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Your Chimney Might Be Your Roof Leak Location Roof leaks plague countless homeowners each year. Talk to experienced roofers and they’ll be the first to tell you the vast majority of leaks happen at flashings. A roof flashing is a transitional material. It connects your roof to something that’s not your roof. Plumbing vent pipes, […]

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How to Make Your Asphalt Shingles Last 50 Years Eight years ago I was in the middle of a roof replacement project on my own home. My thirty-year warranted asphalt shingles looked like they were fifty years old. They were curled, large patches of felt paper with no granules were showing, and each time it […]

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Can Asphalt Shingles Last 50 Years or More? Heck Yes! A week ago I made a decision to ratchet up my ability to save you as much money as possible in these very challenging financial times. Inflation is raging. In my opinion, it’s going to get worse. Each day I’m receiving more and more emails […]

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How to Find a Roof Leak Several weeks ago I shared with you the different types of roofs you can use on your home. I should have realized it would create a tsunami of help requests regarding roof leaks at my Ask Tim page on my www.AsktheBuilder.com website. You may have been one of the […]

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What is the Best Choice Roofing Material? It Depends My guess is you don’t spend lots of time thinking about the roof over your head. You simply want it to be free of leaks and if it can look good at the same time, that’s a big plus. You also ask, "What is the best […]

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Roofing 101 - What you Need to Know I have no clue how many new roofs are installed in the USA each year, but it’s got to be in the hundreds of thousands. Perhaps a new roof is in your future or in the next few years. If so, you’d be wise to retrieve it […]

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Roof Replacement Costs 2021 (Installation, Replacement, Pricing) A study by the National Association of Realtors Research Group recently found that U.S. homeowners spend approximately $300 billion a year on home repairs and home renovations. That same study found that replacing a roof — whether it’s because the roof was leaking, very old, or simply aesthetically […]

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"It’s important for you to consider the amount of water that comes off a roof." QUESTION: Tim, I think I’ve got a good idea. I’m re-roofing two of my barns with metal roofing. I was thinking of extending the roof past the walls 18-inches so dripping water falls farther away from the barn walls. Right […]

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How to Cut Cap Shingles - It Takes Seconds Tim Carter shows you how to cut three cap shingles from one standard three-tab shingle. Be sure to use a sharp razor knife and go SLOWER than I went so you don't cut yourself. CLICK or TAP HERE to get the absolute BEST razor knife to […]

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