Image copyrightGetty Images Some Conservative members have been issued with more than one ballot paper to vote for the next party leader and prime minister, the BBC has learned. One party insider estimated that more than a thousand voters could be affected.…
Google Maps is still overrun with scammers pretending to be local businesses, and Google’s profiting from them
We bought a house in 2018 and have been renovating it pretty much constantly ever since: I’ve had to call out movers, emergency plumbers and electricians, find HVAC repairpeople, hire locksmiths, contract with a roofer, etc etc. Despite the longstanding and s…
“Ramen.” That’s not the usual address or business name you’d put into a navigation app, but many of us are starting to use Google Maps like we do the Google search bar. Instead of searching for “Coco’s Ramen” or some other specific business or address on a m…
Do you often wonder why roofing tiles have become so popular? It is almost impossible to find a neighborhood where houses do not have roofing tiles. What makes them so special? For starters, it is one of the most cost effective solutions for all your roofing troubles. Rather than having your roof as an ugly […]
Researchers dont recommend it, but they do say it probably wont kill you to drink as much as 25 cups of coffee a day. Buzz60 A new study has suggested a link between coffee and the activation of fat fighters in your body. Michael Symonds, professor at the…
A leaking roof causes more trouble than an annoying “drip drop” from your ceiling; it can damage your attic insulation and roof deck and lead to mold and mildew growth and reduced energy efficiency. Roof leaks can be due several causes, all of which will require the immediate assistance of a professional roofing contractor. Here are some common roof leak culprits:
1. Loose, Cracked or Rotting Shingles: If your roof is 20 to 30 years old, you may see signs of aging such as cracking or rotting. In some cases, the shingles may come loose and fall to the ground. A weakened outer layer will expose the underlayment; continued exposure to wind and sun can wear the layers away and eventually cause leaks to form. If your roof is in such a condition, you need to have it inspected. Your roof may only need repairs, which will definitely cost less, and, if properly done, can extend your roof’s life for a few years. This is enough time to prepare for a scheduled roof replacement.
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The Single Ply Roofing Industry: Notes on the 2019 SPRA Conference and Awards Here’s a look back at the highlights of this month’s Single Ply Roofing Association Conference. The theme of the conference was ‘What’s the Risk?’ and we talked about Brexit (of course), Mental Health and Wellbeing, Fire, Standards and Training and the impact of the digital age. We won some awards and everyone learned a great deal.
The conference was the fifth SPRA has held, and to celebrate the fifth birthday, SIG Design and Technology were delighted to once again be sponsoring the social media at the conference, producing a Live Blog and tweeting throughout the day using #SPRAConference2019 and later #SPRAAwards2019.
David Smith on the Economic Situation Keynote speaker was David Smith, economics editor of the Times and Sunday Times, who provided a whistle-stop tour of the current economic situation. He was critical of Trump’s protectionist agenda which has contributed to a slowdown in the world trade..
Slate holds about a 1% foothold in the overall roofing material pie chart, maybe less. A simple goal would be to grow it to 2%. If natural slate is going to continue to be installed on exterior and interior projects, the industry is going to have to join together. This is a pivotal time for slate and this post will give backing with concrete numbers.
America’s Mentality & Europe’s Example The slate industry is not growing because America’s mindset is that of a quick buck. Pride in building, with our lack of trade schools, is at an all-time low. Building’s are not built to last. Contractor’s are asked to use cheap materials and complete projects as soon as possible. These structures over time will develop issues. This is today’s standard for far too many projects.
Consider France & Germany where slate is a primary building material on roofs and walls. Their model and their use of slate would have to be followed if the use of slate were to grow in the USA..
If you find out that your garage roof is leaking or damp you will probably know that you will need to get it repaired or replaced. Most people use their garage for storage and so of course not having a weather seal on the roof is a problem. Flat roof repairs Most searches online to […]
Property maintenance is an aspect that protects our property from damage by preventing potential problems before they occur. It is also what repairs our property when things sadly go wrong. Luckily the construction industry is one that is continually growing meaning whatever maintenance you need to carry out on your property you can. One part […]