Hank Jaworowski

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When to cover over or pull off shingles

Tearing off the old shingles can add anywhere from a few hours to a day to a roofing job. "You could be spending $750 or $800 in dump fees," contractor Jim Lydon points out.For all those reasons, Lydon tells clients it's OK to roof over existing shingles if (1) it's a relatively new building and "basically up to code"; (2) the old shingles are "nice and smooth," providing a relatively even surface for reroofing; and (3) the beams and boards of the roof structure are in good enough shape to hold a nail. More

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Contractor remodels his own company's headquarters

When a remodeling contractor works for himself, every headache associated with... More

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Profile: Hank Jaworowski

Hank Jaworowski (Big 50 1999) moonlights. The lesson he tries to get through to... More

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