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Rat Control Products #rat, #get #rid #of #rats, #how #to #get #rid #of #rats, #rat


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Rat Control

Rat Control Products

We carry a full line of rat bait, rat traps, rat bait stations, rodent inspection tools, animal repellents and rat exclusion materials.


  • Rat Bait

  • Rat Bait Kits

  • Rat Bait Stations

  • Rat Traps

  • Rat Inspection

  • Rat Exclusion

  • Rat Odors
  • One advantage of trapping is easy verification that the rat is actually captured.
  • The key to success when trapping is being aggressive and placing several rat traps where the rats are active.
  • To lure the rat to the trap, use an attractant such as Provoke Rat Attractant by placing it on the trap.
  • Place rat bait in tamper resistant rat bait stations throughout the rat infested area, spacing 30 to 60 feet apart.
  • The EPA requires that bait be placed in tamper resistant bait stations to protect people and unintended animals from accidentally eating the bait.
  • Rats continue their normal activity until the bait takes affect, so it is not possible to determine where it will die.
  • Bait is like food to rats so they seek it.
  • It is very important to inspect rodent activity before beginning any rodent control program. We carry UV black light and non-toxic tracking powder for easy inspection.
  • Commensal Rodent Identification

Exclusion by blocking structural entry points with copper mesh is typically used in combination with trapping and baiting for maximum effect.

Rat Control Steps

1. Inspect for rodent activity

  • Determine the size and severity of rat infestation by inspecting the premises

2. Reduce their harborage areas and improve sanitation by getting rid of favorable rodent conditions including food and water sources.

  • Keep grass cut short; tall grass hides rodents from natural predators.
  • Overhanging trees provide protective areas for rats; keep overhanging trees cut back.
  • Debris should be removed from the exterior. Clutter and garbage provide shelter and food for rodents.
  • A 2 foot wide barrier of cement or crushed rock around the perimeter of the house would help exclude rodents.
  • Make sure that garbage cans outside and dumpsters have a tight seal. Rodents will eat any food thrown in the garbage. Dumpsters are one of the primary rodent zones in commercial establishments.
  • Dumpster should be placed at least 75 feet from the structure if possible.
  • Dumpsters need to be emptied regularly.

3. Exlude and rodent proof your home.

  • Identify and eliminate conditions that make it possible for rats to survive.
  • They need shelter (harborage), food and water.
  • Click Here: Rodent Exclusion Tips

4. Choose rat control method :

  • Rat Traps
  • Rat Baits
  • Combination of trapping and baiting.
  • More Information: Get Rid of Rats

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Ruff Roofers is Maryland s Preferred Roofing Contractor in the Baltimore Annapolis area #roof,roofer,roofing #systems,baltimore,annapolis,maryland,md,


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For Over 75 Years.Maryland’s preferred Roofing Contractor

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Our people and the performance they deliver are the reason why our clients choose to work with us again and again for their roofing needs.

From project managers to clean-up crews, every employee plays a vital role in the overall coordination of your roofing project. While many specialty contractors rely on sub contractors, we don’t. With virtually no exception, everyone you see on your project works for RUFF ROOFERS and is directly accountable to RUFF ROOFERS.

Call Us: (410) 242-2400 – Serving MD, DC, and VA

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Rat Control Products #rat, #get #rid #of #rats, #how #to #get #rid #of #rats, #rat


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Rat Control

Rat Control Products

We carry a full line of rat bait, rat traps, rat bait stations, rodent inspection tools, animal repellents and rat exclusion materials.


  • Rat Bait

  • Rat Bait Kits

  • Rat Bait Stations

  • Rat Traps

  • Rat Inspection

  • Rat Exclusion

  • Rat Odors
  • One advantage of trapping is easy verification that the rat is actually captured.
  • The key to success when trapping is being aggressive and placing several rat traps where the rats are active.
  • To lure the rat to the trap, use an attractant such as Provoke Rat Attractant by placing it on the trap.
  • Place rat bait in tamper resistant rat bait stations throughout the rat infested area, spacing 30 to 60 feet apart.
  • The EPA requires that bait be placed in tamper resistant bait stations to protect people and unintended animals from accidentally eating the bait.
  • Rats continue their normal activity until the bait takes affect, so it is not possible to determine where it will die.
  • Bait is like food to rats so they seek it.
  • It is very important to inspect rodent activity before beginning any rodent control program. We carry UV black light and non-toxic tracking powder for easy inspection.
  • Commensal Rodent Identification

Exclusion by blocking structural entry points with copper mesh is typically used in combination with trapping and baiting for maximum effect.

Rat Control Steps

1. Inspect for rodent activity

  • Determine the size and severity of rat infestation by inspecting the premises

2. Reduce their harborage areas and improve sanitation by getting rid of favorable rodent conditions including food and water sources.

