Category: Articles

Metal Roof Pros and Cons

Metal roofs have been around for many years, but they have evolved. Angie’s List, a leading national provider of consumer reviews, polled some highly rated (according to Angie’s List) roofing contractors about the pros and cons of metal roofing. They follow that up with a list of tips for hiring a metal roofing company. http://www.ksat.com/news/28780234/detail.html

Real Domestic U.S. Alternative Energy Policy Needed

Andrew Smolski, a specialist in Political/Economic Sociology, argues that alternative energy is a boom industry that needs government help in order to cover the initial losses that would be incurred by private industry: It will not “be some socialist evil over-centralizing,”, he concludes, “but it will allow America to rebuild an economy that hangs on… ( read more )

Lawmaker Pushes MA Water Power

State Rep. James Cantwell, D-Marshfield, wants the state to encourage research and investment in hydrokinetics – the harnessing of energy from moving water – by allowing private companies and municipalities to sell back any energy they create through this technology to utility companies. Researchers are working on devices that harness energy from the ocean’s tides… ( read more )

Covered Bridges to Trade Cedar-shingle Roofs for Metal Tops

Some covered bridges in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania are going to take on a new look. Well, not a totally new look, but one from a different time in their histories. Plans are to replace the cedar-shingle roofs for six county-owned covered bridges with metal roofs. http://lancasteronline.com/article/local/420441_Rehabs-will-put-new-roofs-on-area-covered-bridges.html

What Are the Black Streaks on My Asphalt Roof?

Have you ever noticed an asphalt roof with black streaks that are stained on the roof? Usually they are in sections, but once in awhile you can see them all over the roof. Interestingly, it does not matter how old the roof is. You can see them on a roof just a couple of years… ( read more )