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Metal Roof Color Temperature - Color Matters Big Time I used my FLIR infrared camera to determine the temperature of three pieces of metal I had painted three different colors. The experiment was done at the end of May 2020 in central New Hampshire. I took the photos just a few minutes after solar noon. […]

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Ask The Builder · 66: Copper Roof Strips Shingles Copper Roof Strips Shingles Podcast: Tim Carter received the following email from Gary not too long ago: "Just had a new roof installed. As I was getting my quotes, I had asked about adding copper to the roof. They said that the new shingles have an […]

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 Leaking Patio Enclosure Roof Podcast: Tim Carter talks with Jan in IL about her patio enclosure that's got a few leaks in the roof. Jan doesn't want to try to fix it herself so Tim explains a few options. Below the video is the product Tim recommends Jan try first. CLICK or TAP HERE […]

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CLICK and WATCH the video above! Roofing Bid Sheet - Be Prepared for Dishonest Roofers! A roofing bid sheet is a document that allows you to discover a professional roofer. I created one 25 years ago that many still use each day! My customers love them. CLICK or TAP HERE to order and download it […]

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Prevent Cut Electric & Cable Lines QUESTION #1: Tim, what are your thoughts on burying electric and cable-TV lines? I can buy approved cable and wire that’s rated for direct burial saving the cost of installing it in conduit. What’s been your experience with underground utilities like this? What would you do and why? Glenn […]

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This video shows you just about all you need to know about attic trusses. In case you do have questions, PLEASE click the two links just below and read my past columns about attic trusses. That saves me from typing the answer twice. Attic Trusses Column #1 Attic Trusses Column #2 The #2 column has […]

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Attic Truss Design - Real Rooms in a Real Attic! "You may not realize you can have rooms up in the wasted space of normal truss roofs. Attic trusses allow you to recapture all that dead space." Tim Carter | Founder - AsktheBuilder.com Attic trusses are marvelous trusses that create rooms for a small amount […]

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Roof Cracking Sounds Winter | Snow Loads, Ice Weight & Wind "Roof cracking sounds in the winter are common. Some sounds are caused by heavy snow and ice, some are caused by high winds, and the sun might cause cracking sounds on bluebird days." Tim Carter - Founder | AsktheBuilder.com Roof cracking sounds are somewhat […]

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Where Your Roof Leaks Question #1: Tim, I really need your help. My roof is leaking and my last attempt to get it repaired was fruitless. It rained again and water still came in. Where do most roof leaks happen? Is it okay to use caulk or black roofing cement to do a roof repair? […]

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Roof Flashing Podcast: Roof Flashing - Tim Carter, the founder of AsktheBuilder.com, provides you with the basics about flashings. It's important to realize the vast majority of leaks happen at these important flashings. Listen to the above podcast to gain valuable knowledge and tips. Where are flashings on a roof? What are the best flashing […]

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