The Cincinnati Enquirer from Cincinnati, Ohio on September 17, 1991 · Page 55
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The Cincinnati Enquirer from Cincinnati, Ohio · Page 55

Cincinnati, Ohio
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Tuesday, September 17, 1991
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Tuesday, September 17, 1991 THE CINCINNATI ENQUIRER EXTRACentral 5 Remodel Now! Kitchen & Bath It 1 tl Si I fe (i !5 ( M II I flkdl H 11 it ii ti 11 H i tl V ( - ia LI f fal l.i M " - ' - - - I tastaiM ewe rooff or taro j it to the proffessforals? 30,000 SATISFIED CUSTOMERS BATHROOM PLANNING SERVICE THE WORK DISCOUNTS PRE-SEASON) PLUMBING & ELECTRICAL 45 YEARS OF CONTINUOUS SERVICE KITCHEN 'K'TIIE COMPANY "YOU CAN SHOP IN HOMl OH OUt KITCHEN & WE DO ALL (SPECIAL WE INCLUDE YOUt SHOWROOM" ONE CALL DOES t Our waterproofing system provides PERMANENTLY : effective water control while Insuring the protection of your foundation. :vv,:,j.:.y.:., " In our second debade of service to the Tri-State Ask about our lifetime, transferable warranty s Bank finatneing References in your neighborhood UNDERGROUND DVWNSPOUT INSTALL REPAIR wear rubber-soled shoes and work only on a completely dry roof. Wear safety goggles when using power tools or a hammer, and wear a well-secured safety harness or rope which has been secured to an immovable object. Use an extension ladder at least 2 Inches longer than the eave height, and make sure the ladder has safety feet which grab and hold firmly. 0 How to estimate shingle coverage. Shingles are sold by the square, which is enough to cover a 100-square-foot (or 10-by-10) area. Measure each roof section along the eave and rake (the inclined edge of a sloped roof over an end wall). Multiply the length of the eave times the length of the rake to determine square feet. Add the various areas you've measured; then allow an extra 10 for waste. Divide the total by 100 to find the number of squares you'll need. Gather your tools. The required tools are already in most do-it-yourselfers' toolboxes; hammer, chisel and saw, putty knife, tape measure, utility knife and chalkllne. A carpenter's apron, safety goggles, caulking gun, flat-bladed shovel, and ladder are also necessary. 0 Prepare the roof. If It's necessary to remove the old roof, start at the roof ridge and work Installing a new roof isn't out of the realm of possibility for do-it-yourselfers. A roof with a slope (pitch) of 4 Inches to 6 Inches per foot is easiest to Install, but roofs which are either flatter or steeper call for the services of a professional. Tips for choosing and working with a protessional roofing contractor 0 Check with the Better Business Bureau to see if any complaints have been filed against the contractors, you are considering. Be certain all workers are bonded, licensed and Insured. Ask for proof of insurance before anyone starts work. 0 Make sure the contractor's bid Includes debris cleanup and a specific completion date. 0 Make sure the contractor installs shingles in rows going across and up the roof, not vertically up the roof. Nails should always be applied below the self-sealing strip. 0 Make sure all the shingles used for the job are from the same manufacturing run. Check the run numbers on each bundle; minor color variations exist between runs. Roofing installation basics 0 Safety precautions. Always L... 1 ' ' I 1 1 i i 1 1 ......... rl 1 lU 1 L.l LmLiJ ll Li.. l.i D l FREE ESTIMATES CINCINNATI-EAST CINCINNATI-WEST ARCHITECTURAL SHINGLES ADD the visual appeal of wood shakes without the disadvantages of wood roofing. Photo courtesy of Georgia-Pacific Corporation. 