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Roll roofing and AstroTurf

How do I adhere astro turf to roll roofing to walk on?

Asked By William Lynn | Aug 7 15
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Looking for a spray-applied window flashing

I work for a custom home builder in the Seattle area, and the majority of our window flashing details have been calling for the Prosco FastFlash system. While this is a great product, it takes a long time to properly install, and I was wondering if anyone had experience with a similar material that can be spray or roller applied.

Checking on Prosco's website, the only spray applied products that I can find are wall coverings that are to be used in conjunction with the FastFlash/Joint + Seam filler.

Thanks in advance for you help.

Asked By Saul Kerner | Aug 6 15
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AstroTurf on roll roofing?

How do I adhere astro turf, or jute carpet to roll roofing to walk on?

Asked By William Lynn | Aug 6 15
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Blueskin self adhesive membrane tape is expensive.. I think I have an answer..

I was wandering through the isle at HD and noticed that the (Blueskin) 6" wide tape x 50 ft is $30 but the big roll of membrane 36" x 200 ft is only $128.

It occurred to me that I could either unroll the larger membrane and slice it into 6" (or any width) strips across the 36" width or roll out the length I need (say 72" and cut strips along the length.

Is that a genius idea or as I fear... the two products are not the same. I am hoping the Bakor Blueskin WP 200 is just a giant roll of whats in the 50 ft rolls.

Anyone ever consider this or look into it?

Asked By tim brown | Aug 5 15
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Cathedral SIPs are sweating in summer

I have a new home built with SIPS, closed cell polyurethane, R40 roof and R24 walls. The SIPs were installed/built spring of 2014, we moved in Feb 2015. The home is timber frame with Metal unvented roof, the roofer did use vertical furring strips and double bubble over felt. We live in KY and are just now getting into high humid summer, and our center ceiling beams are dripping wet throughout the day, causing small puddles on the floor. The ceiling is hot to the touch at the very peak on either side of the center beam. I believe hot outside air is leaking in.

Asked By Jeremy Ballard | Jul 12 15
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Do you recommend closed or open-cell spray foam on roof sheathing in a finished attic space in Chicago that incl. HVAC system?

Would closed cell spray foam insulation on roof sheathing impair the ability to detect water leaks via the roof? I'm being told by an insulation contractor that using closed cell spray foam in the roof area would cover up any water damage coming from the roof and the possibility of mold issues would be greater than if I used open cell spray foam. Other insulation contractors are telling me to use closed cell spray foam to R-49 on the roof sheathing in the finished 3rd floor space. Which way is recommended?

Asked By Christine | Aug 4 15
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Hot water using the boiler

Using my boiler that has a heating coil and is plumbed into the hot water tank-- My hot water is coming out brown looking and sulfur smelling but not bad --just brown colored. Can the coil be bad?

Asked By Chris Kennedy | Aug 4 15
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Zone 7 wall help - 2" foam exterior, 3/4" plywood to interior - need vapor retarder?

Need help on this wall. Live in far northern MN. Talked with the local building inspector and found out that he is insisting on me using an interior vapor retarder (class II) on a high-r wall that I would like to use. After 25+ years in the window/door industry and seeing the damage that a "tight" wall can do, I am trying to avoid this. Any help would be much appreciated/

Here's the rundown of the wall construction.....exterior to interior

* House wrap
* 2" insulated sheathing (XPS, etc.)
* 2x6 studs
* Cellulose fill insulation

Asked By brett mattson | Aug 3 15
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What size stone should be used over the 4" perimeter drain line?

What size stone would you recommend using over the 4" perimeter drain line?

Thank you

Russell Drollinger

Asked By Russell Drollinger | Aug 4 15
4 Answers

Exterior rigid foam plus celluose rafter insulation questions

I have a difficult-to-insulate second floor with as-yet uninsulated side attic kneewalls and an insulated attic above most of the living space. The rest of the 1917 house has gotten lots of energy upgrades: minisplits instead of 80 y.o. furnace, 3 inches of foam under siding, etc. It's just the attic left.

Asked By arthur strum | Nov 11 14
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