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Q. I've been a builder for more than 20 years and have come across my first serious mold problem ? in my own home in Maine. The house was for sale and under contract pending a building inspection. The inspection revealed mold growth on one entire underside of the roof sheathing (the other side was...
Q.What is the purpose of tar-papering a roof other than to keep water out until the shingles are laid down? It seems that if water does get past the shingles that the tar paper, having all of those staple and nail holes, would do little to keep the water out.
Q. I have read conflicting reports about the use of housewrap. Does the building code actually require the use of housewrap under siding?
Caulkless Siding - Steel Framing on the Coast - Edge Detail for BUR
Keeping Moisture Out of Oceanfront Homes
Vibrant vinyl, inswing french doors, fire-stopping foam; exterior trim; water heaters; surface protection
Q. Fiber-cement siding comes primed. Can I go straight to a top coat? What's the best paint to use?
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