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30
Nov

Safeguard Your Home Against Summer Storm Damage

Warm sunny days and balmy evenings are what usually come to mind when we think about summary weather. But that’s only part of the picture. Summer often brings heavy, humid conditions, followed by furious storms. While these do tend to clear the air and cool things off (at least for a few days), intense wind, rain, and thunderstorms also have the potential to destroy. Protect your home against damage from…

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30
Nov

Asphalt Shingle Recycling Facts and Figures

Do you know which is the most commonly used type of roofing shingle? If you said "asphalt," you are correct; these shingles are used for about 80 percent of roofs in the US today. Despite this figure, up until quite recently the standard advice on disposing of used asphalt shingles, following a roof removal, was "transport them to the nearest landfill." However, in the past several years, asphalt shingle recycling…

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30
Nov

Solar Shingles or Solar Panels?

Harnessing the sun’s rays produces a renewable, clean power source which can be converted to electricity by means of solar panels or roof shingles. Here’s a fact sheet on these two methods to help you choose the best one for your home. Solar Panels * Solar panels are the older of the two, first developed in the 1950s. There are some 40-year-old panels in existence today that are still working…

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