  • Keep grass cut short; tall grass hides rodents from natural predators.
  • Overhanging trees provide protective areas for rats; keep overhanging trees cut back.
  • Debris should be removed from the exterior. Clutter and garbage provide shelter and food for rodents.
  • A 2 foot wide barrier of cement or crushed rock around the perimeter of the house would help exclude rodents.
  • Make sure that garbage cans outside and dumpsters have a tight seal. Rodents will eat any food thrown in the garbage. Dumpsters are one of the primary rodent zones in commercial establishments.
  • Dumpster should be placed at least 75 feet from the structure if possible.
  • Dumpsters need to be emptied regularly.

3. Exlude and rodent proof your home.

  • Identify and eliminate conditions that make it possible for rats to survive.
  • They need shelter (harborage), food and water.
  • Click Here: Rodent Exclusion Tips

4. Choose rat control method :

  • Rat Traps
  • Rat Baits
  • Combination of trapping and baiting.
  • More Information: Get Rid of Rats

You have no items to compare.

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Inspire Roofing Products #composite #roofing #material,composite #shakes,shingles #that #look #like #slate,cool #roof #tiles, #roof #shingles


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Engineered Slate Shake Roofing Systems

Inspire Roofing Products will protect your most valuable asset while adding authenticity, beauty, and quality that will remain a lifetime. From our carefully engineered designs to our 100% virgin resin material, our synthetic slate and synthetic shake roofing systems will perform even under the most extreme weather conditions and is backed by our industry leading 50 year Limited Lifetime material labor Warranty. Our team of trusted advisors takes pride in ensuring complete satisfaction for all our property owners, suppliers, and installers.

Inspire’s Aledora composite slate offers a thick appearance with highly defined edges, varied widths, and carries the authentic look of natural slate at a fraction of the cost. Our Classic composite slate is a commercial grade thickness manufactured from our own compression mold machines which allows a unique color variation to each tile. Both of our premium polymer slates are designed with an InFlex cambered design to add extra strength against high wind and heavy rain. If you desire the rustic, wood shake look but need a sense of security, our Class A Fire Rated roofing material, Arcella Shake, will meet all your roofing needs.

Look to Inspire for the highest level of authenticity, quality, and lifetime cost savings to protect your top investment with Inspire’s premium composite roofing systems.

Special Features Superior Performance

  • Inspire Roofing tiles molds are an exact replica of quality natural roofing slates. Stone clevage and unique edges are replicated exactly under intense pressure when manufacturing our durable roofing slates and shingles.
  • Inspire Roofing Products has Specification listing with ARCAT, to include CAD drawings and BIM Modeling
  • Inspire Roofing Products provides Technical Bulletins for certain roofing applications
  • Inspire offers custom mixes that feature a variety of beautifully balanced color
  • Homeowner Insurance discounts through State Farm Insurance Company

Realistic Replication Authentic Looks

Inspire Roofing tiles molds are an exact replica of quality natural roofing slates. Stone clevage and unique edges are replicated exactly under intense pressure when manufacturing our durable roofing slates and shingles.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q. How Does Inspire Slate Compare With “Real” Slate On Price?

A. The answer to this question is …”what type of slate?” Most slate sold in the US is imported from China with a minimal warranty and of variable quality. Inspire Slate is similarly priced to a good quality guaranteed Spanish slate, but has many inherent benefits. One extremely relevant and cost-saving advantage is that fixing times are vastly reduced. Please see the Features and Benefits section of this site for further details.

Q. How Is The Material Fastened To The Surface?

A. Galvanized steel nails driven through the slate, either manually or by nail gun. No drilling, clipping or hooks required.

Q. What Is The Minimum Roof Pitch Inspire Tiles Can Be Installed On?

A. 14 degrees (on a fully-boarded roof). This is very useful for extensions and other applications where the available roof slope may be limited.

Q. Why Are They Curved? A Natural Slate Is Flat.

A. This is intentional. The induced camber flattens and creates a tight fit when nailed in place.

We know natural slate was used as a roofing material as far back as 1287 in North Wales, England. Slates extreme durability against weather and fire makes it one of the strongest and most durable roofing materials known to man. In the U.S. slate roofs were first introduced in the 1600’s around the Boston and Philadelphia regions and it wasn’t until the first U.S. quarry opened in Pennsylvania that slate became more common in that area. Availability, cost of materials, specialized labor and long installation times continues to make natural slate roofing a very expensive option as it has always been.

Inspire composite slate is created in high-pressure molds made from the finest natural slates and is a more practical roofing choice. Unlike stone slate, Inspire composite slate is lightweight, offers easy fast installation, normally looks better due to its color uniformity, and offers a 50 year lifetime limited warranty.

Shake Roofing

Inspire composite shake roofing mimics natural Cedar wood split shake roofing. Unlike natural wood shake, Inspire roofing shake will not bend, warp, split, dry out, be a fire hazard, or blow off!

