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Sometimes I get the most interesting questions. Like this one from Joe Naymik who hails from Cleveland, OH. Joe wrote, "Is it possible to use a product like a driveway sealer (black top) to seal the plywood on a roof?  I want to use that like ice guard before I install my roof.  It is a lot cheaper […]

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DEAR TIM: I’m in the process of installing a metal roof over an outside deck. My rafters are in place and now I’m getting ready to purchase and install my flashing and sheathing. I was planning on putting plywood over the rafters and cross the rafters with a 2"x4" every 16" to secure the metal […]

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Did you hear a myth or two here on the Internet that gluing pennies to the top of your roof will stop the black roof algae? I've got bad news for you. It doesn't work. I do know what works, and works well. Keep reading. I want you to go now to these few pages […]

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Did a storm damage your roof? Are your shingles wearing out prematurely? Do you have a new leak or a chronic leak that won't go away? You need a roofer unless you have skills like I do that allow you to do your own  roofing work. But you want to hire a PRO, not some […]

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Tim Carter shows the different ways to cut and fasten Davinci Roofscapes Single-Width Slate. Synthetic slate is durable, much lighter than real slate and it looks as good or better than slate. This is a virgin polymer roof that can last generations. The DaVinci Roofscapes product is much lighter than real slate, but only a […]

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DEAR TIM: I have an unusual narrow roof valley against a dormer where snow builds up, turns to ice and then leaks into my house. The shingles look fine, so I’m wondering if the water is coming in through some wood siding that forms one side of this roof canyon. That’s what I call it. […]

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Thanks so much for submitting your information as a part of my survey. I truly believe that your information will help put pressure on manufacturers to create a better product. If you're not subscribed to my FREE newsletter, you should. CLICK HERE to subscribe. When I compile my investigative report about what I feel is […]

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In this 3rd of 5 videos, Tim Carter shares the Davinci Roofscapes Single-Width Slate system in this video. He also shows just a few of the 50 different colors the synthetic slate comes in. Davinci Roofscapes is a roofing product that will not fail like asphalt shingles. Asphalt shingles, for the most part, have become […]

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DEAR TIM: My relatives want to repair failing decorative iron columns and short stubby brick pillars that are part of a front porch on a home that's about 100 years old. A giant section of the house overhangs the front porch and I'm certain the decorative ironwork is helping to hold up the second story. […]

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