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How to Prevent Ice Dams and Icicles

What Are Ice Dams? Ice dams are formed when heat from the inside of a home escapes into the attic and warms the roof decking during the winter. This heat, combined with heat from the sun, can melt snow on the roof. Melting snow on the upper roof and in the valleys then runs down Read More

SUSTAINABILITY

SUSTAINABILITY That’s a buzz word that has taken hold in the mainstream. You cannot go too far without hearing a company or government agency touting that they are sustainable. It seems like a complex concept that requires a high level of engineering. It’s popular, it’s trendy, it sounds good, but what does it really mean? Read More

When Installing Gutters… Don’t Mix Metals!

The selection of gutter material must account for the potential of Galvanic or Electrolytic Corrosion at contact points with other metals and at supports. Also, special selection is required for corrosive environments such as coastal or polluted industrial atmospheres. Galvanic or Electrolytic Corrosion can occur when dissimilar metals are in contact in the presence of Read More

How to make a Successful Construction Investment

What Major Risks Do Homeowners Face When Making a Home Remodeling Decision? According to the Certified Contractors Network (CCN), “homeowners have a lot of fear when they are faced with making a home improvement decision. They worry about whether or not they are making the right choice when it comes to contractors. Will they be Read More

Common Reroofing Questions Answered:

For Maryland property owners, there are many reroofing options that are viable solutions, but by far the most common roof type is asphalt shingles. Below are some common questions that are important part of the reroofing process, and should not be ignored. For one reason, it’s required by law. And, secondly, it’s just good roofing Read More

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