5 Things to Be Aware of Regarding Roof Safety Harness Use

Posted on: 22 December 2015

While a harness is not necessary for all roofing work, some roofs are steep enough to require added security. A roof that is steeply pitched at an angle of 18.43 degrees or moreis classified as a "steep roof" by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration. When you're working on a roof that's this steep, using a safety harness can prevent injury and even save lives.  The following are a few roof harness safety tips that you should be aware of to stay safe even when working on the steepest roofs. [Read More]

Poor Faucet Pressure? 2 Potential Causes

Posted on: 4 December 2015

From doing dishes to just getting a drink of water, everything's tougher when your faucet can't generate the water pressure you expect. Luckily, this problem is often easily treated--even by those who normally shy away from home plumbing tasks. If you've noticed that one of your faucets isn't delivering the kind of pressure it used to, read on. This article will explain how to correct two common issues that may be causing this problem. [Read More]

Two Cedar-Shingle Roof Repairs

Posted on: 17 November 2015

Cedar shingles can last for decades, but just because the roof as a whole can last does not mean that every shingle on the roof will. Hail damage, defective shingles, or impact damage can compromise individual shingles, and if they are not taken care of, the leaks caused by the defective shingles can undermine the rest of your shingles. Thus, it is important to move quickly to make repairs.  Shingles Split along the Grain [Read More]

Move Up, Not Out: 3 Ways To Add Private Space With A Rooftop Terrace

Posted on: 29 October 2015

If you need more square footage, but there's no way to expand your home's footprint, set your sights skyward. In high-density areas in Europe and the U.K., rooftop terraces increase living space and enhance the quality of life. Take a lesson from their designs and head upstairs for more leg room, privacy, and fresh air. Possibilities for your own rooftop terrace are discovered by: Taking advantage of your home's top qualities. [Read More]