Roofing Industry News
Guest Post and Images by Bill Badrick
Building a bridge in the 21st century must be done better and differently than it was done in the past. As we develop plans to build a modern bridge over the Columbia River, we must reflect our understanding of global warming and our dedication to salmon preservation. The Columbia River Crossing (CRC) Bridge should illustrate our best design response to difficult conditions. It should be green and multi-modal. It should have light rail, bicycle, and pedestrian service to balance the car and truck capacity. The CRC Bridge will have a massive carbon footprint, and we need to mitigate it with green design.
SCGH opens up to hear about one simple and powerful way to do this: build a “park roof” on top of the CRC Bridge. The park roof will be a tool to capture the rainfall that would otherwise land on the road surface and mix with the oil and gas that falls off of vehicles. Traditionally, stormwater pollution...
Guest post by Sam Marquit
There are a couple of things that many folks don’t even consider (but really should) when looking to decrease their carbon footprint and save some money. They are installing radiant roof sheathing and tankless water heaters. I have installed both of these products in numerous homes throughout the East Hamptons area, passing on considerable savings to the homeowners.
Radiant Roof Sheathing
Utility bills tend to run the highest...
MasterShield’s aluminum housing is guaranteed not to crack, chip, or blister. (Courtesy of MasterShield)
By Debra Atlas
As summer blends into fall, the annual clearing of clogged rain gutters looms for most homeowners. A thankless but necessary job, it seems no matter what kind of gutters...