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by oxford
Thu Apr 01, 2010 9:22 am
Forum: General Discussions Forum
Topic: 16" standing seam metal roof -Will I be sorry??
Replies: 13
Views: 10996

Re: 16" standing seam metal roof -Will I be sorry??

Thanks for the re-sizing, avjudge. Computer illiterate here. We only get about 40-50" of snow in a typical winter, so gutters don't tend to be a problem. I guess I'll go ahead with the 16" profile and post pics after it's done. I'm still not sure about color of the roof though. Should I go dark grey...
by oxford
Wed Mar 31, 2010 9:41 am
Forum: General Discussions Forum
Topic: 16" standing seam metal roof -Will I be sorry??
Replies: 13
Views: 10996

Re: 16" standing seam metal roof -Will I be sorry??

rehabbingisgreen - It currently has aluminum siding, an enclosed porch, etc. The roof would be the first step in "restoring" the exterior. Original roof was cedar shake but I can't find a contractor who is confident about the longevity of cedar (due to inexperience with the product, I'm sure) which ...
by oxford
Wed Mar 31, 2010 9:14 am
Forum: General Discussions Forum
Topic: 16" standing seam metal roof -Will I be sorry??
Replies: 13
Views: 10996

Re: 16" standing seam metal roof -Will I be sorry??

Thanks for the info Casey. The machine the roofer has produces a snap lock profile on site so it probably won't have the good old fashioned dimensions you spoke of. Unfortunately, metal roofs are few and far between up here so it's hard to find contractors.
by oxford
Tue Mar 30, 2010 10:13 am
Forum: General Discussions Forum
Topic: 16" standing seam metal roof -Will I be sorry??
Replies: 13
Views: 10996

16" standing seam metal roof -Will I be sorry??

Hi all: Will 16" standing seam look "industrial" on my 1900 folk Victorian?? Not many metal roofs here in Michigan. I have found a good contractor but his machine produces 16" profiles. He could order 12" but it would be much more expensive. Will I be sorry if I go with 16"???? Any color suggestions...
by oxford
Thu Jul 30, 2009 12:01 pm
Forum: General Discussions Forum
Topic: siding
Replies: 2
Views: 576

Re: siding

Yes - you need to face nail wood siding or bad things will happen. Cement board is stable enough but wood will cup.
by oxford
Mon Dec 03, 2007 3:58 pm
Forum: General Discussions Forum
Topic: Advice on removing old floor covering
Replies: 17
Views: 2502

Heat gun

I have the same problem and a heat gun does help to scrape up the stubborn spots before washing and sanding.
by oxford
Mon Dec 03, 2007 3:57 pm
Forum: General Discussions Forum
Topic: Advice on removing old floor covering
Replies: 17
Views: 2502

Heat gun

I have the same problem and a heat gun does help to scrape up the stubborn spots brfore washing and sanding.
by oxford
Tue Oct 16, 2007 3:53 pm
Forum: General Discussions Forum
Topic: I need, I need...to see pics of your home's exterior!
Replies: 780
Views: 635644

My Home

[img][img]http://i221.photobucket.com/albums/dd251/gkevin9/30WBurdickStreet-1.jpg[/img][/img] This is my house around 1900 - the landscaping looks very new! It's definitely not as pretty now with an enclosed front porch, aluminum siding and asphalt roof. I'll post a pic of that soon. [img][img]http:...
by oxford
Tue Oct 16, 2007 3:12 pm
Forum: General Discussions Forum
Topic: Washing Siding Before Painting
Replies: 10
Views: 2132

Use Detergent!

I wouldnt recommend the no detergent method. Dirt can removed through mechanical action that way, but detergents are meant to reduce the surface tension thereby allowing the soils to wash away or release more easily from the surface being cleaned. Not using a detergent will result in a greater redep...
by oxford
Fri Jan 20, 2006 4:11 pm
Forum: Post-1900 Houses Forum
Topic: pix of 1941 home
Replies: 15
Views: 4063

Please burn that house down. Oh darn it, it's concrete. Maybe a bulldozer.