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Why is there Gravel on My Roof?

Why is there Gravel on My Roof?

You may be wondering why some buildings have gravel on the roof.  Simple, it protects the tar from the sun.    UV rays can break down and dry out the tar membrane causing the tar to crack (some describe it as “alligatoring”).  The light color rocks reflect...

4 Tips for Finding a Construction Contractor

4 Tips for Finding a Construction Contractor

How to properly vet a contractor? Finding and vetting a contractor for a home renovation can be difficult and expensive if you pick the wrong contractor.  Most home owners usually have little experience with construction and can easily be bamboozled by a slick talking...

Top 3 Ways to Prevent Subterranean Termites

Top 3 Ways to Prevent Subterranean Termites

What's the biggest fear you have when it comes to the well-being of your house? I guess this isn't The Wizard of Oz, so the idea of a cyclone is pretty far-fetched. However, one widespread fear among anyone is that of a termite infestation. Termites can be...