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DIY Tip: Roof Decking - Why can I see the outline of the Plywood under the Shingles?

DIY Tip: Roof Decking - Why can I see the outline of the Plywood under the Shingles?

OSB is the Standard – Oriented Strand Board At certain times of the day, typically early morning, damaged OSB sheathing is apparent.  Drive through any subdivision and you will see geometric shadows on every roof beneath the shingles where the 4×8, 7/16″ decking has swollen from exposure to moisture.  Back in the day the standard…

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DIY Tip: Install Replacement Windows

DIY Tip: Install Replacement Windows

Replacement Windows are Unique in the way they are Measured and Installed I grew up in the building industry.  When I started with my grandfather’s company, there were no sub-contractors other than licensed trades (electricians, plumbers, HVAC).  We built everything from the foundation to the shingles.  This DIY series will offer tips and secrets the…

DIY Tip: Frame a straight wall

DIY Tip: Frame a straight wall

Lumber has 3 flaws you must consider when framing – Many Pro’s don’t Know This! I grew up in the building industry.  When I started with my grandfather’s company, there were no sub-contractors other than licensed trades (electricians, plumbers, HVAC).  We built everything from the foundation to the shingles.  This DIY series will offer tips…