By Alyx Arnett Gutters filled with granules, cracks in the shingle mat on the roof, leaks in the house—they’re all signs a home needs a new roof. Brandon Schwierman, operator at Triple Nickel Roofing, offered up some tips on how to choose a contractor for a new roofing project. One of the biggest mistakes he

by Abdullahi Olesin Nigeria spends over N500 billion ($3.3 billion) every year to import building items such as roofing sheets, nails, roof tiles, headpans, gauze wire, the minister of industry, trade and investment, Dr. Olusegun Aganga, has disclosed. He said that these building materials were produced from steel and iron ore minerals. Aganga made this known

by Sven Lindström, CEO, Midsumme. Seven billion people will live and work in urban areas by 2050 and the demand for energy for all these people will be huge. Local production of energy will be needed with building-integrated photovoltaics (BIPV) key to make cities at least partially self-sufficient with energy. Rapid development in thin film

This week’s early snowfall in South Dakota and Canada is a reminder that the rest of us should get ready for what the Farmers’ Almanac predicts will be a rough winter. One of the most vulnerable parts of your house is the roof, which can sustain damage from wind, snow, ice, heavy rains, and fallen

A roofer in Boulder adds caulking to a newly finished roof. (Daily Camera file photo) If you own a home, what falls in fall could cost you. In my own completely unscientific poll, one of the prime sources of homeowner dread is the roof. You can’t see it easily; it’s somewhat technical; it’s expensive to

Here are some options for alternative shingles By JAMES DULLEY / Column Simulated green tiles are made from recycled plastics and have a 50-year warranty. My houses have always had typical dark asphalt shingles, but they don’t seem to last more than 15 or 20 years. Now that my roof is leaking again, what are

Dark, “Dirty-Looking” Areas On Your Roof Possible cause: Loss of granules due to age of shingles Excessive Energy Costs Possible cause: Insufficient attic ventilation causes heating/cooling system to run excessively In warm weather, inadequate ventilation will trap hot air in the attic, causing air conditioning systems to work harder, or leaving your home’s interior hotter

Exterior Decay, Sheathing, and/or Siding Possible cause: Poor attic ventilation Missing, Cracked, or Curled Shingles Possible cause: Shingles have reached the end of their useful life

Blistering and/or Peeling of Interior and/or Exterior paint Possible cause: Excessive temperature or high humidity due to poor attic ventilation Stains on Interior Ceilings and Walls or Mold and Mildew Growth Possible cause: Inadequate or faulty shingle underlayment allowing leakage or inadequate ventilation

Leakage in Attic After Wind-Driven Rain Possible cause: Leaky or inadequate shingle underlayment or deteriorated flashing Leakage in Attic After Ice Build-Up Possible cause: Inadequate shingle underlayment allows water from ice dams to leak into attic