Archive for the ‘Roofing’ Category

Energy-Saving Color-Changing Roof Tiles

November 16, 2009 in Roofing

The idea of white roofs isn’t a new one. If you’ve ever been to Mykonos, Greece, you’ve seen the famous hillside homes painted white to deflect the scorching sun. But since the weather in Greece is typically hot, this lack... read full post →

5 Brilliant Rainwater Collection Systems

July 30, 2009 in Roofing

Catch it while you can During the hottest months of the year, rainfall can be pretty scarce, especially in dry parts of the country. Investing in your own rain catcher system can save you money and reduce pressure on the local watersheds.... read full post →

Never Underestimate the Use of Eaves

December 30, 2008 in Roofing

The most ridiculous thing about my house is…the blatant lack of eaves or overhang on the north side of the house. Sounds wild, I know, but I am new to the desert. Yes I am currently spending the winter months in a Casita in the Mojave... read full post →

When Animals Invade the Roof

October 23, 2008 in Roofing

In some ways your house needs holes in the attic, but when it comes to the pitter-patter of four-legged feet above your head, it’s a different story. Holes in the attic can be caused by a number of things, from wear and tear on the... read full post →

Green Wednesday: 7 Recycled Roofing Manufacturers

September 24, 2008 in Roofing

In an informative article about trends in recycled roofing, Heidi J. Ellsworth writes, “Energy Star®, recycling, green roofs — all buzzwords in an industry that is making a transition to the world of sustainable building... read full post →
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