Roof Repair

Economic Report for Black, White and Green Roofs

Published on February 7th, 2014 by Sam in Roof Materials

Economic Report for Black, White and Green Roofs

A study conducted by members of the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) and the Technological University in Singapore produced a report called “Economic Comparison of White, Green, and Black Flat Roofs in the United States”. The report provides an economic comparison of white, black and green or vegetative roofs. The study analyzed roof costs [...]

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Roof Fans

Published on February 5th, 2014 by Sam in Roof Materials

Roof Fans

Good roof fans and vents allow fresh air to cool your living space in the summer and in cold weather proper ventilation helps prevent moisture from condensing in the insulation, rafters, and shingles or on the roof. Ventilation also removes smoke, steam and other indoor pollutants from your home. Your attic will stay cool and [...]

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Roof Top Snow Removal

Published on January 24th, 2014 by Sam in Weather Roofing

Roof Top Snow Removal

According to OSHA each year people are seriously injured or killed while performing snow removal from roof tops. Working on a roof can be dangerous anyways, add snow, ice or wind and the danger increases substantially. OSHA investigators say falls cause the most fatalities during snow removal from roof tops. Other hazards can occur causing [...]

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Six Men Fall from Roof in Sochi

Published on January 22nd, 2014 by Sam in News

Six Men Fall from Roof in Sochi

While clearing snow from the roof of the Sanki Sliding Center, where the Olympic bobsled event will be held, 6 men slid to the ground. Falling approximately 30 feet, one man appeared to suffer a leg injury and was taken out on a stretcher; the other men received minor injuries. According to the Sochi organizers, [...]

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Sealing Valleys on a Roof

Published on January 17th, 2014 by Sam in Roof Repair 101

Sealing Valleys on a Roof

Valleys are where 2 angles of a roof meet creating a V-shape. When you discover a leak coming from your valley there are a few ways you can make the roof repairs. Closed valleys are where the shingles butt together on top of the metal flashing. To repair leaks in this type of valley start [...]

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Worlds Largest Vinyl Record on Roof Top

Published on January 15th, 2014 by Sam in Roof Materials

Worlds Largest Vinyl Record on Roof Top

Through the end of January for a publicity stunt, the Inglewood California Forum will have a 407 foot diameter vinyl record on their rooftop. Hotel California by the Eagles is spinning at 17 MPH, actually just the center is spinning. The record will stay up until the end of the month to commemorate the eagles [...]

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Repairing a Roof with Roofing Cement

Published on January 10th, 2014 by Sam in Roof Materials

Repairing a Roof with Roofing Cement

If you have limited or minor damage to your roofing system you may be able to use roofing cement as a short term fix for your roof repair. You can apply roofing cement when replacing missing or damaged asphalt shingles to hold them in place, also to reattach buckled shingles and patch cracks or small [...]

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New Roof for Provo Carriage House

Published on January 1st, 2014 by Sam in Historic Roofs

New Roof for Provo Carriage House

Made possible by donations and volunteers, Provo’s Pioneer Village carriage house has a new roof. It took approximately 4 hours to replace the old metal roof; the tin roof was loud and did not provide enough protection from the elements. Improvements are paid for by donations since Pioneer Village does not charge admission and is [...]

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Building a Green Roof

Published on December 20th, 2013 by Sam in Green Roofing

Building a Green Roof

If you have heard about a green or eco roof, or been interested in possibly installing your own, some of the benefits include: Decreasing your energy costs Cleaning the air Reducing urban heat effect Beautiful to look at Reducing storm water runoff Your choices may be limited if you want to put a green roof [...]

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WalMart Green Roof Project

Published on December 18th, 2013 by Sam in Green Roofing

WalMart Green Roof Project

In Portland Oregon, the Hayden Meadows WalMart’s 92,000 square foot roof is a green roof experiment. 40,000 square feet of the roof is divided into 3 sections each with different soil depths, the rest of the roof is the standard roofing materials for a flat roof for a control section. Portland State University’s Green Building [...]

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