Natural split wood shakes are tapered in thickness and manufactured from western red cedar, cypress, pine and redwood trees. Cedar shakes and cedar shingles are available pressure treated with fire retardants and chemical preservatives for increased fire resistance, and to prevent premature rot and decay. Natural wood shake roofing is prone to insect damage and has a shortened lifespan in humid environments.

Many insurance companies will not insure wood shake roofing as it is a fire hazard. If installed over a specialized underlayment, Inspire roofing can be rated with Class-A fire resistance, which usually results in insurance savings.

About Inspire

At Inspire, we place innovation above all. This has allowed us to deliver artistically beautiful, authentic and durable roofs over the years. Our industry-leading color palette and unmatched quality is the secret behind our success. We craft roof tiles that mirror the natural detail of slate and cedar in all their charm, delivering memorable elegance, stunning color and unparalleled toughness.

Contact us

  • Inspire Roofing Products
  • 29797 Beck Road. Wixom, MI 48393
  • 1.800.971.4148

Inspire Roofing
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Can I replace or repair my own roof without hiring a roofer? #roofers #in #colorado


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Can I replace or repair my own roof without hiring a roofer?

The recent hail storms has many people asking if they can do their own roof. Anyone can repair or replace their own roof, just check out DIY websites they show how simple it is.

The real questions you need to be asking yourself are: Do your want to do it yourself and more importantly SHOULD you do it yourself?

These questions are more difficult to answer. I never recommend a homeowner get on their roof, much less try to repair or replace it. If you don’t know what you are doing you can do much more damage to your roof and possibly to yourself. The DIY websites show very simple straight forward roofs and if you are reasonably handy and follow all safety precautions and package directions you might be okay to roof your own home. However it is still not as simple as they make it look. Also, if you have a steep roof or one with special flashing concerns such as a roof to wall, dead valley, hips, dormers, pitch changes, chimneys or a variety of other special issues, you DO NOT want to try it yourself.

A guy with common sense and a hammer might do a decent job on a small simple straightforward gable home, with few penetrations, but those homes are rare today. The same goes for repairs, if it is a matter of replacing one or two shingles you might be able to tackle the job. The question needs to be asked why am I missing one or two shingles and is there more extensive damage that I don’t see. If you have a leak it is time to hire an expert.

If you have t-lock shingles you will need to replace the entire roof because they have been discontinued, but insurance will typically cover the cost of the new roof. Architectural shingles seal to themselves and once that seal is compromised you need to replace it or risk losing more shingles in a wind storm.

Newer homes or even remodeled older homes are tighter and more energy-efficient than ever before, but that causes new issues as well. Things to consider are ventilation , improper ventilation is one of the biggest causes of roof failure. It can cause premature aging of shingles and rotting of the roof deck . and even mold and mildew issues in your home. Improper ventilation can actually draw moisture into your attic space. If you don’t properly flash chimneys, valleys or walls you might cause leaking which could cause damage to your home and possessions, in some cases a leak into your attic may cause problems for years without any visible damage inside the home. By the time you notice damage on your ceiling, the damage to the structure of your roof may be extensive. If you don’t know what you are doing the very act of walking on your roof can cause damage to the shingles not to mention safety issues of falling off the roof and causing damage to yourself. Keep in mind a day in the emergency room will be far more costly than hiring a roofer.

Some insurance companies will not pay the full claim unless you show that you have used a qualified contractor. Bundles of shingles weigh approximately 80 lbs each and roofing is hot and hard work, it would be a shame to go through all that trouble just to save your insurance company money.

Ultimately my answer is yes you can repair or replace your own roof, but I would rarely suggest that you actually try it. There are too many ways to cause damage to the roof or to yourself if you don’t take the proper precautions and ultimately these can end up costing you far more than the money you saved by NOT hiring a qualified contractor in the first place. All that being said, choose a contractor carefully and do a little research, don’t hire the first guy that pulls up in a pickup truck with a hammer. Make sure he is licensed and insured and has the proper qualifications to do the job right. DO NOT think you will save money by hiring the cheapest guy, most often they will cost you far more in the long run. Check with the BBB to verify a contractors credentials and how long he has been in business.

Cornerstone Roofing, Where integrity IS the cornerstone of our business. Serving Southeastern Colorado including Colorado Springs, Pueblo, Canon City, Lamar, Trinidad and many other communities. Please call our toll-free number to be connected with the office in your area, 877.564.5470

Steps on choosing Roofing Companies in Colorado Springs. A roof is unquestionably an important component in your house. It saves you from all the natural calamities like intense rainfall, scorching sun and heavy snowfall. A ceiling gives you a closure,composure and warmth like none other. In spite of all the efforts you take, roof tops need maintenance and repair work on a regular intervals. A patchy or a falling top is not a pleasant sight to watch.Few companies have within their goals and business responsibilities to deliver after sale services and warranty fixes. A good organization usually takes up all your redo, revamp and restore work.Roofing companies Colorado Springs offers to its customers a wide range of services that lightens their mood.They provide insurance restoration to commercial and residential clients and customers. They also possess proper licenses and documents for safety and security of their workmen and employees. To top it all, they pay close heed to making changes in the ceiling, wall and paintings along with the roofs. Who wouldn’t want such a roofing Contractors in Colorado Springs which provides you with so many others benefits.If you want to be sure you have chosen the right contractor then ensure that he provides you with free consultation and free inspections. Services must also be of high quality and reliable and pricing must be considerate.


