2015

  • Building An Eco-Friendly Home? Consider Green Roofing


    Though the term "green roofing" is sometimes loosely used to refer to any eco-friendly roofing option, it actually refers to a specific type of roof. Green roofs are roofs upon which vegetation are grown. They consist of a specialized roofing membrane, a planting substrate (soil) and plants. Green roofs offer many advantages for homeowners hoping to design eco-friendly homes. Here's a closer look. What advantages do green roofs offer to homeowners?
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  • How To Shore Up A Split Rafter By Using Support Pieces


    A split in a rafter beam can be a serious problem, especially if your home's roof is subject to significant stress caused by snow accumulation. That's why you should take time to repair the damage and restore your roof's strength. Below is what you need to know about shoring up a split rafter with a couple of support pieces you can build and install yourself: Shoring up a split rafter - Tools and materials needed
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  • What You Should Know About Thermoplastic Olefin Roofing


    Thermoplastic olefin roofing or TPO roofing is a popular commercial roofing option. The substance is still relatively new, but it has a lot of advantages that make it desirable. If your building needs a new roof, consider switching to a TPO roof. Check out these six important facts to help you determine if it's the right roof for you. They're More Than Just Rubber Made from ethylene propylene rubber, TPO roofing membranes are far from just being rubber.
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  • 3 Questions To Ask About Your Commercial Roof Repair Needs


    Many commercial buildings feature flat roofs as a means of optimizing internal space, but these structures can present questions not commonly associated with ordinary residential roofing needs. Here are three questions you should have ready for your building's commercial roofer. 1. "Why Is Our Flat Roof Flooding?" A flat roof can easily become a flooded roof due to the fact that it can't simply shed water the way a sloped design can.
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  • New Acrylic Roof Restoration Systems Offer Benefits For Your Business And The Environment


    Traditionally, when a commercial roof wears out, it is torn up and replaced with a new one. That may be about to change, thanks to the development of new acrylic roof coatings for flat-roofed commercial buildings. These coatings are designed to be sprayed on damaged, existing roofs. They adhere tightly to the roof's surface, forming a waterproof membrane and protecting the building from moisture, thermal shock, and wind -- just like a completely new roof would.
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  • Diverting Water From Rooftop Curbs: An Overview Of Crickets


    Having a sound and secure roof is the first step in preventing water intrusions. Most roofs only last, on average, half of their expected lifespan, and are one of the main causes of water intrusion, which makes up approximately 40% of all building-related problems. Rooftop curbs and the intersection where the chimney and the roof meet are some of the more vulnerable parts of a roof. Roofing crickets can secure these areas to divert water away.
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  • 3 Roofing Repairs You Shouldn'T Attempt And Why


    If you are like most new homeowners, you might be ready to roll up your sleeves and take care of a few simple repairs. After all, since it looks easy on television, why wouldn't you give it a try? Unfortunately, some repairs aren't nearly as simple as they seem. Here are three roofing repairs you shouldn't attempt, and how a few errors could permanently damage your home: 1: Fixing Flashing
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  • Renovating Your Small Business Building? 3 Incentives For Going Solar In Florida


    Are you renovating or rehabbing the building where your small business is located in Florida? While you're changing the look of the building and/or updating its features, you should seriously consider going solar. It is good for the environment, will cut down on your business's power bills, and will appeal to your customers who are green-minded. There are also some very real monetary incentives for going solar in Florida, and now is the perfect time to take advantage of them.
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  • 3-Step Guide For Temporarily Patching Your Roofing Shingles With Liquid Tar


    After discovering several leaks in your home's roof, you may have noticed that some of your shingles have started to deteriorate. If you are unable to have it professionally repaired before the next rainfall, use this three-step guide to temporarily patch your shingles with liquid tar. What You Will Need Before you begin patching your roof, you will need to gather the supplies listed below. Gardon hose with spray nozzle Standard-sized hammer 5 gallon bucket Gallon roofing tar, found at hardware and home improvement stores Old corn-bristle broom Small hand trowel 4-inch wide paintbrush Step 1:  Clean The Roof
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