Recent Ecological Roofing Articles


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9 Home Improvement Resolutions You Won't Want To Break

Posted by Laura Firszt | Dec 22, 2016

Home … it’s where you spend a substantial chunk of your time and live out many of your best moments. Think birthday parties, snowball fights in the backyard, summer cookouts....


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Is Your House Ready for a Roof Garden?

Posted by Laura Firszt | May 31, 2016

Would you love to create a lovely flower garden or a practical patch of fresh, organic herbs and veggies? If you live in an urban home where outdoor space is limited – or even...


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7 Ingenious Uses for Roofing Shingles

Posted by Laura Firszt | Dec 21, 2015

Here's a little insider knowledge, courtesy of professional roofing contractors: Roof materials are measured by the "square," with one square equal to 100 square feet. Roofing squares...


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Asphalt Shingle Recycling Facts and Figures

Posted by Laura Firszt | Mar 29, 2015

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...


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What to Ask Before Hiring a Commercial Roofer

Posted by Laura Firszt | Dec 03, 2014

Choosing a commercial roofing contractor is an enormous responsibility for you as a building owner or manager. Whether you are planning to install or replace the roof on a shop, mall,...


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17 Facts About Natural Cedar Roofs

Posted by Laura Firszt | Nov 24, 2014

Traditional cedarwood roofs are most notable for their striking natural good looks. However, beyond their beauty, they offer a whole host of practical advantages -- eco-friendliness,...


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10 Popular Roofing Styles: Which is the Best for You?

Posted by Laura Firszt | Sep 10, 2014

Besides performing the essential function of protecting human beings from sun, rain, hail, and snow, roofs come in various shapes that add architectural interest to the buildings they...


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Solar Shingles or Solar Panels?

Posted by Laura Firszt | May 15, 2014

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...