Q&A / 

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 […]

READ THE ANSWER »

"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 […]

READ THE ANSWER »

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 […]

READ THE ANSWER »

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 […]

READ THE ANSWER »

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 […]

READ THE ANSWER »

 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 […]

READ THE ANSWER »

SPONSORS /