I work for a large company based out of Ohio.
Tuesday afternoon my boss stopped by everyone's office to ask whether we had the Chicken Pox before. I said I hadn't. He asked if I had the shot and I said I would imagine so, and asked why. He said a Stacey, a coworker, had gone to her doctor this afternoon and was diagnosed with a shingles outbreak. He said he was going to ask her to stay home if everyone in the office hadn't had Chicken Pox before. He seemed anxious and walked away to ask the next person, so I sent him an IM saying I can check my vaccination records. Never received a response. With Coronavirus our company policy right now is to stay home if you are ill, period.
The next day I got to work and Stacey wasn't there. As I was closing the door behind me I saw her coming and held the door for her. 20 minutes later we had our morning staff meeting where my boss stated that Stacey had been told by her doctor she could not help customers that day (we are customer facing) due to... keep reading on reddit ➡
Have you had your roof done lately? By whom? What did it cost? Thanks!!
My Dad was diagnosed with shingles. He has a stabbing headache, arthritic like pain in his hands, sores on his shoulders, and is barely able to stand up and function. He's in so much pain. This could be for months, maybe years. I asked him if he ever had the vaccine. He snapped at me. "Don't talk about that!" Turns out that my mother has been bugging him for years to get it. Ever since she had shingles. Now he's suffering AND my mother was right.
Any ideas of how to remedy this? The top layer of shingles did not quite make it to the ridge so I had to install one more course. I believe that is what’s making it sit so high. Do I tear it all out and remove the last layer up to the regular ridge cap? It just seems like it will be prone to leaks like this and that is a big gap(1/4+ in some spots) it also looks kinda ugly from the road as you don’t see any shingles. You just see the side of the ridge vent.
My slope is about 3/12 and had two turbines on the house and no venting on garage. The vent in these pics is the garage. I do have vented soffits and know I need to cover my gable vents on gaf snow country gapthe house :)
Any help would be appreciated.
Our roof gets blasted by sun all day long. Our attic gets super hot and then it radiates down into our living space. I have added soffit vents all around and added 16" of cellulose insulation and it still gets very warm.
I our roof was recently damaged in a hailstorm and we are going to get it replaced. The current shingles are dark tan/brown and I was wondering if replacing them with a white shingle roof would create any sort of significant reduction in the amount of heat that the roof soaks up and then radiates down into the attic and ultimately our living space.
It will definitely look way worse, but form follows function. I'd much prefer to have a cooler home than a good looking roof.
Any thoughts on this?
I got the old vaccine, and I'm getting the new vaccine now too when enough time has passed after this outbreak.
Getting on Valtrex today and will be using Lidocaine.
Just venting. Fuck shingles. Thanks for listening.
The first layer of shingle on my roof has step flashing. The second layer of shingle doesn't have step flashing. Is that acceptable?
Here's what my roof looks like: Image
Many thanks in advance.
It's a small patch, but sure shit, fucking shingles. DH had it on his face in college and it was awful, so at least he's super sympathetic. But I don't know how this is gonna affect chasing a bored toddler around. I'm only in my 30s, for fuck's sake. Thank goodness DD had her chicken pox vaccine as a baby or I'd be freaking out even harder. I got medicine this morning for it, huge horse pills I gotta take for the next week. If it'll make me feel less awful, I'll choke down pills the size of a sub sandwich if I need to haha...ha...ha... bleh.
So I'm 24M, I had shingles on my neck a few months ago, thanks god after one month all the pains went away. I had burning pain on the rashes and also nerve pain in my neck everytime I tried to stretch it.
As I said above, now everything fine, but lately I started to train again and everytime I jump in the rope or doing jumping jacks, the back of my neck really really hurt in a way I can't keep doing it. It's something that I didn't had in the past and I tought that maybe it related to my spine (havn't checked it yet), but now I remembered all the shingles thing and tought maybe it has connection to it, what do you say ?
Good Day. New homeowner here. I'm looking to shingle my roof but don't know where to start - what brands are reputable here in the province? Better yet, where can they be purchased? I know Kent sells IKO and Home Hardware sells BP but the general consensus in related searches is that these brands aren't that great.
Just an interesting FYI and a request for help at the bottom.
Our family has been super careful about self quarantining since basically early March. And we've been on strict regimens of supplements that should minimize the impact should we catch it. About 3 weeks ago we all felt just a bit under the weather, super minor symptoms, not terribly COVID-like either, and
the symptoms passed in a couple of days (though not all at the same time). I was fairly certain it was not COVID.
But, then just over a week ago I got shingles. The 'doc on the phone' said they've seen a huge uptick in shingles in Utah. Upon further research, it turns out many of the "long haulers" are actually struggling with previous viral infections (often mono) that took advantage of the immune suppression of the SARS-COV2 virus. Backstory: some viruses we catch are never fully killed off, that includes the chickenpox/shingles virus, and the virus that causes mono. Basically these viruses hide away for life becaus... keep reading on reddit ➡
All the morons from 8 years ago on reddit and other home improvement sites recommend this and I've finally got a first hand taste of it after pulling out an improperly installed floor.
First of all, it's very unlikely that your discrepancy is going to be equal to any whole division of a thickness of a shingle, so you will either over correct or under correct.
Second of all, when bob comes back after to fix your hack job, bob will have to CLEAN IT UP. Shingles leave tiny rocks everywhere, the same rocks that will go into tongue and groove hardwood, or sand/scratch the shit out of wooden floors.
