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 Those aren't weedy gutters! That's a living roof on one of Seattle's libraries.   Photo: benet2006/Flickr

Meet Modular Green Roofing

Posted by Katie Marks | Dec 04, 2013

Living roofs, also sometimes called green roofs, are pretty awe-inspiring. The thought of all those living plants perched on top of a structure, providing shelter below to the residents...


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Green Roofing: Anything But Bland!

Posted by Katie Marks | Nov 27, 2013

As a country girl at heart, there's nothing I love more than seeing patches of green in the city, and that means I'm in love with the growing green roof trend -- which, incidentally,...


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Is A Rain Chain Right for Your Home?

Posted by Katie Marks | Nov 19, 2013

Rains have finally come to Northern California, leading to widespread jubilation among residents who were starting to worry about drought, but along with rain comes a perennial winter...


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Building? Be Sure to Pick the Right Home Site

Posted by Katie Marks | Nov 13, 2013

Location, location, location! Those are the watchwords of the real estate industry, where prospective homebuyers are cautioned to consider a huge number of potential factors when they...


Photo: Aquascape, Inc./Hometalk

It's Time to Winterize

Posted by Katie Marks | Nov 07, 2013

Thanks to the time change, it's starting to feel like the middle of the night all the time -- at least, that's how it is in the northern reaches of the US. That means that it's time...


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Is Your Roof Ready for Fall?

Posted by Katie Marks | Oct 03, 2013

The equinox has passed. It's officially fall here in the Northern Hemisphere, and while you might be making plans for Halloween, you should also be looking up to your roof. There are...


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Passive Homes Gaining Ground in the US

Posted by Katie Marks | Aug 21, 2013

Is your home passive? By that, I don't mean "does your home lie there like a bump on a log"! The passive home movement, which originated in Europe, is crossing over to US shores in...


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Get the Scoop on Asphalt Shingle Coating

Posted by Katie Marks | Aug 20, 2013

You may have seen advertisements for roof sealants designed to be applied directly to asphalt roofs. Such sealants are supposed to stop leaks, extend the life of your roof, and prevent...