Roofing scams target victims living in Security-Widefield

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SECURITY-WIDEFIELD, Colo. – Roofing scams are already targeting people living in Security-Widefield after Monday’s severe hail storm swept through southern Colorado.

“They’re taking our money, our hard earned money,” said Torri Roll, who lives in Security.

In just a matter of hours since the storm, contractors knocked on her door offering discounted deals. The scam typically works when a deal is offered, a deposit is taken, but no work is done.

“It’s just awful, I wish people were more real and true,” Roll said.

People all across the neighborhood noticed some unusual activity the past two days.

“It’s very annoying when you get two or three people a day,” said Steve Savage, a neighbor living nearby.

Savage said since the June storm hit, he’s been offered 25 questionable deals from contractors.

“It makes you extremely angry,” he said.

Neighbors said on average nine out of the 10 door knockers traveled in cars with license plates out of state.

Michael Moore, owner of Divine Roofing explains it happens more than you think.

“I would say as much as 50 percent of the work is going to out of state contractors,” he said.

Bottom line, avoid taking offers with unusually low discounts and make sure you have a valid contract and warranty in writing before making a purchase.

This post was taken from https://www.krdo.com/news/top-stories/roofing-scammers-start-to-crawl-through-security-widefield/779219384

Metal Roofing Market to See Strong Growth, Comprehensive Analysis to 2025

Metal Roofing Market to See Strong Growth, Comprehensive Analysis to 2025

A new business intelligence report released by HTF MI with title “United States Metal Roofing Market Report 2018” that targets and provides comprehensive market analysis with future prospects to 2023. The analysts of the study have garnered extensive research methodologies and data sources (i.e Secondary & Primary Sources) in order to generate collective and useful information that delivers latest market undercurrents and industry trends.

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Competition Analysis:
Some of key competitors or manufacturers included in the study are NCI Building Systems, Kingspan Group, BlueScope Steel Limited, CertainTeed Roofing, Fletcher Building, Headwaters Inc, Nucor Building Systems, Tata Steel Europe, The OmniMax International, Inc, Metal Sales Manufacturing Corporation, McElroy Metal, Inc., Safal Group, Carlisle SynTec Systems, Isopan S.p.A., Firestone Building Products, Drexel Metals Inc., Bilka, Interlock Roofing, ATAS International, Inc., Pruszynski Ltd, Future Roof, Inc., Chief Industries, Wella, Jinhu Color Aluminum Group, Reed’s Metals, Inc., Ideal Roofing Co. Ltd, EDCO, Balex Metal Sp, Hangzhou Tianjing Building materials company & Singer-Ruser(HZ) Building Materials Tech.Co.,LTD

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Chapter 1: Overview of United States Metal Roofing Market (2013-2025)
• Definition
• Specifications
• Classification
• Applications
• Regions

Chapter 2: Market Competition by Players/Suppliers 2013 and 2018
• Manufacturing Cost Structure
• Raw Material and Suppliers
• Manufacturing Process
• Industry Chain Structure

Chapter 3: Sales (Volume) and Revenue (Value) by Region (2013-2018)
• Sales
• Revenue and market share

Chapter 4, 5 and 6: United States Metal Roofing Market by Type, Application & Players/Suppliers Profiles (2013-2018)
• Market Share by Type & Application
• Growth Rate by Type & Application
• Drivers and Opportunities
• Company Basic Information

Chapter 7, 8 and 9: United States Metal Roofing Manufacturing Cost, Sourcing & Marketing Strategy Analysis
• Key Raw Materials Analysis
• Upstream Raw Materials Sourcing
• Marketing Channel

Chapter 10 and 11: Metal Roofing Market Effect Factors Analysis and Market Size (Value and Volume) Forecast (2018-2025)
• Technology Progress/Risk
• Sales Volume, Revenue Forecast (by Type, Application & Region)

Chapter 12, 13, 14 and 15: United States Metal Roofing Market Research Findings and Conclusion, appendix and data source
• Methodology/Research Approach
• Data Source (Secondary Sources & Primary Sources)
• Market Size Estimation

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• Influencing factors that thriving demand and latest trend running in the market
• What is the market concentration? Is it fragmented or highly concentrated?
• What trends, challenges and barriers will impact the development and sizing of United States Metal Roofing market
• SWOT Analysis of each defined key players along with its profile and Porter’s five forces tool mechanism to compliment the same.
• What growth momentum or acceleration market carries during the forecast period?
• Which region may tap highest market share in coming era?
• Which application/end-user category or Product Type [Steel Roofing, Aluminum Roofing, Copper Roofing & Others] may seek incremental growth prospects?
• What would be the market share of key countries like The West, Southwest, The Middle Atlantic, New England, The South & The Midwest etc.?
• What focused approach and constraints are holding the United States Metal Roofing market tight?

