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Roof Asset Management Saves School District Millions

ROOF ASSET MANAGEMENT SAVES SCHOOL DISTRICT MILLIONS IN TAXPAYER DOLLARS An innovative roof asset management program has saved Florida’s Brevard County Public Schools (BCPS) millions of dollars in maintenance and replacement costs over the past six years and has generated over $1 million in energy rebates. The program was instituted in 1995 when a $350 […]

What “wears out” roofs?

Exposure… Either long-term exposure to the elements (sun, water, freeze-thaw) or shorter-term exposure to damaging air pollutants and chemicals. Structural Movement… Such as building settlement or expansion/contraction not accommodated by the roofing system. Biological Growth… Such as vegetation in areas of standing water or algae. Not Fixing Problems Promptly… These can add up to a […]

WONDERING IF YOU NEED A NEW ROOF?

Wondering If You Need A New Roof? Having you been having problems with your roof? Are you wondering if it needs to be replaced? This article explains several different signs that the time may be approaching for a roof replacement. Like most people your initial thought of replacement may come from getting a roof leak. […]

Petroleum Prices Affect Asphalt Roofing Cost

 As oil prices hit a new high, increased costs are evident in every facet of our lives. Most people first notice the pinch to their pocketbooks as they’re filling up their gas tanks. For homeowners, the costs of general home maintenance and upkeep are certainly on the upswing as well. For those homeowners with asphalt […]

Solar Attic Fan Controller

Product Features We would like to take this opportunity to introduce a new product that was released this year by US Sunlight (the makers of your solar attic fan).  The new product is a controller that is compatible with your existing fan.  Right now your fan will only run when the sun is out.  On […]

Proper Roof Ventilation

VENTILATION Typical household activities can wreak havoc on a roof and attic if proper roof ventilation is not provided: In the summer, heat build-up encourages the premature aging and cracking of wood and other roofing materials. Unwanted heat also can transfer back down into living areas – which reduces energy efficiency. In cold weather, warm […]

Add Sunlight To Any Room In Your House

Solar Tube The Skylight Tube from U.S. Sunlight adds clean natural light to any room in your house while also enhancing the appearance of your roofline. With our revolutionary new square dome design, you are no longer restricted to “hiding” traditional round bubble tube lights to the backside of your house—Show off your upgraded roof appearance […]

Solar Powered Attic Fans

Ventilate your attic with free, clean, and abundant solar energy
U.S. Sunlight’s line of Solar Powered Attic Fans provide the active ventilation your attic needs to reduce the heat build-up in your attic that can reach temperatures of 160F and higher. It’s this heat build-up that can overheat your air conditioning ductwork and raise the temperatures […]

Smoke-Eating Roof Tiles

Breathe Easier with Revolutionary Roofing! Los Angeles based homebuilder, KB Homes, has joined forces with Boral Roofing to create and utilize a concrete tile roof that neutralizes the nitrogen oxide that forms into smog. KB Homes began offering this special roof in January of 2011 to 25 housing developments located in Southern California. When the […]