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How To Get the Best Contractor  Best Roof Nails TIPS Hot dipped galvanized are the best nails Electroplated nails are the worst WATCH galvanizing process videos below Pay attention to labels on nail boxes CLICK HERE to Get Tim's FREE & FUNNY Newsletter! DEAR TIM: I'm getting bids on a new roof and some of […]

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Brick Wall Leaks Driving Rain TIPS All brick walls leak water Water must be captured and released back to the outside WATCH brick wall construction video below Silane / siloxane sealers can stop most leaks in existing walls CLICK HERE to Get Tim's FREE & FUNNY Newsletter! DEAR TIM: As result of Hurricane Irma, I […]

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Vinyl siding paint works best when it is a blend of urethane and acrylic resin. Vinyl siding soaks up heat and therefore has a high expansion/contraction rate. Painting vinyl siding with the proper paint will leave a lasting color for a long time.

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This is a RARE EMERGENCY alert message. I did this a few years back with Hurricane Sandy that pummeled New Jersey and New York City back in late October, 2012. Hurricane Irma LOOMS This is really for folks who live NORTH of FL. If you're in Florida, you're about out of time and you may […]

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DEAR TIM: I’ve got a sliding patio door on the back of my home. There’s a moisture problem directly under the door in the basement. The gutters are clear and the patio is level. I plan to seal between the bottom aluminum threshold and the concrete curb and caulk the gap between the side trip […]

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When building a deck and using joist hangers, be sure to use the proper nails.  Many joist support systems, or truss hangers, recommend nails or fasteners that are approved for their hangers. If the joist hangers your carpenter used are approved for use with the newer ACQ treated lumber, you should have nothing to worry about.

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Build Deck Bench Seating TIPS A bench is just a series of small walls Copy dimensions from favorite chairs in your home WATCH cheeky building video below Use straight treated lumber and coated screws CLICK HERE to Get Tim's FREE & FUNNY Newsletter! DEAR TIM: This past weekend I was at a party and sat […]

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Below are deck materials for a 12 x 10 foot deck at nearly ground level. These prices listed for the decking materials were taken in August 1996, in Cincinnati, Ohio.

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Polymeric Sand Installation TIPS Pavers must be dry as a bone Brush sand into joints at a 45-degree angle Use a backpack blower to remove all dust After water activation, blow off all standing water CLICK HERE to Get Tim's FREE & FUNNY Newsletter! DEAR TIM: I need to use polymeric sand on an upcoming […]

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