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Bob Schmidt shows you how to handle a common problem that can occur when you have a truss style roof in your home. Expansion and contraction of roof trusses causing truss lift in winter.
This article provides step-by-step instructions and pictures on how to make structural repairs by sistering floor joists alongside weak joists. If you have sagging, cracked or twisted joists, which can happen in older houses, this project will provide the extra support the floor needs.
You can safely drill joists for electrical and plumbing runs without weakening the joists, if you follow the rules.
If you install them properly, joist hangers will keep your decks and floors strong as wood dries, twists, shrinks and ages. We'll show you a four-step method for installing joist hangers that will ensure that your floor or deck stays flat and strong. So the next time you hold a square dance or weight-lifting contest on your deck, you'll rest easier knowing you used joist hangers and installed them the right way.
In just a couple of hours, you can seal and insulate your rim joists, which are major sources of heat loss in many homes. This project will help lower your heating costs and save you money. Insulating the rim joists is one of the best things you can do to make your home more energy efficient. And it’s easy, too, so anyone can do it.
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