January 8, 2017 AsktheBuilder Newsletter
I've got some great news for you. In fact, I'd love your input.
A month ago, I was in California and had a meeting with a friendly competitor of mine, Don Vandervort and his son Kit. Don owns the website hometips.com.
We were talking about how we could help one another, and Don suggested something that my oldest daughter Meghan had talked to me about, are you sitting down? Seven years ago.
Meghan and Don suggested that I go back into each old page at my website and refresh the content and add a small bullet-point list at the top of each page telling you the most important stuff.
It's a daunting project. You're talking about thousands of pages of content. This is one reason I shirked away from the task.
I started doing that two days ago and made some good progress. It's going to take months of work chipping away at it about two hours a day, but I've decided to do it.
How is this going to help you?
I've been astonished at some of the content I wrote twenty years ago that I've not looked at but is very relevant to saving you TIME and MONEY today.
As you might expect, there's new information to be added to quite a few columns because I've been exposed to more data, new products and more life experience of my own.
For example, I used to feel really great about asphalt shingles. In the past 16 months, I've discovered some very shielded information about these products and my opinion has changed 180 degrees.
That's why I wrote my Roofing Ripoff book that should be ready for you in about seven weeks.
Here's what I'm going to do now each issue of the newsletter.
I'm going to publish the headline of each page and make it a link. You'll see the first list below.
I recommend that you open each page and scan the bullet-point list. But realize there's MUCH MORE goodness below the list!
I GUARANTEE you that you'll save a boatload of money and time doing this. Plus, I've included all sorts of new links in these revised columns to new products and tools I love that will help you.
For example, are you getting ready to remodel a bathroom or kitchen or some other place where you don't want the drywall to get ruined by water or water vapor?
Then CLICK HERE to read about a SECRET TRICK I discovered that can make drywall almost completely immune from water damage caused by splashing or direct contact, not flooding mind you!
Asphalt Shingle Warranty Survey
This coming week I'll put in the latest information into my Roofing Ripoff book and it will be done as far as I'm concerned.
But I need one last thing from you. It's very important.
Please CLICK HERE and take a survey. You'll be able to see how your answers compare to everyone else's once you click the Submit button.
A month ago I created a new page at my website for your benefit.
The inspiration for it comes from the daily avalanche of emails I get from people who get burned during a construction project.
The most common root cause is: HOPE
You, almost always, HOPE that everything is going to go well and you HOPE the contractor will treat you like you treat others.
Hope is the emotion of last resort.
You hope for things you can't control like the weather and if you might get rescued from a deserted island.
You CAN CONTROL your destiny when it comes to working with a contractor.
CLICK HERE, read the five simple hacks and you'll have a huge advantage next time you hire a contractor.
BTW, a contractor friend of mine here in New Hampshire saw this list and really objected to Hack #4. Go look to see what it covers. I guarantee you'll discover something new there.
REVISED Columns at AsktheBuilder.com
Okay, here's a list for you of some of the columns I've revised.
I'm serious when I say you should CLICK EACH ONE if for no other reason to see the bullet-point list. Have fun!
HVAC Return Air Ducting - A MUST READ!!!!
Deicing SALTS and CONCRETE - A MUST READ!!!!!
How to Paint Ceramic Tile & it LASTS - SECRET TIPS
I did about ten other ones, but that's enough for you for now. Tell me if you like the bullet list at the top.
Don't forget to take the Asphalt Shingle Warranty Survey!
More Tips Soon.
Founder - www.AsktheBuilder.com
Do It Right, Not Over!