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I think thay look like a real tile but made with metal and coated to look like the real thing , get used in new Zealand

Roofing • Answered on Jun 24, 2017


copper is a good metal for flashing because it is strong, malleable, and durable, but really any flat sheet of metal will do the trick

Roofing • Answered on Jun 12, 2017


pressure treated 1x2 should be sufficient as long as you use proper fastening screws. And you make sure your screwing into the trusses

Roofing • Answered on Mar 19, 2017


Hey Mark, Thanks a great questions I have been asked many times by other fellow Australians. So here's the deal. Clogged gutters are among the prime reasons for fires in both the residential and commercial real estate sector. Bush fires are a common and disastrous events in places like Australia where the climate is harsh. Even in Sydney, one of the most populated cities in the country, the temperature often exceeds the bearable maximum and the air humidity is at its lowest. Despite being a coastal city, it's a region where bush fires can occur and homeowners need to be aware of the techniques that must be applied during the seasonal temperature peaks. Reducing the dry vegetation around the property is an essential part of preventing any bush fire. Yet, there are many flammable materials and items which can be found outdoors and the clogged gutters are one of them.To prevent an unexpected ignition, homeowners should always keep their gutters dirt and grime-free. While it is recommended that the removal of leafs and dirt should be done by a professional gutter cleaning team, homeowners can do still do it themselves while following the local regulations. In Sydney, for example, there are specific rules for water use in Sydney and working from heights should be complied with the state's requirements.In severe situations with a high risks of a fire, gutters must be filled with water to provide additional security for the building. Keypoints Here are the prime reasons you should take care of your gutters:
  • to prevent water damage
  • to prevent fire harardz
  • to prevent pest infestations
Here's some additional useful information: https://www.workcover.nsw.gov.au/__data/assets/pdf_file/0015/15207/managing-the-risk-of-falls-at-workplaces-code-of-practice-July-2015-3566.pdf

Roofing • Answered on Feb 19, 2016


Technically it is possible to build your own gutter. I would do it using PVC piping. But frankly, I don't think it's worth it because getting the measurement exact could be a problem. Plus, PVC can be very heavy so you might not want to put that much strain on your roof.

Roofing • Answered on Apr 15, 2015


if its brick you can cut into it so you can tuck the flashing in and apply sealent and run the flashing on top of metal roofing apply sealent inbetween before screwing down.

Roofing • Answered on Mar 04, 2015


Hello Stephen. I do understand what you are talking about with your flashing. Your supplier of the standing seam metal should have similar metal flashing to use on any of your roof flashing points. There is a process to install flashing on a chimney or any other protrusions, If you are still interested post some pictures of what you have and I will explain the best I can. It takes years of experience to do some flashings especially on standing seam metal.

Roofing • Answered on Feb 13, 2015


first you need a ladder with a stabilizer bar. Once you're up there you will see that most likely they clip on to the outer part of the inside of the gutter.push down the hanger until the other end it's against the fascia you then will need to drill a screw through a hole in the hangar that will be against the fascia board.you will need a drill with an extension depending of what type of screw is being used.be careful as it is very slipperyand dangerous to go on ladders when there snow.you might also want to run down to a hardware store and ad additional hangers. If they come in a pack they will most likely have instructions or they can help you in the hardware store try Home Depot

Raytec 6"... • Answered on Jan 07, 2015


Here is a company I found on Yelp with good ratings. They should be able to come out to your house and check out your gutters.

Roofing • Answered on Dec 05, 2014


You don't say what the problem is.

Roofing • Answered on Oct 27, 2014


Steel beams will need to be used if you want open space with no poles. Laminated beams can also be used but support poles will have to be added. Build a truss roof over top and do away with the flat roof.

Behm Design 20 x... • Answered on Oct 20, 2014


absolutely, if you don't do it you will have to tear up the shingles later and put it in when the roof starts leaking around the chimney

Roofing • Answered on Sep 26, 2014


Cement would work fine just make sure it's level and wAter can drain into it

Roofing • Answered on Jul 25, 2014


To connect your computer to your tv you will need an rs-232 cable that is male at both ends and then change your TV's input to "PC" or "RGB"..

Roofing • Answered on Jun 11, 2014


To connect your computer to your tv you will need an rs-232 cable that is male at both ends and then change your TV's input to "PC" or "RGB"

Roofing • Answered on Jun 11, 2014

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