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  • Polycarbonate Panels

    DIY Questions and Answer August 8, 2018 Sonia

    Q: I’d like to cover my deck shade with clear polycarbonate panels. Do the panels handle snow loads in the winter? A: Your local building codes should provide the details for design loads that you will have to follow for your deck cover. A wide range of polycarbonate sheets are available and are engineered differently, some with multiple thin walls […]

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  • How Can Heat Lead To Ice Problems?

    DIY Questions and Answer August 8, 2018 Sonia

    Q: Our home inspector said we had an attic ventilation problem, suggesting the attic may get hot in winter and lead to ice dams. How can heat lead to ice problems? A: Ice dams can pose a real problem in colder climates and can usually be prevented with proper attic insulation and ventilation, as well as waterproof shingle underlayment on […]

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