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Hail Roofing: Choosing the Right Roof

Hail Roofing: Choosing the Right Roof

Hail Proof RoofingA roof that can stand up against any hail storm event depends on your view of what should be considered a roof. If you are considering living in a bunker underground, with at least 6" of soil and a solid concrete slab as a "roof", then good news, there are options for you out there. Unfortunately for those of us that own a home or building above ground, there isn’t a single solution that truly provides a "hail-proof" option for your roof.Protection against Hail StormsIn order t …
Aug 14th 2017 Steve Collins
Project Highlight: Great Country Timber Frames

Project Highlight: Great Country Timber Frames

The Old West is known for its rustic charm and rugged landscapes. That is why homeowners and designers love to use the Wild West as design inspiration for residential and commercial spaces, even on the East Coast.One company that is witnessing this first hand is Great Country Timber Frames out of Conneticut. "There’s a strong nostalgia for the West in the East Coast, where Cape- and Colonial-style homes & businesses are the norm. From cowboys to wide open blue skies, New Englanders are fond of t …
Apr 30th 2017 Morgan Scott
5 Types of Metal Roofing Materials - Pros & Cons

5 Types of Metal Roofing Materials - Pros & Cons

Metal Roofing has often been called the “Cadillac of Roofing”. Depending on your opinion of that particular manufacturer, this comparison could be less than flattering. In reality, a metal roof doesn’t describe a specific product, rather an entire range of products. The term itself does not even explain whether you are speaking about a steel, aluminum, zinc, or copper roof. Given metal roofing’s reputation for being able to handle a huge range of requirements and design options, a better com …
Apr 23rd 2017 Steve Collins
Metal Roofing - Choosing a Roofing Contractor

Metal Roofing - Choosing a Roofing Contractor

Are you Re-Roofing Your Home?The biggest decision you’ll make while re-roofing your home is choosing a roofing contractor. This person will help you choose the right materials, assess the current state of your home and ensure your family is protected from rain, snow, hail, and leaks that bring rot and mold.So, how do you choose a roofing contractor that you can trust? Online searches and Yellow Pages references will produce dozens of companies in your area. Not to mention the national companies …
May 11th 2016 Katie Smith
Use Metal for a Modern Rustic Design

Use Metal for a Modern Rustic Design

In the past few years we’ve watched the design esthetic pendulum between the sleek, cool, sharp lines of Modern style and the cozy, comfy, woodsy feeling of Rustic. Most recently, that pendulum has stopped right in the middle. Those cold, modern lines are mixing with warm, earthy materials like natural wood and stone.The mix of natural wood and metal is a great example of Modern Rustic.This style trend, dubbed Modern Rustic or Rustic Industrial, is becoming ever popular in the West where open …
Feb 5th 2016 Katie Smith