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The Ugly Truth About Mold

It’s disgusting, it’s disturbing, it’s unsightly, it smells and we are sick of hearing about it. Most of us have been directly affected by the “M” word or soon will be! Mold is here, and it is a force to be reckoned with. This writing is not intended to fuel the debate about what percentage of mold claims are legitimate or bogus. It is simply information intended to facilitate sound management concerning an expensive phenomenon affecting our industry.

What Are the Types of Roofing Shingles?

When it is time to have a new roof installed, one of the first decisions you and your roofing contractor will discuss is what materials you will use. Homeowners are often surprised at the wide variety of roofing shingles available each with different benefits, drawbacks, and costs. Some of the most common types of roofing shingles you are likely to work with are asphalt, metal, wood, tile, and slate. Let’s take a closer look at all these types of roofing shingles.

How to Install Cedar Roof Shingles

Cedar roof shingles are a popular roofing material because they offer an attractive appearance as well as excellent weather protection and durability. In addition to their natural elegance, cedar roof shingles also provide superior insulation compared to asphalt shingles. Homeowners may also choose cedar shingles because they can sometimes be installed over existing roof materials, they are insect resistant, and they offer a lifespan from 20 to 40 years. In most cases, you will want to hire a professional roofer to install your cedar shingles; but if you are an ambitious and experienced do-it-yourself handyman, you may want to embark on the task on your own. So, how do you install cedar roof shingles?

Famous Roof Gardens

Living roofs, or roof gardens, are rapidly increasing in popularity. Here we will take a look at some of the most famous roof gardens in the world.

New Roofing – Overlay or Tear Off

You’ve got pans in the floor. You cringe as you watch your kids drag their dog on a towel to mop up some of the drips and just slide past the pan on the kitchen floor! Time to fix that leaking roof problem once and for all.

Clay Roofing Tile Overview

Clay roofing tiles are today produced in factories but originally they were individually hand-made. And even though they do tend to have the same manufacturer’s warranty as concrete roofing tiles they do seem to have a longer lifespan and you can in many cases safely re-use them but simply add a new underlay and batten. Clay roofing tiles seem to be predominately from Europe with France and Italy being recognised producers of quality Clay roof tiles.

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