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THE PAST ROOFING BUSINESS MODEL VS THE PRESENT DAY of ROOFING BUSINESS OPERATIONS THE PAST ROOFING BUSINESS MODEL VS THE PRESENT DAY of ROOFING BUSINESS OPERATIONS Roofing has changed over the years in many ways. Growing up in the industry I have seen many changes in the roofing industry. Much of the business structure of the majority of your average roofing company has changed through the years. IT HAS BECOME MUCH EASIER WITH MORE FOCUS ON SAFETY Many insurance companies who provide roofing contractors with Workman's comp require companies to organize safety meetings. Safty education has greatly increased in the construction industry even though many roofing companies have been organizing safety meetings for many years. Insurance rates are now much more costly and insurance claims are very difficult for a contractor to go through so many roofing contractors go out of their way more to avoid them. Hand Nailing vs Gun Nailing In the old days, roof shingles were pretty much all nailed by hand. Hand-nailing does provide a quality roofing job with nails always being driven straight and flush with the shingles. On the other hand, roofing nails are common smooth nails with virtually no threads to help grip the wood decking. This will cause nails to back up and sometimes make puncture holes over time. This happens mainly on a roof with weak framing, thin plywood or hot and cold temperatures causing the plywood to expand and contract. Hand nailing was much harder and requires good physical stamina. The shingles go on much slower even with a fast hand nailer that has years of experience under his belt hand nailing shingle roofs. When roofers use an air nailer to install a roof there are installation mistakes on almost every roof. Nails are driven at an angle rather than being driven in straight. Nails are often shot through the shingles due to many circumstances but mainly because of poor workmanship. The air pressure is sometimes not checked and regulated. Roofers now are more focused on the money they make instead of the quality of installation. Nails are sunk too far through the shingles by many roofers using airguns. This became even more common because many new construction homes only provide a one-year service warranty on the home so the liability has greatly decreased for most builders. An improperly fasten shingle roofing system will not last long in a strong storm with high winds. The great thing about coil roofing nails is that they can not back up through and often roofing nails that are made for a coil roof nailer are very difficult to pull back out. This is because the nails are connected with a wire and when they are driven into the wood the wire grabs into the wood like tiger teeth. The wire becomes kind of like a back washer that prevents the nails from moving and keeps the nail much more stable than a common roofing nail. Installing a shingle roofing system with an airgun provides a roofing contractor with the benefit of having the roof installed much...
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Aquashield Roofing Celebrates Success in Bringing “Green” Roofing Solutions to VA and NC Homeowners The interest in eco-friendly home improvements is greater than ever. In the Seven Cities of Hampton Roads, Aquashield Roofing has won praise for their work in this area. April 22, 2018 Experts agree a family's home can certainly have a positive effect on the environment. This can make the choice of a home improvement contractor a very important one, not just personally but for the entire community. The good news is, in the extended Seven Cities of Hampton Roads area, one experienced roofing company, Aquashield Roofing, has dedicated themselves to providing a wide range of popular and effective eco-friendly “Green” roofing and siding solutions. The company recently celebrated the tremendous amount of positive feedback their work in this space has received from more-than-satisfied customers. “We know first and foremost clients are looking for a roof that will stand the test of time and keep them, their families, and their possessions dry in the worst conditions,” commented a spokesperson from the company. “But once that is assured there is a great number of people who would like to leave as little a negative footprint on the environment as possible. We work hard to make the latest “Green”, eco-friendly choices available, and at attractive price points.” According to Aquashield Roofing, one of the most popular options is going with TPO roofing. TPO has won universal praise from both the eco-minded and the construction/home improvement industry for using material that is not only 100% recycled, but also saves a substantial amount of energy through its reflective properties. Other “Green” roofing options available for installation through the company include innovative roofs, which are made of recycled plastic and rubber. This composite material is not only pro-environment but also gives the appearance of extremely attractive cedar and slate, coming supported by a lifetime guarantee. The same kind of choices is open for those clients interested in premium quality recycled shingles. Staffed by real roofers, and not a high-pressure sales staff, Aquashield Roofing encourages potential clients to get in touch and discuss their home improvement projects needs and how the company can help with any suggestions, or answer any related questions. Aquashield Roofing serves all of the Hampton Roads areas including nearby cities in both Virginia and North Carolina. Reviews of the companies roofing and siding services have been completely positive. Michael J., from Virginia Beach, recently said, “Aquashield Roofing blew away our expectations. Completely easy to deal with, transparent pricing, and we are very happy with picking TPO roofing after a talk with one of their experts. Five-stars all the way.” For more information be sure to visit http://www.aquashieldroofingcorp.com and http://www.757hamptonroads.com. About Aquashield Roofing Aquashield Roofing is serving all of Hampton Roads, VA. We offer free estimates on new roof replacements and roof leak repairs, for both residential and commercial customers. Our roofing company will show you that not all roofing contractors are the same! We take great pride in every residential roofing system that we install. Media Contact Jeff Childers 757-553-5191 aquashieldroofingcompany@gmail.com Locations: Aquashield...