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Soffit Vents – How to Install

To introduce fresh and cool air to your attic, as well as let hot air escapes from the top of the attic through ridge vents you may consider adding soffit vents. The cooling costs for your house can be reduced using and the job itself is easy enough for you to handle. In order to determine how many will be needed along each section you must first measure the area where you want to install the vent. Use a template made of wood to mark the cut lines for each location that has been cut a little smaller than the size of the vent you’re installing. It should be an inch shorter and an inch narrower than the actual vent. For a nice finishing touch paint the vent to match the soffit. KEY TAKEAWAYS:
  • Center each soffit vent over the hole and parallel to the eaves with the vent louvers facing in toward the house before you screw each vent to the soffit board.
  • Cut the hole using a circular or saber saw.
  • Easy to handle yourself.

  • "No one will notice it is there except you and you utility bill." Original Source: How to Install Soffit Vents

    Faster Is Better – Use Nail Guns Over Hand Nailing

    The result of hand nailing versus using a nail gun shows that the downside to hand nailing a roof is the extra labor costs involved. The roofing job will take more time. The roofing material manufacturers say both methods are good however when you ask the roofers their opinions usually fall distinctly into one camp or the other. Some refuse to use nail guns while others swear by them. The first nail gun came into use around 1950 and its use was adopted by roofers all over the country. With nail gun installation, the potential for problems might be higher as holding a nail gun at the wrong angle could drive the nails in at odd angles. Roofers need to change adjustments due to changes in wood type, roofing material and the weather. Different contractor's may have different preferred installation methods.   KEYTAKEAWAYS:
    • The introduction of the Milwaukee cordless nailer lineup offers a variety of high-quality nailers, in the most commonly-used gauges.
    • There are gas-powered nailers available, and some do a pretty good job.
    • When the nailer is turned on, it defaults to sequential mode, which is indicated by steady green lights near the power switch.
    "Doing punch list work like that would be an excellent way to use the Milwaukee cordless nailer. It’s very fast and easy to just grab it, power it on, and bang away; not having to mess with a compressor and air hose saves a fair amount of time and aggravation." Original Sorce: http://homefixated.com/milwaukee-cordless-nailer-review/

    Relax And Let Alloy Gutter Do The Work!

    If you're like most contractors, you can never seen to find enough time. With Alloy Gutter's same-day, next-day installations, you don't have to do anything. Just give us a call or fax us a job, and we'll take care of it for you. Summer shouldn't be stressful, and with Alloy Gutter it doesn't have to be!

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