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Sanded vs. Unsanded Caulk: When to Use Each One

Caulking is a simple solution to stopping or preventing leaks and creating seals for construction and home restoration projects. The type of seal required and its characteristics will largely determine the type of caulking you use. Not only does the material of the caulk vary, …

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5 Tips You Need Before Buying Stone Veneer

Before you buy your stone veneer for your next project, there are a few things that you should know. Arming yourself with the correct knowledge before purchasing stone veneer will help you bypass anything that could potentially go wrong. Here are a few tips you …

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Can You Put Shingles Over Stucco?

Stucco is a durable and versatile material. However, its surface can crack if the structure’s foundation settles, and other blemishes can appear over time. Many homeowners opt for covering stucco with shingles as a more permanent fix. Installing shingles over stucco can be a cost-effective …

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Does Sanded Caulk Need to be Sealed?

For small joints, normal caulk is used. For large joints, however, and for areas where joints are adjacent to grout, sand is added to caulk to bulk it up and make sure it can fill the wider joint. The question becomes, however, whether sanded caulk …

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Does Drip Edge Go Over Or Under Felt Paper?

While doing any roof work, it’s important that everything is layered so water drains off properly. The placement of the drip edge is critical to help prevent rotting due to water damage. Where do you install drip edge in relation to the underfelt paper? If …

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Do You Need Noggins in Floor Joists?

If you have a flooring section that has begun to sag you should install a few noggins. Supporting and partitioning the floors and walls of the structure you are building is critically important. These are done with shims and other bits of wood, called noggins, …

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Do Roof Shingles Fade or Darken Over Time?

Many exterior structures of a house are subject to change over time, and shingles are no exception to the rule. Shingles will fade over time, but the rate at which they fade is largely determined by their original color. Darker shingles fade more noticeably than …

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Is a Drip Edge a Code Requirement?

A roof drip edge is one of those small details that many people overlook. But minor as it may seem, the drip edge is an important part of keeping a building in good shape – and avoiding costly repairs in the future. Drip edges have …