EPDM Rubber Roofing Membrane

Firestone EPDM rubber roofing membrane is one of the most popular flat roofing membranes and it’s more than suitable for garages, sheds, extensions and conservatories, while it’s also widely used on commercial properties.

It’s a membrane that is constructed using a cold bonding adhesive, while it’s made of a synthetic rubber compound. You get a really nice smooth finish with this roof but there’s grip too, so you’re guaranteed a good degree of safety when carrying out maintenance work.

It’s lightweight and eco-friendly whilst it’s relatively easy to install, yet we always recommend that you use professional roofing contractors. It’s widely used for repairs and replacements so consider this membrane if you need a replacement for your garage or extension.

Vent Heat the Right Way

Smoke vents systems are installed in our homes and buildings to act as an active fire protection measure. These are openings found on the rooftops and are intended to vent heat and smoke produced when there is a fire in the building because of buoyancy action. Such and similar vents are referred to as gravity vents.

The vents also prevent grease and steam vapours from staining the kitchen ceiling and walls, allows the low-level escape routes to be clear from smoke thus reducing damage that could be caused on the building by smoke. These systems have three main components, which are the exhaust fan, return air fan, and the ventilation hood. However, depending on the function of the vent hood, it can be categorised either as a steam hood or as grease hood. Continue reading

Pyramid Rooflights for Plenty of Natural Light

Pyramid rooflights can give a room a tremendous amount of light and these systems are ideal for flat roofs. You essentially get light from four angles, and these rooflights can be offered in a wide range of sizes.

The pyramid style is not often found on residential properties but it really thrives in the commercial sector. You’ll often see these lights installed on schools, factories and shops, while they can be finished in various glazing colours.

Some pyramid rooflights are provided with a hatch making access easy, while these often benefit from the option of electric or manual operation. A fixed pyramid rooflights is the most popular opting and these can be provided with ventilation, yet we’d recommend glass over polycarbonate.

Tips for Hiring a Contractor

The idea of remodeling a house is always very interesting for many people. This is because remodeling gives the house a new feel and makes you feel like you are basically living in a new house. Although remodeling is a great idea, it can be very challenging for a lot of people. This is mainly because it is difficult to find a good contractor for the job even if there are so many of them. The fact that there are many contractors makes it difficult to choose the best because it is not easy to tell who is legit and who is not. There are several tips you can use to ensure you end up hiring the right person for the job.

First and foremost, it is important to get recommendations. There are several people who can give reliable recommendations when you are looking for a contractor. You can ask your friends, family members or a building inspector. This is important because it gives you a chance to be recommended to people who are considered the best for the business. This is one of the easiest ways to get a good contractor. However, you still need to go over some things before you decide to hire the person. Continue reading