Short Nails in Shingles

- If all you can see is the very tip of the nails and you have 1/2″ sheathing, this is a problem.  Of course, if the roof sheathing consists of 1″ roof boards, it’s acceptable for the nails to not penetrate the sheathing. ..More

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Are ‘Hot Roofs’ allowed in Minnesota?

- While most attic spaces in Minnesota are insulated with fiberglass or cellulose insulation, there is a relatively new product that provides superior performance:  spray foam.  On old one-and-one-half story houses, foam insulation can be an especially nice way to cut down on heat loss, air leakage, ice dams, yet maintain nearly the same headroom that already exists. ..More

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Unintended Consequences of Adding Insulation

- For the best possible results on your next insulation project, be sure to work with a company that takes a holistic approach to your home envelope, and guarantees the results, not just the work. ..More

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Improper Shingle Nailing

-  When the nails are overdriven, the heads of the nails punch right through the mat of the shingle. . Most roofers use pneumatic nail guns to nail down shingles.  This voids the shingle manufacturers warranty and greatly increases the potential for shingles to come loose and blow off, possibly in sheets.  When the pressure is set too high, the nails get driven in to the shingles too far, plain and simple ..More

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DryerFlex: A Superior Dryer Transition Duct

-  Dryerflex is a far better dryer transition duct than anything that’s available at home improvement stores. . As you can see, the DryerFlex material outperformed the rigid aluminum duct by nearly a factor of four. 60 for a 4′ section and $11. 99 for an 8′ section, it costs about the same as the other products.  The price is right too – at $6.  That’s some tough stuff ..More

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