Pest Control > Rats > Mice > Rodents #rat #control, #rats, #pest #control, #rat #bait


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The dirty rats. can burn Your house down

Rats often cause electrical fires in buildings by gnawing through plastic electrical junction boxes. Rats must constantly gnaw on hard objects to cut back their constantly growing incisor teeth. In addition, they live in the most unsanitary places, and are carriers of serious health risks to humans from their droppings and constant incontinence (they use urine trails to find their way in the dark).

Roof or Black Rat

Sewer or Brown Rat

Common
House Mouse

There are two pest species of rats commonly found in domestic and commercial premises – the brown rat and the black rat. The identification of each species is essential to formulate an effective control program. Where do they live and breed? Rats and mice live in drains, under concrete, in sub-floors and in garbage refuse areas, kitchens, roof voids and other areas where a potential food and moisture source is available.

Rats and mice often become a serious problem in cold winter months when they seek food and warmth inside buildings. They may suddenly appear in large numbers when excavation work disturbs their in-ground nesting locations, or their food source is changed, such as, rats feeding in school premises may enter adjoining properties during the school holidays. Rats are commonly a problem where a building is located near waterways, creeks and canals or other places where ready water supply is available.

Pest Control for rats and mice

Professional knowledge of the rodents habits is essential to eradicate a problem, for example, rats avoid bait touched by human hand – they have an acute sense of smell cunning as a rat . Pest control options may include the use of sticky straps, mechanical traps and the selective use of latest generation rat baits. Any rat baiting program should use safety dispensers placed in areas and is secure from access by children and pets – such as in a roof void and sealed sub-floor and/or storage rooms.
Ring the Experts for any baiting program to obtain essential rapid control using the latest safer technology. Some of the older style rat baits are in effective as the rodents have built up immunity due to the widespread use of such baits during the past 30 years. Rodent proofing: As a preventive measure, we recommend that all potential rodent entry points into the building be sealed to physically exclude rats and mice from entering the building. In some cases, this can be carried out by the home owner or a handy man. In more complicated domestic and commercial environments, the pest controller can provide specifications and carry out rodent proofing of the premises. Sanitation / Housekeeping: Rodent pests thrive where food and water is readily available. All food stuffs should be kept in sealed containers or rooms. Garbage and refuse should be similarly stored. Water and food bowls for the pets or otherwise should not be left out at night as this will encourage a rodent infestation in the building. The cost of obtaining professional rodent control will vary depending on the size of the premises and the severity of the infestation as several visits may be necessary to monitor and replenish the bait stations. Applicable service warranties may also vary depending on the circumstances.

Learn about other common household pests


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We Sell These Featured Residential Roofing Shingles

Owens Corning Duration Durable shingles. Soft, refined look. Duration® shingles with SureNail Technology balance performance with an attractive, well-blended appearance. These shingles also get high marks for durability, with a Limited Lifetime Warranty, a 130-MPH Wind Resistance Limited Warranty and 10 Year Algae Resistance Warranty.
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GAF Timberline GAF Timberline HD provide homeowner with architecturally stylish but practically priced shingle and features GAF’s patented High Definition color blends and enhanced shadow effect for a genuine wood shake look – with a lifetime limited warranty.
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CertainTeed Landmark Durable, beautiful color-blended line of shingles. The widest array of colors to suit any trim, stucco or siding color. Manufactured with self-sealing adhesive strips and a wide nailing zone, larger than competitors for ease of installation so your roofing job is complete in no time.
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Western Red Cedar Certi-Ridge Shake Hip Ridge Units are pre-manufactured, labor saving caps for hips and ridges. These products are made from the same red cedar resource as Certi-label shakes for a high quality, perfect match.
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TAMKO Heritage TAMKO Heritage Laminated Asphalt Shingles have always provided years of striking beauty and durable roofing protection. Now TAMKO has enhanced the Limited Warranty coverage on all Heritage products with longer up-front protection, reinforcing the outstanding value they provide.
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DECRA Tile Offering the beauty and style of Mediterranean Tile and the lightweight components of stone coated steel; a DECRA Tile roof adds a unique elegance to any home. With a long-standing reputation for performance, longevity and versatility, DECRA Tile is an ideal alternative to traditional tile products.
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6050 West 54th Avenue, Arvada, CO 80002 PH: (303) 456-2721 FX: (303) 456-2891
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4584 N. Townsend Ave. Montrose, CO 81401 PH: (970) 249-8641 FX: (970) 249-9095
185 Gemat Circle, Rifle, CO 81650 PH: (970) 625-4760 FX: (970) 625-4759
619 11th Street, Rock Island, IL 61201 PH: (309) 793-0321 FX: (309) 793-9079
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6000 Merriam Drive, Merriam, KS 66203 PH: (913) 262-7663 FX: (913) 262-7690
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2922 W. Service Road, Eagan, MN 551217 PH: (612) 721-1904 FX: (612) 721-2803
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Metal vs #roofs, #building #materials, #construction, #architecture, #engineering, #metal #roof, #roof


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Metal vs. shingles for the roof: There’s lots to consider

Metal roofs are no longer for warehouses only.

