Mike Guertin

Mike Guertin is a builder and remodeler in East Greenwich, R.I., and frequent presenter at JLC Live.

Mike Guertin's Posts

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Finding the Source of a 'Roof Leak' Finding the Source of a 'Roof Leak'

The winter had been a dry one, with little precipitation that could lead to ice dams, so where was the water coming from? Read more

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Installing a Flue-Top Damper Installing a Flue-Top Damper

Top-sealing dampers install quickly, seal out unwanted guests, and keep conditioned air from escaping out the chimney. Read more

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Proper Width of Window Flashing Tape

It can be tricky to determine a minimum width when the window manufacturer refers to the code or the flashing-tape instructions, and the flashing-tape instructions and the code both refer you back to the window manufacturer or flashing-tape instructions. Read more

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Deck Ledgers and Water Table Trim Deck Ledgers and Water Table Trim

The 2015 IRC allows a 1-inch-maximum sheathing thickness between the ledger and band joist, but it may be simpler to remove the trim and attach the ledger to the house Read more

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