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DIY Home Repair Forum: Roofing and Siding 09-16-2007, 06:12 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 6,925
Posted By MTCquality
hmmm

I have the same issue with my old gingerbread posts and rails. the old wood work is awesome looking but beat up from years of neglect and abuse, I thought about beadblasting and MAYBE a spray on...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Roofing and Siding 04-12-2007, 05:18 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 18,901
Posted By MTCquality
BUMP! Jumpin the thread up to see if you...

BUMP!

Jumpin the thread up to see if you used metal and if so could you post some pics...... The transition at the peak should look really good in metal...(IF it is done right.)

Thanks

MTC
DIY Home Repair Forum: Roofing and Siding 03-22-2007, 06:33 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 4,458
Posted By MTCquality
Dryvit?

I have read up on Dryvit, and found some good things and some bad things. I have a customer that is interested in putting it on the porch area of there home. Since I specialize in Steel lifelong...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Roofing and Siding 03-22-2007, 06:19 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 4,349
Posted By MTCquality
Glenn is right! Average shingle cost L&M is...

Glenn is right! Average shingle cost L&M is around 200-250 a square. We install standing seam all day long for 350-450. Not twice the price, but 4 times the life. You will shingle 4 times at an...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Roofing and Siding 01-06-2007, 09:45 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 5,419
Posted By MTCquality
Hello all and I am sorry for the site being down...

Hello all and I am sorry for the site being down for a few days, we changed servers and hosting companies.

Not to argue about hardi-plank siding but it is not a maintenance free exterior but I...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Roofing and Siding 10-26-2006, 06:40 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 5,419
Posted By MTCquality
Hardi-plank siding is known for wicking and you...

Hardi-plank siding is known for wicking and you can see that on my website. As far as vinyl being the only option, you are completely mislead. Seamless steel siding was born in your area, just a bit...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Roofing and Siding 10-14-2006, 06:42 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,647
Posted By MTCquality
nice

Very nice looking work Cranbrook!! I might suggest checking Ebay from time to time. Also there are other auction sites like Ubid and Yahoo auctions that get some odd stuff from time to time. Nice...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Roofing and Siding 09-21-2006, 06:44 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,107
Posted By MTCquality
Vik check your PM box I have sent you a message...

Vik check your PM box I have sent you a message that may help your situation. Sorry to all for posting this in the forum but I am not sure if Vik is aware he has a PM box.

Sorry,

MTC
DIY Home Repair Forum: Roofing and Siding 09-16-2006, 03:02 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,934
Posted By MTCquality
ahhh

Very good point on the vinyl, but if you are looking for the true wood look you may also check into a seamless steel siding with PVC paint which lasts
2 to 3 times longer than vinyl and can...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Roofing and Siding 09-15-2006, 06:15 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,934
Posted By MTCquality
Hardi

Hardi is a great product, but plan to recaulk and paint every 5 to 8 years. Good choice for your area.

Good luck.

MTC
DIY Home Repair Forum: Roofing and Siding 09-01-2006, 06:43 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,107
Posted By MTCquality
Wow!

All I can say is :eek: WOW! I am sorry for you bro...... Those rain grooves are the worst I have had the displeasure of viewing in my 16 years in this business. The sad thing is that manufactured...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Roofing and Siding 08-12-2006, 07:38 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 5,200
Posted By MTCquality
F

Why cant you use F-channel? it is a standard soffit reciever and can be inverted to run nailer up... all you need to do is level back from your lowest point on the outside of the cantilever and and...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Roofing and Siding 08-12-2006, 07:59 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 65,570
Posted By MTCquality
Hardi vs. Vinyl vs. Steel

This is a common debate in the industry and there really is no comparison price wise. I am in the heart of the nation and a vinyl siding job (remodel) using the exact Certainteed Main Street .042...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Roofing and Siding 08-12-2006, 07:34 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 5,630
Posted By MTCquality
Tip-

For anyone that has not washed there vinyl siding yet, I have a dirty little industry secret. When you mix your solution into the water put just a little bit of WD40 (adjust volume for job size) in...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Roofing and Siding 08-11-2006, 01:04 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 14,965
Posted By MTCquality
another thing to check

I have been on a few of these flat roofs and the most obvious thing always gets overlooked. Are the "roof" gutters and downspouts visible or integral, meaning, does the water actually run inside the...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Roofing and Siding 08-11-2006, 12:44 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,409
Posted By MTCquality
painting

As far as painting steel siding it is gonna be quite an undertaking and I would not suggest DIY for the project. A fine sanding or better a pressure washer with some form of deep cleaning agent....
DIY Home Repair Forum: Roofing and Siding 08-11-2006, 08:52 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,409
Posted By MTCquality
have you considered steel

Steel siding is available in your area, but unforunately it is through the franchise companies that charge outragoues prices up to as much as 800 a square. The new steel is a perfect low maintenance...
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Home Improvement Discussion 07-30-2006, 03:46 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 4,469
Posted By MTCquality
Handicap Bathroom Ideas?

My mother is about to have a surgery that will make it impossible to tread the stairs up or down to use the restroom. They live in a split level home and the bathrooms are 1 up and 1 down, is there...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Roofing and Siding 07-28-2006, 10:25 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,512
Posted By MTCquality
Tile

Corrugated plastic drain tile is best but if PVC is in your budget then by all means go for ir. make sure you have a good grade.
DIY Home Repair Forum: Roofing and Siding 07-28-2006, 03:31 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 11,566
Posted By MTCquality
morter

As with any masonary application all of the above works, I like to use the morter joints to install my tapcons or molllys. It is alot easier on the drill and doesnt affect the rigidity of the block....
DIY Home Repair Forum: Roofing and Siding 07-28-2006, 01:18 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,354
Posted By MTCquality
thanks

Thanks for the input. It is hard to prove to potential clients that you are not the rough breed, typical contractor and expect them to believe you. Another thing is mixing christian morals with...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Roofing and Siding 07-27-2006, 08:40 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,354
Posted By MTCquality
Unique Business?

Hello all I am new here and just looking for some input. As we all know the seamless siding business is a bit high pressure and ran by 99.9% franchise operations that require royalties and crazy...
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