Replacing, maintaining or repairing a roof can shake your savings. But what choice is the right one? EPDM rubber? For three decades its had little, if at all, changes to its formula. How about asphalt shingles? After all, they’ve been an integral part of the American landscape dating back as early as 1901. However, a new metal roof might be the silver lining you’re looking for.

Metal roofs are champions of longevity, boasting an expected expiration date of a lifetime. Asphalt shingles, on the other hand, require reproofing on a 10 to 20 year timescale.

For the eco-friendly, metal roofs are often made with a minimum of 25% recycled material while conventional roofing products dump 20 billion pounds of waste into U.S. landfills on a yearly basis. While roof coatings can add another 25 years to your asphalt shingles lifespan, and reduce the number of asphalt shingles dumped in landfills, this merely delays the inevitable. More often than not, metal roofs can cover an existing ro

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There are quite a few ways to add a splash of color to your outdoor living spaces. This is particularly the case when you have a outdoor living space, complete with a swimming pool, spa, and patio seating area. Glass mosaics, which date back to 300 years before Jesus Christ was born, can add elegance or whimsy. These tiles can also create attractive focal points.

The Benefits of Glass Tile for Swimming Pools and Spas

If you have a swimming pool and spa, or are planning to have these constructed or installed in the near future, there are a variety of ideas that may appeal to you. It’s important to note that glass tile will last considerably longer than plaster, exposed aggregate, or fiberglass finishes. While the former may have a lifespan of five to 25 years, the latter, due to retaining its appearance and surface quality, will usually last even longer. This is keeping in mind that the pools and spas are well-maintained, of course.

Traditional and Custom Mosaic

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Landscaping is the general act of modifying a house’s or a commercial building’s front or back yard to make it more attractive, and in the case of a house, this can involve man-made items, too. A house, for example, may have grills, wooden decks, or even a swimming pool set up for the owner’s pleasure. What is more, landscaping can boost a property’s value and appeal on the housing market, making it a strong investment for a homeowner. A high ROI, or return on investment, may be expected when a home with landscaping is put on the real estate market, and it may sell faster and for a higher price. Some landscaping, especially that for public building lawns or parks, involves natural materials or planting trees, shrubs, or flowerbeds. In this case, bark dust can be scattered with bark blowers to decorate the ground around a tree or a flowerbed, and this can both protect the soil and look very attractive. Parks need landscaping too, but it should be noted that bark dust is a poor choice fo

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