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Exploring Roof Builds, Techniques and Tools


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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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Use Condensate From Your Central Air To Water Your Garden! Here’s How

Whether you live in an area that is prone to drought or you simply care about the environment, consider tapping into your home's central air conditioning unit to get water for your garden. This is called condensate recovery. Here's what you need to know and how to build a condensate recovery system for a garden irrigation or sprinkler system.  Condensate created by your air conditioning unit Residential-sized central air conditioners can produce 5 gallons of water per day in dry climates and 20 gallons of condensate each day in humid climates. Read More 

Customizing Your New Home to Accommodate MS

If you are still adjusting to a new diagnosis of multiple sclerosis, you might be nervous about the prognosis of the disease. Your quality of life can greatly depend on your living situation and how adaptable your home will be to the changes your body will experience. You can customize your next home to fit the needs of your diagnosis, extending your ability to be self-sufficient. Here are some customizations to consider: Read More 

Need A New Roof? 3 Reasons You Should Never Make Roofing A DIY Project

You have a few vacation days to burn and you love a good challenge, so why not make your dilapidated roof your newest project? Although many people assume that roofing is as easy as nailing down a few shingles, the project is much more in-depth than most people realize. Here are three reasons you should never make roofing a DIY project, and why working with a professional is worth the added expense. Read More 

Is LED Lighting An Overlooked Option For Your Kitchen?

Your kitchen can be one of the most difficult rooms in your home to find the right lighting source for. This is primarily because your kitchen can be one of the most multi-functional spaces within your home. You need to be able to produce focused lighting that is bright enough to read and cook by, while maintaining the ability to create the right ambient lighting to dine by. Fortunately, LED lighting offers you the ability to do all of this and more. Read More 

Fenced For Safety: Keeping A Brand New Apartment Complex Safe ‘Til The Work Is Done

As the manager of a multifamily apartment complex in its early stages of construction and occupancy, you wear a lot of hats. One of the most important is that of a safety director. While tenants are moving into a newly completed building, construction may be partially finished or just getting underway at other sites on the property. Even with the most carefully organized development plan, work sites where construction, painting and landscaping are going on present the potential for hazard. Read More