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Importance of Fixing a Leaking Roof and Maintaining Them
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Importance of Fixing a Leaking Roof and Maintaining Them

Roof Leaking is an issue that several of us have encountered at least once in our lives. If not fixed, this problem can turn out into an outright nightmare. Leaky roofs can result in serious interior damage at your place, forming a mold, damaging the plaster or resulting in a structural failure. One of the...

New Technologies in Roofing Materials and Construction
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New Technologies in Roofing Materials and Construction

Roofing has come a long way from the original sod roofs or animal skins often used in primitive shelters. These roofs weren’t waterproofed and often allowed small animals to enter the dwelling; the clay tile roof developed about 5,000 years ago was a significant improvement. Even though thatched and wooden roofs were not an improvement,...

How the Recession Has Affected the Commercial Construction Industry
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How the Recession Has Affected the Commercial Construction Industry

For some time, I have asked myself (and others), “What was so great about The Great Recession?” This economic crisis has been deemed by the International Monetary Fund (IMF) as the worst world-wide recession since World War II. Its impact has been felt in nearly every industry imaginable, and particularly in the construction industry. It...

Different Types Of Roofing Services
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Different Types Of Roofing Services

Roofing is an essential part of any housing. If the roofing is done improperly then there is a good chance of leakage or any other damage to the house. Hence, seeking a professional’s help is always advisable. Whether you have a new office, a house or any building and are in need of professional help...

Metal Roofing Is Making a Comeback – Is It Right for Your Home?
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Metal Roofing Is Making a Comeback – Is It Right for Your Home?

Whether your home is already built, or you are starting a new construction project from the ground up, one of the most important components of your house is the roof. There are numerous roofing material options on the market today that can offer you every conceivable color or texture to suit your preferences. One material...

A Commercial Flat Roof: Its Advantages and Disadvantages
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A Commercial Flat Roof: Its Advantages and Disadvantages

Does your commercial building have a sloped rooftop that needs replacement? If so, you may be considering replacing it with a flat rooftop. A non-sloped roof is a popular choice for commercial buildings, but it does have drawbacks that could offset its benefits. Is a non-sloped roof right for your building? The following benefits and...

5 Tips For Common DIY Home Repair Projects
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5 Tips For Common DIY Home Repair Projects

For your home maintenance, it may feel tempting to go ahead and hire a professional contractor rather than go the DIY route. Most homeowners feel that the home repairs are complex projects and these tasks should be left to professionals. They fear that they will end up causing further damage while doing a home repair...

Construction Site Management – Accessibility
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Construction Site Management – Accessibility

Construction sites offer different challenges as far as accessibility is concerned. This follows the fact that there is a mass movement of men (labour) as well as material haulers. These range from pick up trucks to trailers. Depending on the items being moved, the weight is different and as such the capability of the route...

Top Reasons to Use Foam Roofing for Your Home
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Top Reasons to Use Foam Roofing for Your Home

One of the most popular techniques for roof insulation and roof repair is the spray foaming roofing system. While it has been around for years, it is growing in popularity now because of the many advantages that it has to offer. Spray foam is a product that is a combination of Isocyanate and Polyyol. These...

Metal Roofing 101
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Metal Roofing 101

Today I received a phone call from a nationally published and recognized remodeling magazine in regards to their future article on metal roofing. It turns out that one of their editors tasked with writing an article about metal roofing decided to consult with me after looking at one of the metal roof guides on my...

Nonflammable Thatched Roofs
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Nonflammable Thatched Roofs

The potential flammability of the thatched (or any other natural material, e.g. wood shingles) roofing is frequently a reason why the homeowners do not decide to thatch their houses. They are right – reed is flammable… and they are wrong – we live now in times when science is able to turn any flammable stuff...