Posts Tagged 'Seattle'

What should I use to seal around my home's windows?

The vinyl siding on my house was not properly installed (no insulating board, no house wrap, no caulking). I can now see exposed plywood sheathing in a large gap between the edge of the siding panel and the edge of the vinyl window. How can I seal this gap around the windows so that it is water proof, but still allows for the expansion/contraction of the vinyl siding panel?? Thanks in advance.

How much to install a new ice maker?

How much might it cost to install a new ice maker? I have the ice maker kit, but don't have any plumbing experience.

Installing laminate flooring on top of concrete

What's the best way to install some new laminate flooring over an existing concrete floor?

Can you plumb walls with pocket doors?

I have a large laundry room I want to split in half and make into a small bathroom with a toilet, small vanity and shower stall. The west wall is the exterior wall, the north and south walls are pocket doors, and I want to wall in the east side and again have a pocket door since the space will be tight. Is this possible? Do I plumb it up through the floor instead of the wall? What about the sink and shower drain? What about venting? Do I have to just run everything along the walls and paint them white to match? HELP !!!!!!

Low Slope Roofing Options

I have a client with a 2/12 pitch roof. The previous homeowner had install arch comp roofing shingles in a 350sq ft area. This area has failed and needs roofing and structural repairs. She doesn't want a roof with differing materials and doesn't like the look of Torch Down. Is there a way to laminate shingles over Torch Down? Is there a value engineered and aesthietic solution to her problem? Thanks!

Can leaded glass be used in a backsplash?

I want to install a new backsplash in my kitchen using vintage leaded glass from old windows in combination with tile. Would the lead be toxic? How would it stand up to heat behind the stove?

Is OK to tile an entire kitchen and place cabinets over them?

Yes it is okay to install cabinets over tile. A cracked tile that is half covered by a cabinet can be replaced just as any tile would, it will just take a little bit more work. As with any tile install, I would recommend that a crack isolation membrane be

Average Cost for Installation of Tub and Shower

I am interested in tub and shower liner. Can it be installed easily on my own? Or do I need to find a contractor? If so what is the average cost for installing?

Heating bill that different between double and triple pane windows?

Is the money savings in my heating bill that different between double and triple pane windows?

How Do Contractors Charge for Laminate Flooring?

Should our Seattle kitchen flooring contractor charge us while the laminate glue dries? It can take as much as 48 hours to dry before the contractor comes back to sign off on the work. Is this a common practice? I'm worried.

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