2016

  • 3 Things to Keep in Mind When Planning a Green Roof


    If you've been looking at the possibility of installing a green roof on your home or commercial building, you may have come across some alarming news recently. A green roof at Hong Kong City University collapsed in May 2016, for example. You may have also noticed that this wasn't the first incident in which a green roof collapsed. However, you shouldn't let those incidents put you off the idea of having a green roof.
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  • Three Reasons Your Roofer Can Save Your Home


    Does your roof normally leak whenever it rains? If so, this may be a sign that your roof is beginning to decay or corrode, allowing rain and snow to enter through the surface of your roof and into your home. Though you may not feel like this is a concerning matter, it can be and this is why it is critical that you obtain roof repairs before issues escalate. Some common roof repairs that can help protect and improve the quality of your home are the following:
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  • Four Examples Of Roof Truss Defects A Homeowner May Not Know About


    Between a homeowner and a roofing contractor, who should buy roofing materials? You may be afraid that going the contractor route is expensive because of the small markup they add. However, as a homeowner, you can end up buying inferior materials. For example, roof trusses (structural roof framework made from wood beams) can have manufacturing defects that may weaken your roof. Here are four examples of such defects: Misaligned Plates
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  • 5 Reasons To Install A Skylight In Your Bathroom


    If you are thinking of remodeling your bathroom, one great feature to consider is a skylight. The installation of a skylight can provide many benefits. Here are a few reasons to install a skylight in your bathroom: A skylight offers great natural lighting. Often, makeup may appear differently depending on the lighting around you. The truest, most accurate light is natural sunlight. Thus, a skylight in your bathroom can help you avoid undesirable surprises later in the day.
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  • Time For A Change: If You Have A Wood Roof, Replace It With Something Else


    If you are looking for ways to remodel your old home, one way in particular can help save your home from fire. If the roof is older and made of wood, even pressure-treated wood, switch it out for a non-wood material such as metal, asphalt, tile, and so on. Wood can substantially increase the chances of your home catching fire, and switching to a non-wood roof is one of the best ways to douse those chances.
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  • Raindrops Falling On Your Head? How To Fix A Leaky Shingle Roof


    Discovering a leak in your ceiling or walls is enough to ruin anyone's day. But the good news is that finding and fixing that leak in a shingle roof may be easier than you think. It's basically a two-step process that can take as little as one sunny afternoon. Here are a few steps to help you successfully repair your leaky shingles. Think Safety Before attempting any roof repairs, be sure to plan for safety first.
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