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Thatched roofing could be set for a comeback

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PEOPLE DON’T NORMALLY worry too much about how the roof of their house looks. Modern roof tiles keep out water and require sparse maintenance, ensuring they go unnoticed for the most part. Thatched roofing offers a more aesthetically pleasing alternative. However, how hard is it to maintain? And does it keep the water out and […]

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Co Down specialist roofing firm’s £1m Odyssey contract

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Work: the SSE Arena in Belfast A specialist roofing contractor in Co Down has won a contract worth more than £1m to work on Belfast’s Odyssey Complex, including the SSE Arena. GBS Roofing has been carrying out a number of major contracts including Omagh Hospital, Ulster University and the new Northern Ireland Hospice. And in […]

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Clay Roof House keeps cool with a twist of terracotta

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Clay Roof House was completed in 2015 (Credit: H.Lin Ho). Malaysia’s Drtan Lm Architect was recently commissioned to undertake an extensive renovation of an old dilapidated house. The firm quickly found that the home contained a large number of intact terracotta tiles and the decision was made to recycle them into a sun-shading brise soleil. […]

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U.S. roofing maker GAF to acquire Denmark’s Icopal

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GAF, the largest roofing manufacturer in North America, has agreed to acquire Danish peer Icopal A/S for about 1 billion euros ($1.08 billion), in a deal that will dramatically expand the privately held company’s presence in Europe. The deal provides GAF with new markets for its products. North America represented about 25 percent of the […]

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Roofing material comes in plenty of options

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Don’t underestimate the significance of choosing the right roof for your home. A roof is the primary defence a home has against the elements. It provides protection against wind, rain and snow, as well as shields the interior from the heat. In addition to its function, it is also a key part of the curb […]

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Tesla’s Solar Roof Almost Ready for Distribution, How Much Will It Cost?

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Consumers and industry players are anticipating the price range of the new Tesla solar roofs. (Photo : Justin Sullivan/Getty Images) Billionaire and Tesla CEO Elon Musk recently launched the new Tesla Solar Roofs using a ‘Desperate Housewives’ set as a model house. The new Tesla roofs are equipped with solar panels are not just designed […]

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Roofing companies still making repairs one year after windstorm

SPOKANE, Wash. – It has been a year since Spokane’s historic November windstorm and the City is still recovering, especially when it comes to roof repairs. KREM 2 On Your side reached out to dozens of local roofing companies to see the extent of damage they are still repairing. Most of them said they are […]

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Spring rain, wind causes roofing issues for some homeowners

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SPRINGFIELD, Mo. Employees at Dale’s roofing have been doing a lot of inspections, replacements and repairs at homes across the Ozarks. “It’s been very busy this spring. We started off with the heavy rains around Christmas time and it’s just stayed busy since then,” said Jeff Elam, sales manager at Dale’s Roofing. And as warmer […]

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Quest for roof bids garners rumors of Convention Center safety

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(Brad Davis/The Register-Herald) The view of the Beckley-Raleigh County Convention Center from the upper parking lots Thursday evening. The Beckley-Raleigh County Convention Center is 36 years into the 25-year lifespan of its roof, officials said Thursday. “Those roofs are just supposed to last 25 years, so it’s time for some maintenance,” Convention Center Board Member […]

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Korellis Roofing lauded for Chinatown library green roof

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  Hammond’s Korellis Roofing won awards for its work on the roof of the new Chinatown library in Chicago. A Hammond-based roofing company recently picked up a slew of awards, including for a green roof it installed on the new library in Chicago’s Chinatown neighborhood. The National Roofing Contractors Association gave Korellis Roofing Inc. its […]

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