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The Importance of Being Proactive About Plumbing Maintenance to Reduce the Chances of Costly Water Damage

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Water is what makes life possible on this planet, and it’s what scientist believe is essential for creating life and the possibility of colonization on other planets in the solar system, such as Mars. Without water, food cannot be grown, animals cannot survive, and of course, people cannot live. Life in general, comes to a standstill without water. Just think, even your own body is made up of mostly water, and your body can go weeks without food but only mere days without water. This is true for many plant and animal species on Earth.

But for as much good as water does, it also has the potential to do a whole lot of bad in terms of expensive and time consuming water damage repairs. Just look at the amount of costly water damage that can be caused by natural disasters such as hurricanes, typhoons, t

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Why Metal? Why Now? These Three Facts May Just Convince You to Get a Metal Roof

metal roofing materialsDoes your roof need replacing? If it’s time to think about a new roof for your home, stop and think about your residential roofing options. You could get a new shingled roof, or you could purchase custom metal roofing and save time, money, and sanity. Why metal roofing? Here are a few of the many benefits that metal roofing has to offer.

High life expectancy
Metal roofing materials have proven time and time again that they can outlast any traditional roof. In fact, they are certified to last over 30 years with minimal amounts of maintenance. If you’re looking for a roof that can stand up to sleet, snow, rain, heat, and a slew of other weather conditions and come out fine, then metal roofing may be a good option for you.

Minimal heat absorption
While traditional roofing materials may absorb more heat than they reflect, metal roofing materials can reflect nearly all of the heat placed upon them. By reflecting most heat and absorbing a very minimal amount, metal roofing can reduce energy costs related to air conditioning by up to 20%. In addition, metal roofing has a class A fire rating, which means it’s more resistant than any other type of roofing. So not only are metal roofs guaranteed to last upwards of 30 years, they can significantly reduce your energy costs and protect your home from fire damage.

Ease of installation
Because metal roofing is so light and comes in large sheets rather than in packages of shingles, the installation process is quick and relatively painless. Not only that, but the maintenance after the roof supply company leaves is minimal. Although you should have your roof inspected at least once a year — regardless — there are hardly any big issues to worry about after your roof has been installed.

If all of that wasn’t enough to convince you, then it might please you to know that in addition to these benefits, metal roofs are 100% recyclable after use. If you want to invest in your home, metal roofing is the right choice for you.


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