Tag Archives: Construction

Raising The Energy-Efficient Roof With Concrete Tiles: Beyond The Traditional Curb Appeal

A roof is considered to be the most appealing structural component of a house. It is very difficult to ignore the curb appeal of the tile roof. However, the visual structure of the roof is commensurate with the entire outlook of the building. The roof is considered to be the most advanced way of enriching the outlook of a particular house. Thus, the contemporary Spanish and English way of historic roof building is massively in vogue these days. Continue reading Raising The Energy-Efficient Roof With Concrete Tiles: Beyond The Traditional Curb Appeal

The top ways to make your air cleaner and healthier

When you clean and tidy your property, generally you will tend to clean and tidy the surfaces. You’ll give the floor a vacuum, you’ll probably dust the surfaces and spray some disinfectant in the bathroom and kitchen… and then once everything’s cleared out the way you’ll consider yourself done. In reality though, your surfaces only really make up a very small portion of your property – what takes up a lot more space is simply the empty gaps between those various surfaces. It’s the air that actually causes the surfaces to get dirty in the first place. It’s the air that carries the larger proportion of germs that eventually end up affecting us. And it’s the air that we actually breathe into our bodies all the time. Continue reading The top ways to make your air cleaner and healthier

Roofing gone green…solar shingles

Solar shingles are originally a development from the Dow Company (originally Dow Chemical Company) in 2005 although since then other companies have come out with versions of the same idea. But any way you consider solar shingles, they’re a great idea and one which has truly redefined the concept of ‘the roof’. “Solar shingles” is the name most commonly used for these devices but they are also referred to as ‘thin film cells’ or ‘building integrated photovoltaics’ (BIPV’s). They are not to be confused with “solar panels”. Solar panels are an earlier development even though they also can be and still are used ‘on the roof’. In fact, in some instances solar panels might be preferable to solar shingles. It depends on several factors one of which is the angle of the roof to the sun. Solar panels can be angled whereas solar shingles obviously cannot. Continue reading Roofing gone green…solar shingles