Roof Moss & Algae Question #1: I need your expert advice, Tim. My asphalt shingle roof has some green stuff on it. I’m not sure if it’s moss or algae. How do you tell the difference between the two? What’s the best way to remove them without harming the shingles? Once the roof is clean, […]
Asphalt Shingle Failure Question #1: Tim, I’m beside myself. My expensive asphalt shingles that have a 30-year warranty are less than ten years old and starting to curl. I see lots of roofs around me doing the same. I never recall observing this type of defect in all my past houses with asphalt shingles. Did […]
"I started to test different products and discovered quickly they all did a great job of keeping leaves out of my gutters. But in the spring, or after two spring seasons, all of the gutter cover products I tested FAILED." Gutter covers are a huge business. They really came of age back in the 1990s. Related […]
Is gutter protection or gutter cleaning more cost effective? Spending cash on a gutter cover may not be the best way to use your money. Investing it might. Check out this cost calculation for a gutter screen vs. cash investment.
Gutter guards - do you really never have to clean your gutters again? While they may block big debris such as leaves, almost all the gutter covers I tested failed in the spring when small buds clogged up the gutters.
Stop Basement Leaks Question #1: Tim, water is pouring into my basement now that it’s spring. I’m sick of the water intrusion and the mold it creates. My head feels like it’s stuffed with cotton after trying to research online how best to stop the water. Can you add some clarity and tell me if […]
Frost on nails in attic spaces may frighten you. It should to a degree. It's important to realize frost is in your attic for a few reasons. Frost on Nails is Frozen Condensation Remember the last hot and humid day you were sitting outside drinking a cold beer, iced tea, soda or glass of ice […]
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 […]