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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

The Origin of North American Roofing Slates

“These minerals constituting slate were deposited in bodies of water and erosion and deposition accounts for the different composition in successive beds. Other materials may have been deposited over the clays, and the pressure of the superimposed material may have gradually united the clays in shale. Shale has been described as ‘a laminated rock consisting 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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