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The Nature of Roofing

Since the beginning of time, humans have been looking for way to keep the rain off our heads. We’ve used a multitude of materials, with relative success. Until about 5,000 years ago, primitive man used sod, grass, sticks, wood and animal skins — whatever was handy from the environment — to keep the rain off. Then the ancient Egyptians and other bronze age societies discovered how to roof with plaster and even stone. Today, with our advanced abilities is chemical preparation and petroleum derivatives, we have asphalt shingles, modified bitumen, single-ply, foam… well you name it.

And yet, no matter how advanced we become, Mother Nature always has surprises for us. Global warming seems to be throwing our storms into high gear. For example, during the first quarter of 2018, the East Coast had not one, but three 500-year Nor’easters. Seems like the nasty storms are coming more frequently. In short, the weather brings all kinds of challenges, all designed to remove the roofs from our heads.

The roofing industry is trying to combat all these factors with new technology.

So many new things are happening that you may have a hard time keeping up with all the improvements. We’d be happy to consult with you to help you select the proper materials to help your roof last as long as possible.

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