Timothy Dale


Name: Timothy Dale

Title: Contributing Writer

Timothy Dale is a home improvement writer who has been in the industry for several years. In his work for BobVila.com, he has written a number of how-to articles related to yard maintenance, vehicle repair, and home renovation, not to mention a wide variety of buying guides and articles on DIY projects. He always ensures readers get the information they need to tackle their next project. 

Expertise and Experience

Timothy spent his post-secondary education years working in the plumbing trade while completing degrees in English literature and psychology. He took on a position in project management that ended up lasting 10 years before segueing into a career as a freelance writer. As a project manager, Timothy had a wide range of work that included plumbing, carpentry, and electrical work, as well as restoration work, emergency response, safety audits, and contract negotiation. The scope of the projects under his management led Timothy to regularly attend planning meetings with city staff. Here he addressed issues with city infrastructure and helped train the staff to use the newly designed data collection app and portal.

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AUGUST 28, 2023 | MONDAY
Solved! Can You Use Exterior Paint Inside?

Q: Recently, I painted the shed in the yard, but when the job was done, I had almost a full can of paint left over. Since I don’t have any other exterior painting projects coming up and I...

AUGUST 25, 2023 | FRIDAY
10 Basement Flooring Ideas for Finishing Your Below-Grade Space

The basement floor is typically made of solid, sealed concrete that is designed for long-lasting durability. However, the plain appearance, hard texture, and cold temperature can definite...

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How Much Does Stone Veneer Siding Cost?

Highlights The typical cost range to install stone veneer siding on a home is between $13,000 and $22,000, while the national average homeowners can expect to pay is $17,500. The total ...

JULY 31, 2023 | MONDAY
How to Vacuum a Pool Like a Pro

A pool is a huge benefit when the weather is hot, but without proper care and maintenance, the water can become an unwelcoming green soup filled with dirt, leaves, sticks, and other debri...

JULY 25, 2023 | TUESDAY
How Much Does Stucco Repair Cost?

Highlights The cost to repair stucco typically falls between $599 and $2,559, while the national average price sits at $1,552. The exact cost of stucco repair will depend on the size of...

JULY 20, 2023 | THURSDAY
How Much Does Fiber Cement Siding Cost?

Highlights Installing fiber cement siding typically costs between $6,555 and $22,851, or a national average of $14,641. Some of the main contributing factors to the final cost include t...

JULY 20, 2023 | THURSDAY
How Much Does an Electrician Cost to Hire?

Highlights The typical cost to hire an electrician is between $162 and $535, with homeowners paying an average of $346. The exact cost of hiring an electrician will depend on the type o...

JULY 20, 2023 | THURSDAY
How Much Does a Container Home Cost?

Highlights The typical cost range to build a container home is between $25,000 and $250,000. Some of the factors that affect container home cost include the size of the home; labor and ...

JULY 20, 2023 | THURSDAY
12 Types of Shovels Every Homeowner Should Know

Shovels are designed for digging, scooping, pushing, and tossing, though not every shovel is equally suited to each of these tasks. For instance, a snow shovel isn’t the best option to di...