-generator-to-natural-gas-or-propane-for-5/

http://www.instructables.com/id/Converting-a-generator-to-run-on-propane/

Jan 11, 2018

Camilo Uribe answered:

Mar 22, 2018

You might want to look into AB2299 for the state of California. Add additional living area and raise the value 160k-400K to all R1 Properties. We build these for a living and are seeing a 2% return rate on your investment.

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