Recent Ecological Roofing Articles


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Don’t Let a Small Hole in the Roof Turn Into a Big Problem

Posted by Laura Firszt | Sep 12, 2017

A hole in your roof can be truly bad news unless you get prompt repair. To detect any possible holes, keep your eyes open for the following signs of damage to your roofing, particularly...


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Gutter Guards Simplify Cleaning But Are They Worth The Cost?

Posted by Laura Firszt | Aug 22, 2017

One of the least popular homeowner “honey-do” tasks -- right up there with toilet scrubbing or cat litter emptying -- is (yuck!) gutter cleaning. You could install gutter...


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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,...