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 […]
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 […]
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? […]
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.