Roof Repair

Solar Power at the Vatican

Published on June 28th, 2010 by Red in Green Roofing

Solar Power at the Vatican

The Holy City has installed 2,000 photovoltaic solar panels to the top of one of the city/state’s buildings. In doing so, the Vatican will reduce CO2 emissions by 225 tons a year and save 80 tons of oil. The solar panels are not visible from the ground, but the angels in St. Peter’s Basilica may [...]

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Church Roof Peeled Back Like a Tin of Tuna

Published on June 24th, 2010 by Red in Weather Roofing

Church Roof Peeled Back Like a Tin of Tuna

After intense storms and high winds, workers started the clean up of the damage at King’s Way Christian Center and Cape Coral church. The structural damage which was encounter was incredible. The roof was said to have been, “peeled back like a tin of tuna”. Paster Dan Lumadue said, “it could have been worse, no [...]

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Moss can be the Wrong kind of Green Roof

Published on June 24th, 2010 by Sam in Green Roofing

Moss can be the Wrong kind of Green Roof

Moss, which thrives in moist, shady areas, can lead to leaks and serious roof damage, writes Brian Rader. To help prevent these problems, homeowners should trim back trees and other vegetation that touches or shades areas where moss growth is a concern. Plant debris and branches also should be cleared from the roof because they [...]

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Austin mulls $10,000 Investment for Vegetated Roof Study

Austin, Texas, might invest $10,000 to study the benefits of vegetated rooftops. The research could be done through an agreement between the University of Texas and the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center. “As the city becomes larger and more dense and more intensive, are there ways that we can maintain our quality of life and [...]

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Companies Jump on Rooftop Gardening Bandwagon

Published on June 23rd, 2010 by Sam in Green Roofing

Companies Jump on Rooftop Gardening Bandwagon

A number of companies nationwide are developing technology and techniques to meet the growing demand for rooftop gardening. Trenton Forging in Michigan is trying to come up with an energy-efficient way to warm a year-round greenhouse on its roof. Sky Vegetables wants to build hydroponic farms on roofs in major metropolitan cities. GreenGrid Roofs in [...]

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