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Can Sheetrock Be Hung Vertically?

Most builders have a preferred method of installing Sheetrock (or drywall): vertically or horizontally. But why does it matter how Sheetrock is hung, and can it safely be installed vertically? Sheetrock can be hung vertically. Hanging it vertically is a safety requirement for most commercial …

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Is Roofing Felt Toxic?

Roofing felt is used to form a waterproof seal over the wooden structure and beneath the shingles or tiles of your roof. However, some people have concerns when it comes to using roofing felt. They wonder if roofing felt is toxic or safe. Roofing felt …

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How To Mark Sheetrock for Outlets: 7 Methods

If you’re in the process of remodeling your house and need to install new electrical outlets, you might be wondering how you can mark sheetrock for your outlet locations. The good news is there are many ways you can do this. Here are 7 methods …

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Should a Home’s Siding Touch the Shingles?

The siding of a home offers crucial protection against the elements. Much the same, the shingles on a roof offer protection against rain and snow. In conditions where the two materials meet, how much space, if any, should be left between the siding and the …

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Is It Safe To Seal a Roof With Flex Seal?

The roof of your home is the protective shield that shelters your house from the outside world. When your roof is leaking, this protection is severely diminished. When this happens, you will be searching for an effective solution that does not damage your roof further …

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6 Common Reasons Why Siding Comes Off

Siding is an essential component of a home. It makes up a large part of your home’s aesthetics and protects your property from weather, sunlight, insects, and other sources of damage. However, siding is prone to issues, and it’s not always clear why these problems …

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Do You Need Gutter Flashing? How To Decide

Gutter flashing is an unsung hero as it works behind the scenes to protect your home from water damage. However, it can be challenging to tell when to install. You may need gutter flashing if you have a low-pitched roof, wooden fascia boards, older gutters, …

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Do Roof Trusses Need Load-Bearing Walls?

The structural integrity of a given building depends on a variety of factors, many of which rely upon one another for success. Roof trusses provide support for the roof itself, and a lot of that weight gets distributed to the exterior walls. Whether you’re building …