More residential customers are having some form of metal roofing installed on their homes, with the perceived advantages of metal roofing systems being longer lasting and stronger than traditional asphalt shingles.

“A lot of people just feel the reason they go to a metal is they have a (shingle) roof and the shingles went bad in seven to 15 years and they’re a little frustrated, so they’re switching because they just don’t want to deal with that again,” said Matt McCarthy, owner of McCarthy Roofing in Epworth, Iowa, which provides asphalt and metal roofing products.

Roofing contractors say there is much to consider when a residential customer is weighing asphalt vs. metal roofing, and asphalt shingles remain a valid choice.

But the number of residential customers using some form of metal roofing is growing. In the past 15 years, metal roofing’s market share in re-roofing projects has tripled from 4 percent to 12 percent, according to a recent McGraw-Hill Construction and Analytics survey.

“We’re seeing a steady increase in the demand for metal roofing products, and expect to see continued growth,” said Bill Hippard, president of the Metal Roofing Alliance.

Local roofers are seeing the trend.

“We’re getting more and more calls for metal alternatives,” said Richard Nienke, of Roofco Residential Roofing in Dubuque. “Basically people are getting tired of having to replace their roofs, deal with shingles going bad.”

The allure of metal roofing systems is their longevity and their durability. Proponents say metal roofs also have environmental benefits, can reduce heating and cooling costs and might lower the homeowner’s insurance rates.

“I’ve talked to people who told me they’ve saved 30 percent on their home insurance,” said Jamison Nienke, of Roofco.

For people who choose metal roofs, those benefits outweigh the costs: metal roofs can be double or triple the cost of using asphalt shingles, although proponents say that cost is negated in the long run.

While a metal roof can cost twice as much in the first year, it can ultimately cost roughly a third of asphalt shingle roofs during the course of 60 years, according to the Metal Roofing Alliance.

That’s why, Jamison Nienke said, many consumers choose their roof material based on how long they want it to last. If consumers are in a home they don’t plan on living in long term, they might be more apt to choose a shingle roof; if they plan on staying in the home for decades or keeping the home in the family, they might be more apt to choose metal.

Metal roofs come in a variety of products, from large panels more familiar to commercial buildings to pieces that are designed to look like asphalt shingles.

Jamison Nienke said each product has its particular strength, and consumers simply choose the one they like best.

“Everybody has their own turning point. Some people want a long paint warranty, some people want something that is going to come with long transferability,” he said.

Despite the metal roofing industry’s growth and the products’ advantages, asphalt shingles remain a viable option.

In fact, McCarthy said he believes metal roofs are no better than a quality asphalt shingle.

“I know there’s quite a few people going with (metal). I wouldn’t say it’s a hot trend,” McCarthy said. He said on new construction products, his consumers almost exclusively use asphalt shingles.

McCarthy said that while metal roofs proclaim to last longer, a quality shingle with a good warranty can provide just as much financial security. He said both materials have their pros and cons.

McCarthy said metal roofs are prone to sun wear and hail damage, repairs can be difficult depending on the product, and while many are not flammable, firefighters don’t like them because they are difficult to breach.

“I don’t feel there’s more advantage of a metal roof over a shingle roof,” McCarthy said.

Jamison Nienke, on the other hand, believes that once metal’s costs fall in line with asphalt shingles, the latter will become obsolete.

He said in the past five years, the cost of metal shingles has risen 5 percent while the cost of asphalt shingles has roughly doubled.

“(Metal) is the roofing of tomorrow,” he said. “It’s a matter of time before asphalt reaches the price that people just don’t pay for it anymore.”

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Can You Lay New Roof Shingles Over Old? #new #roof #leaking


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Can You Lay New Roof Shingles Over Old?

The answer is yes. you can lay new roof shingles over old ones. Now that we’ve taken care of the primary question at hand, we’ll consider a couple of reasons why you might want to do this. Then we’ll look a lot more reasons why you might not want to do this. But before we get started, one thing must be clear: adding new roofing over old (sometimes called a re-roof) is possible only with asphalt shingles (also called composition shingles). You can’t do it with wood or slate, for example, and you should never mix materials, such as laying asphalt shingles over cedar shakes. Also, the old roofing has to be in pretty good condition. Otherwise you’re just putting lipstick on a pig (but let’s leave politics out of this).

Why Add New Roof Shingles Over Old?

