10 Tips For Replacing Your Roof

Wednesday, 23 July 2014 by

If a new roof is on the horizon, our 10 smart moves can help you navigate this costly and sometimes complicated project. Making the right choices can add curb appeal and increase your home’s value if you intend to sell soon. 1. Add a layer or start from scratch? Your first decision: whether to put

Wednesday, 9 July 2014, 9:27 am Press Release: New Zealand Government New system for post-disaster building management A new system for managing buildings in the event of earthquake or flooding disasters was launched by Building and Construction Minister Dr Nick Smith at the Australasian Structural Engineering Conference in Auckland today. “We need better systems, stronger

With the SunControlServer Building Management Systems (BMS) offers a central unit for automation of sun protection with maximum functionality. With the basic version already 50 sectors can be controlled. By fast communication via KNX-net/ IP the SCS can also be used as central unit for very big and complex projects. Different shading strategies and many

A London construction company and the director of a Hertfordshire roofing firm have been fined for safety failings after a worker was seriously injured when he plunged almost six metres through a void for a roof light. The roof light void where the fall occured  The self-employed roofer, who does not want to be named,

By Erin Arvedlund, Inquirer Staff Writer Posted: July 20, 2014       Roofmeadow founder Charlie Miller and head of operations Melissa Muroff are designing, promoting, and maintaining green roofs all across the Philadelphia area – the 13,000-square-foot green roof at the Barnes Museum, another atop the Granary building in Fairmount. Lately, they’ve been busy.

Cool roofs

Tuesday, 15 July 2014 by

Cool Roofs reflect solar energy and discharge stored heat. So they have both high reflectivity and high emissivity. Compared to standard roof surfaces, Cool Roofs stay 50 degrees to 60 degrees cooler on hot summer days. And that keeps cooling costs down. Watch a SMUD video to learn more.     Homeowners win with: Lower cooling costs

On Friday, Over-the-Rhine will celebrate progress on a project more than six years in the making – a garden at the Rothenberg Preparatory Academy. But it isn’t just any garden. The 8,500-square-foot roof and the raised beds constructed there represent a mammoth effort by the community – powerful persistence, neighborhood pride and good fundraising. But

A freak hailstorm that tore across Northeast Richland during Memorial Day weekend damaged potentially tens of thousands of homes and businesses, experts say. Many property owners still may not know they have damage, however. Roofing contractors throughout the area report huge increases in calls for inspections, estimates, repairs and full roof replacements since the storm

CLEVELAND, Ohio — Cleveland State University is preparing to uproot the 5-year-old rooftop garden it received as a $250,000 class gift. The probable end of the “green roof” has its supporters seeing red. “I was told it’s a done deal that they’re getting rid of it,” said LeeAnn Westfall, one of the two environmental science

With heavy rainstorms so prevalent this time of year, many owners of manufactured homes, businesses, homes with metal roofing, campers and flat roofs battle endlessly against roof leaks. Unlike roofs with conventional three-tab or architectural fiberglass asphalt shingles, in which roof penetrations are typically easier to see, these other roofs can develop leaks anywhere. Finding a

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