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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 Read More »

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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 Read More »

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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 Read More »

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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 Read More »

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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 Read More »

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"I did extensive research into why asphalt shingles are failing so fast. I interviewed a top executive and respected asphalt shingle expert who revealed the deep dark secrets of why your shingles look like crap in as little as eight years." Roof Cap Shingles DEAR TIM: I was inspecting my asphalt shingle roof the other Read More »

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Gutter Guard Cost - Actual Installed Prices From Homeowners In late September of 2020, I asked the subscribers of my FREE AsktheBuilder.com newsletter about their gutter guard cost. I wanted to create a helpful spreadsheet for you showing you a wide range of prices. Several of my subscribers also shared horror stories of high-pressure sales Read More »

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Gutter Guard Scam Jonesville SC - Beware High-Pressure Sales One of my newsletter subscribers responded to a call I put out about gutter guard sales presentation and installation horror stories. I asked them to share any tales about high-pressure sales tactics and the use of undisclosed subcontractors. That input of information helped create my Gutter Read More »

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Gutter Guard Scam Glenview, IL - Beware High-Pressure Sales One of my newsletter subscribers responded to a call I put out about gutter guard sales presentation and installation horror stories. I asked them to share any tales about high-pressure sales tactics and the use of undisclosed subcontractors. That input of information helped create my Gutter Read More »

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