2 Methods And A Tip For Storing Removed Asbestos For The Short Term

When done as part of a larger project, asbestos abatement can become much more complicated that a simple cut and dump. If your construction project is going to have multiple phases, like many remodeling or retrofitting projects, then you may need to store your old loose asbestos on site; doing this safely is the difference between keeping your building occupants and workers safe and potentially having a lawsuit on your hands. [Read More]

The Benefits Of A Good Fire Alarm System

If there is a fire at your home or business, then you could stand to take huge losses--both financially and physically (smoke inhalation, loss of life, etc.). Therefore, it is critical that you have an effective and reliable fire alarm system. When browsing your options, there are a couple of things that you should keep in mind: Comprehensive Heat and Smoke Detection Many older fire alarms might just detect the presence of smoke. [Read More]

Historic Home Preservation: How To Choose Roofing Materials That Are Appropriate For Your Home's Time Period

Unlike new-build homes, historic homes were built with a lot of architectural details that was carried out through the roof. The result was stunning. Unfortunately, even though they were well crafted, most historic roofs eventually succumbed to the elements and had to be replaced.  If you have a historic home that needs a new roof, you probably want to stay true to the style of your home since a standard shingled roof often detracts from the style of a historic home and looks odd. [Read More]

Is Plain Black Just Not Your Style? Here's Everything You Need To Know To Paint Your Rubber Roof

Rubber roofs can provide excellent protection from water and weather damage, but plain black doesn't always work with your home's color scheme. You can paint your roof a new color, luckily, but it's important to understand the process. Painting a roof isn't at all like painting a room in your home. Filling In The Seams Before you can start painting, you'll first need to clean off your roof and seal up any open seams in the rubber. [Read More]