Category “Residential Roofing”

Be Safe While Doing Construction

Thursday, 12 January, 2012

Have you lost a recent bid to secure a job or Government contract? More than likely, it is due to your lack of or the complete absentee of your safety program. With an excellent safety program in place you can expect to see a major impact on your ability to secure contracts. Those companies that have employed a safety program even saved money on their General Liability insurance. The next time you bid on a commercial or residential project, be sure to submit your OSHA approved certification program.

loose shingles

Saturday, 9 October, 2010

There are times when loose shingles can cause major damage to the infrastructure of your home. If you do not realize, that you have shingles missing from your roof you can sustain the early hundreds or thousands of dollars to the inside of your residence. A certified roofing contractor can evaluate your roof on annual basis for loose, broken or damaged tiles. Do not become complacent and think that your roof is going to last 30 years without any type of service. There are many roofing contractors in the Atlanta metropolitan area who are very reputable and who would be willing to give you an honest opinion of your roofs viability.

Atlanta

Sunday, 8 August, 2010

Roof leaks are a big problem for homeowners. If left unattended to they many cause huge problems in the near future. I wanted to take a minute and try to explain some of the few leaks that you may be experiencing. Be sure to contact your Atlanta roofing contractor.

Valleys are where two roof planes intersect. This area is where a lot of rain may run down the roof in this area. Some roofers use roll roofing to seal this area, others use ice and water shield barrier and also lace the shingles together for extra protection. Sometimes the water will run under the shingles and cause leaks if not properly installed or if the leak barrier is worn down due to a lot of storm weather, sun, and humidity.

Step flashing may be causing a leak. The step flashing is located where a roof climbs along a vertical wall. If the flashing is not properly installed under the shingles and sealed with caulking it will cause leaks and begin to rust.

Shingles must be properly installed for they will have a lot of wear and tear on them thru the years. Shingles may become loose or even missing after a large rain or hail storm. This can cause leaking in that area.

Nail holes may be small but can cause a BIG leak. After several years, nails may become loose and after time rust. Some nails even pop out all together and leave these tiny holes. Over time the rain will start to make its way into the hole and cause problems.

Plumbing flashings are also known to leak after time. These plumbing flashings may need to be replaced. But some plumbing flashings may only need to be sealed.

Then there is Chimney leaks. These are prone to leak around flashing at the base of the chimney You may also need a new chimney cap . Chimney caps can become loose over time and rust causing leaks as well. Sometimes a ice and water shield barrier may need to be applied to the brick of the chimney to stop the leak. A roofing contractor can usually detect where the leak is coming in.

If a new roof has been installed and a leak becomes present, you should contact the roofing company that installed the roof and they should come out and inspect your roof for you. In come cases it may be detected that it is not something that was actually anything they could have done different so a service charge may apply. Always make sure to ask if there will be a service charge for a return visit. When a roof repair is completed and payment is made you should receive a warranty for the work preformed and if there is any issue with the same leak the roofing contractor should come back out free of charge in the warranty time frame you ahve been given.

CPR Class

Sunday, 1 August, 2010

Why Everyone Should Learn CPR (Cardio-Pulmonary Resuscitation)

It is very important for everyone to learn CPR.  There is training available to learn to save a life other than medical personnel.  CPR stands for Cardio (meaning the heart), Pulmonary (meaning the lungs) and Resuscitation (meaning to revive).  The skills can be utilized by everyone.  Mothers, people at church, daycare centers,etc.  could learn the skills to intervene in saving a life.  The majority of the time a cardiac arrest will be witnessed by friends or relatives, and knowing what to do can provide a healthy outcome.  Moms can learn the skills to save their child/children’s lives, especially around swimming pools, or if the child gets hurt while riding a bike or four wheeler.

Learn the skills of CPR by attending a class.  The Medical Academy offers classes in CPR, ACLS, and PALS.  The courses are approved by the American Heart Association.  Upon completion of the course, you will receive a certification card.  Most classes are 1-2 days of training.  There is a written exam and a hands on station for you to demonstrate the skills to pass the course.  You never know when you will be the one that witnesses a person in cardiac arrest, will you know what to do?

Roof Protection

Monday, 21 June, 2010

There has been much talk these days concerning roof protection. Homeowners have been very reluctant to allow this new coverage to be a part of their annual insurance policy. They protection of the roof policy has been identified as a need and not a luxury. In addition, there have been 5 guidelines set forth be the Department of Health Benefits. There has never been a greater demand for more roof protection for our senior citizens. They have expressed their concerns for the new law that is being passed be the local and county government. The days of no roof protection is all but history. Do not become complacent and be positive in all of your ventures concerning your new or old roof system.

New Construction

Friday, 11 June, 2010

I have noticed a great deal of new construction in our town. The economy must be getting a little better for these investors to build these new neighborhoods. However, I am concerned that we need to progress slowly in an attempt to do no further harm. The banks have yet to lend money to new home owners the way the once did in the past. Never the less, the new construction is beginning to boom in our small town.

Let it be known that we feel that we deserve a piece of the revenue that is being generated by this new construction. We want the workers in town to purchase goods from us so that we may pay our bills and reap the benefits of this growing economy. Some way or the other, we have to c capitalize off of this new day that has come our way. I hope things get better for all. Thanks, Jim Tatum

OSHA SAFETY

Sunday, 30 May, 2010

OSHA Safety Council plays a big role in assuring construction sites are safe. Many contractors are unaware of the requirements set forth to ensure the safety of each and every employee. Our company  employees Paramedics who are certified in  Atlanta PALS Certification. They are very valuable to the safety of all of our employees. The cost is minimal for the coverage and prevention provided.

In Addition, They provide First Aid Training to all of our new hires. The cost for the course is included in their duties. These Emergency Medical Technicians possess AHA  ACLS Certification to provide advanced Life Support coverage. OSHA Safety Council rarely gives us any problems because we take the extra effort to ensure the job-site remains extremely safe.