Monthly Archives: March 2015

Homeowner Roofing and What to Avoid Prior to Work

Putting a new roof on your home needs to be approached from a point of being prepared. It’s easy to negate all those terrible chances of what could go wrong, but it does take a little effort on your part. We can roof repairs albuquerque nm help set you on the right course, but you have to read this article and then some to keep your self moving in the right direction.

If your house is a little older or more along the lines of economy, then check out if you have venting installed in your roof. There is nothing wrong with getting a professional opinion on this matter, and you really should if you are having a new roof installed. With no vents, what happens is hot air gets trapped during warmer times, and this negatively impacts your air conditioning system. This is just like what happens outside when hot air is trapped over a city, and it creates an oven like effect which is what goes on in your home. You can see what we’re driving toward, and it’s simply determining if you need vents, and if that is the case then make it happen. All roofing materials will respond in a different way to the climate and this is good information. The reason you need or should act on this is because the job is being done no matter what, and you can take care of other things at the same time. Take a close look at what you have on your roof in the way of a??thingsa?? going through it, and even get a good visual inspection, in addition. A strong seal will keep the freezing ice, snow, or rain maybe from leaking through and then freezing up and expanding and retracting. When the season changes and warmer weather arrives, that means melting ice and snow, and of course that implies protection against all the water that will form when things warm up.

Flashing is an extremely important component of your roof, and this goes back to making sure your roof will handle water in the most efficient manner. One of the greatest risks to any roof is moisture and direct water from rainfall, and the thing is to have a clear path to ground so it can just run-off into the yard. What all of this will serve is routing the water in the direction you want plus it preserves your roof a bit better. Think about a small pool of water and this is what can happen, and then the water naturally saturates nearby shingles and then it’s a bad situation. Pro contractors know all about this and this is case where their expertise can really be good if you pick a good contractor. Picking a good roofing contractor comes with many benefits, and just one of them is ensuring your roof is installed perfectly. Getting the basics of planning in place will take care of many things you may forget along the way. So take your time and start planning well in advance.

Buying The Ideal Washer – Washing Machines Of 2012 Reviewed

Washing machines can be fun to search for, but you may get confused when you find NSF or non-NSF rated machines. What does this mean? You may have seen NSF, which stands for National Sanitation Foundation. People in America will see this. In regard to certification of products and businesses, NSF is basically an independent testing organization. Compliance with guidelines that are established, along with strict sanitation criteria, is what this is all about. So when the consumer spends their hard-earned cash on a washing machine, they are assured they are getting a quality product. You need to proceed at your own risk if you do not see the NSF certification.

Anyone that sees the LG WT5101HV washer will be impressed. It also saves money on energy and is highly efficient. This washing machine does come with a high price tag ($1159), but is well worth the price because of what it does. You can get your clothes just as clean using cold water as you can with warm. That means you can save even more on energy by using less warm water cycles. A large drum capacity in this washer will allow you to wash extra large loads, or things like comforters with no problem. Many people prefer a washer without an agitator. The LG WT5101HV does not come with one, which will make many people happy.

Although the majority of washers have a white color, you’ll find washers like the LG WM3550H in graphite steel finish. This LG washing machine has an impressive 12 wash cycles. This makes it the perfect washer for people whose clothes are made from a wide variety of fabric and textures. The capacity is also higher than many other model washers with 4.3 cubic feet which is considerably more found on the market. This LG washer is also front loading. This washer also has excellent test results when it comes to energy appliance repair Rio Rancho efficiency.

It’s hot steam cleaning feature makes the LG WM3550H unique.

You’ve got a choice between white or metallic silver if you’re looking to buy the GE PTWN8050M top loading washing machine. The GE PTWN8050M’s tub capacity is 4.5 cubic feet, which is actually larger than most. This washer is for large washing duties and may not be the most ideal choice for singles with no children. You’ll be able to program this washer for you most common wash settings.

Although not a new feature, it’s a great feature to have on a washer so you save time when doing the laundry. Other handy features include a quick wash mode as well as a sanitizing mode. All in all, you can’t go wrong investing in a GE washer. More often than not, the price would be the deal breaker. When you go shopping for a washer, you’ll notice that many of them have lids made of tempered glass. These features are obviously just an after-thought on the part of the manufacturers. While many such features aren’t really functional, they can increase the price of washing machines that do have them. One of the better innovations are the sensing technologies used in new washers in 2012. Now this is something worth paying for because it means energy efficiency and saving money.

Welcome to IRE

The 2015 International Roofing Expo [IRE] would like to thank all our participants who helped make the Expo a huge success!  From the attendees, exhibitors, speakers and press, to the vendors, temporary staff and Community Service Day volunteers — the IRE would not have been successful without all of you!


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Post-Show Survey

To ensure we offer the best possible 2016 IRE, please complete the post-show survey no later than Friday, March 6.

Post-Show Press Release

2015 IRE Photos

Photos from the 2015 IRE are available for viewing on the IRE Flickr page.

Product Showcase – *Best NEW Product* winners

A panel of industry experts selected first, second and third place winners of the Best New Product:

1st place – Leister Technologies – UNIROOF E 40 MM – 120V/15A  

2nd place – Tie Down Engineering / Roof Zone – RZ Guardrail 

3rd place – AceClamp/PMC Industries – Wind Clamp Wire Management Clip 

Product Showcase – *Best best albuquerque roofers SUSTAINABLE Product* winners

A panel of industry experts selected first, second and third place winners of the Best Sustainable Product:

1st place – Tie Down Engineering / Roof Zone – RZ Guardrail 

2nd place – Gutterglove, Inc. – Gutterglove Gutterguard

3rd place – Matterhorn Metal Roofing – Matterhorn Metal Roofing

Conference Session Recordings on CD-ROM

If you missed any of the conference sessions – or attended and would like to take the education home with you – select conference sessions are available for purchase on CD-ROM. Click here to view the conference sessions. 

Conference Handouts and Certificates of Completion

If you attended the conference seminars and would like access to the handouts to view, print and/or save, simply sign in by clicking the Sign In link in the upper right hand corner of the website. Handouts are now available; Certificates of Completion will be available over the next three weeks.  

o Sign-in using one of the these options:

    1. Enter the email address and password you created during the registration process

    2. Enter your last name and RegID (found on your registration confirmation email)

o Click the the Education icon.

o You will see all of the sessions that you have registered to attend

o Click on the 2015 Downloads tab

o Click on the handout icon next to each session to review, save it or print the handout.     

2016 IRE

We look forward to seeing you next year in sunny Orlando!

  o Exhibits Conference: February 17-19, 2016 

  o Orange County Convention Center | West Hall A | Orlando, Florida USA