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November 3, 2015 AsktheBuilder Newsletter

If you could read all the questions I get each day, I'm convinced you'd come away with this conclusion:

"Tim, why don't people do research BEFORE they start a project?"

That's my advice for you and what I'd love for you to spread to any friends, neighbors or co-workers.

Most of the email I get are from people who are drowning in misery. They've started a project and things have gone south.

They want me to throw them a virtual life preserver as they thrash about in the deep water.

When I do an autopsy on their issue, the report almost always shows the person:

  • failed to read the installation instructions
  • hoped the contractor would do it right
  • didn't do their due diligence

Why do you think this is happening? It seems to be getting worse, not better.

I scratch my head as to why people don't use the search engine at my site before they start a project.

I ponder why a person would not invest just $49 to talk to me on the phone for 15 minutes BEFORE they get started.

Slow down on your next project and try to avoid tumbling into the icy waters of the Home Improvement Sea.

California Drought Solution

Unless you live under a rock, you're probably aware of the extended drought in California.

What's crazy about the situation is that Californians have access to unlimited water right next to them.

The Pacific Ocean.

I've said for years they should do what many other people do all over the world - desalinate ocean water.

Well, a new plant is opening in Carlsbad, CA and guess what?

The average water bill of a homeowner is only going up $5 per month if the article is correct. Look at the bottom of the article above.

Wouldn't that be worth it to you to have water all the time and not have to worry?

Play a Game

Have you ever seen the Where's Waldo books for kids?

When my daughter Meghan was a toddler, we had a similar book called Cars and Trucks and Things that Go. You had to find gold bug on each page.

Meghan called the cute bug, "Ah Bug".

It brings a tear to my eye thinking about holding Meghan in my lap and turning each page. She knew exactly where "Ah Bug" was and would get angry at me when I put my thumb over him so she couldn't see him.

Well, I've got an ADULT game for you just like it.

CLICK HERE to play the fun game!

WHAT DID YOU SAY? CLICK HERE for a silent Mystery AsktheBuilder Tip!

Another Davinci Roofscapes Video!

My roof is finished. It was a labor of love.

All I get are compliments about it. Look at the following photo and you'll see why.

CLICK HERE to watch my third video in the series.

I'm editing videos #4 and #5 today.

If you're a new subscriber I had to put a new roof on my home this summer.

My 30-year asphalt shingle roof failed in just TWELVE years.

The Asphalt Roofing Manufacturers Association refused to answer my questions as did the TOP THREE asphalt shingle manufacturers.

After the holidays, you'll see an investigative report on this situation. If you, or someone you know, works in an asphalt shingle manufacturing plant, I'd love to interview that person. All off the record, of course.

Kathy and I decided we've had it with asphalt and went with Davinci Roofscapes Single-Width Synthetic Slate.

I'm so happy we did.

CLICK HERE to acquaint yourself with DaVinci Roofscapes products.

New Q & As for You

Rotten Wood Threshold and WHAT TO DO NEXT

Floor Tile Matching - GREAT PHOTO - CLICK HERE!!!!

Cracked Treated Wood - GREAT PHOTO HERE TOO!


That's enough for today, don't you think?

Tim Carter
Founder - www.AsktheBuilder.com

Do It Right, Not Over!


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