Category Archives: diy

Replacing a Window – Part 1

I’m building a fifth bedroom in the back of my garage, which used to be an open car port until a previous owner enclosed it. The existing window was an ugly single pane with Mylar instead of glass. I picked … Continue reading

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Roofing: Installing Certainteed Flintastic Roof Cap

Previous Post: Installing the Underlayment Here’s the finished product. The Certainteed Flintastic roof cap looks great! Very easy to apply. I just cut the strips on the deck, then carried each one up to the roof. The peel and stick … Continue reading

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Roofing: Installing CertainTeed Flintastic Underlayment

Previous Post: Sheathing a Roof I spent the weekend installing the underlayment on my new laundry room roof. The first step was to add a cant strip along the wall of the house, which the previous roofer hadn’t bothered to … Continue reading

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Roofing: Sheathing a Roof

Previous Post: Removing Old Asphalt Shingles Following up on my last DIY story, I just finished replacing the rotten old sheathing with new plywood. It’s currently tarped and we are expecting rain in Vancouver. I found a supplier, The Roofing … Continue reading

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Roofing: Removing Old Asphalt Shingles

I spent most of today removing the asphalt shingles from our laundry room roof. The laundry room was an extension built by the previous owner, enclosing part of a second floor deck. The roof has a very low slope (10:1), … Continue reading

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Fixing a Short in the Wiring

One of the electrical circuits in the house stopped working, plunging half of one bedroom and all of another into darkness. I finally decided that, one way or another, I was going to fix it. Here’s what I did: First, … Continue reading

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