roof installation: "Sheathing Panels Not In Plane" - 09/02/12 09:48 PM
When from the outside of a house, with what's touted to be a "completely new roof," you can see dips between the defined lines of the trusses every 2', the report can only say, "sheathing panels not in plane."
Roof sheathing is not as strong as it used to be.  It used to be plywood, and thicker than it is now.
What we most often see now is Oriented Strand Board (OSB), used where Fire Retardant Treated Plywood is not.
What almost always I see used for roofs is OSB, and 17/32" thick.  That is just a hair over 1/2" thick.
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roof installation: "All Repairs Done By Licensed Professionals, With Receipts Provided" - 07/26/12 08:30 PM
Pick your phrase when a sales contract's addendum identifies something and the seller agrees to get it done - all repairs done by licensed professional, with receipts provided."
It doesn't matter how you word it.  This phraseology is to prevent Uncle Bob from coming over and "fixing" something wrong.
SO WHAT DO YOU DO WHEN YOU GET REPAIRS LIKE THIS, WITH A RECEIPT PROVIDED BY A LICENSED COMPANY?
Incredibly, you might be thinking you are looking at the same "repair."  NO!  These are two different "repairs!"
This roofer is consistent however - they look remarkably similar to three more "repairs" on … (25 comments)

roof installation: The Belly Button Roof - 01/04/12 10:23 PM
Whenever you want to make sure a tenant has a private entrance, and want to entice a client, why not put a roof over the entrance staircase?
Why not put in a belly button roof?
Now why would anyone call this a belly button roof?
After all, it's perfectly dry, shingled with durable shingles, the beams and supports are painted, there's a light over the door and it is truly a private entrance.  What better thing to install to entice a new tenant into your basement apartment than a beautiful roof?
And so, why do I call this a belly button … (29 comments)

 
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