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How To Get the Best Contractor Bruce asked me the following question: "When water and ice is installed, should it be adhesive backed and should it be on the bare sheathing?" At first I was going to give my standard response, but I thought this would be an excellent teaching moment. I say this because […]

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Tim Carter hires Todd to make seamless gutters. He shows you how EASY it is! You use flat aluminum to start and make it go through a fancy machine. The machine bends the metal at the rate of about 2 feet per second. You can insert any painted aluminum flat coil stock to get whatever […]

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Sometimes I get the most interesting questions. Like this one from Joe Naymik who hails from Cleveland, OH. Joe wrote, "Is it possible to use a product like a driveway sealer (black top) to seal the plywood on a roof?  I want to use that like ice guard before I install my roof.  It is a lot cheaper […]

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DEAR TIM: I’m in the process of installing a metal roof over an outside deck. My rafters are in place and now I’m getting ready to purchase and install my flashing and sheathing. I was planning on putting plywood over the rafters and cross the rafters with a 2"x4" every 16" to secure the metal […]

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Did you hear a myth or two here on the Internet that gluing pennies to the top of your roof will stop the black roof algae? I've got bad news for you. It doesn't work. I do know what works, and works well. Keep reading. I want you to go now to these few pages […]

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Did a storm damage your roof? Are your shingles wearing out prematurely? Do you have a new leak or a chronic leak that won't go away? You need a roofer unless you have skills like I do that allow you to do your own  roofing work. But you want to hire a PRO, not some […]

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Tim Carter takes you on a tour of his new Davinci Roofscapes Single Width Slate roof. You'll agree it's a gorgeous roof that would look fantastic on your home. Tim refused to install another asphalt shingle roof because the one on his home that was supposed to last 30 years began to fail in about […]

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Tim Carter shows the different ways to cut and fasten Davinci Roofscapes Single-Width Slate. Synthetic slate is durable, much lighter than real slate and it looks as good or better than slate. This is a virgin polymer roof that can last generations. The DaVinci Roofscapes product is much lighter than real slate, but only a […]

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DEAR TIM: I have an unusual narrow roof valley against a dormer where snow builds up, turns to ice and then leaks into my house. The shingles look fine, so I’m wondering if the water is coming in through some wood siding that forms one side of this roof canyon. That’s what I call it. […]

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