3 752-1884 FLORENCE 282-1889 Get your pool ready fey inter. down, prying out the nails while you tear the shingle away with a flat-bladed shovel. Pull out remaining nails and old flashings with a hammer, and repair the decking wherever necessary. Underlayment and drip edges. Apply saturated-felt underlayment over the wood deck before applying new roofing. Allow a 2-inch horizontal overlap and a 4-lnch vertical overlap. Non-corrosive drip edges should be applied along the eaves and rakes to help shed water at the roof edges. Applying the shingles. There are three different methods for applying tabbed-strlp shingles the 6-lnch method, the 5-lnch method and the 4-inch method. For example, the 6-inch method means that each course after the first and up to the sixth starts with a shingle 6 Inches shorter than the preceding one. This prevents the cutouts In one course from lining up directly over those below. Apply shingles horizontally across and up the roof, cutting them to go around obstructions like vents and chimneys. Use a liberal coating of asphalt cement to seal gaps between cutout shingles. Nailing pattern. Use 11 -gauge or 12-gauge hot-dipped galvanized roofing nails. Make sure they're long enough to penetrate all roofing materials and Into the deck by a least three-quarters inch. Facts on siding 821-2818 7117 VINE ST. (CARTHAGE) IT ALL-MAY WE SERVE YOU? 922-2020 CINCINNATI-NORTH 874-1449 Wrought Iron BY COL. LOGAN FOR THE DO-IT-YOURSELFER SOLID 12 INCH BARS RAILS AND COLUMNS SPIRAL STAIRCASE DECORATIVE CAST IRON INSTALLATION AVAILABLE mm 11 TRUCKING & TOPSOIL 353-1400 Close your pool the right way and avoid nasty sur-prises next spring. See your BioGuard dealer for expert advice. BfooiaRelax. Bring your pool to BioGuard. The typical house needs repainting about every 5 to 8 years. Homes clad in vinyl siding never need repainting. The result: the owner of an average-sized home can save thousands of dollars in maintenance costs and eliminate dozens of hours atop a ladder with paintbrush and scraper in hand. Vinyl represents the fastest-growing segment of the siding market today. U.S. vinyl siding production topped 17 million squares (measuring 10-by-10) in 1989 a 43 increase over industry output in 1986. Model 12.8 LTH Lawn Tractor 12.Shp Twin Cyiindar Enf . Automatic Tran'imiiiio 38"dMpdek Floatint Mowtf Ticht IB" Turn Radiu Caught in a downpour? Sometimes construction delays are unavoidable. Prolonged exposure isn't ideal, but factory-primed siding can be finished up to 60 days after initial installation a break for do-it-yourselfers who must squeeze projects into tight schedules. The industry produces more than seven billion feet of hardboard a year. Advances in technology make today's hardboard stronger, more durable and more resistant to weather and wear than ever. Fall Closeout Sale Only 2495.00 ALL Simplicity's Now on Sale Starling at 1,49 CALL US FOR SHREDDED TOPSOIL SAND GRAVEL BOULDERS MULCH STRAW PEAT MOSS COAL 3 CUBIC FOOT HARDBARK 1 5 9 UpDODDIll Ii M HERBERT MOTORS MS CUSTOM MIXED Concrete WE DELIVER ANY AMOUNT RESIDENTIAL JOBS OUR SPECIALTY PAY ONLY FOR AMOUNT USED FRESH, CUSTOM MIX SATURDAY DELIVERY WILL ALSO POUR & FINISH a- Blocks Cement 2 LOCATIONS 4050 SPRING GROVE AVE. 541-3290 r mar mew. MAILABLE Garage Doors BYRAYNOR ASK ABOUT LIFE TIME WARRANTY ON RAYIIOR DECAD DOORS STEEL RAISED PANEL WOOD J FIBERGLASS LARGE INVENTORY OF REPAIR PARTS COMPLETE SERVICE REPAIRS & INSTALLATION ELECTRIC OPERATORS OPENINGS ENLARGED mm mm imam, 1-74 1 DRY FORK 367-9669 csimb PricMgriwMwpplfMtllodMlinplMtt. TOPSOIL STRAW R.R. TIES BULK MULCH COBBLESTONES Sakrete Delivery Decorative Stone IBB ,001 Field Stone Sand & Gravel MB veifiTilRl ST?PRi:H::H'l i l ji j iii ill r.T-i -i i

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