what type of wood can be used to build Wooden Pergolas/Patio Cover in very hot climates (125F during summer)?

Question by Mo: what type of wood can be used to build Wooden Pergolas/Patio Cover in very hot climates (125F during summer)?

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Answer by bigg_dogg44
southern yellow pine that is treated will work……allow month or so and then paint or cover with vinyl….another is above ground framing with cedar…..

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Q&A: What do you type in to the search engine to find a good house painting company ?

Question by kevin haleb: What do you type in to the search engine to find a good house painting company ?
On yahoo or google search engines what do you type in to find a good house painting company ?
How important is the company name ?

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Answer by Yorky
House painters and the name of your city.

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Q&A: What type of tradesmen would be best a building a house?

Question by Robert P: What type of tradesmen would be best a building a house?
I’m currently looking into being a carpenter and I think this would be good as about 15 years I want to build my own house. Does anyone think there is any other trade one could have that would make this more achieable. – sounds wierd i know, but i wondering.

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Answer by merlineaton
carpenter sounds like a cool job, i’m sure once you work building houses, you will learn all kinds of other skills that will help you build your own house, but being a carpenter, you could build your own furniture too! cool!

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Q&A: What type of roofing should I use to replace current roof?

Question by Grasshopper: What type of roofing should I use to replace current roof?
I need to replace my current roof. My roof is a flat type roof and I was wondering which type of roofing I should replace it with? Should I use the modified bitumen or the built in roofing with tar/gravel. Which type would last the longest and easy to maintain? I’ve been experiencing some leaks and molding in the house and the roof is in bad condition.

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Answer by lee m
we replaced our flat roof with a foam roof. It filled in the “dish” that made a pool on rainy days and also increased our insulation so the house is warmer in winter and cooler in summer. We had it done in August (that’s the dry season in California, so it’s cheaper to get roofs done than in the wet winter), and it cost about the same as tar and gravel.

maintenance is to paint the roof every 5 years.

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What type of concrete should I use for my backyard skatepark?

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Question by : What type of concrete should I use for my backyard skatepark?
I am building a small do it yourself 250 sq ft skatepark in my backyard. So I go to the home depot and find the best quality concrete I can find (crack resistant premixed concrete) which was $ 5.00 a bag. I don’t have very much money to spend on this so I was going to try and find maybe some cheaper concrete but I’m not sure what I should buy. I was also planning on making it 4 inches thick. Any helpful info?

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Answer by T.J.
Sorry Ken.
That is way too big a job for do it yourself. For that much concrete you need to buy it by the truck not the bag.

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Q&A: I want to turn my sunroom into a entertainment type room?

Question by konfadence21: I want to turn my sunroom into a entertainment type room?
I have a sunroom in my home. It has three windows and a sliding glass door going out to a deck. I want to make this into like a bar, drinking room. A place where if i was to have a party, people could make a drink, go take a smoke etc. Its not to big, and I cant find any bars that are inexpensive to put in. So what good ideas do you guys have that I could do?

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Answer by sweetpea
Go to freecycle.org and join your local group. Then post that you want a bar, maybe someone has one to give you.

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