Contrary to what might seem like an obvious benefit, having multiple layers of shingles does not necessarily make a roof more, for lack of a better word, waterproof, and it often creates its own problems. So why would you lay new roof shingles over old? Convenience and cost. If you keep the old shingles on, you skip the messy, laborious removal step — called the tearoff — and you’ll save some money on the roof job.

However, both of these benefits have caveats. It’s clearly easier and cheaper to leave the old shingles in place, but there’s some special prep work involved with a re-roof (removing vents, ridge caps and misshapen shingles, among other things) and you still have to replace or add new flashing, which sometimes can be tricky over old roofing. Eliminating the tearoff can easily save $1,000 or more on a new roof, but you’re really just delaying the cost: when it’s time to replace the roof again and you have no choice but to start anew (two layers is the maximum allowed in most areas), you’ll have to pay extra for the two-layer tearoff and disposal.

As suggested above, the potential cons of re-roofing tend to outweigh the potential pros, but it all depends on your situation. The following list includes some universal reasons not to reroof as well as some considerations or things to check out if you’re seriously considering adding new roof shingles over old ones.

1. Shingles are designed for flat surfaces. They don’t do a good job of bridging over gaps, dips or humps, including the stepped texture created by overlapping shingles. Re-roofers have tricks to lay new roof shingles over old so that the same step-ups between courses are maintained, but if any old shingles are cupped, curled, or otherwise misshapen, those defects will “telegraph” through to the new layer. Many roofers recommend using laminated, or dimensional, shingles for re-roofs because they’re thicker than standard shingles and often have a staggered edge profile for looks that helps hide any dips or high spots in the old roofing.

2. Shingles add weight. Good-quality composite shingles can weigh 350 to 450 pounds per “square” (100 square feet of roofing, installed). Chances are, your roof structure was designed for a dead load of one layer of shingles, plus extra for snow and a safety margin. Installing new roof shingles over old effectively doubles the weight of the roofing, so you have to make sure your roof structure can handle the extra load. That’s also why building codes commonly limit re-roofing to no more than two layers. On some houses, the extra weight of multiple layer causes the roof sheathing (decking) to sag between the rafters or trusses.

3. No visual inspection of roof sheathing. Without a tearoff, roofers can’t see what the decking looks like. A good roofer will perform a careful “walking” inspection for spongy areas and other problems, and they can make localized repairs before re-roofing. A not-so-good roofer might be less conscientious.

4. Can’t replace underlayment. The building paper (tar paper) that’s laid between the roof sheathing and the shingles is there for a very good reason — because water has a way of getting under shingles, no matter how many layers of roofing you have. If the underlayment is old and deteriorated, it won’t protect your roof deck from water that gets past the shingles. In snowy climates, most new roofs these days get an ice-and-water shield (a rubbery moisture membrane) applied to the sheathing along the eave to protect against ice dams. Adding this membrane isn’t an option with a re-roof, and the extra layer of shingles offers little protection against ice dams.

5. Re-roofing may affect the warranty on the new shingles. Pretty self-explanatory. Be sure to check with the shingle manufacturer regarding all warranty issues and installation requirements before re-roofing.

6. Local codes might not allow re-roofing. Two layers is the maximum in most areas, but some building codes allow only one. For example, towns in climates with heavy hailstorm activity or significant ice dam problems may not allow multiple roofing layers.

7. A re-roof might not look good on an inspection report. Adding new roof shingles over old ones is tempting to a lot of people planning to sell their house in the near future: why pay for a tearoff if you can get away without it? Of course, it’ll be the new owners who are stuck with the extra expense of a two-layer tearoff down the road, along with any problems arising from an improper re-roof job. Because of this, home inspectors often report double-layer roofs when they find them, and they may warn the buyers of potential problems associated with re-roofs. If you’re planning to sell your house after installing a new roof, it’s a good idea to discuss your options with local real estate pros and/or home inspectors.


