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DEAR TIM: I’ve live in a quaint Cape Cod-style home and try to keep it in great shape. I’ve seen lots of checklists for spring exterior home maintenance and most just have the same old advice. I thought you might have some extra things to look at that others overlook. Imagine I were to hire […]

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Roof Popping Noise TIPS Roof popping in the wind is flexing the rafters or trusses Popping in the morning and evening is thermal expansion Diagonal braces almost always stop the noise Residential structural engineer is the pro to get for a consult CLICK HERE to Get Tim's FREE & FUNNY Newsletter! DEAR TIM: I need […]

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Cracked Treated Wood TIPS Treatment chemicals evaporate causing cracks Seal with synthetic-resin sealers - See my test results below WATCH wood epoxy video series below Apply sealer within days of installing treated lumber CLICK HERE to Get Tim's FREE & FUNNY Newsletter! DEAR TIM: Over the summer I ripped up the old boards on my […]

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Cleaning and sealing any outdoor wood is not much different than doing the same thing for a wood deck. Outdoor wood tables, chairs, fencing, wood playsets, arbors, etc. all take the same abuse from Mother Nature.

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How To Tile Step Trim TIPS Add Color and Dimension with Different Tiles Stair Riser Tile Adds Character and Flair Match Tile to Mood and House Theme Make Sure Tile is made for Outdoors CLICK HERE to Get Tim's FREE & FUNNY Newsletter! DEAR TIM: I’ve got an exciting outdoor patio project I’m about to […]

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Money Pit Deck Tips From AsktheBuilder.com Pressure washers damage the soft light-colored spring wood Stain Solver oxygen bleach is the safe way to clean wood decks Deck sealers must have pigment and not be film formers Composite decking needs to be cleaned on a regular basis CLICK HERE to Get Tim's FREE & FUNNY Newsletter! […]

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These deck cleaning instructions take you step by step with pictures through the process of cleaning a deck with oxygen bleach. Wood deck cleaning is simple with this tutorial.

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There are three basic types of membrane roofing for flat roof repair. These roofing materials enable you to basically shrink wrap your roof! Flat roof membranes take the roof leak worry of yesteryear out of owning a flat roof.

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Blacktop or asphalt installation over concrete can be very successful. But, consider an alternative - concrete overlays. You can do this yourself or have a contractor make your driveway truly unique with stamped and colored concrete.

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Brick pave sidewalks make a stunning addition to your home. Brick pavers can be used to make either sidewalks or patios. Pavers can also be used to line a driveway. For extra appeal check into engraved brick pavers.

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