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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
Gutter guards for pine needles are available and they work. I have them on my own home. Related Links Do Gutter Guards Really Work? Gutter Guards and Icicles - Don't Expect Magic Gutter Guards For Pine Needles The best gutter guards are ones that have a fine micro mesh covering. This mesh stops pine needles […]
Garage Roof Repair - Can Be Simple I took a much-needed break and traveled to Down East Maine a few weeks ago never dreaming I'd be thinking about a garage roof repair price! My wife, oldest daughter, my son-in-law and I saw brilliant fall color in the trees at Mount Desert Island. A neglected detached […]
Best Roof Nails TIPS Hot dipped galvanized are the best nails Electroplated nails are the worst WATCH galvanizing process videos below Pay attention to labels on nail boxes CLICK HERE to Get Tim's FREE & FUNNY Newsletter! DEAR TIM: I'm getting bids on a new roof and some of the roofers want to use a […]
Shingles stained with unsightly algae have no copper in the roofing shingle granules to kill the roof algae. Clean your roof with oxygen bleach first, then install copper strips under roofing shingles to keep the black, streaky eyesore at bay.
Black Roof Stains TIPS Microscopic algae causes the stains Algae is eating the limestone in the shingles Use Stain Solver certified oxygen bleach to clean Put up copper strips at ridge to STOP stains - LINK BELOW to get copper CLICK HERE to Get Tim's FREE & FUNNY Newsletter! DEAR TIM: My newer roof is […]
Millions of roofs in the United States are plagued with roof moss and roof algae growth. Although these organisms themselves do not cause damage to the roofing materials, they trap water which does accelerate wear and tear. It is easy to clean a roof and more importantly, it is very easy to keep moss and algae from growing again.