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 […]
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.
Can I Cut My Roof Trusses TIPS Trusses can be cut A structural engineer will create a plan WATCH the truss videos below Call a structural engineer to prevent roof collapse CLICK HERE to Get Tim's FREE & FUNNY Newsletter! DEAR TIM: My family is growing and I need to move my home office. I […]
Tar paper has been time-tested as a weather barrier. Normally used on roofs, tar paper makes a great barrier for the exterior walls of your housing, building or shed. Tar paper keeps the wood beneath it dry.
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.
Gutter Guard Test Result TIPS Inferior gutter guards allow small debris into gutters Small debris collects in gutter turning to organic muck Micro-mesh gutter guards STOPPED all debris Install micro-mesh guards at same slope as roof CLICK HERE to Get Tim's FREE & FUNNY Newsletter! Long-Term Testing Years ago, I started testing gutter guards on […]
An ice and water shield is a great roofing product to create leak-free roofs. This ice & water shield is applied as an underlayment prior to putting the shingles on the roof. This ice shield seals nail holes better then regular tar paper roofing materials.
Bruce asked me the following question: "When water and ice is installed, should it be adhesive backed and should it be on the bare sheathing?" At first I was going to give my standard response, but I thought this would be an excellent teaching moment. I say this because each day I get many similar […]