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How To Get the Best Contractor Heated Driveway Cost - Wait For The Surprise! You may wonder what a heated driveway cost to install. The first thing to remember is it's very expensive. Not only are the actual systems expensive, but the labor to install them is also very pricey. The surprise comes after the […]

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Brick Patio Repair DEAR TIM: We bought a house that requires an immediate brick patio repair. The brick patio in the backyard is very warped and looks like a wave ran under it. We want to replace it but don't want it to end up like this. We live in a mountain town which has […]

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Roof Cap Shingles Installation Is Easy I remember the first time I installed roof cap shingles. I had never done it before, but within minutes I was pounding nails through them at the peak of the roof of a house I was rehabilitating in Cincinnati, Ohio. Roof cap shingles overlap one another at the peak […]

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 Install Copper Roof Strips An asphalt shingle roof will last for many decades if you install copper roof strips up on the ridge and down any hips. Tim Carter was the first person in the world to discover that copper ions washing off a copper strip prevent asphalt from oxidizing. Oxygen that bonds to […]

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Fiber Cement Siding Panels Are Man-Made Rock Fiber cement siding panels are excellent materials to cover the exterior of a home. There are thousands and thousands of homes and businesses that have this magic siding on their exterior walls. The panels are so weather resistant for many many years special ones were made as roofing […]

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Stone Step Treads Tough and Colorful Stone step treads are strong, long-lasting and gorgeous depending on the stone material you use. I've got a set of stone steps at my own home here in central New Hampshire. It's important to realize I love stone as a building material. Not only do certain stones look gorgeous, […]

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Gutter guards for pine needles are available and they work. I have them on my own home. Related Links Do Gutter Guards Really Work? Gutter Guards and Icicles - Don't Expect Magic Gutter Guards For Pine Needles The best gutter guards are ones that have a fine micro mesh covering. This mesh stops pine needles […]

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Inselbric Asphalt Panel Siding Inselbric is a discontinued siding product. It was made in a similar manner as today's asphalt shingles. The product name is often misspelled. A few other common misspellings are: Insulbrick Inselbrick Insulbric It's important to realize this fascinating product still protects tens of thousands of homes, sheds, barns and business all […]

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I completed a somewhat complex Trex Transcend railing installation the summer of 2016. This railing system is well engineered and a pleasure to work with. Trex Transcend Railing Installation - #WOOT! It's important to note the Trex Railing Installation manual is a great document. To begin with, you need to read it cover to cover. […]

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Concrete Drive vs Pavers TIPS Both materials are great Installation methods are critical for long life Pavers fade over time Install steel in poured concrete CLICK HERE to Get Tim's FREE & FUNNY Newsletter! DEAR TIM: We'd like to replace our driveway. My wife and are debating whether to replace the concrete driveway with another […]

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