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Can Reflective Roofing Save Energy and Help the Environment?

Can Reflective Roofing Save Energy and Help the Environment?

By Bob Schildgen

Hey Mr. Green,

I liked your article about the amount of space needed to provide solar power in the United States. I have wondered how many roofs would have to be painted white to replace the albedo of the melting ice caps. We live in Houston, Texas, and I’ve often thought of painting ours white to reduce our AC bill.

— Dianne, in Houston

Painting rooftops white may have some promise, although there remains considerable debate about its benefits, especially given that the soot in our air has the potential to trap their reflected heat.

There are several other factors to also consider. The cooling effects of the white roof could, for example, force folks to turn the furnace up in winter, thereby offsetting at least some of its benefit. As the EPA politely and rather cautiously reminds us: “Please remember the energy savings that can be achieved with reflective roofing is highly dependent on facility design, insulation used, climatic conditions, building location, and building envelope efficiency.”

If you’d like to dig deeper into the issue and come up with a specific calculation for your location and type of dwelling, the Oak Ridge National Laboratory offers a Cool Roof Calculator. Based on evidence I’ve seen, the benefits of the white roof would probably be greater in your area than in cities farther north. Good luck with your research!

Recycled roofing tiles get a second life as stunning wall tiles with the Parkway collection

Recycled roofing tiles get a second life as stunning wall tiles with the Parkway collection

MINNEAPOLIS, April 30, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — The Parkway collection, made of recycled roofing tiles, joins hundreds of other new and unique tiles being introduced this season at The Tile Shop (NASDAQ:TTS), a specialty retailer of natural stone and man-made tiles.

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The two tiles in the Parkway collection, a chevron mosaic tile and a subway tile, are made of authentic recycled clay roofing tiles. The steel-grey, blue and sandy-brown tones visible in these tiles create an entirely original look that is a blend of cool and warm colors on the walls of the home. As more and more tiles function as works of art, the Parkway series, from The Tile Shop’s proprietary brand Fired Earth Ceramics, is one of the most interesting and stunning tiles to serve this purpose.

The Parkway collection is another addition to the assortment of unique tiles that satisfy consumer demand for original and hard-to-find tiles. “A lot of people these days say they want products that are different and have a unique story,” said Kevin McDaniel, vice president of merchandising at The Tile Shop. “With the Parkway collection, each tile is original and one of a kind.”

This collection is one of dozens of new and unique products being released this month and represent part of a commitment by The Tile Shop to offer the leading assortment in the industry.

For more information, please visit www.tileshop.com.

About The Tile Shop

The Tile Shop (NASDAQ:TTS) is a leading specialty retailer of natural stone and man-made tiles, setting and maintenance materials and related accessories in the United States. The Company offers a wide selection of high-quality products, exclusive designs, knowledgeable staff and exceptional customer service in an extensive showroom environment with up to 50 full-room tiled displays which are enhanced by the complimentary Design Studio, a collaborative platform to create customized 3-D design renderings to scale, allowing customers to bring their design ideas to life. The Tile Shop currently operates 140 stores in 31 states and the District of Columbia, with an average size of 20,200 square feet and sells products online at www.tileshop.com.

The Tile Shop is a proud member of the American Society of Interior Designers (ASID), National Association of Homebuilders (NAHB), National Kitchen and Bath Association (NKBA) and the National Tile Contractors Association (NTCA). Visit www.tileshop.com. Join The Tile Shop (#thetileshop) on Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest and Twitter.

 

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Why is asbestos dangerous?

Why is asbestos dangerous?

  • Asbestos still kills around 5000 workers each year, this is  more than the number of people killed on the road.
  • Around 20 tradesman die each week as a result of past exposure
  • However, asbestos is not just a problem of the past. It can be present today in any building built or refurbished before the year 2000.

When materials that contain asbestos are disturbed or damaged, fibres are released into the air. When these fibres are inhaled they can cause serious diseases. These diseases will not affect you immediately; they often take a long time to develop, but once diagnosed, it is often too late to do anything. This is why it is important that you protect yourself now.

Asbestos can cause the following fatal and serious diseases:

Mesothelioma

Mesothelioma is a cancer which affects the lining of the lungs (pleura) and the lining surrounding the lower digestive tract (peritoneum). It is almost exclusively related to asbestos exposure and by the time it is diagnosed, it is almost always fatal.

