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by vortrex
Wed Oct 09, 2019 7:43 am
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Topic: Suggestions needed for new roof and fascia treatment
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The roof is done. The original build plans I have called for 1" foam board. Apparently whoever replaced the roof years ago decided to go in reverse and put in even less insulation. The only insulation in the roof was measured at 5/8" (R3?)! The old roof was the 2.75" thick decking, tar paper, 5/8" b...
by vortrex
Thu Sep 05, 2019 8:45 am
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Topic: Suggestions needed for new roof and fascia treatment
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Should the deck blocking be cut on an angle to form a vertical face such as in the following drawing?

https://ibb.co/vZ8zZyq

I guess most roofs are like this, but it does make the face even taller and also eliminates any overhang, which I could use.
by vortrex
Wed Sep 04, 2019 1:51 pm
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Topic: Suggestions needed for new roof and fascia treatment
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#1, but with the drip kerf at the midpoint, a board at the edge of the lower level insulation, set back 1". Would I want the set back 1" trim board to overhang the fluted siding or is a butt joint there OK? One thing I am afraid of is the top of the siding, which is covered now by the current drip ...
by vortrex
Wed Sep 04, 2019 11:45 am
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Topic: Suggestions needed for new roof and fascia treatment
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Vortrex, I believe one of the proposed insulation layers should be EPS foam that will work with the Polyiso layer. There are some long scientific reasons for this, but I think it comes down to thermal bridging and the different densities will help prevent this. The polyiso should be closest to your...
by vortrex
Wed Sep 04, 2019 11:41 am
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Topic: Suggestions needed for new roof and fascia treatment
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Here are some pictures of what I see as the options. Keep in mind it is not drawn to scale and I'm not an architect. All pictures show two 2x4's nailed to the deck which are there to protect the perimeter of the foam. Option #1 - Custom bent black metal flashing which would be 3.5" to 4.5" tall, dep...
by vortrex
Tue Sep 03, 2019 9:20 pm
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Topic: Suggestions needed for new roof and fascia treatment
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Oh--I'd forgotten that. The ceiling boards are perpendicular to the ridge, not parallel to it ? I suppose gravity is working with you, on the outside ... Kindly submit detail sections at all conditions, especially the proposed eaves and fascia. :) S Correct, running perpendicular, clear span. There...
by vortrex
Tue Sep 03, 2019 6:51 pm
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Topic: Suggestions needed for new roof and fascia treatment
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Well, it still sounds like a likely solution, not that I can verify the details---and the thoughts about how to handle the fascia seems like new matter, this time ? It can take a while to settle on a very consequential decision, can't it. I feel that I never got an answer to the question, "Couldn't...
by vortrex
Tue Sep 03, 2019 4:58 pm
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Topic: Suggestions needed for new roof and fascia treatment
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Ho-ho ! We've looked at your house before, and studied the same problem with it that you're having. Are you a new owner ? What did we say last time ? I love this house. We even saw the architect's perspective view(s) of the house, and some interior photos. How is everything else going ... S Same ow...
by vortrex
Tue Sep 03, 2019 3:05 pm
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Topic: Suggestions needed for new roof and fascia treatment
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Suggestions needed for new roof and fascia treatment

I have a 1967 Larry Brink house located in region 5 (SE Michigan). The roof structure is 2.75" thick T&G decking running vertical with a 12/12 slope. The exposed finished ceiling on the interior is the T&G decking itself. There is no place for interior insulation. The only insulation in the entire r...
by vortrex
Wed Jan 03, 2018 1:04 pm
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Topic: Arthur Dyson house
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That's interesting. Homasote has a texture on each face, one slightly different from the other. I imagine he painted it ? Looking at the Larry Brink house on another thread here, I notice that the architect sheetrocked all vertical interior surfaces, and even some horizontal ones (the "tray" window...
by vortrex
Tue Jan 02, 2018 3:04 pm
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Topic: Roofing/insulation for apprentice house
Replies: 105
Views: 12976

Tom wrote:Sorry
This is the detail from Lewerentz I meant to post:

https://www.flickr.com/photos/artifice/ ... 674005896/
Very cool. I see they had to slather on the sealant around the edges.
by vortrex
Tue Jan 02, 2018 3:03 pm
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Topic: Roofing/insulation for apprentice house
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Never heard of him. This reminds me of my house...

http://socks-studio.com/2015/03/01/conc ... almo-1969/
by vortrex
Tue Jan 02, 2018 11:30 am
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Topic: Roofing/insulation for apprentice house
Replies: 105
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It'll all get stripped back to the foundation wall and start over with the framing. I'll know specific details on that in the spring. For the window itself, I would like to use 1/2" insulated glass panels. The black seal will be visible where the glass meets, but this may be another one of those thi...
by vortrex
Tue Jan 02, 2018 10:34 am
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Topic: Roofing/insulation for apprentice house
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Wow! From the drawn section detail I saw some lines and simply assumed that the mullions I saw from the exterior were those inside up close to the glass. Because this is what I thought I missed your explanation. Now I understand why there are no over head hangers - he wanted uninterrupted glass for...
by vortrex
Tue Jan 02, 2018 7:23 am
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Topic: Roofing/insulation for apprentice house
Replies: 105
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Vortrex: Behind each of the glass to glass joints of the 8ft bronze livingroom slot windows there is a mullion. From the detail section posted this mullion does not seem to serve any structural purpose. It's simply backing up the glass to glass joint which I presume is caulked. Am I right that the ...