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Joist hangers and ledger boards will connect your deck to you home. This is the best solution. The free standing deck will not cause leaks at the house and will not collapse due to rot. Connecting the deck to columns or posts correctly is critical. Racking forces will collapse your deck if this is not done in an approved manner.

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Millions of roofs in the United States are plagued with roof moss and roof algae growth. Although these organisms themselves do not cause damage to the roofing materials, they trap water which does accelerate wear and tear. It is easy to clean a roof and more importantly, it is very easy to keep moss and algae from growing again.

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Tim Carter shares an easy way to keep your roof shingles free from moss, algae and mildew. With the natural wonders of copper, you'll never have to clean green scum off your roof.

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A new gutter guard has been tested and it passed. After months of testing, very little organic muck had made it into the gutter. Even with some debris on top of the gutter guards, the water still flowed freely into the gutter. These gutter covers are not maintenance free, but they do keep the rain gutter clean and flowing.

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Thinking of purchasing a gutter guard to keep your gutters clean? Think again. These overpriced gutter guards still have to be maintained, and with a gutter covering that isn't clear, it's even tougher to find the clogs.

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Pergola Ideas for Small Patios TIPS Scale is very important - think Big for small patios Wind load is real and pergolas can blow over or away Use DIY copper rot treatment for buried posts Mix lumber species and stains for multi-colored WOW factor CLICK HERE to Get Tim's FREE & FUNNY Newsletter! DEAR TIM: […]

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Portable Electric Generator TIPS Small generators can do many things but not all at once Weight similar to 5-gallon bucket of drywall mud Produces clean AC power Smaller generators need more refueling CLICK HERE to Get Tim's FREE & FUNNY Newsletter! DEAR TIM: I've had it with power outages here at my home and I've […]

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Algae can grow in a number of places. It grows on roof shingles, shaded decks and steps. Do you know how to remove algae? Oxygen bleach is an easy way to remove algae and it is safe for the environment.

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Flat roofs and hot tar roofs were/are chronic leakers. Asphalt shingles do not work well on flat roofs. Rubber roofing is easy to install and works for all the low-slope roofs on your home.

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