Asbestos-related lung cancer

Asbestos-related lung cancer is the same as (looks the same as) lung cancer caused by smoking and other causes. It is estimated that there is around one lung cancer for every mesothelioma death.

Asbestosis

Asbestosis is a serious scarring condition of the lung that normally occurs after heavy exposure to asbestos over many years. This condition can cause progressive shortness of breath, and in severe cases can be fatal.

Pleural thickening

Pleural thickening is generally a problem that happens after heavy asbestos exposure. The lining of the lung (pleura) thickens and swells. If this gets worse, the lung itself can be squeezed, and can cause shortness of breath and discomfort in the chest.

Note: It is also important to remember that people who smoke, and are also exposed to asbestos fibres, are at a much greater risk of developing lung cancer.

 

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No need to feel blue with new roof guidance

No need to feel blue with new roof guidance

Technical guidance for the construction and design of blue roofs has been released by the National Federation of Roofing Contractors.

The information was put together by the NFRC Joint Flat Roofing Technical Committee whose members included membrane and system manufacturers, insulation producers, standards and certification bodies, drainage consultants and representatives from flat roofing trade associations.

Kevin Taylor, head of technical services at the National Federation of Roofing Contractors, said: “No British or European standard covers this type of application so we were tasked with producing these notes to support the design of technically correct Blue Roof construction.

“We hope that this – like Green Roof Code of Practice (GRO) has done for green roofing – will provide comprehensive information and guidance for specifiers, designers and installers of blue roofs.”

The guidance includes sections on drainage, roof deck construction, falls, waterproofing, outlets, overflows, components and finishes.

A Blue Roof is a flat roof designed to allow controlled attenuation of rain fall during heavy and storm events as part of a Sustainable Urban Drainage Systems (SuDS) good practise policy, replicating the natural environment or improving the as built environment.

It treats and releases the water at a managed and controlled rate directly into the sewers waterways and river systems.

Kevin added: “At the NFRC we help our members plan ahead and see both green and blue roof systems as providing sustainable roof drainage solutions for our sector.”

www.nfrc.co.uk

 

Top 10 Roofing Tips

Top 10 Roofing Tips

Think Safety First

Fussing to try and find a leak as soon as it happens is something that could put you in the hospital. Meddling on a roof while it's raining or covered with ice and snow isn't the ideal way to find a leak. Trying to temporarily fix a leak could be highly dangerous. If you want to do it right, there is no quick-fix. Just take your time, and be very patient and careful to wait for Mother Nature to give you the green light.

Take Precautions

Being on a roof will put the body in positions that are not comfortable or safe. Make sure to wear rubber sole shoes to prevent slipping. Also use a harness and always work with a buddy.

Spray the Roof

Take a garden hose and go up to the roof and start spraying in different locations to find the leak. Wait if it's wintertime because it's not safe to run water on the roof when it's freezing out.

Keep Gutters Clean

One of the most common areas and causes for roof leaks are clogged gutters. Gutters that have not been cleaned can cause the water to build up during rain.

Avoid Dry Rot

Dry rot isn't related to any type of water damage, but lack of ventilation. If a roof repair is right in the middle of the roof, there is a chance that the plywood might be deteriorating. The roof will actually sag in and cause the roof shingles to get brittle, crack and then leak. Preventing dry rot consists of installing a ridge vent, which will only work if there is a soffit vent. Holes have to be drilled through the soffit vents so cool air comes in through the bottom and pushes the hot air out through the top.

Prevent Ice Buildup

In the wintertime, ice has no problem building up under the roof membrane, shingles and gutters. The ice builds back up when it reaches the wall line where the house is heated and it creates an interior drip. Proper ventilation, rain and ice shields along with installing a drip edge will help prevent this problem.

Fix Roof Boots

Flashing, roofing, ice damping and skylights are all obvious places for potential leaks. One thing people often miss is the rubber boots. It's where the roof fence comes up that you find roof boots. If they dry up they will cause major leaks. It's a quick fix; purchase a new roof boot in a local hardware store. You may have to remove some of the shingles, lay a better tar under it and put it back in place.

Inspect Materials

Sometimes shingles are faulty and will begin to crack after they've been nailed down. Faulty installation with nails and shingles can also play a big part in leaks. Nails could be nailed too low and it will start pushing back up. Make sure to always check merchandise before getting on the roof.