The rash started about 3/4 days ago is about 8 inches long by 2 inches wide swatched across the middle of my chest with small blisters at the edges. what am I?
I have no known allergies, not taking new medication, haven’t changed laundry detergent, nor am I eating anything outside the realm of my normal diet.
While I have had extensive experience with poison ivy, this isn’t behaving in the same way, nor have I been in the garden or woods lately.
It burns, is itchy, some thickening of the skin and even wearing clothing over it is very uncomfortable.
So I have been wanting to compare my neighbour's attic temperatures vs mine for a while now and I had been waiting for a hot clear day - like today - for a while now to compare. He got metal roof last year - black color while I have normal black asphalt shingles.
Our houses are pretty much the same, with same orientation and his house is maybe 10 feet away from mine so no variations at all.
I just measured the surface temperatures of his roofing vs mine and went into his attic and into mine and I was mind blowed!
His roofing - 110 F with southern orientation
My asphalt roof - 168F same orientation.
Then I went into the attic and measured both the roof trusses and the surface temperature of insulation.
- Roof wood trusses - 125F
- Insulation surface - 108F
- Trusses at 165-170F
- Surface of insulation - 165F
That's easily a 50F differential INSIDE the attic! that's crazy! I'm lucky I have about R55-R60 of celullose insulation, but my... keep reading on reddit ➡
Does anyone else still get random sensations and pain in the affected nerve even years after shingles? I had it 10 years ago down the left side of my face and I still get little electric feelings or stabby pains every now and then.
It can happen to anyone. Right now I’m waiting to grab my medication but I can barely move because of the muscle aches around it and the weird itching sensation. I originally thought this was bedbugs, but no! Apparently I never got the vaccine for chickenpox when I was younger, which doesn’t surprise me as I was at an orphanage in a third world country from ages 1-4.
We are going to need a new roof in a year or two, and I have started to research costs. I’m wondering if solar shingles are a full replacement for our roofing, as in we could entirely remove our asphalt shingles and just rely on the solar shingles.
I’m really anxious right now as the right side of my neck is burning and ive noticed some itchy bumps on the right side of my torso. I had shingles 7 months ago (I’m in my 30s) and I’m scared that it’s shingles again. I get really painful and large canker sores and I wonder if that weakens my immune system so much to a point of getting my body susceptible to shingles. I remember I had a canker sore breakout last time I had shingles too. Ughhh hopefully it’s just a scare...?
It hurts through to your core.
Owner of roofing company is calling me tomorrow. Realistically, is there any chance this gets fixed?
Just to get this out of the way: the company has been around for 50+ years and the owner seemingly knows everyone in town. Including a few of my family members. They are known to do great work and from my inexperienced point of view, they did great work here. I’m not worried about them just disappearing or something.
A few weeks back, the owner of the company came by and talked over colors with us. We had a certain color in mind. He said we’d hate it if we saw it in person. So we went and looked at several in person. He was right, we hated it. He suggested we go with pewter. He was right. We loved the look of pewter in person. But the company we wanted to go with didn’t have any examples out on the floor. Since all the other pewters were very similar and we liked them, we opted to go with pewter from the the company we wanted without actually seeing it.
Naturally, I was a little n... keep reading on reddit ➡
A couple of days ago I was diagnosed with shingles. I have two medium sized patches on my right side that burn, itch, and have sharp pains. My doctor said that it was caused probably by stress. He asked if I was majorly stressed, And I was.. i came out to my dad that I was gay a year back lucky he accepted me for who I am but for a while I was scared that he was going to regect me. Plus with COVID I almost failed my classes and got low marks. I already had major anxiety for failure and disappointment to myself and others expectations. I can barely sleep because of the itch and the burn. How do people deal with this disease all the time.
The risk to workers was dire, so rather than pay for specalized gear; France said "hey, let's just burn it down. That way the insurance company pays us and we install a cheap tin roof and make tons of money." And now they're rebuilding Notre Dame after vaporizing 460 tons of lead over France. Expect radioactive champagne 2020.(Heavy Petals 2020)
The voice acting is so bad “ahh” “ahhhhh” “ahhaahhh” “WOOOOW”
Just diagnosed with shingles a couple days ago and given anti-viral meds. How long did it take for your blisters to go away and is it normal for them to look like this? Were you left with a scar? I'm keeping them covered with a bandage because I'm so grossed out looking at them (they're on my leg).
I know it's a completely separate virus in itself, but just wondering if anyone has developed shingles after Covid? I recovered after about a month of being positive, about 3 months ago and just developed shingles. Wondering if it's a result of still being immunocompromised because I was not in contact with anyone who has had it!
These are the shingles that hang over the gable on the backside of the shed. They are loose because they are such a small piece and I'm thinking the wind will make it worse in the future. Should I put a roofing nail into each to keep it held down? There isn't much tar strip underneath to give it hold down support so far...and the temperatures been been 90 plus days for a week now.
So we’re looking into getting a heavily damaged roof replaced here in Florida. I know for a fact there are some rotten sections of the decking. The roofing company is a reputable company and they came out and quoted to install a metal over shingle roof via purlins without replacing any damaged wood. So when I asked him about repairing the wood underneath he was of the opinion it’s necessary When I look online the general consensus from the company that actually makes the roofing says you should repair the damaged wood. So I’m at loss for why a company would suggest not worrying about the wood. Since replacing it is just gonna add to the cost of the roof you’d think they would be really pushing to repair damaged wood.
So is it normal or acceptable to not replace wood decking when you are installing purlins?