Safety is a continuously-evolving part of construction, and there are always ways to improve. In 2017, the newest awareness and guidance information in the commercial roofing industry is all about silica. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) guidelines have finally been put in place for staying safe around respirable crystalline silica (RCS) in the workplace, and it's in everyone's best interests to understand the best practices surrounding silica work. Here are a few details about silica in construction in general, along with ways that commercial roofing professionals can promote a safe working environment.
Is your roof leaking water? If so, it is a problem you need to take care of as soon as possible. Usually, depending on the severity of your leak, there could be a few ways to fix it. This article highlights the 3 best options homeowners have if their roof is leaking.
Full Roof Replacement
Replacing your roof is your first option. This also happens to be the most dramatic and expensive of the three options.
A fireplace in your home can be an extremely useful amenity to have for those that live in areas that are frequently plagued by low temperatures. Regularly cleaning your fireplace chimney can be essential maintenance for a number of reasons, and learning some of the more important and noticeable benefits can help you to justify the inconvenience of having this type of maintenance done to the chimney.
Avoid Hazardous Interior Air Quality Problems
Fascia boards are very important when it comes to the style of your eaves and roof like. Whether you have a flat or pitched roof, the fascia needs to be kept for style and structural reasons. If your fascia is saggy it will detract from the style of your roof, even worse, it might even lead to a compromised roof. So, if you are repairing an old roof, you need to decide what material you are going to use for your new product.
If you are thinking about changing your roofing material from whatever you have now to something like slate, then there are some things that you are going to need to think about before you jump right into stripping out your current shingles and sticking on some slate.
One thing you need to think about is how heavy it's going to be when it's on your roof. Each individual slate tile may not be heavy on its own, but you put hundreds of them on your roof, and you are looking at some serious weight.