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

Episodes

October 12, 2021 27 min

Check it out....or check it off rather!  We start out this week with a rundown on what to do after a hurricane affects your area in response to the busy hurricane season we’ve had.  Also, listen in to catch our annual fall checklist for your house 🍁🍂 

Our listener questions were outstanding this week.  Here’s what we cover....
The breakdown on radiant barrier and if it is ok to use as a roofing underlayment
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Smart home technology dates back to the 90's....S.M.A.R.T. is actually an acronym for Self-Monitoring Analysis and Reporting Technology.  Tune into this week's episode to learn how it all got started, where we are now, and where it's going!  We break down smart devices  into categories and talk about the latest/greatest of what we have available today.  Also, we cover a few things that don't qualify as smart, but ar...

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October 4, 2021 27 min

In the construction world...especially in the south, there’s a debate over Modular vs. Stick-built.  It’s not just a debate over costs...there’s efficiency, quality, aesthetics and resale values to take into account.  Listen to this week’s episode to get the rundown on both options!  

Our questions segment covers Public Adjusters....what they are and when you might need one?  Driveway resurfacing options and how old building styles ...

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September 29, 2021 28 min

A very special episode of the Carolina Contractor Show, where we feature guest host, Karen Conklin.  Karen is a life support instructor who specializes in teaching new families how to design and prep their houses for a new baby...as well as what to do when they start walking!  She also covers some important points on handicapped accessibility whether you move the in-laws in or take the "Age in Place" route.  We were thrille...

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The good Doctor graced us with his time in this week's episode.  We discussed how to maintain the safest work environment between homeowners and contractors.  We also talk about the effectiveness of increased and improved ventilation.  Dr. Peden gives other updates on things on everybody's front burner, like the recent FDA approval and a precise explanation on the variants we are seeing.  So much information here...you migh...

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With all of the uncertainty in our industry, we take a few minutes to elaborate on what to look for in the immediate future, as well as what to expect in the distant and far future.  The population is growing fast...and all those people are going to need a place to live.   Listen in on this episode to see how it all ties together!

We finally got some of our listener questions answered at the end of the show.  We talk about how to ba...

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This week, we have level 3 building inspector Jim Lloyd on the show to explain what's involved with pulling a permit.  We give a list of things you'll need to take into consideration before going through the application process.  We also talk about the best resource to use when it comes to selecting plans, as well as being your own contractor....tons of good info!

The Carolina Contractor Show covers all things construction a...

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August 26, 2021 26 min

In this weeks episode, we cover several reason why now is a great time to remodel your house or an investment property.  The gap between costs and return has never been bigger!  We talk about the ins and outs of doing it yourself vs. hiring a contractor.  Also...details on how to find the Cost vs. Value Report for your zip code.  Lot's of other details you don't want to miss!

The Carolina Contractor Show covers all things co...

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August 17, 2021 27 min

In this week's episode,, we cover exactly what to do after a hurricane hits.  Also, a few tips on things you can do to make sure you're ready for this hurricane season!  There's a lot to do from documenting the condition, to knowing the right information to have regarding your insurance company.

The Carolina Contractor Show covers all things construction and DIY.  Our goal is to cover topics important for homeowners who ...

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August 3, 2021 27 min

Very informative episode on silicone and acrylic coatings for low slope commercial buildings.  Nick Stewart is the seasoned vet of all things low slope coatings.  He clears the air on several key points that folks should knows regarding this roofing system as an option.

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 t...

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So you bought a house built in the 80's....now what?  In this episode, we talk about what was common to see with construction 40 years ago.  We also talk upgrades and where you should put your focus if you're remodeling.

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, innovatio...

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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.

The Carolina Contractor Show covers all things const...

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July 19, 2021 26 min

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!

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...

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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!

The Carolina Contractor Show covers all things construction and DIY.  Our goal is t...

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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!

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.  T...

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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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