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DEAR TIM: My chimney is constructed with concrete block and has a thin stucco coating. I know the top of the chimney is not right and some of the blocks are falling apart. There are also tiny hairline cracks all over the chimney that don’t seem to be serious. What would you do if this […]

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DEAR TIM: I'm looking at bids right now for a re-roof project and a new deck job at my home. The bid documents mention flashings. I have no clue what they are and whether or not they're important. If they are important, what should I know to ensure they're installed correctly? I realize it's impossible […]

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Steve, who's having a house built in Ann Arbor, Michigan, has a questionable builder. I see big trouble brewing. "We are having a home built and OSB boards were used for the roof. It has been seven weeks now since the OSB was installed and we are still waiting for the shingles to be installed. […]

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I'm pretty much just like you. I'm not immune from receiving advertisements in the mail. Earlier this week I received a postcard from GutterBrush that was promoting a 20-percent-off offer. Here it is: On the back of the card there was more information, including logos from six different home improvement publications, television shows or radio […]

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Tracy, who eats lots of cajun food in Plaquemine, LA, asked me about a poor-quality gutter guard I reviewed in a past video of mine. Here's what she said: "In your video about gutter guards, the last item you mentioned as the newest thing in gutter guards was plastic fiber.  I'm trying to find the name […]

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Rosie Palau, who lives in Sarasota, FL the home of the best sugar beach sand in the USA, has a big problem in her home. I know how to solve it! "My landlord had a new roof put on the house last December. 2013. All was well until we put the air conditioner on late April […]

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Barb Koehler, who lives in Moultonborough, NH, is facing an expensive re-roofing project. I have a feeling she has the same decroted pieces-of-crap shingles on her house that I have. Read this: "Tim, We have a failed twelve-year-old asphalt roof.  We're currently looking at an expensive removal/re-roof job.  The shingles were changed to less oil […]

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DEAR TIM: I'm now retired and starting to attack a huge list of projects. One of them is building a simple shed and I have no clue how to cut and create a simple roof rafter. I know it can't be that hard, but I'm confused. Surely you've cut your share. What's the process and […]

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Bill Curtis, who lives in Concho, AZ, emailed me with a fascinating situation: "We have a barn that we installed 8 roof turbines.  Four blew off, mangled.  Company sent 4 more, we now only have one left on roof.  We get 50 mph winds alot, micro bursts that hit over 100 mph often.  Should we […]

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DEAR TIM: My family is growing and I need to move my home office. I looked up into the attic over my garage that’s built with standard roof trusses. There’s plenty of room to create a room. How do I cut and modify the trusses to create an open space like the attic in the […]

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