Winter Roof Gadgets

It happens almost every winter; a healthy snow fall blankets your town in several inches of thick, white snow. The following day, sun heats things up and the snow begins to melt. However temperatures plummet at night and immediately that snow runoff freezes, leaving you with ice damns across your [...]

New Home in the New Year?

New Home in the New Year? If you're in the market for a new house in 2015, you're not alone. Real estate experts predict residential sales to continue to increase in the new year. While the investor mostly ruled the buying market in the years following the housing crash, now [...]

How to Prepare for a New Roof

How to Prepare for a New Roof You’ve researched roofing contractors, set a budget, chose the look you want for your new roof and reviewed the scope of work needed to be done. Once your installation date is set, there are just a few more initial steps you might want [...]

Roofing Material and Urban Heat Islands

Roofing Material and Urban Heat Islands Check the weather for your area on any given day and you’ll notice that temperatures are higher in the city than in the suburbs. That’s because cities tend to be hotter than surrounding rural areas by 5-7 degrees on average. And, believe it or [...]

Shared Living: Co-habitating Under One Roof

It is a model that has worked for centuries: multiple generations living together under one roof while sharing the responsibilities of maintaining a home. If you take a look at US Census reports from the 19th century it wasn't uncommon to see large families, sometimes 12-15 in number, sharing space [...]

Hail Storm: Fort Collins, CO – June 24, 2014

Hail Storm Hit Fort Collins and Timnath, Colorado A severe storm producing high winds, flooding and damaging hail hit Fort Collins and Timnath on Tuesday, June 24, 2014 at approximately 11 pm. Two inches of rain fell in the span of 30 minutes while lightning lit up the sky. The [...]

Roof Tiles That Fight Air Pollution

What if you could help reduce the amount of pollutants in the air through the tile installed on your roof?  Over the past several years, smog-eating roof tiles have made their way onto the construction scene here in the U.S.  Originating in Japan and embraced in Europe, the technology behind [...]

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