Black & Decker The Complete Guide to Roofing Siding & Trim: by Chris Marshall

By Chris Marshall

The one worst enemy to any house is the elements. Even tiny breaches in a home’s external can result in hundreds of thousands of greenbacks in harm if water invades partitions and ceilings. to guard households and safeguard investments, this publication offers the entire details owners want on the way to retain, fix, and set up every kind of roofing, siding, and trim. Roofing and siding installations pros also will locate this to be an quintessential resource of state-of-the paintings information.
The whole consultant To Roofing, Siding & Trim covers all conventional fabrics, from conventional wooden lap siding, brick, concrete block, stucco, stone veneer and wood shakes, to vinyl, raised steel roofing, and cementitious sidings. very important new has a tendency in fabrics, like EPDM, architectural, absolutely bonded selvedge part and pyramid shingles, also are mentioned. as well as entire deploy info, the publication comprises accomplished equipment for repairing issues of current surfaces, in addition to regimen completing and refinishing details.

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Exterior trim pieces include both raw materials for making custom trim and prefabricated parts made from wood, wood composite, or molded plastiCS. Plastic or composite products typically come in white only, but many of them are paintable. P/mllliHgjor New Hoofillg &- Sidillg • 45 I Estimating Roofing & Siding I Ordering Roofing Materials Hoofing materi a ls are ordered in sq ua res, \\l it h one square equal ing 100 sq uare feet. To de te rmine how many squa res a rc needed, first figu re out the square footage of you r roof.

Shakes are more rustic th a n shingles. They're sawn or hand split in va rying thicknesses a nd le ngt hs . These irregularities give shakes an o rgcllli c appeal, but they increase the c han ces for \,va te r infiltra tio n if the wall and roo F shea thin g is not properly fl as he d an d wra ppe d. Shi ngles are manufactured to specific sizes an d thicknesses, and they have a tapered edge . They a re never hand spli t. Sh ingles can be ordered with sanded, smooth surfaces or left with the natural woodgra in texture.

Here, the rustic look of hewn logs and interlocking log-ta il corners belies the fact that it is actually wood siding Installed with a hammer and nails. It'S a perfect do-it-yourself invitation to alpine living. P/alllliHg for New Hoofillg &- Sidillg • 41 I Masonry, Stone & Stucco Var iolls cement-based products give yo u m uny mOfe options for durable , long- lasting siding. You 're probably a lre ady famil iar w ith stucco, which is a mixture of Portland and masonry cements, sand, and water. Stucco is instcdled in success ive COClts over a base of fe lt "nd metal lath.

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