Check Valleys

A valley is where the intersection of two roofs comes together. It is also called the ridge, which is again where two roofs meet at the top. Valleys are very common places for leaks because that's where the water from the entire roof goes to and it will start sloshing back and forth.

Eliminate Leaks

It's important not to get discouraged when a leak can't be found. It's a process of elimination. You've covered one area, installed the shingles back and sealed it watertight so at least one spot is eliminated. Now, you can try other areas.

This post was taken from http://www.diynetwork.com/

Waterproofing conference will bring together a range of professionals

The second international structural waterproofing conference will focus on the themes of design, specification and best practice

The Property Care Association said its upcoming structural waterproofing conference will appeal to a broad range of professions and industries.

The PCA represents the structural waterproofing sector and has committed to drive best practice. Recently, the association introduced a new standard in collaboration with the NHBC. Chapter 5.4 aims to deliver improvements in waterproofing works and was introduced following the revelation claims on basements had cost close to £21m since 2005.

The conference, which will be the second international event dedicated to the topic, will take place on 6 July at The Slate, University of Warwick.

The agenda has been developed with housebuilding, construction, civil and architectural professionals in mind.

Following a three-session format, it will focus on themes surrounding design, specification and best practice. Topics to be discussed will also include concrete in waterproofing, hydrogeology and soil mechanics as well as structural design and ground gas management.

Following on from success

Steve Hodgson, Chief Executive of the Property Care Association (PCA), said: “Last year’s inaugural structural waterproofing conference was a great success across industry, providing a useful opportunity to broaden knowledge and skills within this important area.

“Based on that success we have been able to further enhance the event for 2017, widening its scope and scale with industry-leading speakers covering a range of subjects.”

To book a place on the conference visit the PCA site.

This post was taken from www.pbctoday.co.uk

CHINA TO INVEST IN WATERPROOFING MEMBRANE MARKET

Waterproofing Membrane Market Outlook: China to emerge as major revenue contributor over 2016-2024

"Europe waterproofing membrane market was the biggest contributor to the total revenue share of the industry in 2014 and contributed more than $ 1800 million. Heavy demand from countries like Russia, Germany, France and Italy are predicted to contribute towards the growth of the industry in Europe."
Waterproofing Membrane Market Size By Application (Sheet Membranes, Liquid Applied Membranes), By End-Use (Building Structures, Roofing, Walls, Landfills & Tunnels), By Product (Polymers, Polymer Modified Cement, Bitumen), Regional Outlook, Growth Potential, Price Trend, Competitive Market Share & Forecast, 2016 2024.

Infrastructural development and the rising demand for durable raw material from the construction sector will fuel Waterproofing Membrane Market across the globe. Furthermore, global waste management, technological innovations, and availability of raw material will drive industry growth. According to Global Market Insights, Inc., ?Waterproofing Membrane Market was valued over USD 5.5 billion in 2015 and is expected to register a CAGR of more than 7% over 2016-2024.

Favorable pricing regulations implemented by the European Commission will provide ample opportunities for industry players to come up with eco-friendly solutions, fueling Europe waterproofing membrane market.

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Polymers, bitumen, and polymer modified cement are the types of waterproofing membrane products. Bitumen waterproofing membrane industry size is expected to observe a CAGR of 6.5% over 2016-2024.

Polymers such as EPDM and PVC are flexible, water-resistant, and permeable, owing to which they are widely used in infrastructural development. Global polymer waterproofing membrane market is likely to witness a growth rate of more than 7% over 2016-2024.

In terms of end-users, waterproofing membrane is used in walls, buildings, roofing, and landfills & tunnels. Waterproofing membrane industry size in roofing was worth more than USD 1.6 billion in 2015, driven by the product properties such as load bearing and heat resistance. Waterproofing membrane market size in building structures will grow at a CAGR exceeding 7% over 2016-2024.

Waterproofing membrane find applications in sheet and liquid applied membrane. End users for sheet membrane include wet rooms, bathrooms, roofs, and walls, driven by their properties of cost-effectiveness, safety, and low maintenance. Worldwide sheet waterproofing membrane industry is likely to observe a CAGR of 6% over 2016-2024.

Liquid applied waterproofing membrane is strong, durable, and do not require primers and seam treatment, on account of which they are preferred over prefabricated sheets. Liquid applied waterproofing membrane market size was worth more than USD 4 billion in 2015, with a CAGR estimation of more than 6.5% over 2016-2024.

