The Carolina Contractor Show

The Carolina Contractor Show

We cover everything from the roof to the basement. Our listeners interact by submitting questions at www.TheCarolinaContractor.com

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July 20, 2021 27 min

Material prices and shortages are a real thing this year.  We have guest host, Ron Cooke with GAF, on the show this week to talk about what's going on behind the scenes, what happened and what he expects in the future regarding material availability.  We also discuss what's trending in the roofing industry and several do's and don't when getting a roof replacement.

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We've had a ton of questions come through the website regarding what is going on with lumber prices. ? We dedicated a whole show around answering those and talk about how the increase in material prices in relation to current and future interest rates.? Also dive into what's going on behind the scenes and what the market is trending toward.? the last half of this year might just be a sweet spot to build.

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June 18, 2021 26 min

We had a fascinating guest this week....Anne of All Trades came on the show to talk about her life and her story.  Her take on disappearing life skills is worth the listen.  If you want to be encouraged, download this episode!

The Carolina Contractor Show covers all things construction and DIY.  Our goal is to cover topics important for homeowners who want to be in the know.  The show is tailored around home maintenance, innovation,...

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June 2, 2021 27 min

One of the most interesting homeowner hobby's out there is bee keeping!  Whether on a large or small scale, it is fascinating to have a thriving hive right there in your yard.  In this week's episode, Scott Oakley gives the rundown on what's involved and how to get started!

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In our follow up show to outdoor kitchen, we lead off with grill tips/hacks that you can put to use this summer!  We transition to the most important part of your house in the summer...your air condition!  We talk about how you can make sure your system is working properly as we ease into these hot summer months.  Also, warning signs to look for and the repercussions of not doing your due diligence.
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Roger Mooking, host of "Man Fire Food" on the Cooking Channel dropped in for an episode that's perfect with summer right around the corner!  Roger talks outdoor kitchen setup...everything from function to preferred materials.  He also touches on his favorite dishes and the best way to cook your favorites!  You don't want to miss this!

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April 26, 2021 27 min

This week, we had, Mitch Kindley, one of the top home inspectors in the area, come on the show and talk about the inspection process, what to do before you call a home inspector, etc.  Very informative, especially if you're entertaining selling your home in the next year or so!

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April 14, 2021 25 min

When you realize that a pandemic can change our everyday life....the question is, how do we fight back?  This might be the most important show topic we’ve ever covered.  Listen in to see how changes you can make to your home or business can make a big difference!

🟠Copper and it’s alloys, like brass and bronze, are likely to become the new standard in construction.  Any virus that comes in contact with these antimicrobial sur...

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Check out part 2 of the most searched words in our industry.   Lots of info on siding including the history on how Hardie has become the name in fiber cement.  We also talk new construction and renovation.

Our questions segment has a few goodies, such as....Is a roofer required to have a general contractors license?    What are the differences in Eastern Red Cedar and Western Red Cedar?  What is the best way to repair a broken windo...

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Tune in to hear about the top google searches for construction and DIY projects.  We give a quick rundown on what you need to know about each search word.  We only made it through half of our list, so check out next week's show for part 2.

The Carolina Contractor Show covers all things construction.  We aim to highlight the latest technologies, products and building codes to keep homeowners or homebuyers up to speed with the cur...

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Listen in to this week’s show on what you need to do around the house to make sure everything is up to par! 

In our questions segment, we cover ways to get reclaimed wood for remodeling, how to get more pressure from your shower head, a sagging drywall problem and the rundown on having a kitchen sink disposal on a septic system.

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We've done a couple of shows recently about what tax deductible home improvements qualify for a deduction or credit.  We had a special guest host, Tom Jones, on this week to explain just how that works and also how to document everything properly.  Mr. Jones is a former IRS auditor and current tax professional.  He explains everything from tax credits to payments to the state on ITIN workers...you don't want to miss this on...

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The Carolina Contractor Show covers all things construction and DIY.  Our goal is to cover topics important for homeowners who want to be in the know.  The show is tailored around home maintenance, innovation, seasonal tips and several ways you can save money.  Our slogan is that “We Help You Get to Know Your House Better.”  Our listener submitted questions are answered each week by host and licensed General Contractor, Donnie Blan...

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March 3, 2021 28 min

In this week's episode, we talk about what we would do different if  we could build our house over again.  We start at the bottom and work our way up!

Regretfully, we didn't get to listener questions in the segment, but we'll catch up next week.  Keep'em coming!

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We start off with the information you need to report potential tree and power line conflicts to the NC utility commissioner.  Since we've been talking about renewable energy a lot...we saw it fitting to comment on the wind turbines freezing in Texas.  We did our homework and shared our opinion on the situation.  Lastly we cover how to survive a power outage with just a portable generator and how to stay prepared!

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February 10, 2021 25 min

Last week's interview with immunologist, Dr. David Peden was so informationally packed, that we didn't get to cover the Doc's thoughts on the coming changes to HVAC systems.  He was gracious enough to join us for a second week to discuss all thing indoor air quality, purification and filtration.  If you're like me...you'll probably have to listen twice to take everything in.  Very content rich show!

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We had the Doc back to give us an update on where we are with COVID-19 at this point, the 3 vaccines & the new strains.  He dives deep on how the vaccines actually work and realistic expectations are in the coming days.  

We were honored to give our platform to someone who had answers to the questions on everybody's front burner!  Grateful to Dr. Peden for his insight and look forward to speaking with him on next week's ...

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In this episode, we cover things as simple as surfaces that are priority when cleaning, to changes that can be made to your HVAC unit for better indoor air quality.  We also touch on copper, bronze and brass’ ability to kill ALL viruses.  (SIDE NOTE:  We did a whole show on copper and it’s alloy’s ability to kill viruses and how it works “The Copper Show” - Spring 2020). If you have family members of all ages at home, who all live ...

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January 12, 2021 32 min

If you did renovations to your home last year or plan on it this year, check out our rundown on what qualifies as a tax credit or deduction.  We talk about the timeline, percentages and payback of each project that can save you thousands.  Our loophole for writing off that home office should be especially helpful.  

Our questions segment covers some good stuff, such as: Does Flex Seal really work as a permanent fix...what to do if y...

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January 7, 2021 27 min

The Subdivision Dad Gang (SDG) sent us several photos of their Christmas gifts and we talk about all the pros and cons of all the options.  We dive deep on where battery and solar technology is going in the future and when the best time would be to buy that 20 piece, battery powered tool kit!

Our listener questions segment covers the differences in caulking and silicone sealants, what to know about solar panels vs. solar collectors,...

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