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Covered With Care: The Roofs Of Senior Care And Assisted Living Facilities

Posted by on Jul 25, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Covered With Care: The Roofs Of Senior Care And Assisted Living Facilities

As the country’s Baby Boom generation ages, the demand for quality housing and care for seniors increases. If you’re the developer or executive manager of a new facility catering to the needs of the elderly, your responsibilities are wide-ranging and often focused on making the building’s interior comfortable, bright, practical and easy to navigate. Residents and their visitors also appreciate a handsome exterior and landscaping. While all these things are easily visible, the roof is one critical area of the structure...

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Different Types of Winter Damage to Watch For

Posted by on Feb 16, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Different Types of Winter Damage to Watch For

In the aftermath of the latest winter storms to hit parts of the U.S., now is a good time to make sure your roof is still in one piece. A wintry combination of freezing rain, sleet, snow and ice can slowly, but surely, do a number on your roof, resulting in post-winter damage that could leave it defenseless against springtime wind and rain. The following offers an in-depth guide on what to look for as you’re surveying your roof for the spring season ahead. Raised and Buckled Shingles Shingle damage is one of the most common problems you...

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How to Repair Rust and Puncture Damage across a Metal Roof

Posted by on Feb 3, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on How to Repair Rust and Puncture Damage across a Metal Roof

Metal roofs are a great investment because they are rated to last at least 50 years. The durability of the steel along with any protective coatings placed over the material are two of the reasons why your roof will last a long time. However, this does not mean that you can simply ignore the roof and expect it to last forever. Damage can occur, like with any other roof. This means that proper fixes must be completed when you note the damage. An inspection completed at least once every 6 to 12 months can reveal the damage. Rust and punctures...

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Tips To Prepare Your Roof For El Nino

Posted by on Dec 19, 2015 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Tips To Prepare Your Roof For El Nino

Weather experts are predicting that the west coast is going to be hit with an El Nino weather pattern. This means that it is expected to be a wet winter and spring. Much of the west coast has been in drought-like conditions for the past five years, so the wet weather is greatly needed. However, since there hasn’t been much rain, your roof may not be up-to-par to handle constant rain and downpours. Preparing your roof for El Nino can help prevent leaks and the extensive damage they can cause. Here are some tips on how to prepare your...

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Is Your Roof Ready For Solar Panels?

Posted by on Nov 9, 2015 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Is Your Roof Ready For Solar Panels?

Adding solar panels is a great way to update your home, possibly increase its value, and make better use of green energy. However, there are several factors in play when installing these panels on your roof. Keep these items in mind when doing your initial planning to help you determine what the real cost of installation will be. What Type of Roofing Do You Have? The most common type of roof covering is asphalt shingles. Because they are so common (and just so happen to be easy to work with) this is what a basic solar panel installation kit...

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Will A Metal Roof Be Noisy? Reducing Noise With Metal Residential Roofing Options

Posted by on Aug 10, 2015 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Will A Metal Roof Be Noisy? Reducing Noise With Metal Residential Roofing Options

Metal roofing is one of the most durable and environmentally friendly options available for homeowners, but many people might default to asphalt or wooden shingles simply because traditional metal roofs have a bad reputation for being too loud when it rains or hails. However, while older “tin” roofs may be deafening in a thunderstorm, modern metal roofing can actually be quite quiet. If your new metal roof is loud, there are some things you can do to fix it.  Fasten The Roof Correctly One of the reasons why metal roofs can be...

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Recycling Your Asphalt Roof: What Homeowners Need To Know

Posted by on Jul 15, 2015 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Recycling Your Asphalt Roof: What Homeowners Need To Know

If you are having your roof replaced, you might be concerned about where the old asphalt shingles will end up and how they will affect the environment. Your concerns are valid, as 11 million tons of shingles are added to landfills each year. Fortunately, shingles can be recycled. Recycling shingles is a great way to keep them out of landfills, while also contributing to the creation of new products to reduce over use of resources. You probably have a few questions about recycling your shingles. As a homeowner, the following of some answers...

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3 DIY Gutter Repair And Maintenance Tips

Posted by on Jun 30, 2015 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on 3 DIY Gutter Repair And Maintenance Tips

Gutters play an essential role in protecting your home’s foundation by directing rainwater away from the foundation walls. If your gutters are clogged or leaking, static pressure from ground water can eventually cause your foundation walls to leak and crumble. Here are three ways you can maintain and repair your gutters to keep them in good shape year-round. Unclog Gutters and Downspouts One of the most common problems that gutters face is clogging with leaves, sticks, and other debris. The only way to resolve a major gutter clog is to...

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Identifying, Preventing And Correcting Metal Roof Noises

Posted by on Apr 23, 2015 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Metal roofs are popular due to their long life spans, good looks and ease of maintenance. However, in some cases, metal roofs can facilitate the transmission of annoying sounds. Below is more information on how you can identify unknown noises and prevent or correct metal roof noises: Identifying unknown sources of roof noise The source of metal roof noise isn’t always easy to identify. Obvious sources of noise include rain and sleet, and falling tree nuts such as acorns. However, many other sounds are difficult to diagnose; home owners...

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Exploring The Process Of Turning Your Flat Roof Into An RC Car Track

Posted by on Apr 8, 2015 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

If you run a hobby store, you know that your patrons have to frequently trek back to your shop for parts to replace damaged or worn components. Keeping those patrons on site with an RC car track can drastically increase your profits while providing everyone a fun, safe place to play with their vehicles. If you do not have a lot of ground space for a track, consider using your flat roof.  When you convert your roof into a race space, you will bring people far and wide to your shop in hopes of competing with fellow enthusiasts....

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