Snow and Ice Control

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When a Good Angie’s List Promotion Goes Bad—Fast

Sure, promotions on the review site attract customers, but what happens when something goes wrong? More

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Why Smart Roofers Do Attic Inspections

If you don't currently do attic inspections as part of your process for selling roofing, read on. An attic inspection will not only yield important information about the state of the roof, it will also set your company apart from the competition. More

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On the Outside: The Latest in Exterior Products

The past year has seen the introduction of a number of new non-wood exterior products. Here are some of the latest. More

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Winter wears on ... and what not to do about it

Even after Spring springs, Winter keeps up its ferocious blast ... often to the... More

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Roofs that resist one hail of a test storm

Firing 72 barrels from a dozen "hail cannons," researchers sent some 10,000 ice balls onto the roof of a full-scale house. It was the first-ever indoor hailstorm, designed to evaluate how well roofing and other building materials can withstand the ravages of a full-blown hailstorm. More

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Snow Patrol

Many replacement companies wrestle with the problem of how to bring in revenue during winter, when working on the exterior of the house becomes difficult or impossible in many parts of the country. Some emphasize indoor jobs such as refacing cabinets; some put crews to work plowing driveways in an effort to avoid layoffs and keep cash flowing in. Some years ago, management at Bellows Falls, Vt.-based Jancewicz & Son, which specializes in standing seam roofs, hit on the idea of offering to shovel snow. Off the top of the house. More

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