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Leading players of this industry such as Dow, BASF, and Pidilite are engaged in the production and consumption of raw material required for various product manufacturing operations. Other companies operating in this domain include DuPont, Covestro, CICO Technologies, Sika AG, and Fosroc.

Geographically, U.S. waterproofing membrane market is predicted to grow at a CAGR of more than 5%, driven by strict EPA regulations regarding the usage of fluorocarbons in the manufacturing process.

Rapid industrialization and urbanization will favor China waterproofing membrane industry size, which is likely to exceed 300 million square meters by 2024.

It is important to note that this market is highly fragmented, with many companies establishing their presence across countries such as India and China.

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What is Storm Stella, when will it hit the UK?

 

What is Storm Stella, when will it hit the UK?

KILLER blizzard Storm Stella blanketed the northeast of the US in snow and hammered its shores with 60mph winds.

The snowstorm, which left at least five people dead, is now set to journey across the Atlantic on its way to the UK.

A man in New York appears to be helping to free a yellow taxi that has become stuck

Here’s everything you need to know about the storm before it arrives.

What is Storm Stella?

Storm Stella is a powerful snow blizzard that battered the northeast coast of the USA and plunged it into a state of emergency.

Roughly 50 million people were under a blizzard warning as 60mph winds swept through.

The tail end of the storm is due to hit our shores this weekend – but its force will have significantly weakened.

Snow has only been predicted for some parts of Scotland.

The powerful blast buried northeastern states including Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Virginia and Massachussetts under snow.

At its most intense it caused the death of Ava Doris, 16, who lost control of her car.

The blizzard also claimed the lives of two elderly men in Milwaukee who were shovelling snow on Monday.

A man in Massachusetts was killed in his truck after it was hit by a train in poor visibility conditions.

Boston Mayor Marty Walsh warns residents as Storm Stella blankets Mass

An elderly man in Connecticut died after he was struck by a snowplough, NBC reported.

Stella also caused school closures and the cancellations of 6800 flights as people were urged to stay indoors.

Temperatures were predicted to dip as low as -4C when people were warned of the storm.

Americans in US states such as New York and New Jersey were told to prepare for two feet of the white stuff.

That prediction was later downgraded to between 4 - 8 inches.

1600 snowploughs were deployed to clear the New York streets.

The porn website Pornhub sent snow ploughs to three states to help clear up snow.

Roughly 210,000 people in the mid-west and northeast experienced power outages.

The conditions caused German Chancellor Angela Merkel to postpone a trip to Washington to meet President Trump.

 
New Yorkers in Central Park took the opportunity to play out in the snow

When will Storm Stella arrive in the UK?

The tail end of Storm Stella is set to whip our shores this weekend.

The arrival will come after Brits have enjoyed the hottest day of the year so far on Wednesday.

Temperatures rocketed to 18C with people taking the opportunity to head to the beach or go for a picnic.

The weather was also bright and cheerful yesterday as Stella showed no signs of arriving.

Brits have woken up to sunny weather with a slight chill in the air this morning as the remnants of Storm Stella prepare to take effect.

Spring temperatures may remain as parts of the country feel mild this weekend but the wind is expected to make it feel colder.

Friday will gradually see wind and rain affecting most of the country by the end of the day.

The weekend will continue to be unsettled with rain coming in from the west.

Parts of the weekend will continue to see brighter spells but parts of Scotland are likely to experience snow.

Storms are given their own names in the UK so Stella would be renamed if its effect here was significant enough.

Steven Keates from the Met Office said: "From late Thursday till Sunday it will turn wet and windy across the country and this will last thorough the weekend.

"Wind will strengthen to gale force of up to 60mph on Friday and Saturday in the North West England and Wales."

Temperatures are expected to plunge by Friday and will struggle to reach 9C.

The worst affected areas for gales are predicted to be coastlines in Southern England and the North West.

 
The "Fearless Girl" statue in New York also had to brave Storm Stella's snow and 60mph winds

Where will Storm Stella make landfall?

Scotland and the north are first in the firing line when Storm Stella's remnants sweep through this weekend.

Forecaster Oli Claydon said: "The benign conditions are certainly going to turn as things become more unsettled at the end of the week.

"It is all part of the same system which is currently causing stormy weather in the US, although it won't be anywhere near as vigorous when it reaches the UK.

"But we are going to see a regime change as this low pressure system moves across the Atlantic.

"There will be some rain around on Wednesday although most places will see a dry day; on Thursday the north will get some rain.

"From Friday into the weekend it will turn wet and windy across the country and this will last thorough the weekend."

This post was taken from www.thesun.co.uk