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Exploring Roof Builds, Techniques and Tools

Hey everyone, my name is Patricia Brown, but everyone calls me Trish. I will use this site to explore residential roofing materials and building techniques. Roofs protect the home from the elements and provide a stylistic touch unmatched by any other feature. There are a wide range of materials used for roof construction, including copper, asphalt and tile shingles. Even the hardware varies considerably depending on which type of roof you'd like for your home. Every roofer has their own set of tools and techniques used to complete the job. Roofers may utilize high tech tools to measure grades and find leaks. I could go on forever about roofs, so I created this site for my ideas and discoveries about this fun industry. I'd love for you all to follow along with my journey through roof exploration. Welcome!

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How To Communicate With Homeowners During A Custom Build
28 September 2018

Building homes is your specialty, but when it come

4 Great Remodeling Ideas For A Home You Want To Use As A Short-Term Rental
3 September 2018

Whether you own a second home or just spend a lot

Why Post Tensioning Is Perfect For Earthquake Areas
24 July 2018

If you live near fault lines and experience earthq

Tips For Installing A Sump Pump In Your Basement To Remove Storm Water
11 June 2018

If your basement is prone to flooding in the winte

Late Autumn Or Early Winter Could Be The Ideal Time To Have Your Deck Installed
25 April 2018

If you're saving money to install a deck in a year

How To Communicate With Homeowners During A Custom Build

Building homes is your specialty, but when it comes to custom home design, you have to make sure you understand the homeowner's needs entirely to avoid costly mistakes, to prevent ongoing projects, and to keep things running smoothly. Homeowners are not builders, which means they rely on you as their professional to tell them what is feasible with their home-building project. Your job is to communicate effectively with the homeowners — no easy feat — while accomplishing the build to their specifications under a strict deadline. Read More 

4 Great Remodeling Ideas For A Home You Want To Use As A Short-Term Rental

Whether you own a second home or just spend a lot of time traveling away from your primary residence, services like AirBnB make it easier than ever to use a home as a short-term rental. Investing money in the right kind of remodeling projects will make your home more attractive to vacation renters and able to fetch a higher price in a competitive marketplace. Consider using at least one of these four remodeling ideas for a better short-term rental home. Read More 

Why Post Tensioning Is Perfect For Earthquake Areas

If you live near fault lines and experience earthquakes with any frequency, then you know what it is like to worry about the foundation of your home or office building. Fear not; there are usually plenty of building codes that regulate the construction of homes and buildings in earthquake areas. If you are considering building a new structure in these areas, talk to your foundation contractor about post tension construction. Here is why this is an ideal approach for creating a foundation in an earthquake zone. Read More 

Tips For Installing A Sump Pump In Your Basement To Remove Storm Water

If your basement is prone to flooding in the winter and you have decided to install a sump pump to protect your belongings and the structural integrity of your home's foundation, then these tips will ensure you get the best results: Tip: Plan to Locate the Sump Pump Near a Working Electrical Outlet When you are trying to decide where to place the sump pit in your home's basement, make sure you place it near an existing electrical outlet. Read More 

Late Autumn Or Early Winter Could Be The Ideal Time To Have Your Deck Installed

If you're saving money to install a deck in a year or two, you may want to think about having the work done in the autumn or winter months. There are a few advantages to having the work done during that time of year, and the best of all is that your deck will be finished and ready by the time the first warm days of spring roll around. Here are some reasons to consider having your deck installed in the winter or autumn: Read More