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Water, water everywhere, and every drop could sink your home if you are not careful about your waterproofing. Flooding, water damage, and mould outdo fire as one of the leading causes of property damage to homes, and create a problem that buildings face all year round. When undergoing a new construction, you will want to make sure every stage goes off without a hitch, as delays caused by weather will cost you serious time and money. Unfortunately, the costs of waterproofing Pretoria tend to put many people off taking the necessary steps towards protecting their buildings from water damage. It is tempting to think of it as just being an expensive luxury, but this is not the case. Waterproofing your construction site is essential to a healthy project, as this article will endeavour to demonstrate. You Must Protect Your Building s Interior from Water Damage For most of the time during construction, you may find the inner parts of your building exposed to the elements. Things like the frames, the foundations, wiring and insulation, as well as the floors. If you re using concrete and steel the hazard is less prominent, although those metal parts may still rust, and concrete can still suffer damage, but it s with wooden materials that the dangers of water really set in. If exposed to water for prolonged periods, the wood may begin to rot or become infested with mould, rendering the entire structure unsound and unfit for habitation. Waterproofing your building materials during construction will help prevent this from occurring, promoting in your fledgling building a healthy, strong start. As you ll be better protecting your materials from damage, it also prevents expensive delays and replacements, as you will not need to be repairing continuous damage either during construction or after it has been completed. It Promotes Long-Term Comfort Waterproofing your new construction site early helps you to start sealing it off more efficiently than trying to it after building has finished. The measures taken help reduce moisture in the interior of the building, which makes it more comfortable to live in, while also providing a foundation for further work later on. Some permeability is desirable in the building to let humidity building up inside the structure to escape, however the trick is allowing this while still keeping the moisture out. Such measures are easier to achieve as the building is being constructed. After the fact, you ll probably require expensive reconstruction work to fit it all in properly. Thinking about this early can help prevent headaches about the matter later. It Saves Money While the costs of waterproofing may initially seem like a severe blow to your budget, it is best to think of it as a long-term investment that makes money during the building s lifetime. Much like installing insulation or double-glazed windows, waterproofing your house is a measure undertaken for the future, and will quickly save you money in the long run. Think about things in this way: would you rather invest money now in a strong, secure house that requires minimal repairs from water damage caused by leaking roof or walls, or have to fork out cash for those repairs continuously for the rest of your time in it? Further, do you want to run the risk of losing the home entirely because water damage has rendered it uninhabitable? Build your houses on stone, not on sand. Build for the future, and you will be better prepared for when the rains come. There are many excellent companies out there that specialize in waterproofing, including Titan Roofs.

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Why Haag Certification?

In the roofing and insurance industries, the phrase “Haag Certified” carries a lot of weight. It indicates that you can effectively and efficiently inspect and assess damage. Your report conclusions have a deeper level of credibility: your Certification training could serve as the extra authority you need if you ever find yourself at odds with another’s findings. Ultimately, w ith the damage assessment techniques gained in your Certification course, you can increase your value as an inspector to your employer and to your clients. Being Certified could be the reason you get called on a job. Other inspectors lack the skills and knowledge you’ve gained by passing courses developed and taught by practicing forensic engineers.

Is Our Program for You?

Haag offers intensive three-day courses covering Commercial Roofs. Residential Roofs. and Wind Damage. Designed for the intermediate-level professional, our courses combine damage assessment training with comprehensive testing to ensure proficiency. Take a look at our Program Agendas and our helpful chart detailing topics covered in each Haag Certified Inspector class.

Commercial Roof Inspector Certification

In the Haag Certified Inspector – Commercial Roofs program, you ll learn to assess damage to all major types of commercial (low-slope and flat) roofing systems. You ll become well versed in inspection safety, roof area calculations, codes and industry standards, and weather characteristics. For each roofing type discussed, instructors profile manufacture, installation, weathering, hail damage, wind damage, maintenance, mechanical damage, and repair costs. The course covers built-up roofing, polymer-modified bitumen roofing, thermoplastic single-ply roofs (PVC and TPO), thermoset plastic single-ply roofs (EPDM, CSPE, PIB), SPF roofing, metal roofing, vegetated (green) roofing, low-slope roofing components, and roof coatings. Case studies illustrate real-world inspection scenarios. BACK TO TOP

Residential Roof Inspector Certification

The Haag Certified Inspector – Residential Roofs program is designed to make you highly proficient with all major types of residential (steep-slope) roofs. You ll learn how hail and wind interact with roofing, inspection safety techniques, roof area calculations, and applicable codes. You ll also gain comprehensive understanding of manufacture, installation, weathering, hail damage, wind damage, maintenance, mechanical damage, and repair costs for each major roofing type composition, wood shingle/shake, concrete and clay tile, asbestos, fiber cement, and various synthetic, slate, and metal roofing types. Real-world case studies make the information vivid and memorable. BACK TO TOP


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Holding Haag’s Wind Damage Certification will show that you have an advanced understanding of wind types and related wind effects, for the purpose of accurately inspecting and assessing an entire building following a wind event. Participants gain an in-depth understanding of all types of wind events (straight-line, tornadic, down-burst, hurricane) and their effects on major types of steep-slope and low-slope roofing systems. They also learn advanced techniques to evaluate and document damage to an entire building envelope (not just the roof) following a wind event. Futher, students develop the skills to differentiate wind damage from conditions caused by other factors, both natural and mechanical. BACK TO TOP


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Replacement of Storm Damaged Shingles

Roof damage claims are being bitterly fought by many insurance companies. From my perspective, claims managers and insurance company vendors seem to be training their adjusters how to minimize insurance benefits through various theories and company line responses. It is causing frustration to roofers and insurance customers. Much of it results in increased litigation.

Insurance claims managers, their vendor experts and attorneys waging these battles against the insurance companies customers must be furious with the following GAF Technical Bulletin released on July 30, 2014:

One of the findings which I am certain they will challenge rather than accept is the following:

While it is possible to replace individual storm damaged shingles, latent damage to the surrounding shingles caused by a storm is difficult to assess. Because of the potential for the surrounding shingles to also have experienced storm damage, complete roof replacement is recommended for the long term performance of these roofs.

