Roof Drip Edge Flashing

Installing new or replacing old roof drip edge flashing. A metal drip edge, sometimes called flashing, is often installed at a roofs edge. The drip edge metal is usually “L” shaped metal flashing (sometimes other shapes) that is installed at a roofs edge. Many roofs are installed without a drip edge, but the shingle or tile roofing manufactures normally recommend them. The purpose of the metal drip edge is to channel water away from the roofs edge or to protect the wood edges of the roof. Roof sheeting is often plywood and at times may have the eave area covered with 1 x 6 dimensional lumber for aesthetic purpose. These plywood or 1 x 6 edge pieces (sometimes called starter board) if left unprotected, may get wet or absorb moisture on the edges, which causes the wood to deteriorate over time. The metal drip edges help to deter deterioration. The most critical location for drip edge metal flashing is the point where the majority of...
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ADUs

Are you considering creating a dwelling space in your backyard or near your home? Here's some info to consider: WHAT IS A ADU? An accessory dwelling unit (ADU), refers to a secondary residential dwelling unit located on a single-family lot. (These units can be referred to as a carriage house, granny flat, mother-in-law suite, auxiliary unit, English basement, or cottage; ADU is the technical term.) A collection of ADUs built around one larger structure is known as a tiny house community. Both ADUs and tiny house communities are only allowed in certain states. "Construction codes tell you how to build your house," explains Andrew Morrison, of Tiny House Build. "Zoning depends on where you’ll build your house." Most of the country’s local building codes have been adopted from the International Residential Code (IRC) for one- and two-family dwellings, which contains size specifications like rooms (except bathrooms and kitchens) must be at least 70 square feet, while ceiling height must be at least 7...
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