4 Tips to Stay Safe While Working on Your Roof

4 Tips to Stay Safe While Working on Your Roof

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Most DIY projects are fun-and most of them don't put your life in danger. When you hammer shelves into your garage or redo your kitchen's flooring, you might experience a bruised thumb or a cut finger, but you don't have to worry about anything worse. Roofing is a little bit different. A DIY roofing project can make you feel accomplished, save you money, and ensure that your roof looks just the way you want it to. However, unlike other DIY projects, working on your roof can be dangerous unless you take the right precautions and use the right safety equipment. Below, we'll tell you a little bit more about how you can protect yourself before you start any basic roofing project. This blog gives you a good starting place, but make sure you thoroughly research best safety practices and understand roofing techniques before you get to work on your roof. 1. Dress for the Weather If you plan to spend hours working on a project, you obviously need to wear comfortable clothes. However, when you work on a roof, you also need to wear clothes that will protect you from the elements. If you're working on your roof during the summer, you need to avoid heatstroke and sunburns. You should wear long sleeves to protect yourself from the sun, but make sure you choose lightweight, light-colored clothing. Wear sunscreen and drink water frequently. If you're working on your roof during the spring or fall, prepare for more frequent rain. Always check the we

Closed for Memorial Day

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Memorial Day Post American Building and Roofing American Building & Roofing will be open regular hours on Friday and Saturday. ABR will be closed on Monday, May 30th in observance of Memorial Day. "We come, not to mourn our dead soldiers, but to praise them".- Francis A. Walker

Vinyl Is the Real Deal: 10 Advantages of Vinyl Siding

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The overall appearance of your home's exterior depends on a number of key choices, including roofing material and color, color scheme, windows and doors, and siding. When choosing siding for a new project or renovation, many homeowners opt for vinyl siding. In fact, reports show that more than 30% of new homes feature vinyl siding, with the number constantly increasing.

But where does the appeal lie? Your first thought when you picture vinyl may not be a positive one. However, this modern material stands superior to many options on the market and meets the needs of thousands of American homeowners.

In this blog, we list 10 of the fundamental advantages of vinyl siding.

1. Affordable and Cost-Effective

Compared to other popular siding choices, especially cedar shakes and other wood varieties, vinyl siding costs less initially. Cedar shakes can cost more than two-and-a-half times more to purchase and install than vinyl.

Because vinyl also incurs few other expenses (as we'll discuss below), vinyl also represents a more costeffective option.

2. Durable Over Time

Vinyl siding can last as long as 50 years when installed correctly. The vinyl should withstand the test of time for this period even without high levels of maintenance, which accounts for the material's use on many rental properties.

Remember, durability relies directly on installation quality. If you have some experience installing s

Replacing Your Roof? Consider Upgrading to Metal

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Your roof shelters you and your family from the elements-and it safeguards your home and belongings as well. But if time or the elements have worn your roof down, you'll need to replace it to preserve your home's condition-and keep you and your loved ones safe.

As you explore different roofing materials to use, you come across metal roofing in your search. You may even start to wonder what makes this material such a good option for roofs. Below, we've listed the benefits of metal roofing so you can install a roof that provides you with the most advantages.

Aesthetic Appeal

One of the best benefits of choosing a metal roof is its aesthetic appeal. Metal roofs can be made from different types of metal, so you can select a material that best suits your budget and personal taste. From copper and aluminum to tin and galvanized steel, you can install a metal roof that seamlessly matches your home's architecture.

As you improve your home's exterior with a new metal roof, you can add to your neighborhood's aesthetic and charm as well.

Durability

Traditional asphalt roofs tend to last between 20 and 40 years. Depending on the materials used, a metal roof has a life expectancy of 40 to 70 years often twice that of asphalt! Since metal roofs are extremely durable, you won't have to replace the entire roof as often.

However, just like your car, metal roofs can dent if large hail stones fall on them. If the roof becomes dented in some areas

ABR Pasco wins Sunnyside Lighted Parade 3rd Place Trophy

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ABR Pasco participated in the Sunnyside 27th annual Lighted Farm Implement Parade held on Saturday, December 6th. The lighted parade featured farm implements and vehicles covered in festive holiday lights. It was the first year American Building and Roofing participated in the parade and won a third prize trophy (Non-Commercial Christmas Floats) for our beautifully decorated conveyor truck.

The ABR truck, decorated with colorful lights and ‪#‎PABCO‬ Premier roofing shingles, had a patriot American Christmas theme. The truck bed featured a holiday themed living room setting with a couch, Christmas tree, a stocking adorned mantel and an assortment of teddy bears. Thank you to the ABR Pasco employees for the time and dedication in transforming the commercial truck into a stunning work of art and ultimately bringing smiles and cheer to the residents of Sunnyside

Google+, Visit one of our 7 pages and join us!

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Love Google+?  Please join one of our seven ABR communities on Google+.  ABR has been updating and joining the 21st century in having more of a social media presence so homeowners and our roofing contractors can stay up to date with what is happening around our company. We would appreciate your support by following us.  We've posted some funny information as well as useful topics including repairing leaks or information on some of our suppliers such as PABCO Roofing Products and CertainTeed.  Let us help you find the right roofing contractors too.
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Today is National Roof Over Your Head Day.

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National Roof Over Your Head DayEach year on December 3rd National Roof Over Your Head Day is celebrated across the United States. (By who, I'm not sure)
 
According to the internet, National Roof Over Your Head Day was created as a day to be thankful for what you have, starting with the roof over your head. There are many things that we have that we take for granted and do not stop to appreciate how fortunate we are for having them.

Stop by our showroom and let us help you decide on the right roofing materials for your home. We had lots of variety such as metal, synthetic, architectural and asphalt composition roofing.  

#Giving Tuesday. Please support a charity of your choice. We thank you!

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Tuesday, December 1st is ‪#GivingTuesday‬. This charity supports US Veterans who were wounded in the act of duty and is currently building three homes in Washington state. These soldiers who have sacrificed for the freedom we cherish as Americans deserve a home. This charity gives 89% of all money raised back to the program. That percentage qualifies them for an "A" rating! Best wishes to ‪#‎HFOT‬!www.hfotusa.org/wa

#CyberMonday is a little different at ABR. Check out why!

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In the spirit of Cyber Monday, take a look at what it would cost for USPS to ship one bundle of roofing shingles locally. Would you believe $161 per bundle? Considering the average sized house is roughly 90 bundles it would cost over $14,000 in shipping. ABR delivers roofing materials for a $1.00 per bundle and puts it on the rooftop.

So you can see why Cyber Monday doesn’t work for our industry. But in the spirit of ‪#‎CyberMonday‬, please enjoy this funny video of robots.

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