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Gutter Guard Scam Riverdale NJ - 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 Neenah WI - Beware High-Pressure Sales Dan reached out to me a day after I asked my AsktheBuilder newsletter subscribers to share what their gutter guards cost to install. His email helped create my Gutter Guard Cost page. You should look at it. It contains OTHER gutter guard scam links. BEWARE Powerful Read More »

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Gutter Guard Scam Pevely, MO - Beware High-Pressure Sales Rick reached out to me a day after I asked my AsktheBuilder newsletter subscribers to share what their gutter guards cost to install. That input of information helped create my Gutter Guard Cost page. You should look at it. It contains OTHER gutter guard scam links. Read More »

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Metal Roof Color Temperature - Color Matters Big Time I used my FLIR infrared camera to determine the temperature of three pieces of metal I had painted three different colors. The experiment was done at the end of May 2020 in central New Hampshire. I took the photos just a few minutes after solar noon. Read More »

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Copper Roof Strips Shingles Podcast: Tim Carter received the following email from Gary not too long ago: "Just had a new roof installed. As I was getting my quotes, I had asked about adding copper to the roof. They said that the new shingles have an ingredient in it that is resistant to mold and Read More »

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 Leaking Patio Enclosure Roof Podcast: Tim Carter talks with Jan in IL about her patio enclosure that's got a few leaks in the roof. Jan doesn't want to try to fix it herself so Tim explains a few options. Below the video is the product Tim recommends Jan try first. CLICK or TAP HERE Read More »

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 CLICK and WATCH the video above! This column was featured in my March 24, 2020 AsktheBuilder Newsletter. Roofing Bid Sheet - Be Prepared for Dishonest Roofers! A roofing bid sheet is a document that allows you to discover a professional roofer. I created one 25 years ago that many still use each day! My Read More »

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Prevent Cut Electric & Cable Lines QUESTION #1: Tim, what are your thoughts on burying electric and cable-TV lines? I can buy approved cable and wire that’s rated for direct burial saving the cost of installing it in conduit. What’s been your experience with underground utilities like this? What would you do and why? Glenn Read More »

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Attic Trusses Design This video shows you just about all you need to know about attic trusses. In case you do have questions, PLEASE click the two links just below and read my past columns about attic trusses. That saves me from typing the answer twice. Attic Trusses Column #1 Attic Trusses Column #2 The Read More »

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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 Read More »

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