To be fair, some insurers will take to heart what GAF has published. But, we do not generally see those insurers in court because they pay and resolve matters. The others are probably calling GAF and asking for verbal explanations and lobbying for more excuses to weasel out of paying storm damage to shingle roofs.

Public adjusters and roofers should diligently check manufacturer recommendations. In many instances, a recommendation must be followed as a matter of law because of building codes. I appreciate public adjuster Don Wood forwarding this to me.

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Thanks for sharing this. I think you re right about the Insurance claims managers, their vendor experts and attorneys waging these battles against Insured policyholders not being happy about this bulletin. The individual shingles replacement tactic seems unreasonable. How can an Insurer expect a Policyholder to replace individually damaged shingles when the carrier and its representatives won t (or can t) identify the exact individual shingles that they claim to be extending coverage?

The potentially self-serving opinion from someone selling or installing roof surfacing has to be considered. Here is an article on this issue:

It is normally password-protected but I ll leave it up for a while with a public setting.

Most homeowners insurance policies cover DIRECT damage to covered tangible property. What constitutes direct damage can vary from one situation to another and there may be case law or statutes that govern in a particular state.

A better argument to cover both direct and consequential damage is to involve the pair or set clause found in most homeowners policies, considering the roof surfacing to be a set of property potentially suffering both types of damage.

The possible downside is that most policies value such losses on an ACV basis, rather than replacement cost (and an increasing number of policies may value roof damage on an ACV basis anyway, depending on age and/or condition). However, my particular insurer has a broadening endorsement on my homeowners policy that covers pair or set claims on a replacement cost basis. Following the loss of 6 of 26 customer shutters in a tornado claim last year, the carrier paid for the complete replacement of all 26 shutters and took the undamaged shutters for salvage value.

It s unfortunate too because roofing contractors already have to pay for materials and operational expenses. Adding on litigation fees that could be avoided adds to that financial responsibility.

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Minimum Slope Shingle Roof

What is the minimum slope for a shingle Roof ?

Shingles of all types need to have slope to function properly. The minimum requirement is 2/12. The 2/12 number is rise over run, or two units of vertical for every 12 units horizontal. That works out to about nine degrees if that works better for you. A shingle roof, like this North Dallas garage in the photo above, may have failure, no matter how good a job the installer did. This minimum slope requirement can be found in the installation instructions for almost every manufacturer and in many building codes.

Normal Roof Slope for Typical Installation

Normal shingle installation is allowed for all roofs with a pitch of 4/12 and above.

Low Sloped Roof Shingle Installation

If 4/12 and above is normal and 2/12 is minimum, what about properties with roofs in between the two such as a 3/12 pitched roof? We do install shingles on these in between pitches but special application measures must be taken in this middle ground. You are required to have a double layer of asphalt saturated felt paper or a single layer of ice water shield under your shingles. A word of caution: if you have a roof that is just above the minimum pitch, you still may better off using a different product than shingles.

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We specialize in re roofing of existing homes and businesses as well as repairs. Among the services we provide are:

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Man Jumps to Death From Roof of Standard Hotel in Downtown L.A.

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“Because there’s no criminal investigation involved it has been deemed a suicide,” an LAPD spokesperson says

The 24-hour party vibe of the Standard Hotel in downtown Los Angeles ground to a halt Monday afternoon when a man leaped 12 floors to his death from the hotel s rooftop lounge.

The incident occurred as guests crowded the rooftop pool, seeking to cool off during a mid-September heat wave in which temperatures hit the mid-90s.

A Los Angeles Police Department spokesperson confirms to The Hollywood Reporter that a call was placed at 3:49 p.m. alerting them to a male victim who jumped from the roof.

The man landed on the sidewalk outside the hotel on the 500 block of South Flower Street. His name and age have not been released by police.

Because there s no criminal investigation involved it has been deemed a suicide, the spokesperson said. It s now in the hands of the Coroner s Office.

A spokesperson with the L.A. c oroner s office said no further details were yet available. A woman who responded to a call placed to the Standard s front desk said the hotel had no comment on the matter.

Owned by hotelier Andre Balazs. the downtown outpost of the Standard opened in 2002 in what was the Superior Oil Company Building, a steel-and-marble modernist structure originally built in 1956. The building was added in 2003 to the National Register of Historic Places.

The hotel s debauched rooftop space replete with DJs, bars, a pool and intimate waterbed pods that encouraged commingling among guests instantly became a hot draw among Hollywood scene seekers.

In the years since, Balazs has opened another Standard in Miami Beach and two more in New York City.

It was in one of the latter a tower straddling lower Manhattan s elevated walkway known as the High Line that Jay Z famously got into an elevator tussle with sister-in-law Solange Knowles as wife Beyonce looked on.

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