Exterior Articles Sub-Directory
How to Calculate a Roof Pitch in Degrees
The angle of roof pitch definitely factors into the roof replacement cost. A steep roof sheds water faster, although inherently more dangerous to work on. A roof with a low pitch has an increased chance for water leaks and ice damming; thus requiring a more intensive waterproofing system. Roof pitch angle often referred to as "12/12," "8/12," "6/12" and so on. But how do you determine the degree of that angle? I'll do my best to explain with this tutorial. (Read more)
How to Frame a Dormer
Improve the look and curb appeal of your House, by breaking up the roof line and adding a Dormer. A Dormer allows natural light into your Attic. Also, an ideal addition if converting you attic into living space.
'How to Frame a Dormer' was intended to provide a basic understanding of the framing supports and materials required to install an A-Frame Dormer. In this example,,,(Read more)
How to Install Vinyl Outdoor Swings
Install an attractive vinyl porch swing, so you can relax and enjoy that great view from your front porch! A porch swing, whether made of vinyl, metal or wood can add value to your property.
The following steps apply when hanging your swing on a front porch with accessible framing above a Vinyl ceiling.
How to install Vinyl Soffit
In an effort to spruce up your house, you might want to install Vinyl Soffit. Vinyl soffit and vinyl siding can protect your house from the elements, and eliminate the need for scraping, priming and painting; year after year. Vinyl also offers some protection against bird and insect damage. However, it offers no protection from squirrels! You need not hire a professional,,,(Read more)
How to Paint Wood Doors
The front entry door of any house, generally the central point of focus, should draw a visitor in. Whether painting your wood door for the first time or changing the original color, following specific steps will help you do it right. (Read more)
How to reduce your Cooling costs by painting your Roof white
Reduce your Cooling costs by painting your Roof white. Light colors reflect heat back through the atmosphere. Dark colors absorb heat. Compare this to wearing light or dark colored clothes out in the summer sun. Heat built up in an attic or crawlspace is often forced down through the walls and ceiling making cooling a difficult and expensive task. In the summer, that heat can easily range from 120º F to 150º F or more in our Southern States. (Read more)