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more upscale. is this true? is there a big difference in the look? how do they differ in appearance? whats so great about it?
vinyl siding is a 90% maintenance free product that is on the lower end of the spectrum in regards to cost, durability, and appearance. Fiber cement is costly, heavy but very durable, needs to be painted, but will last virtually forever.
I want to put a small addition to the side of my concrete bungalow. it will be shed with lean to roof I want to construct this without having to put columns/post on the side of the house what I want to do is attach like a piece of 2x4 or 1x4 to the wall horizontally and have my rafter attached to it. the excisting concrete wall is made of 6 inch thick cinder blocksplease help
Youve got the right idea, but your lumber selection is too small. If this is going to be room sized... that is, at least 10ft x 10ft, make the ledger board at least a 2x6, or 2x8. (I prefer the 2x8 myself). Use joist hangers to attach the lean-to rafters (also 2x6) to the ledger board. This is a lot stronger, and easier, than 'toe nailing' the rafters to the ledger. You will want to anchor the ledger board to the cement block wall, oversized 'mollies', or tapcons will work just fine... put a little construction adhesive on the back side of the 2x too. I like to use 6x6 posts, but if this addition isnt very large, 4x4's will work. Set them 2 feet into the ground with concete, minimal, to get below most frost lines. I like to run a top sill plate, with at least one 2x6 under it, attached to the posts, to support it. I make the sill plate wide enough to cover the post, and the sill ledger. Notch the rafter joists to match the angle on the sill plate. and again, use some form of joist hanger, or hurricane tie. (the hurricane ties work well at this end of the rafter joist. Next step depends on how you are going to roof the structure. If you are going to use sheetmetal roofing, then you will want to install some 1x material. I like to use 1x6, or 1x8 and split it on my table saw. (costs less than buying 1x3's). If you are going to shingle, then you need to sheathe it with 3/4 exterior grade plywood. If it is very large, use tongue and groove, or plywood clips. Cover with a good felt paper, install your drip edge, and apply shingles. (Run a row of shingles around the perimeter, and don't forget the flashing where the roof meets the wall) Have Fun (I'll add this here - If you are setting the posts on a concrete footer or slab, instead of in the ground, use a metal base. They can be found near the joist hangars, and such in any building supply store.)
My fear is that I will trap moisture where it shouldn't be. Is there such a thing as overkill?
Tile council of America calls for a vapor barrier behind the cement board ..The red guard your talking about should and must be used on any horizontal surface in a wet area.. There are other agents like red guard but I v used it many times and had great luck w/ it..Making sure the proper pitch is used for the horizontal surface GL
The top of the bathroom with cement board or gypsum board is good
Steamed into a new type of building plate. With the advantages of light, high strength, waterproof, anti-corrosion, large format, good processing, improve the efficiency of construction, in the interior decoration, the general when the wall needs to tile, with cement board hanging, can withstand greater weight , To avoid wall off.
Bathroom with cement board hanging the top, now open the hole to install the lights, so hard to open Oh ,,, which big god to help me out of ideas? Thank you!
To do a strict waterproof construction of the ground after the formation of the protective film will be flexible waterproof waterproof (this waterproof performance is particularly good, the problem is completed after the surface is too smooth and bad tiles), the walls painted ordinary bathroom waterproof treasure, although the waterproof performance of ordinary, After finishing the rough surface favorable tile paving
How to install the solution of cement pressure plate
Light keel plus cement pressure plate: Formal method: only use three light keel plus two pieces of cement pressure plate production. Light Gang keel did not make the frame, but played a connection role. This is not strong enough. But the provincial workers expected material. Formal methods: the use of light keel made of frames, after the supervision and acceptance by the Party, and then sealed cement pressure plate, linked to steel wire mesh, and finally paste the disk. Features: not easy to deformation, nowadays the most commonly used company decoration process. Plastic buckle plate, plastic aluminum plate production: These two methods for home decoration finished, and want to wrap up the riser. Because it is not necessary to fill the disk, it is convenient. Plastic buckle: wood keel plus angle, directly from the bottom of the buckle up into the installation. Disadvantages: not beautiful. Aluminum-plastic plate: wood keel on the nail nine PCT board, and then all the glue to the aluminum-plastic plate stick to a variety of colors, close to the disk effect. Disadvantages: aluminum-plastic plate angle is easy to crack, should use thicker plate.
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GL Unless your a contractor and can get it at the local tile distributor HD or Lowes is your best bet. Just make sure you put it down according to manufactures specs.. ( Its the same for the American Tile Counsels)
Is there anything you can add to cement which will increase insulating power?I guess asbestos is illegal and I am not even sure how much it would work, but I was wondering if there isnt something out there that will add R value to cement if you add it to the mix without substantially reducing the strength of the cement itself.
thickness...the thicker the concrete, the better it will insulate