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The roofing contractor won't 'help', they will do the whole job start to finish in a day.

Roofing | Answered on Jul 28, 2019

You don't have the knowledge or the tools to do that, plus it is dangerous being on the roof of the house. How do you think you will dispose of all the old shingles and nails.

Roofing | Answered on Jul 28, 2019

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Roofing | Answered on Jul 05, 2017

Remove the vinyl siding and tear off the flashing and put down new.. use short roofing nails

Roofing | Answered on Jul 05, 2017

There is NO correlation between linear feet and square feet...they are two totally different types of measurements

Roofing | Answered on Jul 05, 2017

Thay are nasty , don't get bitten by one thay dont let go and thay can jump high and far ps get your self some rat traps and put them into the loft with some peanut butter , be careful thay haven't chewed through some of the wiring and good luck colin

Roofing | Answered on Jun 24, 2017

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

Hello Connie?

I reckon these pads are the best for you as they will also grip the roof. These people are roofing suppliers.

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Roofing | Answered on Feb 24, 2016

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.

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:

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

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