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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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4 Great Remodeling Ideas For A Home You Want To Use As A Short-Term Rental
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Understanding The Cubic Feet Per Minute Of Your Air Compressor

If you're new to construction work, all of the tools and equipment can be overwhelming. Whether you're working on a large-scale construction job or a small remodeling project, you may find that you need to buy specialized equipment from a company like Bourget Bros Building Materials to get the job done. One of the things that is often required to power those tools is an air compressor. The output ratings published on the tank itself are often the optimal levels for the tank, not what you'll get on a consistent basis. Read More 

How to Protect Your Workers from Being Injured Due to Falls from Attics

Attic work, such as the installation of insulation and running wiring or plumbing, can be hazardous to construction crewmembers. Attics are typically poorly-lit, cramped, often hot or freezing cold, and there are usually multiple obstructions, such as roof trusses or vent stacks, present. All of these things can contribute to a worker's likelihood of falling to the next lower level. That is why protecting attic workers from injuries sustained in a fall is a must; below are a few things you can do to keep your workers safe. Read More 

Slime Flux And Your Trees: Advice For Gardeners

Slime flux is a relatively common problem that affects many tree species across the United States. The condition creates several unusual symptoms that may seem alarming to an unsuspecting gardener, but the problem isn't always as drastic as you may first think. Learn more about the causes and symptoms of slime flux, and find out what you may need to do to deal with the issue. Causes Slime flux (otherwise known as wet wood) is a bacterial disease. Read More 

How To Choose A Whole-Home Air Conditioner

If your old air conditioner has finally bit the dust and you are looking to upgrade, it is the perfect opportunity to drastically improve the energy efficiency of your home. Because whole-home air conditioners are some of the most expensive upgrades you can perform on your home, you should carefully research your options before making a purchase. Here are three factors to consider when you are buying a new air conditioner. Read More 

What You Need To Know About Patio Doors And Energy Efficiency

Patio doors are a beautiful addition to any home, and they have many benefits. Unfortunately, patio doors are also notorious for allowing energy to escape your home. If you have an older patio door, check out these five facts about patio doors and energy efficiency. Patio Doors Lose a Lot of Heat Patio doors, whether they are sliding, swinging or folding, generally have a lot of glass, which is great for letting in light and making the room look bigger. Read More